Press Ganey Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
95 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Get the opportunity to work from home and the company offers terrific benefits (vacation/insurance) (in 5 reviews)

  • Still has some great people doing some good things (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Every position does require a lot of work but you do get recognized for your hard work (in 5 reviews)

  • New management has come in and destroyed what was a great company (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great if you are an executive....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good experience, I don't do a lot and I get my personal things done.

    Cons

    Bad pay,I basically am a high paid nanny, maid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regional Director

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    Current Employee - Regional Director in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great theoretical product space and future in healthcare market

    Cons

    Poor management skill set with Nepotistic mentality, poor culture- Company has recently hired a number of previous Broadland employees into management and executive position who either never made the cut to work with MedAssets or couldn't make the cut once the got to med assets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with the people who got you here not unethical leaders from other organizations that were let go because the couldn't cut the muster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    You need to be an entrepreneur

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

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. if you have a great idea and share it - you can make it a reality
    2. We now have the right senior leadership - with Dr. Lee - to articulate our true mission
    3. Quality of life - working virtually ensures it

    Cons

    1. Yes - you must work hard. You had better care about the patient experience. If you do not - this will not be a fit for you.
    2. You must be patient. Our corporate culture is growing - getting better every day. We are not there yet - and you will be happier here if you can take a longer-term view.
    3. Most people on either coast take a pay cut for quality of life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Make yourself accessible.
    2. Stop promoting family members - or at least give others an equal opportunity at those newly-created positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed

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

    I worked at Press Ganey

    Pros

    Was a small company with a tremendous focus on patient/ employee/ physician satisfaction metrics, measurement, reporting, and helping clients scientifically understand their feedback and how to use it to improve.

    Cons

    Turned focus away from measurement; multiple clients and employees have left and continue to search for a company that truly focuses on accurate reporting of experiences. Several new management teams have come in and thrown the company off the rails. So many good people left, and continue to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to your roots - return to your core business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Press Ganey part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good people, great field, hard work will pay off

    Cons

    undergoing transition, so tough to know where you stand at times

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great colleagues, incompetent upper management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time

    Pros

    Fellow colleagues are very supportive. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Upper management asks for constant feedback about work conditions and never seem to do anything about it. It's like talking to a wall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop putting the cart before the horse. Have a set timeline for employees with respect to internal improvements. After years of hearing "we're working on it," people become disheartened.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disapointing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, hours flexibility.Able to work remotely.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Cut throat, cold working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Human.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    The company started out great, has become greedy and not employee oriented

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    Former Employee - Comment Processor
    Former Employee - Comment Processor

    I worked at Press Ganey full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Insurance benefits were really good at the time. Well as long as it wasn't for a family, but for a single person, however the opportunity for different types of benefits was good.

    Cons

    No job security, constant scrutiny, they are money oriented for the higher ups in the company, not employee oriented, constant pressure, crazy expectations, knowledge of being fired at any moment for no reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to how the company was run when Dr. Hall was there, it has gone down since him leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    A great company goes down hill

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wakefield, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wakefield, MA (US)

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    At the rate people are leaving, they are likely to get desparate to hire replacements. There could be a good opportunity for someone who is looking at the end of 2013. There is still some level of accomodation of work/home balance but I am not sure that it will last. There is still the possibility that if the current senior management is replaced that Press Ganey could be a great company again. There are people who are being kept from doing that today.

    Cons

    The company is very short term focussed. This makes them do things that can have good immediate financial results but are likely to have fatal consequences in the future. The technical debt is enourmous and growing. Individuals do not matter in the company. It is clear that the management perception is that everyone is interchangable and easily replaced. The power structure is very buddy oriented, what was once called the old boys club (but with no gender discrimination at Press Ganey). Being the buddy of the next level up is far more important than competence. It appears that the company is in serious financial straights that has been well hidden from the financial analysts and investors. In the last two years, there has been one bonus paid (The CEO said that based on the financials it should not have been paid) and basically no raises even for exceptional performance according to the CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is time to stop putting bandaids on fatal wounds. A vision for what the company wants to be is needed and needs to be sufficiently concrete that it can be realized. The greatest weakness of the senior management team is that there is little to no competence in the area of leadship. When the new senior management team came in, there was a grand vision which failed because the senior management did not know how to make the vision feel real and achievable. When it came down to actually planning a transition from the current state to the future state, the senior management could not develop the plans to make it achievable. Instead they assumed that they could start from absolute scratch and by some miracle, the company would arrive at that vision.

    You need to bring some people with real leadership skills into the company to compensate for the lack of these skills at the senior management level. Promoting people who are bullies and who pontificate with obviously no knowledge about their topic will not hlep build confidence in the "leadeship" of the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Changes needed before it's too late

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Press Ganey full-time

    Pros

    There are still some good people people there who understand the business and produce most of the value.

    Cons

    New management has come in and destroyed what was a great company. When they got there in 2012, they assumed everything was broken and needed to be fixed. There were a couple key areas that needed some attention, but the majority of the company and people were in good shape. What ended up happening is that they were forced to make layoffs because of their poor decisions and since then there has been a mass exodus of the remaining employees (across several departments). Management really doesn't care and treats everyone as if they are replaceable. That attitude towards the employees continues to drive more people away. The management team is a bunch of buddies that move from company to company and are more concerned with protecting each other than actually adding any value to the companies they manage. The current management team is terrible, but the root cause is 3 consecutive poor CEO choices in 5 years since Vestar bought the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has no idea how good the company was before they destroyed it because because they cannot fathom it functioning without them. In reality they are the ones responsible for most of the problems the company is now experiencing. Pick up your buddies and leave before things are beyond repair.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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