Tenet Healthcare Reviews

Updated June 7, 2014
Updated June 7, 2014
85 Reviews

2.7
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Tenet Healthcare President, CEO, and Director Trevor Fetter
Trevor Fetter
41 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • My work-life balance has changed somewhat since the Vanguard Health Systems acquisition in the fall of 2013 (in 6 reviews)

  • Great co-workers at the facility level (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • It's all about money game for upper management (in 4 reviews)

  • Patient care is often compromised due to lack of resources and run down facilities (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Forward thinking, recognizes needed changes. Company that will likely be ahead of the curve in the new healthcare environment. Having worked at several other hospitals I will say that they generally have their approach dialed in compared to others.

    Cons

    I can't really think if too many. All hospitals struggle with typical slow moving bureaucracy and creating strong cultures, so I would say that is systemic in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Merger and Acquisition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    We were recently acquired and we are still trying to figure out what our place in the company will be. There have not been any major changes to date so I hope they are taking their time to analyze how the new facilities will be of value.

    Cons

    Feeling like we are not fully integrated into the company has been somewhat challenging. I look forward to being fully integrated with the legacy Tenet facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep open lines of communications. Benefits of healthcare companies should continuously improve. Leveraging the company's size to get the best value is very important.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Opportunity to grow if willing to obtain more education and show incentive to learn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Administration listens to employees working in the trenches. Plenty of room to grow professionally if one makes the effort. Immediate management has good relationship with all supervisors and listens when one has concerns then takes action.

    Cons

    Corporate does not seem to provide helpful advice to make our hospital more efficient. Communication amongst all departments is lacking. The computer systems is NOT user or patient friendly. It is hard to do one's job with such a terrible system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Something has to be done about the computer system. It is not efficient for documenting patient information. The company should have researched the company more thoroughly. Unless the computer system improves or is changed, I do not see communication or efficiency getting better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting platform for entry; stifling as you intend to grow and or develop.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Quality  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Director Quality in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Independence in thought, ability to develop skill sets through self paced learning, excellent local leadership and bright future with recent acquisitions

    Cons

    Minimal to non existent support for additional education and certifications; increased work demands with minimal resources and shrinking work force

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great platform for growth, please establish individual development tracks and training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Positive Experience, Corporate Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stability, Intelligent People, Work-life balance, positive, stable and growing industry, office downtown, free parking,

    Cons

    Inconsistent or outdated systems at HQ, usual corporate issues like red tape, lots of paperwork, action hindered by need for compliance, benefits aren't fantastic. All employees at HQ are in cubes. Very little to no privacy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make time to speak with "the troops" in order to learn about issues that aren't visible at your level. We've had some new senior executives (on the job for 6-12 months) who appear to be clueless about issues that have been around for years and can affect company performance, profitibality and morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Atmosphere and growth have been noticed and appreciated.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockwall, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockwall, TX

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    Support from sr. mgmt. staff has been helpful and challenging at the same time. I appreciate all their efforts.
    Great team players from the ground up.

    Cons

    Unknown future if we are in the process of changing owners, with possible changes there will be probable cut backs. Staff always keep this thought in the back of their minds especially with the change in economy and the way medicine is practiced.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay for some employees --- too much cost cutting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Management  in  South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - IT Management in South Florida, FL

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    On a personal note it gave me opportunities
    Learned how to function with extremely limited financial resources
    Learned to create a team spirit with employees that were asked to cut their hours at least once a year
    Leanred how to deal with change on a daily and hourly basis

    Cons

    Lack of financial resources.
    Management from early 2000's mis managed compancy
    Cutting corners in healthcare delivery and investment in employees
    Hire better quality C suite individuals
    Very frugal when it came to employee satisfaction
    Allowances are made for top management to reward their "pet" employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in healthcare and most of all invest in your employees
    Invest in the facilities ---- do not wait until something is broken before you replace it
    Your people are your best resources ---- do not just talk about it---- invest in your people by offering training and appropriate compensation in realtionship to the market where they reside

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tenet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Billing Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Billing Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    One of the best benefits of working for Tenet is getting your hospital charges waived. This can save you a lot of money and this work for everybody that has your benefits (spouse, dependents).

    Cons

    Tenet is always changing. People are always moving around. Some positions can't hold people longer than a few months. There are a lot of people that have gotten too comfortable and don't care about their work. They play the politics and sit in their fat cat jobs. Communication is always slow at Tenet and with the way the company changes constantly, it's no wonder that the stock is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management needs to trim the fat and then stop reorganizing every 6-12 months.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Support Staff at Corporate Office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    Allowed flexibility for family time, and to deal with children, other issues, etc. outside the office. Very competitive salary.

    Cons

    Downtown location is less convenient than prior Addison location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot of valuable business skills as a clinician great benefits good work life balance supportive team environment

    Cons

    Tough healthcare economy , for profit runs tight ompared to not for profit big corporation momentum is slow

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