Registered Nurse (Current Employee), Marietta, Georgia – May 20, 2013
Unsafe workload. Unable to transfer to another department, even if you are experienced. Expensive health insurance. Constant employee turnover. Management more concerned about finances than people. Most co-workers are great to work with, but not all.
Project Manager PMO (Former Employee), Marietta, GA – May 17, 2013
Pros: benefits are good
Cons: too many to name
I started there and the guy that hired me already had quit. The location I was hired for changed to 8 miles further away. I met 20 - 30 people and no one had been there more than 4 months. One of the guys that interviewed me told me he should have warned me not to work there. In the two weeks I was there I never had a permanent place to sit and was – more... offered an office twice, only to have it taken away before I could move in. My new boss was a contractor and while she was nice, she was being setup for failure. There should be laws against claiming you are a PMO when actually you are a churn and burn joke. I walked out on day 13. They build you up that you are starting at a great organization, but you quickly learn that is not the case. You have been warned. – less
Lifestyle instructor (Part-time) (Current Employee), Marietta, GA – May 13, 2013
Pros: co-worker recognition
WellStar has been a place where I have developed many important employable skills. Without WellStar I would not have been able to have a job during Dental Hygiene school. Management is understanding of your personal life and have made it feasible throughout my years as a student. WellStar, overall, is a great place to work.
RN (Current Employee), Marietta, GA – April 26, 2013
Cons: working 10-12 hrs a day and getting paid for 8
I thought Wellstar was "A great place to work" but it is not. They work you to death in the field and put unrealistic demands on you as a nurse. Management is very partial to certain employees. If you are thinking of a job as a nurse in the field...RUN the other way!
QA Tester/Analyst (Former Employee), Marietta, GA – April 26, 2013
• Studied system requirements specifications and developed Test Plans and Test strategies for Functional and System Testing • Performed manual testing on various modules based on the specifications. • Developed and executed Automated Scripts using WinRunner.
Registered respiratory therapist (Current Employee), Douglasville – April 26, 2013
Pros: nice people, extended responsibilities, respect from other professions
I am a travelling RRT. I have really enjoyed my assignment at Wellstar-Douglas. The RRTs there are given more responsibility at Wellstar Douglas than any other facility I have been assigned. They are busy, but it is more fulfilling. An RRT can, and is expected to work at a high technical level. If you are a good therapist people will notice. There is – more... a great deal of mutual respect between other professions and the respiratory therapists. This is not always the case, particularly as you go north of the Mason-Dixon line. I can't comment on the pay as I am an independent contractor. I don't hear a lot of grumbling throughout the department, however, regarding pay.
The staff are very open and accepting of "outsiders". I perceive that if a person is there to help take care of patients and will lighten the assignment load, they are more than welcome at Wellstar Douglas.
This has been a great experience, both personally and professionally. – less
Analyst (Former Employee), Marietta, GA – April 15, 2013
Cons: long hours, racism, unequal pay
Initially, I was oblivious to the fact that this place was racist. I'm positive that I'm not the only one who realizes that upper management is not culturally diverse and that minorities are not allowed to attend external trainings/conferences for professional growth. I've also noticed that minorities also have to have three times the credentials in – more... order to get the same promotions. The vibe that minorities are not smart is very strong there.
If offered a salary position, you might as well say that you will work for minimum wage. Why? They expect you to spend 20 hours a day working your fingers to the bone. They don't believe in comp time. Even if you work 20 hours a day for one week without taking a lunch, don't expect any comp time...none. And as a minority you can expect to do five times the work.
Most people that work here end up sick due to stress related illnesses. This is the only healthcare company that I know of that does not have a free fitness center for employees. You would think they would get a clue that employees would be much healthier and more productive if this was available to them. – less
Phlebotomy (Current Employee), kennestone – January 13, 2013
Pros: its a job
Cons: not stop work low pay
We are serious under staffed and management sucks! When we do get new staff they leave do to the work place the hours are now 8 hours so u have to work more days. The pay is sucks not worth the effort. You dont get a raise just best to stay clear of there!
HIM Chart Prep. Tech (Former Employee), Austell, GA – December 27, 2012
Pros: the experience was great.
Cons: second shift was all that was available.
The job setting was enjoyable due to the teamwork with my fellow employees. Typically, I reviewed patient records for chart prepapations to make sure the proper information was available for billing purposes for discharged patients.
Transporter/ Unit Support Associate (Current Employee), Austell, GA – December 19, 2012
Everyone I work with was so friendly. They was like family. My supervisor was very encouraging. I defiantly felt like I did my part in helping my fellow coworkers with anything that they needed. I've learned a lot from everyone I worked with. I could talk to anyone if I had any issues or concerns. Even if I needed a little motivation, they was there – more... to provide it for me. – less
This is a great place to work very team oriented with outstanding management.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee), Marietta, GA – December 4, 2012
Pros: great benefit package, great coworkers, great managers and great educators
Cons: long 12 hour work days
I would rate WellStar as a leading provider of health care facilities. The staff are skilled and well trained in their areas of service. The management teams and educators work above and beyond to ensure the staff have a balance of education as well as work life balance to meet the growing demands of the health care industry, but also give us the time – more... to provide the loving support necessary for our own families to keep healthy and happy.
This is a very team driven facility with the focus on ensuring that families are actively involved in the recovery process as well as all team members from admission to discharge. – less