Community Health Systems

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Community Health Systems Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
185 Reviews
2.4
185 Reviews
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Community Health Systems Chairman, President and CEO Wayne T. Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company leadership seem to understand that good pay helps with attracting talent (in 7 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Upper management is hell bent on acquisition and maintaining their bonuses (in 11 reviews)

  • Lower salary, office was very run down, high turnover because of round the clock hours and low salary (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a means to an end

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A  in  Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - N/A in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Community Health Systems as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    It pays the bills for now

    Cons

    A lot of travel involved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company is good. Pay is not.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoy working with my team. The schedule is flexible. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Pay is below average but other than that, CHS is a good company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the good employees and get rid of the bad. I think management needs to clean house (including some of the mid-level managers).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 8 people found this helpful  

    Corporate is a snakepit.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Analyst - IT  in  Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Clinical Analyst - IT in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay
    Autonomy when working at individual facilities
    Chance to connect with good people

    Cons

    Corporate is an extremely political environment where you feel you must constantly be looking over your shoulder. You can feel the fear as soon as you walk through the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the talent within your company. Allow your people to look for creative solutions without the fear of being sacked and your bottom line will take care of itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Most areas are great and overall it is a good company. A few areas are mismanaged and rogue

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Director in Franklin, TN

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company is quality care focused and promotes an emphasis on regulatory compliance. Company has a strong core competence and is stable.

    Cons

    Some departments/areas are great as the executive management of those areas are competent and have a focus on getting the job done well and are willing to dig in and help. However, there are some areas, which you will find in all large companies, where the upper management is allowed to perform outside of the norm and/or there is not enough oversight of that area that others really know the extent of what goes on in those areas. It is those areas that need the most scrutiny.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perform random and anonymous peer and management reviews in all areas to determine if there is a consistent pattern in particular areas that needs to be addressed. This would apply to your corporate as well as subsidiary entities. Although retaliation is not tolerated, it is still a real concern as there are ways that it can be done and made to appear non-retaliatory specifically in subsidiary entities where corporate is less involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    ok place

    Former Employee - Office  in  Brentwood, TN
    Former Employee - Office in Brentwood, TN

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    hours of operation are good

    Cons

    no room for advancement in the company

  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    It pays the bills...barely

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Small community hospital. Love my co-workers. Weekends only.

    Cons

    Greedy, greedy, greedy administration. Keeping all the monies and giving little to no bonuses. No opportunity to move up. They offer tuition assistance but refuse to approve you for it because they think you might leave. No weekend option pay. Work everyone at the very bare minimum staff to save dollars which in turn, over works the staff there and makes them hate their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management always finds a way to blame problems on their employees instead of trying to fix them. Isn't that what managers are supposed to do? Fix the problems that may and do arise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great opportunity to get healthcare IT experience, not a company I wanted to stay with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst  in  Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Franklin, TN

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Healthcare IT is continuing to grow, get that experience here and you'll have other opportunities.
    Located in Franklin
    Growing company that will be a leader long term

    Cons

    Ties are required 4 days a week
    Many times you get pegged as a person with a limited skillset, and have no room to grow
    Old school in much of their processes and a lot of red tape for most anything needed done
    Poor performance is sometimes overlooked because of job title
    Reputation is more important than production (good and bad)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to potential, and promote

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed bag.

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Community Health Systems as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    As a contractor, you can make a lot of money in a short period of time.

    Cons

    No life in the meantime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admitting Clerk  in  Pikeville, KY
    Current Employee - Admitting Clerk in Pikeville, KY

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The healthcare benefits are great.

    Cons

    Always short staffed in comparison to the amount of work required by department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    .

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

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good health coverage benefits, no-cost procedures at hospitals, ever-growing IT footprint in healthcare. company is growth minded.

    Cons

    Some leadership say 'yes' to every request without regard for overall good of the company. corporate office wastes more money than they will grant in local budgets. business processes slow due to employee turnover. company prefers use of consultants - who turn out to be temps reading a script.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need for greater clinical process monitoring and accountability.

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