RN (Current Employee) – Hendersonville, NC – June 22, 2016
This is truly one of the best places to work! I love the people and I love this community! Management is straight forward, honest and has demonstrated a tremendous amount of integrity and transparency in how they handle the hard job of running a hospital in today's changing environment. I'm sure their decisions aren't always easy or popular, but I appreciate the way they put people first and take care of us! Pay and benefits are very comparable to other hospitals in this area and the work environment far exceeds any other organization!
Admin (Former Employee) – Hendersonville, NC – May 30, 2016
This is a "Business Before Patients" kind of hospital. I worked in a department where they did not really care for the employees but for the presentation of how the public views Pardee. A lot of shady things went on behind closed doors. Lies. Secrets. Plots of how to handle situations by bending and twisting policies to work around legal issues. Management and all the way up to the Administration team is corrupt. I just wish I was warned before I put myself in as deep as I have. And now me and my family are paying the price.
I know for most of you it is a paying job. But if you want one that cares for your wellbeing, your future, your morals, and your family, search elsewhere.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Hendersonville, NC – February 16, 2016
On an average day I would have 12-16 patients, getting them up ready for breakfast, dressed, answer call lights, patient reports, shift change reports. I learned that even with a heavy work load sometimes you just need to take a moment and compose yourself so you do not get over-whelmed. Even though I worked at the hospital for a short time, I met some amazing people and hearing some of the amazing stories from some of the older patients, it was interesting learning about life before cell phones. I loved people telling me their stories.
This place actively engages in discrimanatory practices by making up policies that some have to adhere to but others do not. While compensation is fair, their beneffits are not good and if you depart from this organization prior to 2 years, they only pay you for half of the PTO that you have earned. They spare all costs to keep this organization operating and they have complete disregard for employees. There are much better organizations to work for in this area.
Several new additions are being added for the growth of the Hospital
Assistant Manager of Valet Services - Pardee (Current Employee) – Hendersonville, NC – December 28, 2015
A Great place to work with lots of growth potential developing. I would like to be a part of this. Many new Dr groups are being added and a new Cancer building is in process as well as other construction projects
I thought working at the hospital would be a great opportunity to advance in a different department. I worked in the cafeteria...There is no opportunity for advancement. Managers work your butt off and it was always work 1st, family 2nd in their book. Another thing was everyone knows EVERYTHING!! Doesnt matter what department you work in, you know EVERYTHING. Only thing I liked about my job was the co-workers not just in my department but in other departments too.
PHLEBOTOMIST (Current Employee) – LABORATORY – July 7, 2015
I love what I do and who I work with. There is always a smile and a greeting when someone passes by. There is in house educational opportunities for employees, free of charge but, mostly for nurses. Discounted meals and decent insurance. There is always opportunity for overtime.
Great nurses that I worked under. Very organized, coordinated staff. Had the value of care at the top of their priorities. Loved my boss. Their were endless possibilities for me to advance my skills AMD knowledge as a CNA. Benefits and good pay rate.
I have attempted to get on with Pardee for several years, after being laid off as a career Claims Adjuster with a reputable company. I have spotless credit, a perfect driving record and great references in my career plus being physically fit. Yet, when I have applied for a courier position or guest services position I never hear a thing. I always had the greatest respect for Pardee, having grown up in Hendersonville and having used their services when I was younger. Now, I am not so sure. Seems now it is who you know and if you fit a certain age group. This is sad. Pardee needs to rethink its discrimination tactics. We all get older, if we are fortunate enough.
The equipment is outdated. The culture of the dept Is unsafe for the patients. The supervisor has No clue how to run a dept. Lack of lifting help And multiple treatment mistakes makes this place Very unsafe. They use unethical practices to downsized the staff and allow foreign employees To stay. Why is this dept. Losing patients?
Pardee claims to be all about family and community Not true.
engineering (Former Employee) – engineering dept. – December 8, 2012
The Engineering Department is the most "job scared" environment that I have ever worked in. Management will throw you under the bus to save themselves and if there is a "situation" that requires HR then you may as well not even bother. There is a supervisor that indirectly runs the show and he is the most hatefull person that i have ever worked with...do yourself a favor and stay clear of this department.
An average day in the Emergency Department could be fast paced or slow depending on patient load and acuity, and how well staffed we were. Frequently we didn't have enough nurse extenders [CNA] so the RN's frequently had to divide their time between doing RN type duties and CNA things, like patient transport, some patient procedures which could be done by unlicensed staff. Also dependent on who was the floor manager. We had one who liked to overload our pods to keep the rooms full regardless of acuity of patients already there which resulted to stress to the staff and unsafe conditions for patients. I learned I could work harder than I thought possible and still be behind all day, and that particular floor manager liked to play favorites but would not help if they got behind. I also learned the ED management will not stand behind it's nurses, dismissing same for alleged violations of policy without full investigation and verification of the incident. Appeals to Human Relations and the Administrator are pointless as they only rubber stamp previous decisions. There also appears to be an effort to remove senior employees, probably due to cost and replacing them with cheaper, less experienced RN, and due to increased health insurance costs to the hospital. Senior employees can look forward to having any raises they get to be held for ED management's poor evaluations of them. ED management was only interested in making themselves look good. My coworkers were a mixed lot. Most were helpful and kind, but some had superiority complexes and were snotty to other staff. The hardest partmore... of the job was wondering when I came to work what ED management would find to complain about that day. The most enjoyable part of the job was patient care and teaching. I prided myself on the delivery of quality care to all patients. Sadly, this wasn't always possible due to staffing and management issues. If you go to work there, beware of the unit manager. If there is a problem with a floor manager or one of her favorite nurses, don't say a word. It will do no good. She will not listen fairly to complaints and holds grudges, while trying to act like she really cares about the staff. I sincerely wish I had gone to work at the local VA facility where I could have retired with benefits at a much younger age than when I was terminated from Pardee.less
decent wages, benefits, good food
short breaks, lack of support for current employees by ed management, unsafe conditions for patients due to overloading
My shift was at 10:00 am and ending at 7:00pm. I learned all about different diet plans that patients are on, became very close with my Management team, I still keep in touch with my co-workers via; facebook or in person. The hardest part of the job was trying to make the patients understand why they are on a certain type of diet. We had the most fun at reward meetings, and holiday parties.