Legacy Health System Reviews

Updated 8 March, 2015
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Legacy Health System President & CEO George J. Brown
George J. Brown
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Pros
  • Great people work there, good access to Employee Health benefits such as vaccinations, good benefits, if you can get them (in 4 reviews)

  • The physicians were engaged and became leaders who focused on improving patient care and simultaneously cutting cost (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • This is all while senior management positions continue to grow and grow (in 3 reviews)

  • Benefits aren't that great (medical) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Excellent position for pediatric care

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pediatrician
    Former Employee - Pediatrician

    I worked at Legacy Health System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative and respectful working culture, excellent leaders (epecially Dr Brown as CEO and the children's hopsital nursing directors) but also down to the managers. Clear expectations and effective leadership structure, focus on the patient. Beautiful facility, brand-new children's hospital inpatient tower. values of the organization are simple and well ingrained. Community-focused and innovative.

    Cons

    Financial pressures (which are everywhere, not unique to Legacy), sometimes high-volumes as an urban center which can make the work-load difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen, your teams are smart and effective and will continue to help you find the solutions to difficult problems.

  2. Meridian Park Medical Center

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNA in Tualatin, OR (US)
    Current Employee - CNA in Tualatin, OR (US)

    I have been working at Legacy Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are so supportive, helpful and friendly. Patient and employee safety is top priority.

    Cons

    The unit is understaffed and more often than not float staff who are uncomfortable and not familiar with the unit are working. Pay is on the lower side for the area.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Generally well intentioned people but like anywhere else, this depends on who you report to.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legacy Health System full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I've worked with some great people who assumed good intentions and were committed to delivering exceptional care. There are are many long-term employees who like working for Legacy. Since it is just big enough (although not a Providence Health), there are opportunities to expand your career once you get to know people. I would recommend working here.

    Cons

    Like anywhere else you work, your job satisfaction will depend on how supportive your leader is. It can be big enough where there is breakdown in communication and coordination of resources. Also, the hospitals all have different organizational cultures. Pay can often be less than local healthcare competitors for non-clinical jobs. Medical/dental benefits cannot compare to Kaiser.

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep trying to do too much with stretched resources. Do keep listening to employee feedback.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Worker in the Trenches,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)

    I worked at Legacy Health System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Legacy Health has great benefits, and the people who are working in the trenches are great.

    Cons

    Legacy Heath dose not utilize their employees to their full potential.
    Legacy Health employees work in silos,
    Rather hire outside of company instead of promoting within.
    Poor moral.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of saying you are listening to your employees why don't you really listen?

  6. Legacy is an AMAZING company to work for! I love it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Tualatin, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Tualatin, OR (US)

    I have been working at Legacy Health System part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are so amazing and understanding, very lenient. Pay is great.

    Cons

    I am supplemental so short on hours.

  7. Staff Nurse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Legacy Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great team with awesome coworkers.
    Multidisciplinary collaboration

    Cons

    Health insurance for family is not great
    Sick and Vacation time are lumped together

    Advice to Management

    Make separate vacation and sick time banks

  8. This is my first RN job.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Love the team spirit at my job.

    Cons

    Parking is scarce for employees.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Stable but Stagnant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable work environment and flexible schedule. 401k match.

    Cons

    Be sure to negotiate your salary up front or you will get stuck creeping along at a dismal 3% for the rest of your time in the job classification. Compensation is not merit based, so you have to be self-motivated.Due to budget cuts a few years back, they expect a lot out of each employee- so be ready to bring your A game all day every day. Tried to get re-classed as my workload and responsibilities changed significantly and does not reflect the job title, but was told no.

    Advice to Management

    Consider merit based pay or a livable wage increase - .20-.30 a year doesn't stretch very far. Don't forget the worker bees, we all work hard for our money even though we don't have RN or MD after our names.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good post-grad job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Portland, OR (US)

    I worked at Legacy Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    As it was a research job, the hours were fairly flexible and the benefits were good. The people were great and had a sense of satisfaction with the work they were doing.

    Cons

    Smaller research institution, so the grant funding was not as significant as other larger institutions. This mean that the pool of projects to work on was limited, as well as their scope.

  11. Current employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Back Office Staff
    Current Employee - Back Office Staff

    I have been working at Legacy Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office culture. Compensation good.

    Cons

    Current management is not connected to staff. Working environment is not appropriate for volume of patients being run through. Patients being added without consideration of appropriate time on schedule. Employees continually working through lunch and breaks to accommodate volume. Management aware of working environment but looking at dollar amount producing.

    Advice to Management

    Management is being hired according to degree, with no attention to "people skills". Management has no idea what goes on if office except what is told to them and then management only relays to upper management what they want known. A lot of management is in over their head and this shows.

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