Excellent place to work (if you like customer service and are patient)
Patient Access Liaison III (Former Employee) – Coon Rapids, MN – July 2, 2018
Worked in the call center and it was very fast paced. You are expected to register/schedule and update insurance in 3 minutes or less. I was also expected to read off a script, which I despise. Very friendly people working there (sometimes nurses and doctors would be stressful to deal with sometimes.) I would say if you are positive, friendly, patient and can deal with rude/stressful people, this is a great job.
Great managers want to help and see you succeed, great pay and training
Stressful, expected to read off scripting (seems impersonal)
I was there for close to a year but for the time I was there the work was good. Some days were slow and other days were fast and upbeat. The only downside was the gossip and lack of community with the staff especially the lifers with the younger staff.
The atmosphere of the hospital made you feel like you were part of something bigger
The employee gossiping and backstabbing was somewhat unreal
I worked in 2 departments in Allina, which were as a patient care tech through float pool on the admit unit and as a float throught the hospital, and as a phlebotomist drawing labs throughout the hospital.
My duties as a tech would consist of checking and charting accurate vitals, claening, transporting and ambulating patients, and aswering phones, while occasonally floating to others floor in the hospital where help was needed.
As a phlebotomistI would go throughout the hospital drawing blood and collecting specimens on patients and send them down for the lab to process.
Worked for a very fast moving forward thinking HR Dept
HUMAN RESOURCES BUSINESS ANALYST-contract (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – June 30, 2018
HR department was very close business unit where everyone worked together towards common goals. Managers were helpful and always promoted “open door” policy and company cared for employees by way of benefits, continuing ed., vacation sick time for new parents. CEO of company was impressive and very knowledgeable about business trends and competition in the Health/Medical arenas.
CAS II and Mental Health (Current Employee) – St. Michael, MN – June 26, 2018
I have enjoyed working for Allina. There is always room for improvement when you work for such a large establishment, but overall, it is a great place. They offer competitive benefits packages, and pay their employees well.
Cook (Former Employee) – Shakopee, MN – June 20, 2018
fast paced work environment friendly people sometimes its hard to see people in the hospital especially when no family is there with them management is easy to work with and they will work with you on scheduling
We provide incredible care to patients. I found my own opportunities to advance and grow as an employee and as an individual. Even with gaining various certificates and degrees it's difficult to advance in the organization.
Allina Health is an incredible place to work. Outstanding benefits...like none other really. High, competitive pay. Wonderful work/life balance. I recommend them to anyone. Only drawback is there is very little room for advancement. Once you get in an area, you kind of get stuck so if you end up not liking your position...it is hard to get out of or move elsewhere in the company unless you leave Allina. It is unfortunate, but other than that...Allina is seriously incredible!
Hospital Security Officer (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – June 11, 2018
Great place to work if you are looking to get into law enforcement. You get hands on experience dealing with people and patients going through mental health crisis or other medical problems that lead them codependent.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – River Falls, WI – June 11, 2018
Allina is a great organization to work for. Smaller sites have advantages and disadvantages. You may not see as much as bigger sites, but you learn how to de-escalate someone much faster because you have no other choice. At a single officer site, you are on your own for the most part and backup (PD) could take up to 5 minutes at the earliest. Regardless of the site, you will obtain a lot of great knowledge and skills that will help you advance into law enforcement if that is the path you plan on taking. 90% of the officers are either trying to get into law enforcement or are former law enforcement officers. We have had many officers get into local agencies because of the relationships and references you build here. Every job has a few staff members who are challenging to work with but Allina staff is great 99% of the time!
Pay is getting more competative. Great management. Excellent relationships with staff.
Injureies are possible. Pay could be a little better.
Manage non-clinical staff supporting Surgery Department
Manager, Clinical Business Analysis (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – June 8, 2018
High stress job that included management of union employees. Not able to have a good work/home life balance. This was several years ago and they have since reorganized the job and I believe split the responsibilities among two managers.
Patient Access Liaison III (Former Employee) – Coon Rapids, MN – June 7, 2018
I was in a call center for my time with Allina Health. I loved my immediate supervisor and she is why I stayed for 3 years, along with coworkers. I did not agree with upper management and their views. I also think their expectations on us was too high. We kept having our states requirements (time on call, after call, bathroom time) lowered and therefore, seemed to care more about numbers then the patients we are trying to help.
Intake and Utilization Counselor (Former Employee) – Fridley, MN – June 3, 2018
Working with doctors and specialist to insure meeting criteria for admission to program. With the help of the medical director, I was able to learn and incorporate ASMA principals into admission criteria. Management at this level left front line staff to work independently as long as budget was met. Culture of team work with a singular purpose.
Manager of Addiction Services (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – June 3, 2018
Typical day was a mixture of daily operations, strategic planning along with meetings. There were days of over 10 hours when mandatory meetings interfered with project completion dates. I looked for opportunities to learn from systems, since leadership in the area I worked was constantly turning over. Executive management did little to explain long term goals and plans for departments. Questions seemed to not be answered directly or brushed aside. Workplace culture at the local level was typically a culture of team work and caring for patients. Hardest part of the position was relaying information, upper management refused to deliver to front line staff. The most enjoyable part of the position was the front line staff working together to deliver quality care as a cohesive team.
Good benefits well rounded experience
Leaders do to listen or take into account lower level management concerns