BJC HealthCare Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
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BJC HealthCare President and CEO Steven H. Lipstein
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  1. Time for a change

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Assistant
    Current Employee - Project Assistant

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    Tuition assistant but that has changed this year

    Cons

    Once you get pigeon hole in a role they expect you to stay. No room for growth unless your clinical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up doors of opportunity to a facet of roles. Value each person and review their skills and encourage growth.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. A great place if you like counting time and keeping your head down

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work/life balance for some, multiple employer sponsored social events, a true pension which is all but unheard of these days

    Cons

    very poor talent management, lack of initiative and drive, no compensation growth, no advancement opportunities, deep resistance to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hand the reins over to someone with the energy and charisma to truly lead the organization. Advance those who truly make a difference and coach those who do not to either improve or find a role that better suits their outlook. Do not let your book keeping practices undercut operational capabilities, which is happening now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Registration

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    Former Employee - Registrar in Florissant, MO
    Former Employee - Registrar in Florissant, MO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I really liked the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Management seemed only interested in the numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Everyone is replaceable.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Radiation Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Radiation Therapist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to have exposure to a variety of cutting-edge technology, work with great people and patients.

    Cons

    Poor staffing & retention rate, employees feel unappreciated, employees feel that their voices and opinions are not heard by management,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many great employees, benefits, 401k match, pension. Top doctors. Nice facilities. Free parking. Good vacation time. Tuition remission. Yearly employee satisfaction survey. Opportunities too be within organization.

    Cons

    Passive-aggressive management, once job started management had no recollection of recruitment discussions including incentivizing promises. If a project gets a budget it will be implemented regardless of the readiness of staff or processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a lot of great people working for BJC just trying to do the right thing. Don't underestimate their ethical commitment or undermine their credibility. Don't overload them and push beyond reasonable workload that is how you lose good people. People don't leave jobs, they leave bad managers.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Information Services is slow moving and archiac

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment where (if you have such a job) you can work from home some days during the week. The company accommodates schedules well.

    Cons

    The company is mired in red tape on the Information Services side of business and to get even the simplest of tasks completed seem almost insurmountable. Middle management, for the most part, is ineffective and a cause for the low moral. The philosophy at this organization is that management personnel does NOT necessarily need to know anything about I.T. in order to "lead" the various groups within Information Services. I, along with others, find this vexing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    cut-throat management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    competitive pay good location Some very dedicated employees

    Cons

    cutting too much so managers can get bonus dont listen to any ideas not their own disrespectful treatment starting too many projects before finishing what they start in tough times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    happy employees make the best workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    IS - Desktop Support

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support
    Former Employee - Desktop Support

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience to have. Wide variety of technologies to learn and support.

    Cons

    Other than having a job period, there is little stability. You can apply, interview for, and accept a position to work at a specific location/hospital out west... and then end up being moved to a traveling position near Illinois within months after starting. They will not consult you nor give you notice of your job changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employment is voluntary. Do not expect to keep good techs when their job duties and locations that were originally interviewed for are changed on a whim without notice or discussion with the employee. This is not the military, and most employees work family lives and children's school/daycare around their work schedule and location. Our families come before you moving techs around due to misguided decisions and layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Contractors beware!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Computer Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Contractor - Computer Technician in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    A few very talented people, nice facilities

    Cons

    terrible management, under utilized resources, contractors treated terribly, no mileage reimbursement for contractors, nonexistent planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to treat your contractors better than you currently do, try planning a project before it starts instead of changing it every 2 weeks until every one on the project gets fed up and leaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Too Political

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The talent at this organization is exceptional.

    Cons

    Lots of good people trying to do good things but constrained by a very competitive leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loose the politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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