When I first started there I thought it was a wonderful place to work. Coworkers were nice everyone seemed willing to help. Until 10 months after employment. Complications started from a car accident & I needed to leave work an hour early 1 -2 days a month for a doctors appointment to get ready to have surgery. My head manager told me it was no problem, take the time off but before I could even have surgery he started finding ways to write me up. My teamlead started complaining about everything, down to making things up. I went from everyone liking me & my manager telling how terrific I was doing to being fired in only 2 months time. It didnt happen until I notified them I was going to need surgery & be off work for at least 2 - 3 weeks.
Another perosn on my team had worked there for almoat 4 years & made $3 less than I was hired in at. She was belittle in front of us everyday. When I complained about it to upper management, I know the tramlead was told I said it because then her & her freinds started treating me badly. Another person on my same team, which was only 7 of us kept applyi g for a different department. He had been with the company for over 10 years & kept getting turned down even though he had a degree in that field. People who kept getting the job had little or no experience but were freinds of managers. It took him 2 years to be finally promoted to that position.
My teamlead would not allow me over time when it was offered to or team, only the other girls were allowed to accept it. She said I didnt deserve it because my accounts were current. But I hadmore... Company online training I was not able to complete during work day & ahe would not permit me extra hours to do it.
My upper management team was a joke. They would tell you to your face they had an open confidential door. But then run & tell what you said to the person you needed to discuss.
The patient financial services department is a joke. I do not recommend them as an employer unless you are desperate & want the bare minimum salary.less
loved the work I did, system easy to learn
low pay compared to other hospitals, hard to advance, teamlead was a micro manager
I started at Grandview Med Center in 1987- this was a family type atmosphere and we all worked together for our patients Kettering bought us out in 1999 and things changed but as time went on we were able to get back the family feeling with our co workers and our patients decent management decent employees group participation encouraged by management to excel low wages after you top out nice vacation time good morale boosters
In my few years with the network, I find it very difficult to move up and have the opportunity to learn other areas of the network. I have also, observed others who are moving up in the network is hand-picked by upper management, whether he or she is the right fit for the higher position. I feel the "Peter Principle" is used in this network often, which phases out employees with great potential and transferable skill-sets to obtain that same opportunity as the hand-picked employees are receiving. In addition, I believe the network could be a little bit more racially diverse in their executive; middle and lower management teams. This will allow more communication between employees to manager because, the employee will feel the manager is able to relate to certain situations some employees are facing. Most of all, the employee will have TRUST in his or her management system, and not walk away feeling as if you spoke with a buddy system. I am very happy with my job, just a few tweaks needed from the network.
- typical day at work involves working closely with others in and out of your own department to not just help patients improve their current conditions but also help them change behaviors that will improve their future health and wellness. - Lots of education and motivation in your specific fields. - Hardest part of the job is seeing someone that doesn't want to change and knowing the consequences it will likely have on them and their family. - Best part of the job is helping those who want to change, reach their goals and create a better lifestyle and knowing what that will mean for them and their family.
Critical Care staff nurse (Current Employee) – Hamilton – May 20, 2015
I work in intensive care with patients who require my full attention. I love my job and kettering cares about the patient as well as the staff. My coworkers are the some of the most educated and caring people I know.
Housekeeper (Current Employee) – Xenia, OH – April 23, 2015
the hardest part of this job is when the residents pass or become long-term care a opposed to rehabilitative care. i love the fact that interacting with residents and making each of their experiences personal is encouraged. i have had many opportunities to play the piano, sing to , and pray with residents. they touch my live as much as or more than i could ever touch their.
steady hours, steady schedule, and wondrful residents
high deductable insurance, mediation process is non existant
RT (Current Employee) – Kettering, OH – April 17, 2015
Think back to the best Resp Dept Managers/Critical care "specialist"/ nicu "specialist" etc etc... That you've ever worked for. Yeah, working here would be the opposite of that. If you are friendly, honest, accountable, empathetic, personable, hardworking, and normal, you don't fit in as far as their "Management Team" is concerned. Now, if you are dishonest, lazy, deceitful, mean spirited, and you enjoy throwing your coworkers under the bus when the Dept Manager yanks on your puppet strings, then you will fit in nicely and in no time will be considered for a fine Management position! There are alot of great therapists here that are good people, but unfortunately, we are losing them, and sadly will continue to until someone decides to clean house management wise. Very very sad. The Resp Dept at KH is in bad shape and is very poorly managed. She/they are clueless as to how to actually manage. Its Comical really! Very very weird dynamic that I would not wish on anyone. Glad it will be history soon.