They talk up a great work environment but the directors and administration “eat their young.” They want to hire a specific certification or degree but do not understand what the profession is or trained to do. When we advocate for our profession we are made to feel like we are doing something wrong. Negativity comes from the top and trickles down. Administration at the hospital I worked at hired family members and when I had to counsel or write up family due to safety concerns I was told I couldn’t and my professional and personal life was attacked. Very unprofessional and toxic work environment. I had to document daily tasks I completed, staffing issues and complaints and go straight to HR in order to get anything done and for them to have a paper trail of everything. High turnover, awful pay, no staff support and unrealistic expectations but new grads have to get experience somehow. Sadly, I would leave crying and exhausted every day and have warned professors, advisors and future students to never work or intern there.
The patients are great
Awful pay, no employee support, high turnover, unprofessional staff, unrealistic expectations
Financial Counselor (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – June 21, 2018
During my tenure at Riverside my department had a total of 4 managers and the senior leadership changed frequently. I worked in patient accounts and mostly spent time on the phone with lot of patients applying for charity on accounts in collections status. The turnover is really high and there's not a lot room for career advancement.
Director (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – April 23, 2018
Employees are definitely NOT the greatest asset for Riverside. The leadership at the corporate level is out of touch with the true worth of the employees. Morale is at an all time low and the President of Riverside is not to be trusted.
Radiologic Technologist (Former Employee) – Williamsburg, VA 23185 – April 15, 2018
Riverside is an excellent place to work. They are efficient in both providing healthcare and job clarity and security. They provide raises in a timely manner and are very easy to work for. I would highly recommend Riverside as a provider and Healthcare facility!
Great co-workers, but upper management doesn't care about their employees.
Medical Office Manager (Former Employee) – Riverside Walter Reed in Gloucester – April 9, 2018
I’ve watched some of the best people have their jobs “eliminated” while the upper management either doesn’t know or care about how that impacts the people left behind. Happens every year - yet there is money for conferences and leader payouts. The last round of “cuts “ made little sense. After 30 years of exemplary performance, I somehow managed to receive 3 warnings in the last 6 months that I was employed. Three strikes and you're out. Seems suspicious to me. All I can say is watch your back. If they want you out, they will find a way.
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Moreno Valley, CA – April 7, 2018
its good place to work you learn a lot of things like patients care hospital rules and it is very secure place to work in therefore, it is very helpful to find any healthcare job if you work in hospital
Manager (Current Employee) – Gloucester, VA – March 14, 2018
I’ve watched some of the best people have their jobs “eliminated” while the upper management either doesn’t know or care about how that impacts the people left behind. Happens every year - yet there is money for conferences and leader payouts. Clichish at the highest level. The last round of “cuts “ made little sense. Clueless. I’ll be looking elsewhere because no matter how hard or long you work you are never valued or secure .
Senior IT Specialist (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – February 13, 2018
Very little political BS. They hired you as a professional, and treated you as a professional. Very little second guessing. With only 13 techs supporting over 13000 employees spread across the state of Virginia, you were essentially on your own on a day to day basis. We were awarded status as 100 Most Wired workplace since 2002. We ARE the pros. Don't work here if you need your hand held, or you expect your supervisor to be a helicopter.
LPN Charge Nurse Riverside rehab center (Former Employee) – Hampton, VA – February 13, 2018
New management every few months. You will not advance if you dont suck up, or tell on people for every little thing. New employees dont stay over 90 days. Always understaffed. There are people there that try to get people fired so that they can work overtime. Favortism at an all time high. No teamwork.