South Georgia Medical Center Employee Reviews

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Good place to work.
Staff RN (Former Employee) –  Valdosta, GAFebruary 12, 2017
This was a good learning experience for a practically new nurse. We saw a lot of trauma patients from accidents on I- 75. Upper management endeavored to create a fair working environment for everyone. All the staff worked well together and helped one another.
Pros
Great learning enviornment
Cons
Staffing. Frequent use of travel nurses
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Horrible place
RN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) –  Valdosta, GADecember 16, 2016
HR is a complete joke. The chain of command is not followed and voicing complaints is useless. Benefits are also not good. I fought with them every month to get my medication. It's just an awful work environment.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Switch board operator (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLJanuary 12, 2017
Nice place to work, but looking to change fields. Overall culture is demanding . Strict attention to detail. Just looking to work in a different field at this time. relocated to Florida
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IThe Hospital went through too many negative changes.
Housekeeper (Former Employee) –  Valdosta, GA33December 9, 2016
Management declined over the years. I couldn't in good conscience recommend South Georgia medical center for employment.
Pros
Payroll deductions for lunch and precriptions.
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Good Benefits - Good Position for Young Childless Adult
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) –  Valdosta, GADecember 13, 2016
Job Requirements often erratic due to limited staffing patterns. Good benefits package but very intensive and demanding physical and mental job demands.
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Wages could be better, enjoy most of my coworkers
CT Technologist (Current Employee) –  Valdosta, GAJuly 31, 2016
Wages at SGMC are way below fair wages. The hospital bought up all competition within driving distance of Valdosta so there is NOWHERE to go without a significant drive. Due to this fact, there is no press to pay employees higher wages.
Pros
Location, Great coworkers
Cons
Wages, Wages, Wages, unqualified management in certain areas, Hospital Authority dictating hospitals direction in other words Good ole Boy institution
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Could Improve
PAS (Former Employee) –  Lakeland, GADecember 7, 2016
Great interactions with patients but management was terrible! The training I had was horrible. There was little to no training.
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Reproductive and fun workplace
Catering Associate (Current Employee) –  Valdosta, GAJanuary 22, 2017
Each day is different when working with patients that health may not be the best and staff that is trying to comfort and make sure the job is getting done in timely and proper way. Making sure the patient is number one and their rights of act is being provided.
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Horrible management / Good experience
radiology technologist (Current Employee) –  radiologyDecember 24, 2015
Several upper positions have resigned or been walked out the door recently. Workers across the hospital are told not to get overtime, however the facility is understaffed and management puts you on the schedule to get overtime. Employees are overworked and patients wait countless hours for care. I've never seen such poor treatment. You are not paid for lunch even though you often are so busy you can't take it and no relief is given..same thing with breaks. The workers are unhappy and there is a high turnover rate.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Overworked, bad management
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cool
Integrated Services (Former Employee) –  Valdosta, GANovember 21, 2016
i loved the people here as well. just meeting patients and bonding with them was the greatest experience of my life. one of the cons are meeting wonderful people and them passing away
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Poor Management/over worked
Employee (Current Employee) –  EmployeeMarch 28, 2016
This hospitals moral has gone down tremendously. They have no loyalty to anyone. Doesn't matter how many years of service you've put in you are constantly reminded you are replaceable. The turnover rate is through the roof. Understaffed and underpaid but demanded to do jobs that are not in your description. No overtime is allowed yet want you to work all the time due to being short staffed. Lunch break? What is that? You're lucky to get one. Over all the staff is not happy and the patients wait hours to be seen due to poor management and lack of staff.
Pros
Easy to get a job
Cons
Understaffed/not respected
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Awful place in every aspect
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) –  Valdosta, GAMay 6, 2016
From HR to management this place could care less about its employees. From the application process to the hiring process this place is VERY slow. HR is unprofessional. After I was called with an offer I was given time to think about it and it took a week for HR to return my call after sending emails, leaving voicemails, and contacting the hiring authority. SGMC does not even begin to offer pay that is anywhere near comparable to other hospitals in the relevant market (to include facilities within 45 min to 1 hr away). As a BSN, RN with one year of experience I was given an insulting offer of $21.65 - keep in mind they pay new grads with NO expereince $21.03. HR stated that SGMC does not take your level of education into consideration (so basically an associates is the same as a BSN in their world). When comparing SGMC to the relevant market their weekend differential is 15% less, they do not offer float pay, you are required to work every other weekend vs one weekend a month, and are not eligible for PTO until your 91st day. These are all reasons their turn over is horrible and why they have over 80 nursing positions currently open.

I highly suggest you look elsewhere for employment.
Pros
None
Cons
This place is dreadful in every way.
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Awesome work environment
Exercise Specialist (Former Employee) –  Valdosta, GADecember 5, 2016
Great about working with students and new grads. So many opportunities opened up for me here. The staff is all very kind and helpful. Thanks for everything.
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Covience
Monitor Tech II (Former Employee) –  Valdosta, GAApril 28, 2016
The pay grade for this hospital is ridiculous. The cost of living in Valdosta has tripled, but the cost of living rate has not changed. The staff is not appreciated not only are you over-worked but to be under paid with it is terrible. The culture is ok, the flexibility is the only great thing about this hospital.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Pay rate is terrible
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amazing place
SAFTEY SITTER (Current Employee) –  Valdosta, GAOctober 3, 2016
it is a big place which makes it hard to get to know everyone but overall the work environment is great. I also enjoy sitting with patients.
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This is a productive job where you prep out-patient charts for scanning.
Customer Service Tech Med Records Dept. (Former Employee) –  Valdosta, GAMay 3, 2016
Answering phone calls regarding record request from doctor office or hospitals. The productive work was prepping out-patient charts for scanning. Wonderful co-workers and management.
Pros
Wonderful Hospital to work for.
Cons
Productive Work.
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Great work environment, friendly employees, insufficient compensation
❸ Healthcare Application Training Specialist (Current Employee) –  Valdosta, GAAugust 13, 2014
I enjoy training licensed and ancillary staff on a variety of healthcare applications in the hospital inpatient and outpatient setting. I have gained valuable and applicable experience in several electronic health record (EHR) applications such as: McKesson Horizon Expert Orders, Expert documentation, AdminRx, Relay Health, Athena Health EMR, and many more. I participate as part of the implementation team for all EHR project phases: class scheduling, integrated testing, training/education, and go-live support. I work with a great team and staff in the Information Services department, and have established great working relationships and networks in the organization.
Pros
Self pace, teamwork, and good work/life time management
Cons
less than average compensation, low employee moral, not recognized for accomplishments
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Friendly enviroment but poor management
Respiratory Therapist (Current Employee) –  Valdosta, GANovember 9, 2015
You are lucky if you only have 2 floors to cover. The workload is extremely high. Most co-workers are friendly and easy to work with. The hardest part of the job is trying to be a three places at one time. The most enjoyable part of the job caring for my patients and connect with people. There are some great people within the organization. Management could use some improvement starting with the budget for clinical services. Cut backs seem to always start with clinical staffing.
Pros
Friendly environment, great people
Cons
Poor staffing
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upper management is terrible
Reimbursement Analyst (Former Employee) –  Valdosta, GAApril 17, 2016
There is too much red tape and too many people wondering what should be done and too few people doing it! If you want to work here, then you better be a butt kisser or a squeaky wheel because people who do the hard work and keep their mouth shut are a threat to the majority and they are soon out the door.
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Flourishing hospital with great opportunities
LPN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) –  Valdosta, GASeptember 16, 2015
SGMC is a great workplace to start a medical career. Benefits are only offered to full time employees, but other than that not a bad place to work. Very team oriented environment.
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