Press Ganey Reviews

Updated 16 July 2014
Updated 16 July 2014
93 Reviews
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Pros
  • Get the opportunity to work from home and the company offers terrific benefits (vacation/insurance) (in 5 reviews)

  • There are still some good people with a moral compass and try to do the right thing (in 5 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    What a horrific place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This USED to have some great products and a culture which accepted professionalism and honest hard work.

    Cons

    Culture has changed with the new management who have no interest in growing the business or expanding client interest in products and outstanding customer service. In fact, you often hear the management team talk about cutting costs and corners and the client will have to just suck it up. Everyone in the organisation at every level is looking for a new job or is in the process of securing one. Poisonous environment and this management team have managed to choke the life out of a strong company in a year of trying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Press Ganey full-time

    Pros

    The mission of the organization is meaningful and there are many great people that work there. People often like the work they do. Their core product is strong. Great clients. Good to average benefits.

    Cons

    The CEO is on a personal power trip and has surrounded himself with buddies who won't disagree with him. Many bad decisions by C-suite and no accountability. Buying companies without successfully integrating. The culture is going downhill. (Many reviews on Glassdoor are fake and written by marketing to improve ratings)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house at the top and focus on employees. A service organization is only as strong as its people. Don't ignore the talent drain - invest in employee development and culture, and you can turn things around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Instead of Good to Great has gone from Great to Mediocre

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Press Ganey full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great front line staff; hard working, caring and intelligent. Wonderful CNO - love her focus regarding the importance of nursing on patient satisfaction. Get to work with great hospitals in various places across the nation.

    Cons

    Sr Management; more interested in promoting "their" way than making sure what is best for the organization. Too many egos. Not trustworthy - will make a decision one day and then reverse it a week later regardless of how it hurts any employees. Used to promote a small sample for surveying as the best methodology - now promote "every patient" as a way to charge more. Have lost a lot of good people which have been replaced by Sr Mgmt cronies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking about the welfare of the company, its workers and clients more than your own personal welfare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    A Hot Mess

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South Bend, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN (US)

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some departments/teams are quite flexible and reasonable about work life balance, including working from home when needed.

    Cons

    Some departments/teams have a culture of constant chaos, tension and pressure.

    The company's new executive team(s) over the past few years have made it very clear that they are not interested in investment or retention of staff level employees. Overall, the morale in my department has improved a bit but remains low.

    The company is extremely top-heavy with many executives paid highly to make the important decisions (or, more accurately, to argue with each other over decisions that never get made, or get made only to be reversed within months) and not enough staff to complete work. Executives are out of touch with the actual work going on at any given time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Loss of mission, vision and values is damaging those that matter most - the customers (external/internal).

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Casual work environment with benefits (vacation time/insurance). Friendly, educated and helpful co-workers willing to help with tasks. Discount toward gym membership to improve employee fitness/wellness.

    Cons

    Major disconnect between employees and leadership. Lack of resources and staff to adequately serve the customers. Promotions, if they happen, are rare and typically occur at senior manager/executive level. Huge employee turnover throughout 2013.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lessons are repeated until they are learned...listen to your employees and implement improvements quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Formerly fantastic currently awful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Co workers, the original mission of the company, the healthcare industry,

    Cons

    management is extremely arrogant with no results that would justify arrogance, A exemplary culture focused on accountability, mutual respect, customer focused, and employee driven has been destroyed. It seems the current ceo and many of his henchmen/women came from a company where they did not survive the cut

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great colleagues, incompetent upper management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  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 for 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 for more than a 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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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