Epic Trainer (Former Employee) – Danville, PA – August 18, 2018
Dedicated staff, conservative working environment, cooperative teams. Long hours. Standing is required. Short breaks only. Should improve their onboarding process for contracted employees. A lot of travel but all in state.
Busy environment. There was always something to be done.
Central Registration Clerk (Former Employee) – Jersey Shore, PA – August 10, 2018
I enjoyed working with the public, getting them registered and taken where they needed to go. We registered everyone who came in to the hospital. As of yet they do not have departments doing their own registration. Emergency Room patients were registered by us also. So you had to be ready for anything coming through the doors. That was the hardest part of the job. Sometimes it could get gruesome and sad.
We also did the admissions and transfers of patients to other departments or hospitals. This entailed a lot of work getting all the paper work signed and ready for the next place they were going. We had to work together to make things go smoothly. We were a team.
Sometimes we had to fill in for the switchboard which could make it very hectic.
Great place to work. Good management. They care about their employees.
Our department often had to fill for other departments, and our department is 24 hours a day seven days a week. So there is never any down time.
Unit Clerk/Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Scranton, PA – August 7, 2018
Learned a lot have some people that are willing to give you a chance, but it's all politics no one seems to be genuine. A lot of favoritism as well but if u pay that no mind and do your job ,you'll have no worries.
Geisinger Health System growth and expansion prioritizes management over employee job satisfaction and security
Healthcare Provider (Former Employee) – Lewistown, PA – July 30, 2018
Geisinger is a large corporate heathcare organization with about 30,000 employees. Geisinger emphasizes business management with an ambiguous administrative chain of command, if not redundant. There are upper, mid, lower, and regional level VP’s, managers, directors, supervisors, heads, and leads. Clinicians and providers are transformed into managers without any managerial experience. There are endless managerial meetings throughout the day with little to no communication with employees. As a result, problems are never solved. Employee work is measured with respect to time. The faster the worker, the more patients seen, and the more revenue generated. Employee productivity determines job security. There are arbitrary yearly evaluations of employees from management and similarly, there are evaluations of supervisors from their respective employees. All these metrics and evaluations are essentially a paper trail which ends up in an employee’s file in human resources (HR). HR is not your friend. HR is not only involved in the hiring process, but to a larger degree, behavior modification, if possible, and the firing process. Poor productivity and negative evaluations means a weaker employment commitment between you and Geisinger. Once the red flag is initiated, it is difficult to reverse. The HR termination process is completely arbitrary. Geisinger is not fair and will not mediate disagreements between employee and management.
Lewistown is a small rural community. Before the Geisinger acquisition, Lewistown Hospital was the major employer and gave the communitymore... good health care. Now with Geisinger, employees provide health care under the watchful eyes of the corporation. Patient care is led by multiple layers of leadership and management. This corporate business model does not fit a small rural community like Lewistown. The small town warm hospitality that once embraced Lewistown no longer exists. Disgruntled employees and morale are at its lowest. Geisinger Lewistown Hospital is now part of a large healthcare organization with corporate values. Geisinger promotes Caring for patients, but ironically does not provide the same level of care for its employees.
Geisinger’s published purpose and values: Everything we do is about Caring — for our patients, our members, our Geisinger family of physicians and employees, and our communities. Kindness — We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.
Geisinger’s Caring philosophy is definitely lacking.less
Good salary and benefits, if you can keep them, Benefits include very affordable medical, dental, and vision for the whole family although expect changes to benefits and premiums each year, There is a typical 401K, Vacation is accrued.
RN Medical Home Case Manager (Current Employee) – Danville, PA – July 29, 2018
Large hospital system with many opportunities. Good health insurance, compensation, and paid time off. This job offers a lot of autonomy, but it can be frustrating when being unable to fulfill the client's needs.
Respiratory Therapist (Current Employee) – Danville, PA – July 27, 2018
I've worked for this company for a couple years and the management in the respiratory therapy department from when I've began to present day has gone so downhill. Working in intensive care is awesome and I love it, but the entire department is controlled by politics. If you disagree with anything they "punish" employees by scheduling you ridiculous stretches or hours. Rules are constantly changing on a weekly basis, it's impossible to keep up with anything. The only good thing Geisinger did for me was give me enough experience to go else where. It becomes a hostile work environment quickly if you don't watch your back or keep your mouth shut. If the management changed it wouldn't be so horrible but reality is that it won't change.
Nurse Practitioner Health Assessment (Current Employee) – Danville, PA – July 25, 2018
The culture has been very conducive to a work/family balance. Paid time off is very generous. I have been able to satisfy my desire to work in a new department. The management is very supportive of my needs. If I was not desiring to relocate I would continue to work at Geisinger.
great salary and benefits
organization is getting too large loosing the small town feel of care
Nursing Assistant/Unit Secretary (Former Employee) – Wilkes-Barre, PA – July 20, 2018
plenty of available change of positions and shifts. overtime offered. management usually helpful. poor benefits. being able to communicate with patients and family members. advancement opportunities. help with continuing education if desired.
Support Technician (Current Employee) – Danville, PA – July 15, 2018
When I started this job it was to get my foot in the door for the career path I was going to school for. I informed the management team but this and they were happy about my decisions. Now that the time came for my to evolve into a better position they are treating me unfair to other applications for the jobs.
Great place to work until new management came into play.
Radiologic Technologist (Former Employee) – Lewistown, PA – July 13, 2018
A typical work day is fast- paced taking care of patients. I have learnt that new management is not always a good thing. New management has proved to be very unprofessional and cut- throat. This harms workplace culture as one could imagine. The hardest part of the job is patient volumes. The most enjoyable part of the job goes hand in hand with the hardest- patient interaction is the best part of this job.