The Wal-mart of healthcare
RN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Appleton, WI – May 22, 2019
The assumption by the general public is that when working for a healthcare organization like ThedaCare, that employee benefits such as health insurance are affordable and provixe really great coverage. That is simply not true. Employee health insurance premiums increase annually with very little raise or feeling of appreciation while working for ThedaCare. On a positive, tuition reimbursement is $2500/year, yet this is really low standard if ThedaCare was interested in being an employer of choice. Curious the annual salaries of the executives here as well as board members. For being a non-profit organization, it has a strong oligarchical feel. Nurses were not recognized yet doctors were recognized. RNs are treated poorly, almost to the point of envy by HR leaders. Eliminated Baylor plan, nurses are not viewed as any more important than administrative staff (to their own detriment). Work, work, work for less, less, less is their mantra... I hope it improves as ThedaCare is one of the largest employers in NE Wisconsin and therefore have a social responsibility...ought to treat employees better through incentives, both financial and otherwise, remain non-partisan especially given their non-profit status, and give greater benefits to its employees (not just the ones at the top). Hopefully they improve, but unlikely.
Not many...$2500 annual tuition reimbursement, 4% matched by company for retirement after grace period
Meager wages, expensive benefits with minimal coverage (many of their employees are their patients), partisan (donated money to Scott Walker campaign and subsequent recall elections), terminate practitioners who think freely, low scores for employee engagement