Receptionist/Registration Clerk (Former Employee), West Reading, PA – February 27, 2014
Pros: room for advancement.
Great place to work. Co workers are great always ready to assist in any concern. The Cardiovascular Unit was a family. Everyone had a duty, not limited to help coworkers. Employee were very friendly with patients and relatives. Always going out the extra mille.
Desktop Support Specialist (Former Employee), West Reading, PA – February 25, 2014
Pros: employee discounts, friendly environment, no long commute, attentive and understanding management
Cons: short-contract, unable to get a permanent position
Reading Health System provided my first job in the IT as a paid internship for the last semester of my term at Berks Technical Institute. If I had a chance to go back and work there, I would. The environment was friendly, there was no long commute, and the management knew what was going on at all times and were good at listening to and asking for input – more... from those under them. I gained a lot of practical experience from this job and learned a lot from the permanent employees that I worked with as well as from the other contractors. Overall, this was a very positive experience for me and I was sad when my contract ended with them and I had to leave. – less
LPN working as a PCA (Current Employee), Reading PA – January 8, 2014
Pros: like all of my co-workers
Cons: healthcare in general
would like to work as a Medical Coding Specialist. I was employed as an LPN for 12 years and am currently working as a Patient care assistant due to the fact that that the Reading Health system is becoming a magnet status hospital .
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Reading, PA – December 15, 2013
Pros: decent wages
Cons: not being able to get a day off when needed, poor management
A typical day at work in the Emergency Department was extremely busy. I gained a lot of experience and knowledge as a nurse while working in the ED. At times, the hardest part of my job was dealing with the difficult families. The most enjoyable part of my job was making a difference in patients' lives.
Patient Care Assistant (Former Employee), West Reading, PA – December 2, 2013
The floor and building I worked on/in was defiantly not the most favorable in the reading hospital. The work load was heavy and very busy. The people I worked with some were great others were quick to stab you in the back. Management when I was that was very poor; the didn't want to listen to what you had to says. There was definitely no team work unless – more... you were in one of the "clicks". I loved what I did but not the location of the hospital I was in. – less
Medical records clerk (Former Employee), West Reading, PA – November 5, 2013
Pros: room for advancement
Cons: the department i worked in was very unorganized
The Reading Hospital is the largest employer in Berks County. This was my first job out of high school, and it was a very good one to have at that. The only reason I left was to go back to college. There are various wonderful departments to work in. However, the one I worked in at the time just happened to be very unorganized. I found it odd that in – more... the year 2000 they were still using hard copy medical records verses electronic medical records, and being the largest employer in Berks County it was very overwhelming....lots of paper records...too much! – less
Medical Transcriptionist/Editor (Former Employee), West Reading, PA – October 24, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: loosing to speech recognition
I loved this job. It was challenging, interesting, and I was constantly learning. We had good leadership in our director who kept us well informed and up to date in technology and training. Co-workers were terrific and hard working, and we always helped each other. The hardest part of the job were doctors who could not conform to formats only because – more... there were 600 of them. That is a lot to learn if everyone wants to make changes but again, working with an experienced team made it all possible. – less
unemployed (Former Employee), Reading,PA – October 2, 2013
Cons: long unpayed hours
recently they have exposed themselves as having no respect for their own employees, people that have been dedictated workers and made the hospital a real home experience have been let go through various ways some not at all ethical. never mentioning retraining just got rid of them because they were important and knew more than the ones above them. this – more... is not a hospital i want to find myself when i need care, for what will they do to me....get rid of me? there are many wonderful people and doctors with this hospital. the administrators are in it for the money and no cares about staff or the people who need them its about the dollar and expansion to enhance a name. – less
Housekeeper, PA (Former Employee), West Reading, PA – September 27, 2013
Pros: pay wasn't too bad
Cons: generally sad or depressed co-workers, practice of promoting within also caused favoritism and destructive co-worker competition
I worked this during a summer break while i was attending college. The job is exactly what it sounds like, cleaning a hospital. I didn't really learn or experience much, it is one of the most basic jobs in the world. Perhaps the most important thing to take away from it, was learning from people who were, generally, on the down and out. Plus how to – more... work in a place which understandably has fairly low moral. – less