I been working for renown for almost 10 years , and I can say that is been one of the better place I have work . However, like in any other place working in a nursing department is hard and stressful at times. It requires a lot of patience and passion to do what you do.
Good for getting experience, not the long haul job
Neonatal Transport RN (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – February 20, 2017
Renown hires a lot of nurses in this area, but has discovered over the years that they can fire experienced RNS and replace them with new graduates. Since I worked at Renown, I have not had an effective manager, and they seem to do very little for staff.
Office Clerk (Former Employee) – Reno, NV. Sierra Tower – February 10, 2017
Bad training, most employees in department only been there less than a year (that tells you something) lots of office politics, co-workers don't want to help other co- workers it's all about themselves, management just sits in office doesn't know what's going on & who's doing what or not doing. You get dirty looks from co workers for using the bathroom, some co- workers are on cell phone half the day and not working. I can go on and on.
I worked for renown for 8 months and had 3 different supervisors. All of which were horrible. The turn over rate was ridiculous. With the loss of people meant mandatory overtime and compensation for the loss of employees. Maybe had 2 days off a month. Overall horrible place to work.
Im a registered nurse who just terminated employment at Renown. Horrible place to work.Punitive human resource department who does not know what they are doing and can't keep most registered nurses for long. Stay away!
Cook (Former Employee) – Food and nutrition services – December 30, 2016
I spent quite a few years there as a cook, I worked really hard to get out of that place. In 7 years I had 4 different managers, they all get fired eventually but not before doing serious damage to the department and taking jobs from so.e great people. The entire company loved me being that I served them in the cafeteria and cared for them, but being good at what you do and well liked and respected by everyone working there means nothing to this company. If you dont play games and entertain the egos of the incompetent management you will become a target. They dont care about your livelihood, I have never seen such a high turnover rate anywhere, not only in the kitchen, but all over the company. I know the whole company is this way because I've met so many people from all departments while working there, everyone is suffering except those who stroke the ego of the managers. If you are smart, hardworking, and a real person, don't put yourself through the misery of working at Renown, you have no voice and no rights as a human when you work there.
High pay, good benefits
Your high pay and benefits will not last they force good people out
Supervisors do not care about you at all. Everyone treats you like garbage.
Patient Transport (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – November 23, 2016
Supervisors are very unprofessional and by far the worst I've ever had (worse than food industry). Everyone treats you like garbage, including nurses. Even when you do all the work for everyone, they still step all over you and supervisors never give any positive feedback. Had several issues within the Patient Transport department and the supervisors and management team never could fix or even attempt to fix the issues. Really sad to say that this Patient Transport job has ruined my experience at Renown and working at hospitals overall. People in charge of Patient Transport are seriously the worst and most unprofessional people to work with. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS JOB TO ANYONE AT ALL!!!
Laboratory (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – June 28, 2016
Employees are hardworking and there is a sense to provide good work, despite the constant use of fear tactics to keep employees in line. They put on a good show and say they are interested but the only difference they are trying to make is one to keep their own jobs and will stop at nothing to prove their own righteousness. Laboratory is desperately short staffed and has a high turnover rate. Constantly training new employees and students which further burdens technologists. Current employees fear advancement to leader positions as it is widely known that the abuse and accountabilities only increase with responsibility. There is no succession planning and most decisions are made by winging it. Overtime is high with little concern for working conditions. Management is operating in the dark and has no concern for employee’s other than they are producing the work. Mistakes are tolerated if it’s deemed that management has control of certain employees, but others are not tolerated as frequent use of negative reinforcement propagates fear and distrust. Staff satisfaction Surveys are conducted annually, why? Because the upper management is not skilled in employee engagement and development. Most employees blanket these surveys with false positive information as they are afraid that management would actually attempt to make things better. Historically, management’s resolution is to coerce employees into admitting negligence and then terminating them. Hence, no benefits, no unemployment benefits, and further suppressing any suspicions that there is really no sense ofmore... direction or leadership in the department. HR polices are vaguely written and not enforced equally. HR business partners only support the management and cannot be used as a natural party to actually resolve issues. If you have the means seek employment elsewhere, Reno might be nice to relocate if you like the outdoors, but working here does not afford the opportunity to enjoy your life or family.less
You will find other employees to share in your misery as most are unhappy
Lack of professionalism and ethics, care and concern of the patients is marginal and completely lacking for employees
UNDER STAFF AND LOTS OF TURN AROUND TIME . LAB EMPLOYEE ARE LEAVING FOR BAD MANAGEMENT .Not a great place to work. If you have an opinion or if your a strong minded individual you will be targeted by the director and hr. Save yourself the agony and stress from working for this company. LAB SUPERVISOR AND MANAGER ARE LAZY , UNPROFESSIONAL AND CORRUPT.
Free out side parking
Unprofessional and unpatience lab supervisor and corrupt
upper management only cares about the bottom line. toxic work environment.
ER staff RN (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – May 26, 2016
co-workers very nice and hard working. really care about the ER patients. Can be a good place to work if you find your sweet spot. ER management are great. Administration only cares about bottom line. floors and ER dangerously under staffed. I did like the fact that the upper management did their best to move patients out of the ER and on to the floors fairly quickly, (even though this adds more patients to the floor RN's care). The only constant at Renown was change. seems they try to add new policy changes on a monthly basis to help increase patient satisfaction, save them money or promote the marketing of Renown with new certifications. Don't expect to stay employed at Renown for more than 5 years as they will force you to leave only to be replaced by a grad student at a lower pay.
Director of Environmental Services (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – April 16, 2016
I hope things are better at Renown now that they have a new system CEO and COO at the Hospital. I was a Director and worked for the COO after she terminated the VP who had brought me in. She really was a nut job. She had been promoted up through the ranks by the system CEO. The Hospital CEO, who is still there was a good guy, but may have felt as though he had his hands tied in dealing with the COO due to her relationship with the CEO.
The system was in serious financial trouble. They got so desperate that they even stopped matching employee contributions to the 401K. I have always managed finances well. However, I also understand the importance of having adequate staffing to maintain a clean environment and provide timely services for clinicians. I submitted reasonable budgets that were rejected out of hand. Approved budgets were very unreasonable. No wonder there had been three Directors in the previous five years and they've had at least two Managers (they downgraded the position) since I left.
Human Resources was a major problem. A number of Managers and Directors, including myself had voiced concerns about the COO. She displayed manic behavior, favoritism and intimidation tactics on a regular basis. There were far too many Leaders at Renown who knew nothing, but Renown. Promoting from within can be good, but sometimes it's better to bring leaders with experiences at a number of organizations in to offer new perspectives. Let's just say that I did not feel comfortable speaking my truth. I suspect that HR Leadership was afraid to rock the boat. Thismore... mentality contributed to the problems that led to the CEO's downfall.
Hopefully, things have changed and are changing for the better, but it takes time to change culture. I do not want anyone to walk into the situation I did with people yelling at one another, broken equipment, inadequate staffing, inadequate inventory of basic supplies, etc. I worked very hard and left things much, much better than when I arrived, but there was much more work to do. This was the worst experience in my career. I respect people and expect to be respected. The situation at Renown is a text book example of a Board of Directors neglecting their responsibilities. They should never have given the system CEO and his COO at the hospital as much latitude as they did. Many people, including patients suffered as a result.
The only reason I am writing this is to forewarn those thinking about relocating to go in with your eyes wide open. There are MANY good people at Renown. Hopefully, the new team in the C-Suite is giving their leadership team the resources they need to be successful and LISTENING to their leaders who are closer to the front lines. Ask questions, take a look around and be cautious. Good luck!less
Lack of Administrative support for the Support Services Division (historically)
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – August 20, 2015
It would be a great place to work. It was a friendly and professional environment. I hope to employed there soon. Every is there to help each other and make patients comfortable and provide great care.