PROCESS ENGINEER (Current Employee) – Columbia, SC – December 13, 2018
With a recent merger, PH is under construction. They are aware that employee compensation is not where it should be; however, that's a tough hole to get out of and match the existing market when compensation adjustments have not been a priority for several years, at least for the front-line.
The executive administration is luckily getting a reboot, hopefully to be filled by individuals who know what is going on and what to do about it.
Overall a good company to work for. The employees I worked with became like family as so did the managers. PHB was definitely a learning and teaching experience. They people there taught me everything I know about working as a surgical tech.
We do not have enough staff for any of the shifts in xray. We make due but it wears on the people that are there. Our patients are much harder to do exams on than other facilities due to their conditions.
PST / Unit Secretary (Current Employee) – Sumter, SC – December 4, 2018
This was my first job ever and being a CNA I was eager to get experience. Don't get me wrong, you learn a lot and it's rewarding, But it can be stressful. They'll tell you you'll have a reasonable workload but then blindside you. Some nurses didn't want to lift a finger to help. I guess they figured they didn't get paid enough to care. I decided to be trained as a Unit Secretary and the workload was night and day. So I stuck with that for a little over two years. I've applied for several different jobs at the same hospital, had great interviews, but never landed jobs I knew I was well qualified for. So there goes job advancement. I came in the door making 8 an hour and then with Palmetto Health it jumped to 11.25. I loved some of the staff i worked with, very dedicated people! But I am afraid it is time to move forward with other means of employment. It can be so much greater than what it is.
Self Scheduling, Great Coworkers, Gain Experience
Poor management, No regard for home life, Salary, little room for advancement.
RN (Former Employee) – Columbia, SC – December 3, 2018
The company finds a way to increase your work load without increasing compensation. You will be given a low patient ratio of 4 to get you in the door to find out the actual load is 6 with extremely high acuity(near unsafe). Managment is office only and will watch staff drown daily; however, your peers are a joy just overworked and unhappy most of the time.
i enjoyed working at palmetto health. the staff i worked with was friendly and helpful, and the main goal of patient care was always satisfied. it wasnt always an easy job, but it really paid off when you get good patient outcomes.
Hospital cutting jobs at the bedside, decreasing staff at bedside while spending ridiculous amounts of money for CeO's, mergers with other hospitals etc. An accident waiting to happen to one of their patients
AR (Current Employee) – Columbia, SC – November 26, 2018
horrible place to work for. payment posting does not have to balance, no one can make a decision without talking to 100 other people, you are not allowed to go to other departments to ask question or to get help, you have to pass the information/question off to someone else, AR has been outsourced, a new billing system is going into effect soon and we just changed billing systems not even 2 years ago, management sucks, you are not paid fairly.
Palmetto Health started off as a great place to work. After cutting our raises and lowering employee discounts and benefits things weren't the same. Our department was always understaffed and overworked. We weren't paid fairly for the amount of work that was put on our plate. Not only would you do your job, but new responsibilities were always being placed upon you without pay raises. If the company spent half as much time as they did about their image and spreading their name around South Carolina as they do about their employees, the company would be a lot better. Employee morale was at an all time low.
Horrible management, pay, scheduling, no regards to home life
terrible...the people there dont want to see you succeed...the management was bad... lack of communication was terrible the job required more work than pay that they gave you.. and you are just not appreciated there..dont get me wrong you had some good ones that stuck out to me but that was about it
A typical day at work consisted of caring for patients and their families as if they were your own. Hardest part of the job I was sa was not being able to fix everything for patient as possible to resume normal life.