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Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 23, 2016
This is by far the worst company to work for! Their work ethics are horrible. If you think on your own or have a different view other than what the tell you, you are watched like a hawk! And don't dare cross upper management. You'll be pressured into quitting or fired. Silent intimidation.
Pros
Wonderful patients and staff
Cons
Be available at all times, not valued
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Heroic Employees; CEO/Founder and upper Management need to be replaced
Care Coordinator/Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, WAJune 10, 2016
It was a lot of work for 60% of what I could make at a hospital. And yes, I understand this is a non-profit. The company's budget was about $150 million in 2014, I believe. The workers and managers are viewed as replaceable, from the mouth of the CEO. The CEO does seem to genuinely care about the patients, but needs to be replaced by someone who cares holistically for the employees and patients. I learned a lot about health education as a Care Coordinator. For all the incredible work and dedication the staff brings daily, the support and payback (or lack thereof) from upper management is reflected in their factory-mentality for managing people. The mentality seems to be: Employees work astronomically hard, and Management will give as little in return as can be gotten away with, and then see amazing and valuable employees leave in droves because of the lack of compensation, respect from management and lack of infrastructure and the "start-up" mentality of a 40 year old company. The Health Home team is incredible and their care manager in Vancouver is the absolutely BEST manager I have ever experienced.
Pros
AMAZING staff; wonderful and diverse patients, Paid Time-Off
Cons
CEO's mentality, upper managements' reflection of said mentality, compensation for hourly pay/salary, lack of advancement, lack of support, lack of lower managers' power to make appropriate changes
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Horrible place to work
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) –  Camas, WAJanuary 14, 2017
If you like doing 30 patients and more than 100 referrals a day and no one to help you this is your place of work. The management team is a joke sit in there office and watch you and not even help. Training is a joke as well. The other MA's don't want to train you and they are so rude about it.
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Avoid
Nurse Manager (Former Employee) –  BurienMarch 30, 2015
Takes a minimum of 2 weeks to get through the hiring process. The won't tell you if you are doing something wrong, but then will terminate without any notice. Management does not care about staff or understanding why processes don't work. They only care about numbers so that they get their reimbursements.
In management you are expected to work many 6 day weeks throughout the year without extra compensation. You are expected to often work 12 hours days and only get paid for 8. It takes too long to get staff into training they need to start doing their jobs.
Cons
too long hours not enough compensation
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Run away as fast as you can!
lab (Former Employee) –  Puyallup, WAJanuary 20, 2016
Management does not encourage independent thinking and they write you up if you are not early for assigned shifts. Again, turnover is high at the Puyallup and Tacoma facilities.

The doctors are very good and kind. Although they are the breadwinners, they have no say in who stays and who goes.

Unfortunate place to work. Completely inconsistent practices and policies between facilities.
Pros
3 wks pto. wonderfully diverse population of patients and employees.
Cons
For a 600 million dollar company they are cheap, cheap. cheap.
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Management has a culture of employees are replaceable and Managers are to be available all the time.
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  PuyallupOctober 17, 2013
It was a great place to work and then they had a change of management and it was an environment of harassment and staff division. Upper Management pitted line staff against Supervisors and Managers. Upper Management had the attitude of if you don't like it leave. Many have left and the reputation of the clinics in the communities is very poor. Lack of confidentiality of medical records for employees was a huge issue and caused some to leave. Developed a culture of not caring for patients but getting appointments made by those with CNP coupons to gain more money. Other patients were slighted.

Worked with a variety of patients and learned from a lot of diverse staff. However, with new management, Hispanic staff were favored monetarily and in performance levels. It began to take a toll on all staff.

Every day was a new adventure and was interesting due to the different needs of the patients. They made the job the best!
Pros
great medical benefits
Cons
does not value staff, patient care is dependent on coupon, some unethical behaviors
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Disfunctional work place
lmhc (Former Employee) –  bellinbhamMarch 27, 2015
It is hard enough working in social services ... This company is very disfuntional. Management is constantly changing .... No one is ever happy. Avoid working here until they find a more functional regional manager.
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Thouhed me many good skills
Medical Assistant Extern (Former Employee) –  Yelm, WAJuly 1, 2015
Amazing, dedicated people to provide the best care for community who I worked with. I learned many useful skills to be a good Medical Assistant.
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Great place for low income/no insurance patients.
Phlebotomy Technician Extern (Former Employee) –  Burien, WAApril 28, 2013
low income/no insurance clinic, bilingual, friendly atmosphere, great with children up to elderly.
Pros
bilingual, low income/no insurance
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Productive and a very busy place
Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant (Current Employee) –  Puyallup, WAFebruary 12, 2013
I have learned to master my phlebotomy skills, as well as to keep up with my medical assistant knowledge.
Pros
one hr lunch, nice place to start.
Cons
no set schedule
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None (Former Employee) –  Job seekingOctober 10, 2014
Everyone was very kind to me when I went there..Thanks
I have not worked here, but I think they are very nice to the patients...
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