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West Penn Allegheny Health System Employer Reviews

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Patients are great to work with
Rehabilitation Specialist (Current Employee), Pittsburgh, PAJune 1, 2014
When walking in I am greeted by my wonderful patients that are ready to start their exercise programs. After showing them new exercises or advancing their others they are seen by the physical therapist. While having down time waiting for my next patient, I so some office work that consist of phone calls, scheduling, and filing charts.
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the Canonsburg experience/dont answer the exit survey they burn you.
RN (Former Employee), CANONSBURG HOSPITALMay 15, 2014
Pros: you can sleep on the job, play on your phone, and let people die and its okay
Cons: work schedule, no accoutablilty, and when brought to managements attention you are banned from working for the system.
I actually loved my job, but morale was very low. after combining units team work with other unit was poor. supervisors were awesome, but upper management and HR were rarely involved. No accountability for things there. And scheduling was poor at best. it was too bad I liked the place.

Heads UP DO NOT ANSWER THE EXIT SURVEY, AFTER RESIGNING FOR A POSITION – more... CLOSER TO HOME AND DAYLIGHT I WAS SENT AN EXIT SURVEY. THEY BANNED ME FROM WORKING AT WPHS FOR GIVING MY COMMENTS ON SOME REALLY BAD THINGS GOING ON THERE. I WENT FROM WE LOVE YOU TO NO WORK FOR YOU!!! – less
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okay place to work
Senior Analyst (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAApril 28, 2014
-decentralized environment
-good co-workers
-hospital administration
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team work was prevalent
Anesthesia Technician (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAApril 23, 2014
Pros: the staff became like a family
Cons: lunch breaks were often shortened
everyone worked as a team, co workers got along with each other and tried to maintain a good atmosphere to work in
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Solid historical company culture hit with difficult financial distress
Human Resources Director (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAApril 1, 2014
Pros: strong historical culture and dedicated work force
Cons: difficult financial distress
WPAHS has a deep, solid history of hard working, caring, and compassionate professionals in the greater Pittsburgh area. The workforce was truly the salt of the earth. Regrettably, the finances had been mishandled for a number of years, causing great distress on the system. Fortunately, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield acquired WPAHS, infusing funding – more... and structure. They are on their way back to success. – less
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Poorly managed, no support from mgmt/administration
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Monroeville, PAMarch 20, 2014
Pros: 3-12 hour shifts
Cons: culture, nurses not supported, emphasis on documentation over pt care, hostile mgmt
High stress levels, unit not staffed for acuity resulting in unsafe nurse-to-patient ratios. Education is a joke...the last educator quit months and months ago and was never replaced. No support from mgmt. Nurses are told to "deal with it". Constant added responsibilities/forms/etc. Paper charting (seriously) with more emphasis placed on documentation – more... than pt care. Hostile mgmt. Awful morale and culture. The only nurses who stay are those that don't know any different. Revolving door. Minimal support staff, when they are provided, they're often inept/hostile. – less
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Good place to work
INSURANCE COORDINATOR (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 26, 2014
A good place to work. May offer more opportunities once they completely merge with Highmark.
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Excellent
Analyst (Former Employee), Western PennsylvaniaJanuary 12, 2014
Excellent place to work. Good opportunity for growth and great benefits.
Thank you
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filed medical records
Medical Records Clerk (Former Employee), Pittsburgh PADecember 30, 2013
The people made working at Greentree Medical Associates a very positive experience and a fun working environment.
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Great Place to work.
EHR IT Specialist (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAOctober 15, 2013
Had a really positive work experience while employed there.
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Very good system, I enjoyed working there. Specially with my supervisor
Patient Care Associate (Former Employee), Monroeville, PASeptember 28, 2013
I have learned many thing, which inspired me to start echocardiographer course in CCAC Boyce Campus. Working with some very good nurses and my lovely supervisor. Hardest part of the job was to decipher doctor's handwriting and put it in the computer system. Everyday was my enjoyable time with old patients. Special day was when appreciated by my Supervisor – more... for my good work. – less
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Financial Project Manager
Project Manager (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAAugust 4, 2013
Financial Project Manager implemented financial projects. Liason between IT and finance.
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Nurses stressed!!!!
Nurse (Former Employee), Monroeville, PAJuly 28, 2013
Pros: decent benefits
Cons: no lunches, no raises, false promises, poor management!
Poor staffing grids! Poor moral among the staff and management doesn't care. Constant adding of responsibilities to nursing staff with minimal to no training and no support staff. No accountability held by management. Not enough support staff. Education department is a joke.
Patient safety concerns.
Was always stressed out before work, during work and – more... after work! – less
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Stressful yet fulfilling workplace
Certified Medical Assistant (Current Employee), Saxonburg, PAJuly 17, 2013
Pros: free lunches on friday's, holiday's off along with weekends
Cons: some write ups are not justified, management is not appropriate, having two doctors with three rooms becomes stressful at times
A typical day at work really truly depends on where I am working that day. Each has different duties, back office duties are different to that of the front office. My co-worker and I switch places so that we can both stay fresh with our skills. I have learned a lot from working at the office. I have learned organization skills, learning to trouble shoot – more... with patients and also talking to them when they are upset. I have learned to keep up with the doctors and the patients and make sure that I am able to give the best care I can. The management at my office is the most stressful. Me and my co-worker are treated such as 5 year old's, we have experienced our manager lying to use concerning certain things, our managers treatment varies from patient to patient. Some of our managers actions are not justified nor are they appropriate, rules are set for my co-worker and I to follow, but are not followed through on our managers part. We are "written" up for things that do not even justify being written up for, and for any write up, it depends on the managers mood. I feel that we cannot enjoy our job or even socialize with me and my co-worker during the day. I do not have very positive comments regarding my manager. My co-worker is great to work with, she has helped me from the start showing me the ropes and teaching me all I needed to know and still does. She has truly been a mentor to me from the start. Her and I are able to work together to get our job done and we help each other out when times get busy in the office. The doctors I work for are truly amazing. Each of them are great, the patient's love coming to see them and I feel that they are the type of doctor any patient would want to see. They are very personable, and understanding. You can approach them with any problem and they are more than happy to help. They are very good with communicating with me and my co-worker on any tests or patient information that we need to know. The hardest part of the job is keeping the patient flow going, it has become hard because we have two doctors and three rooms. It can become stressful at times and we have to know what patient must go back for what doctor. I think the enjoyable part of my job is being able to work with my co-worker and the doctor. I have received many patient compliments and it truly makes me feel like I am making a difference. I have been able to build a patient relationship status with many of our patients and they know they can come to me to help them out. – less
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Great place to work/job security not so great
Radiology Transcriptionist/Editor (Current Employee), Natrona Heights, PAJune 6, 2013
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: no job security
I currently work as a radiology transcriptionist, and recently added editor to my title, as the company has gone with voice recognition. I am not guaranteed a job, therefore I feel I need to look for other employment.
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West Penn dominated by AGH
CRNP (Former Employee), West Penn HospitalMay 23, 2013
Cons: it won't last!
I accepted a job as a CRNP in one of the specialty departments. I never received an orientation. The manager was nice to me when trying to convince me to come on board, but treated me like an insignificant piece of dirt once I was hired. She had been advertising for a long time and was anxious to get someone hired. They do not utilize CRNP's/PA's to – more... their fullest extent. There is a lot of mandated babysitting by the physicians. AGH has all the say in how things are done, West Penn meekly goes along and has no backbone. Even though West Penn has a bad reputation after what they did to their employees when they almost closed the hospital. I thought I would give them a chance. However, left after several slaps in the face from people who have no right to be ignorant to others. I plan to contact the ANCC and inquire as to why they keep their Magnet status after the way they treat their nurses. Good luck getting the "left-overs" from the competition. I don't think that Highmark will be able to save you!!! – less
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Run from the Ryan white clinic!'
Ryan white clinic (Current Employee), Allegheny generalApril 9, 2013
Pros: they buy you a birthday cake, hour lunch
Cons: unstable organization, poor management
Absolutely no physician oversight. Management is an arrogant tyrant!

May 23, 2013

I interviewed for a position there about 5 months ago. I was not impressed by the clinic set-up or the people I met. I was told by the manager I was well qualified for the job, and was to have a second interview the following week. Never got a call back. They have been running the ad for that position for over 6 months now. I guess they expect God to apply. Now I am grateful that I never got the job. Maybe the federal govt that provides a large share of the funding should investigate to make sure that AGH is not using that money for other projects !!!!!!!!!!!

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Nurse (Former Employee), PittsburghMarch 18, 2013
Pros: decent benefits.
Cons: your personal information is not kept private
Disorganized. Lack of respect and loyalty among the staff. Completely unprofessional at times! Would never work there again, nor go there as a patient after hearing how they talk about some of the patients and physicians.
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I feel like we work as a close family and everyone has a say in decisions that are made
Medical Assistant (Current Employee), Pittsburgh, PAMarch 8, 2013
Pros: free lunches, acknowledged on birthdays or when something happens in your life
I start at 8:00a.m. set up my exam rooms, make copies of the schedule and get my supplies ready. I learn more everyday about allergies and asthma the causes and how to treat them. My supervisor makes sure that I have what I need and keeps lines of communication open. We work together due to us being small and a specialist so we pick up the slack when – more... someone is off or running late.The hardest part of the job is having limited appointment space and not being to accomadate each patient. I enjoy meeting new people and helping patients get relief from their medical issues. – less
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Enjoyed my work
Corporate Contracts Agent (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 17, 2013
Loved what I did. Would have stayed if I did not have to relocate. Compensation was very good.

About West Penn Allegheny Health System

West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS)┬ámakes wellness a priority for Steel Town residents. The health system, which operates – Read more