Community Health Systems

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Community Health Systems Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
228 Reviews
2.3
228 Reviews
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Community Health Systems Chairman, President and CEO Wayne T. Smith
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Review Highlights

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
  • Upper management is hell bent on acquisition and maintaining their bonuses (in 12 reviews)

  • Lower salary, office was very run down, high turnover because of round the clock hours and low salary (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Physician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Health Systems

    Pros

    Good colleagues and fair compensation

    Cons

    Administrative support poor. Not employee friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and consider new ideas

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

    CMSP SLO

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at Community Health Systems part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Doing excellent work for the good of the community

    Cons

    Low pay and little interaction with managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more involved with the people in your department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    No bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Health Systems as a contractor

    Pros

    Short term contracts. Usually 4-6 months.

    Cons

    Market is currently slow. Hopefully it will pick back up soon.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Blind-sided by poor management communication

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hobart, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hobart, IN

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly atomsphere and environment. Employees are very conscientious about patient care because of high percentages needed from patient assessments. Hospital floors are usually very quiet.

    Cons

    Had a very good experience of really loving what I did and found the work-life balance suitable. Like many hospitals today their concern is about making enough profit to sustain operations. My particular job saw a high percentage in turnover of patients in and then out of the hospital. This keeps the hospital employees very busy in maintaining high patient occupancy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much micromanaging done by some manager. Too much breeds mistrust and discontent. Some managers need continuing education on how to manage properly and courteously to their employees. Great communication skills are an important asset in maintaining wonderful employee-management relationships. More can be done to make some operations run much more smoothly and efficiently. Employees should never have to come and work in a stress-filled environment because of poor managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Franklin, TN

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, IT learning potential unlimited

    Cons

    Salaries lower than Standard/area salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on increased salaries and training programx

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Like any company, has it's days, this is corporate america

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Health Systems part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, pay is good, staff, atmosphere of community hospital

    Cons

    passing of the buck, no responsibility, accountability, good ol' boys

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was in a call center environment. They wanted to improve and tried hard with new systems, training and reviews.

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    Former Employee - Call Center Operator in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Call Center Operator in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Good structure. Expectations were communicated clearly.

    Cons

    There was some diversity in work ethic of the team yet all were managed the same. Management did not seem to recognize some were more dedicated and wanted more work. Everything was kept on a even field. A bit of distrust by management because of a few who took advantage of the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and acknowledge those who are working very hard. Do not be skeptical of everyone. Keep up the good training and communication of expectations. Allow people to expand, learn and grow. Celebrate and encourage the things some are good at and let them expand in those areas. Keep other doing what they are good at. Overall you will have a strong team. I think they were working towards this and I was there in the early stages of things being set up. Overall was a good place and they were really trying to be a great department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    over all great experience here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Health Systems

    Pros

    the hours I work here

    Cons

    the pay is low since i have a degree

  10.  

    Temp Admin Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Health Systems as a contractor

    Pros

    Great culture. People seem to enjoy their jobs and treat you with dignity.

    Cons

    Badge color is a dividing line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more diversity would be great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Okay overall

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    Current Employee - X-ray Tech in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Current Employee - X-ray Tech in Wilkes-Barre, PA

    I have been working at Community Health Systems part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Works well with scheduling days off. Accommodating to days needed off. Uniform dress code is tolerable close to city very close coworkers

    Cons

    Understaffed terrible employee parking pay needs to be increased not sure if bonuses are coming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to employees before major changes are made in their department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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