Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee), Tacoma, WA – May 5, 2014
Pros: 16 years of advancements
Cons: leaving to advance my education
My 16 years with Multicare Health System was the best work years so far. I went form support partner,with Mary-bridge Hospital, to clinic CNA, I was so fortunate to be on the ground floor of advancement, I was there from 1 GI doctor, to the growing 4th doctor, from a old building to a brand new building, paper charts to EMR, Not only is MultiCare Health – more... System number one in Pierce County Wa.,they are number one for actively supporting the community. as well its staff, And the staff support one another. Hugs to MultiCare – less
Shipping & Receiving Supervisor (Former Employee), Tacoma, WA – April 21, 2014
What attracted me to MultiCare Health System is the values that they stood for which correlate with my personal values. Those values are stewardship, integrity, collaboration, kindness, excellence, and respect.
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee), Tacoma/Auburn, WA – February 23, 2014
Pros: great connections in the medical community
Cons: limited residency programs
Started with Multicare as a Mary Bridge phlebotomist then bridged into Labs NW as phlebotomist/lab processor. Worked on/off with Multicare over a span of 13+ years. As I grew up, married, and started a family Multicare has been great. I obtained my LPN and worked in the outpatient Medical/Oncology clinic for 4.5yrs. Had the opportunity to worked with – more... the best MD's and Nursing staffs. I was responsible for starting a clinic from scratch and growing it into a thriving practice, tons of experience gained. I coordinated care for patients in the community and worked with professionals outside Multicare, for example:Doctors, Hospitals,clinics and scheduled appointments for patients to obtain local care for my patients. The hardest part of the job was leaving to obtain my RN. The most enjoyable part of my day was knowing that I was part of a team that helped medically fragile patients and families get through one of the hardest times of their lives. – less
Medical Assistant (Former Employee), Tacoma, WA – December 28, 2013
Pros: great work enviornment
Working for Multicare was one the best experiences I have had so far, every employee that works for multicare work hard and care about the patients. I enjoyed working the providers who was willing to teach you about what was going on with a patient. The management at every clinic that I worked at was always working hard and ensuring that every employee – more... that came in was well taken care of and that the clinic was running as was required. – less
Strong healthcare operating model focuses on quality
Director (Former Employee), Tacoma, WA – November 9, 2013
Multicare has made sound investment decisions especially as it relates to quality and it's IT infrastructure. Work environment however is very toxic which is demonstrated in low patient satisfaction and employee satisfaction. Arrogance abounds.
Great benefits package, manager required everyone to be cross trained which made my job interesting
Senior Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee), Tacoma, WA – July 24, 2013
Pros: management forums were held every quarter so that employees knew how the company was doing
Cons: hard to take breaks and cubicles were very small.
My manager was excellent to work for. She had open door policy and really listened to concerns or ideas. I enjoyed my job as a lead because it was never boring. Always invoices to pay, vendors to talk to, helping co-workers with their workload while they were away, cross training and learning different aspects of the department. Also, I dealt with different – more... departments within the company and answered their questions about vendor payments. Worked with procurement to assure invoices were correctly billed for payment. Hardest part of the job was waiting on managers to approve their department invoices for payment in a timely manner. Had to keep after them especially when discounts were involved. The best part of the day was when the phone didn't ring and I could actually get ahead in my workload. – less
CNA (Current Employee), Puyallup, WA – April 28, 2013
Pros: learning new things, benefits
Cons: bad attitudes from other people
Multicare is an excellent company to work for. I am always learning new things on the floor, I have learned how to perform CPR and take care of peticular patients needs. Management tries to problem solve. My hardest part of the job is learning how to figure out what my nurses expect of me. I enjoy the patient care and new challenges.
Project Coordinator (Former Employee), Tacoma, WA – March 20, 2013
Pros: mutliple sites for employment opportunity
Cons: not as personal as a smaller sized corporation
MHS is a very large hospital system throughout the Puget Sound Area. It has made great strides in improving the outcomes of healthcare services to an expansive community. MHS offers a wide array of healthcare and health related services with exceptional service.
Bad managers, highest regard for the bottom line over staff satisfaction.
RN (Current Employee), Tacoma – February 21, 2013
Pros: good pay, staff
Cons: too many to say.
Some of the staff are fun to work with, but the gossip and back stabbing is out of control. My experience with the managers have been that they allow and encourage staff member's bad behavior to continue.. The managers that I have experience with have led with punitive styles. After working as hard and fast as you possibly can, the pressure to do more – more... is almost intolerable as well as unsafe. I have experienced public humiliation by a manager. I have always enjoyed my work, but never in over 30 years worked in such an awful place and am thinking about getting out of nursing completely. The management is currently in negotiations with the union and MB management is trying to take away our disability insurance, taking away benefits if one works less than a .7 FTE or have the ability to change health benefits with a 3 month warning, instead of every year. Bad deal! – less
Wide variability of cultures/ethics across departments
nursing staff (Former Employee), Tacoma, WA – November 24, 2012
Pros: public environment appears clean, welcoming
Cons: short-staffing, inconsistent management policy, stressful work environment
Lots of politics. Stressful environment. Disorganization and inconsistency between managers, as well as with management styles. Employee self-evaluations in annual reviews are edited by some managers to reflect what they want stated. Increasingly fewer staff and increasing productivity and job requirements, with less supports to accomplish this. Cronyism – more... is rampant. Frequent changes in department managers. – less
Perioperative Services Technician (Current Employee), Tacoma, WA – October 28, 2012
Pros: excellent benefits
Cons: poor management in some departments
I have worked for Multicare Health System for 6+ years. I began in food service and am now working in the operating room. The most enjoyable part of working for Multicare is the many opportunities for advancement. Multicare likes to promote within the company and offers tuition reimbursement for those looking to further their education. Amongst tuition – more... reimbursment Multicare also offers education within the company. I was able to take advantage of a health unit coordinator course offered to employees, free of charge. – less