I loved working with new interns every year. This is a great company to work for. I worked for Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, SC. I do wish that they would hire more internally and consider work experience if you do not have formal education (this is for administrative, secretarial, office management type work that I am referring to.) Sometimes work experience should be equivalent to a degree (depending on the position).
Research Administrator (Former Employee) – Columbia, SC – October 25, 2015
This is a horrible place to work. They say they do, but they don't care about their employees. My manager and director were underhanded and devious with HR. Discriminated against for having a legitimate disability. Management of my department was atrocious. My manager was manipulating and scheming. Harassment occurred on a daily basis by management. Worst place I have ever worked. Health insurance benefits always rated low when employee opinion survey was conducted annually.
Leaving Palmetto Health; Many involved in clinical research did a great job, it is just that management was poor and demeaning to their employees.
Worked with an overbearing micromanaging supervisor, not allowed to have any independence, personal life not considered important, disability discrimination
I was still able to listen to music and book tapes and still do a good job.
Medicare Part B Claims Analyst (Former Employee) – Wheelersburg, OH – October 5, 2015
I wish I could have stayed longer. But, after working there for 15 years and getting to even come back as a temp for 6 months was amazing. I got to see so many people that I missed dearly. I loved the work and wish that their contract would have went through and I could have stayed. But, not only did the temps have to leave, but a lot of people who worked there when I previously worked there lost their jobs, also. I hate to say it, but I cried when I left. I felt like I was leaving my family once again.
This place was always having potlucks, I'm surprised we all didn't weigh 300 lbs., but it was great!
The hospital asks to much of the nursing staff for too little pay. They want you to work long hours for little to no pay. No overtime are allowed but you are expected to stay with no additional help. Short breaks that are interrupted and never given back.
no breaks, low pay, long hours, unrealistic patient loads
Patient Access Representative I (Former Employee) – Columbia, SC – September 25, 2015
One of the saddest moments in my life was leaving this company due to relocating. This facility is always advancing, providing opportunities for growth for employees. A place where you could serve the community and build close relationships with staff that will last a lifetime. A place where you can show patients, families and visitors compassion. You won't regret joining this team!
Excellent acute care site. I was a student intern in the cardiac ICU. The hardest part was learning the Spanish language and communicating with patients. Excellent experience with a lot of hands-on skills for a variety of diagnoses.
A typical day at work was great, cause enjoy the healthcare field. We worked as a team, helping one another out with patients. The most enjoyable art of the job, was assisting the patients by, bathing, feeding, helping out the nurse, taking vital signs, etc....
You gain more experience working alongside the nurses.
I was challenged to discover my strengths and growth areas. I gained a huge level of self-awareness. I offered care to patients, family members and other staff in a stressful environment and gained confidence in dealing with crises.
I used to enjoy working here, but now it's a little aggravating. People barely show up to work. It's so much to do in the kitchen and it takes at least 6 of us to get the job done. Our supervisor on night shift does not help at all. I am very frustrated with this job now.
I enjoy Palmetto Health as a organization. However, I do believe that some improvements are needed. In my department I go above and beyond to ensure great quality work. Some of the employees do the bare minimum to get by. While majority of the workload is shifted to those like me that are willing.
quarterly lucheons, you can payroll deduct.
lack of recognition for employees, no raises for hard working employees and underpaid employees