Community Health Systems Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Community Health Systems Chairman, President and CEO Wayne T. Smith
Wayne T. Smith
36 Ratings

Pros
  • Flexibility, good pay, growing company primarily by acqusition (in 9 reviews)

  • One of the best things about working at CHS is the job security (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management gets hefty paychecks while the common employee makes nowhere near what they should (in 12 reviews)

  • High turnover in behavioral health departments (in 10 reviews)

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  1. RN

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Health Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's the only option in town

    Cons

    Poor quality administration focused on profit and not patient care

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and start over


  2. Helpful (1)

    Shared Services

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Revenue Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Revenue Specialist in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has good benefits.Wayne Smith has a good sense of business its his Management, Supervisors, Directors and upper team management that is running good people away from CHS. THEY do not appreciate their staff.

    Cons

    Management is unorganized and they lead you on for advancements the pay is not worth it. The work load is outrageous and they break policies for those they chose to give favor to and hire family members at higher salary. Over stressed work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Management should do less delegating and more hands on . Provide job shadowing programs for a better understanding of goals and growth direction for long time staff. Encourage more positive tram building exercises and give more concerns to staff that go above and beyond. Offer awards and incentives to good employees that have higher work ethics .


  3. Rn

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Amory, MS
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Amory, MS

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good co workers, work together to make run smoothly... Cover each others shifts to manage...

    Cons

    Doesn't take care of own nurses, ins is awful, very low pay for experience

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for yourself people


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Staff nurse-ccu-Oklahoma City Ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Health Systems part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent benefits, amazing co-workers, but this is becoming less and less with good nurses leaving every day.

    Cons

    Almighty $$$$ oriented. raises are minimal if at all and even then they NEVER come in when promised. there's usually a delay of 1-2 times of saying the raises are coming, but everyone knows it will still be another month or two-but at least they are retroactive. approval time of filling empty positions is length so staffing short. would rather hire agency nurses than hire their own or invest in the good staff they have. training is minimal and and staff is usually lacking all of the credentials they are required to have for care, including BLS and competencies. Very top heavy in terms of administration who strangely are never without all of the staff they need and have minimal actual healthcare experience and don't even necessarily understand healthcare terms. Big push for bringing patients in and getting them out, but ZERO push for enhancing or providing safe care for patients while they are staying. no consideration given for whether or not staffing will support the number of patients on a given floor, expectations the same for safe care whether or not staffing numbers will support this

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter, because they've heard it all before. Nothing will change until Corporate Headquarters decides it's a priority.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Low pay and many lazy employees

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    Current Employee - Pct in Poplar Bluff, MO
    Current Employee - Pct in Poplar Bluff, MO

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing good to say about this place

    Cons

    Low pay even with experience. Health insurance is junk, you get quite large bills from using a CHS hospital, hard to have anything done without paying large amounts. Many of the nurses (mostly night shift) are lazy and only concerned with eating and playing on their phone. Horrible patient care!

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to make a few "surprise visits" on the night shift and clean house. People are there for a paycheck and shift diff and could care less about the patients.


  7. Helpful (3)

    telemetry technician

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Telemetry Technician in Las Vegas, NM
    Current Employee - Telemetry Technician in Las Vegas, NM

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Upper management is constantly changing, hostile environment, you don't know if you have a job from one day to the next and the don't value the good people and keep the bad ones

    Advice to Management

    Get it together and learn how to tell the difference between the good workers and the rotten ones and show pride in the good ones and make it known to them too.


  8. Helpful (4)

    PTA

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great coworkers and wonderful patients.

    Cons

    Constantly require more(all aspects job) while providing less compensation. No balance. Very long days OR scraping to get by. Scrutinized./not trusted. Unorganized. Unappreciative.

    Advice to Management

    Growing to fast while requiring too much from employees making work life miserable with no consideration for those who make the money you put in your pockets.


  9. RN

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time

    Pros

    ok place to work for now

    Cons

    a lot of politics involved


  10. Helpful (2)

    Healthcare executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Decent Pay. Stable company.

    Cons

    Fully standardized company. Don't expect to be able to utilize your intelligence because they think that they know it all already.

    Advice to Management

    They won't listen so don't bother.


  11. Average

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Health Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work place. Decent pay.

    Cons

    corporate, very busy, boring work

    Advice to Management

    nothing



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