Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent Culture! Very focused on delivering compassionate clinical care.

    30 Apr 2021 - Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Bellevue, WA
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    Pros

    advancement opportunities are available/promote from within philosophy supports diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace opportunity to work with the latest technology

    Cons

    nothing negative to report with Overlake

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Overall enjoyed my time with overlake

    3 Jun 2021 - Social Worker 
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    Pros

    Awesome coworkers, cafeteria had great food

    Cons

    Pay was less than competing hospitals for social workers

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Advise Emergency Dept Social Workers to Avoid

    30 Apr 2021 - Emergency Department Social Worker in Bellevue, WA
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    Pros

    Skillful and friendly emergency department staff, health insurance benefits (of note, there are no full-time EDSW FTE, though, most are at least a 0.6 and subsequently eligible for health insurance), interesting and rewarding EDSW role (mostly psych assessments/treatment recommendations; occasionally interventions for domestic violence/sexual assault, child abuse, older adults, death, fetal demise), two week rotations with multiple days off in a row (most EDSW FTEs had five days off in a row every other week, though, the schedules are reportedly changing after five staff left within short succession of each other), friendly and collaborative providers.

    Cons

    Inequitable pay (new grads earning higher than staff with multiple years post-grad experience - manager confirmed but no solutions offered), baseline poor staffing/retention (23 EDSW left in four years - notably, there are only nine FTEs), lack of coverage/attempts to secure coverage, discrimination and pattern of organizational tolerance of discrimination/assault (recommend google search: Overlake Hospital lawsuits), overburdening of the most capable, poorly screened hires (new hires with repeated and escalating interpersonal conflicts across multiple settings, resistance to learning/training, did not have clear understanding of role they accepted), not unionized, frequent manager-initiated conversations regarding retention with minimal to no implementation of the solutions recommended, multiple EDSW abruptly and harshly disciplined after providing requested feedback to management despite performance evaluations consistently indicating they  "exceeded expectations" in all domains and having received no prior indication of complaints against them, inconsistent management response and favoritism, EDSW team moved from ED leadership to Care Management - manager is removed and unfamiliar with role and demonstrated inability and/or unwillingness to address staff concerns, manager does not consistently maintain staff confidentiality and has a history of making inappropriate comments about EDSWs to other team members creating discord and general unease and unrest.

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