Paramedic (Current Employee) – Lockhart, Texas – August 10, 2018
I have worked many EMS-Paramedkc jobs and this is by far the worst. The stress of the job is a piece of cake compared to dealing with the back stabbing co workers who like to play games and cliches. They intentionally start rumors and accuse others that aren’t a part of their cliche by making you feel that your job is constantly on the line to be fired.
Seton used to be a great company to work for, before Ascension took over. After Seton switched CEO’s and Department heads the management became more concerned about making a buck than patient care. Overworked nursing staff and long floor hours, under funded departments, and insufficient supplies. But hey I was getting paid more than the people with masters degrees :/
Worked here part-time while I attended graduate school, so wasn't real involved in the day to day operations. I don't know what else to say. This was a part-time position while I was in graduate school
There has been a lot of change- not all for the better
Registered Nurse II (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 28, 2018
I have worked for this company for over 8 years; things have changed so much over that time. They are not as employee focused as they used to be. It's about the bottom line, numbers, and surveys. All of these things have a place in healthcare but there needs to be balance.
All clinical shifts are 12 hours, they do not hire for positions that are shorter. Pay in the Austin area is significantly lower than comparable markets in San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston (even though cost of living is more expensive here).
Raises are not guaranteed, and don't keep up with cost of living increases. There is high turn over in new nurses (and I work in a unit that you wouldn't necessarily expect to see that). There is more value placed on recruiting new people than there is in keeping staff that they currently have - staff with knowledge, experience, and many years under their belt.
It's been a good ride, but I am ready for a change.
Staff Radiographer M CT R (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – June 18, 2018
The Seton Family of Hospitals is in transition since the merge with Ascension Health. It has changed the work environment greatly. They were very good to me and allowed me to have a very malleable schedule and allowed me to work at most of the facilities.
Coworkers were amazing and supportive as well as collegial. Supervisor was great! I was able to utilize all my experience prior to working for Seton including the use of art, poetry and music. On-Calls were challenging resulting in long hours responding to staff, patients, and families at 4 hospitals at a time. Exhausting but rewarding!
Camaraderie with staff. Mutual support. Great place to learn and grow.
Response time during mutiple deaths at more than one hospital
Ascension, Seton Heathcare Family's parent company, has LOTS of work to do to improve hospital services and work environment. Retention is very bad and the hospitals are in the midst of trying to survive a budget crisis. Not a great time to work for organization.
Seton could be a great place to work if they had a good management team, but they don't. They refuse to hire experience people for management but instead hire poor leaders from within who are apart of the buddy system; People who wont promote good change and who they can mentally control. Every manager I had was horrible and did not know my job. They refused to properly train me but wrote me up constantly. I had no choice but to quit! It was horrible!