Tenet Healthcare

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Tenet Healthcare Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
109 Reviews
2.6
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Tenet Healthcare President, CEO, and Director Trevor Fetter
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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
  • Patient care is often compromised due to lack of resources and run down facilities (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Disappointing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits offered were pretty good, they had resources, they just weren't cumbersome to navigate through. The physicians were very nice and the HR department was helpful and great at offering guidance.

    Cons

    No transparency, no training, structure. For such a large company I'm surprised at the lack of Leadership and direction. They do the complete opposite of setting you up for success. This was one of the worst places I have ever worked at in the past 25 years.clear set of expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer a training program, set clear and realistic expectations and operate with integrity.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cannot Wait to Leave

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    In the corporate headquarters, the office closes for a week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. It's like an extra week of vacation. We get holidays like MLK Jr Day and Presidents Day, something that other companies don't offer. Company is growing and had a very good 2014. Free parking (but it is not close).

    Cons

    Ironically, the health insurance is the worst I've ever had. The 401K is behind the times with a poor match compared to other major companies. Even though we have free parking it is in a scary garage that is not all that close. It is a scary walk at night. They won't let anyone park in our actual building except the leaders who are vice presidents and above. Bland and tired offices with the worst cubicles. No one has any privacy. You can't make a phone call or have a conversation without everyone getting into your business. The office in downtown Dallas is making things worse with an expansion that the management lies about and says will be great. No. We will have flat desks. Nothing else. No place to store anything. It is a pathetic and employees are mad about what is coming. The CEO makes over $20 million a year but he won't pay for offices or even better cubicles. He is not in tune with employees. Human resources doesn't care about employees either. HR people think they are operating modern programs but they are not. There is no culture - but they keep telling themselves there is. The way things work there is always at the last minute. The people in charge do not try to change things for the better but instead they say the crazy last minute demands are just the way things are at Tenet and to get used to it. In my department there is no balance. You are expected to read your emails 24-7, and to work late without notice at any time, at the last minute. The dress code at Tenet is so behind the times. They say it's business casual but it's really not. Most people feel like they need to dress up. Friday is casual day, but even then you cannot wear tennis shoes to work. What year is this? 1958?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop behaving as if you are elite and better than your employees. Start behaving like people who run a modern company. Right now you behave like a petty, bickering family-run business. Make our benefits competitive. Fix the weak health insurance. Do something about the bad office environment. Conduct real performance reviews, not the fake ones you do now, where you just give money to your favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not recommended

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

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    They pay well.
    standard 2 weeks PTO and nine company holidays.
    I don't have much else

    Cons

    I feel like everyone on my floor only shows up for the paycheck. That's no judgement, I just need a purpose beyond $ to get up in the AM. We never talk about patients or the impact what we do has on them.

    The place is so big and so many people are confused it takes months to learn where to go for anything. Half the company support is outsourced to Dell and no one ever seems to know who does what. I sit by 20 people and maybe 2 are actual Tenet employees. The rest are contractors from various companies. It makes the culture bland, $ centered and depressing. No one has any fun at work because everyone works as if a 2 minutes break will get them fired.

    They pay well...because their health insurance is expensive. I've never worked for a healthcare company with worse insurance. Feeling like I can't protect my loved ones is a cause of great stress.

    They don't offer tuition reimbursement which makes me feel like they aren't interested in employee personal growth, but that could be me.

    401K match is 50% up to first 6% but it requires that you be with the company 1000 hours before you qualify.. Basically if you get hired at the wrong time it might be two years before you're eligible for a match.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to develop a patient centered culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    What's patient care? Where's the $$

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist in Modesto, CA

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits thanks to Seiu healthcare union, excellent doctors, nurses and allied staff.

    Cons

    Management is greedy, slave drivers who bully employees and track there every move. This billion dollar company cares more about making that almighty dollar than treating patients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some rope and a tree..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Too much stress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    Hard to find, hopefully things will change before Tenet sells our facility.

    Cons

    Not enough employees to get the work done. High employee turnover due to stress. No training for new employees. Being threatened to be fired if you cannot collect money.
    Employees need to be included in the Review and Revamp. of processes that do not work.

    Dead end job, no room for advancement..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking at employees as dollar bills. Stop firing long time employee's who have experience, and hiring those with no experience within the healthcare field..
      Come and work in the department's to see what it is like. Do on site reviews on the Directors to see how they are treating employees.
    Employees should be able to rate management to improve relationships.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only Cares About Profit, Not Patient Care Or Employees!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    No pros for Tenet since they bought our hospital...they've cut employees and make the remaining employees cut hours and expect them to do two jobs on a part-time basis!

    Cons

    Care only about "billable tasks" even if half an employees job in a hospital cannot be billed so patient care is compromised and employees left struggling and stressed to maintain standard of care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit worrying about only your bonuses abd focus on quality of care and employee satisfaction....Tenet is a profit-driven multibillion dollar corporation but healthcare and hospitals should not be only about profits...if this is the way of the future for healthcare, then we are all in trouble!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible administration and work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Hilton Head Island, SC

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very few pros, some good employees, climate of the area

    Cons

    The worst administrative team that I have seen in over 20 years in healthcare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The entire administrative team should be removed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Medical Technologist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    Some benefits are good like vacation but are being lost every year.

    Cons

    Corporate management only cares about the bottom line and will cut any person or benefit to achieve this. This is not sour grapes this is a corporate structure that robs from the poor to give to the board. The amount of federal investigations they have had will tell the truth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out before you are a statistic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not enough staff

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

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    The people here are helpful & we all try to assist each other. The culture among employees is good.

    Cons

    There is not enough staff on the units. The administration howls loud & long about the fact that press-ganys are down. They ignore the obvious reason, not enough people! Just telling nurses & pcas to run faster won't work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try noticing the obvious! less staff equals longer response time to answer call lights! If the patients are not happy (they aren't, trust me!), they will go elsewhere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Small town big hell.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Surgery Hospital Aid in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Surgery Hospital Aid in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is really "nice" and helpful. Small group that enjoy each other's personal stories.

    Cons

    To survive everyone brown noses up to the charge nurse. If your values are greater than backstabbing and psychological intimidation than They will shun you from the group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Passive aggressive intimidation to avoid employees will only work for so long. Hormonely imbalanced confrontations by those in charge is not leadership. Good Samaritan in West Palm Beach will continue to lose emplyees as well as doctors because their management is not leadership based. The operating room culture is nothing less than a Salem Witches trial.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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