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How important is facility reviews to you?

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As title says, are reviews important to you when accepting a position especially if common reviews are that senior management is horrible, heavy workload, unprofessional management and although high pay, the turn over in staff is extremely high. Bad reviews are from every profession from nurses to therapist etc.

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Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

2 hours ago, Toaster2k18 said:

As title says, are reviews important to you when accepting a position especially if common reviews are that senior management is horrible, heavy workload, unprofessional management and although high pay, the turn over in staff is extremely high. Bad reviews are from every profession from nurses to therapist etc.

Where are these reviews coming from? I love reviews of everything, but the source must always be considered. I like to see what else the person has reviewed, for example. Some people literally complain about everything. I also like to see reviews for similar types of businesses for balance.

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

6 hours ago, Toaster2k18 said:

As title says, are reviews important to you when accepting a position especially if common reviews are that senior management is horrible, heavy workload, unprofessional management and although high pay, the turn over in staff is extremely high. Bad reviews are from every profession from nurses to therapist etc.

I don’t worry about reviews because I always have an active Plan B before I walk through any door. However, as a float nurse turned traveler, I never concerned myself with the politics of any facility. Now that I’m fulltime and no longer having to endure the 4-hour round trips, either my current position is just so enjoyable, (or I live 2 miles away and finally getting some sleep), I’m oblivious to the BS.

kp2016

Has 20 years experience.

I’ve never thought about looking at reviews before applying for jobs....maybe I should.

I had one job where more than half of the people in the orientation class at a large hospital I was starting at were starting on the same unit as me.

It struck me as ominous that one unit needed so many staff and one of the HR people actually let slip that Unit X “always has so many new hires” I probably should have turned around and walked out. Sadly not the worst job I have ever had but there were some huge issues. It didn’t take look at all to work out why they had such a constant staff turn over.

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amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

I liked to check out State DOH survey reports. I think it gave me a better perspective on a facility's shortcomings or problems, more than someone else's 'sour grapes'.

And 'it was business, nothing personal' to quote some movie.

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 9 years experience.

I chose to work for a highly rated facility/organization. I drive 45 miles as opposed to a local hosp that I would not take a dead dog to.

I definitely would look at facility ratings. I have worked at a small community hospital that was scary and I much prefer a place where the standards are high.

In a previous life, I worked with horses. Olympic level. Once you have been in a position where quality is the rule, it's hard to do without (resources, staff, budget, etc).

If I a going to give my very best, I want my employer to do the same.

dream'n, BSN, RN

Specializes in UR/PA, Hematology/Oncology, Med Surg, Psych. Has 28 years experience.

Yes I do read reviews and take them into consideration if I notice particular trends

OUxPhys, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 4 years experience.

All hospitals usually have bad upper management. I usually look at working conditions, pay, benefits. I had heard rumors with my first employer (which ended up being true) so you shouldn't completely discount reviews, either by word of mouth or online.