At Riverside Health System, 81 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 5904 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 0.57. It was published on Sep 12, 2016. 1477 Visitors

What Employees Say

This is a physically safe place to work.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".

What They Do

We asked Riverside Health System to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Riverside Health System has a tradition of community involvement spanning more than 100 years. We are an integrated health system that provides care from birth through end of life in our Acute, Medical Group and Lifelong Health divisions.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Newport News, Virginia US Sites: 209
Major Locations: Newport News, Virginia; Gloucester, Virginia; Williamsburg, Virginia; Nassawadox, Virginia; Hampton, Virginia; Tappahannock, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Onley, Virginia US Employees: 8,239
US Revenues: $1,149.8 million Worldwide Revenues: $1,149.8 million
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1915

We celebrated our 100th birthday in 2015.

Perks and Programs

We asked Riverside Health System to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Team Member Advisory Group: Front-line team members help shape system strategy by sharing feedback with executive leadership through the Team Member Advisory Group monthly collaborative meeting. The goal is to improve communication, enhance trust and help Riverside continue to grow as a great place to work.
  • Emerging Leaders Academy: This annual program combines a year of coursework with group activities for 25 high-potential team members who want to advance into leadership roles. Projects include systemwide initiatives and performance improvement activities. Candidates must apply to join the academy. Those accepted into the program are paired with a mentor. To date 69 team members have graduated and 27 have been promoted within Riverside.
  • My Healthy Lifestyle: Riverside is committed to the health, well-being and personal growth of our team members and their families. My Healthy Lifestyle is our program to offer resources and support to help our team take charge of their health. We encourage annual wellness visits and offer a number of specialized programs to focus on diabetes and other chronic conditions. We partner with Health Advocate to offer coaching and more. Riverside hosts a number of competitions throughout the year to encourage healthy choices. Many prizes are awarded. Team members can save on medical insurance by participating in the My Healthy Lifestyle program. They also enjoy discounted membership rates at our wellness centers.
  • Shared Solutions Award: This innovative program offers cash prizes to Riverside teams that work together to achieve dramatic improvements in customer service, work efficiency, and quality of care of our patients. This was implemented based on feedback from our Team Member Advisory Group.
  • Employee discount: Team members get a 25 percent discount for using most Riverside health care services. Registered family members also qualify! This helped team members and their families save more than $400,000 in 2015.
  • Special medication rates: We offer team members special medication rates through our Pharmacies - a unique benefit we can offer as a health care provider. As part of this program we also work with pharmaceutical vendors to offer reduced rates for costly specialty drugs. Access to these medications is life-saving, and the significantly reduced cost is a financial life saver.
  • DollarSmart: This discount program is open to all team members. It features discounts and special offers from 290 local participating businesses, ranging from automotive to entertainment to pest control companies.
  • Staff employment options: We have created more options to help team members select the right employment opportunity for their work-life balance. These options include premium-pay PRN positions to supplement department staffing, job sharing, flexible scheduling, retirement transitioning, pay partial benefits, and part-time employment. More than 46 percent of our open positions were filled by internal candidates.
  • WinShare: WinShare is a special bonus program that helps eligible team members share in the health system's success. Results are based on patient-experience goals and system finances. Riverside added a midyear progress payment based on feedback from the team.
  • Educational assistance: Riverside has paid out more than $1 million in educational assistance over the past two years. We also offer a number of educational partnerships to help team members save money as they further themselves professionally through higher education. In 2015, 422 team members received tuition reimbursement.


75% Company-paid health coverage for employees (More than 2/3 of our employes receive 75% employer premium support) 67% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (More than 2/3 of our employes receive 67% employer premium support for employee plus 1 coverage.)
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $2,880 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 403(b)
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account
Safety is our core value. Our team members celebrated recently by dressing as patient safety superheroes.


18 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 9 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
6 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 3 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Phased retirement planning
  • Compressed work weeks


90 days Job-protected maternity leave90 days Job-protected paternity leave
$6,500 Adoption benefit90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents


  • Offsite subsidized childcare
  • Lactation room(s)
  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Elder care resources


  • Medical care
  • Mental health care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at some locations)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$195,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits

Executive Diversity

Our new Labor & Delivery has all of the amenities for a great labor experience with the advanced technology expected for giving birth.


Riverside is the largest provider of services for older adults in Virginia.

How to Get Hired

We asked Riverside Health System for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We look for people who love to make a difference in the lives of others. Our ideal candidate is someone capable of embracing the Riverside Care Difference, our commitment to deliver safety, healing, kindness and respect to every customer, regardless of location. Key characteristics we look for include compassion, teamwork, adaptability, customer focus and work ethic. You must also value diversity.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Ideal candidates provide a cover letter with the online application. They may also contact the Talent Recruitment Center and speak with a recruiter. This shows initiative and helps to establish a relationship with Riverside. The resume showcases how experience relates to the position for which they are applying. We also are interested to know if an applicant has worked for a health system similar to Riverside with a high level of customer service orientation.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are seeking experienced Registered Nurses, Nurse Leaders, Therapists, Informations Systems professionals, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Visit to learn about career opportunities. They can also contact the Talent Recruitment Center at 757-534-JOBS or 866-929-9905 to learn more.

hiring Outlook

5% Job Growth 13 Average applicants per opening
59,067 Applications received 4,135 Positions filled in past year
13% New hires by employee referrals 1,230 New positions created
1,717 Jobs filled by current employees Yes Recruits on college campuses
130 New graduates hired 12% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
15% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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