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Tenet Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
85 Reviews
2.7
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Tenet Healthcare President, CEO, and Director Trevor Fetter
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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.  

    Physician Practices

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Roswell, GA

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

    Pros

    They offer a full benefits package - health, dental, vision, 401K. They don't expect any nights or weekend hours, overtime is limited.

    Cons

    Tenet knows how to run hospitals, but has been running the physician practices by trial and error. The success of the acquisition really comes down to the physicians and the manager since the corporate structure does not set up the practice for success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick one initiative at a time. Focus on one or two areas of improvement and wait for things to improve before piling on more. It's a lot harder to do twenty things well versus two. Have consistent training so that the different offices still have some commonalities but understand that different speciality offices require different workflow.

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

    Strong but static

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Tenet is a capable organization with many strong individuals in key positions. Additionally, there is a high level of job stability available for those who are seeking lifetime or long term employment. Job roles are highly defined for those who seek a high level of structure in their job role.

    Cons

    Suffers from traditional large company issues. Multiple overlapping departments that work in silos with the this is someone else's job mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganize to align with operational requirements rather than functional needs to interject operational knowledge into process. Reduce resourcing redundancy and increase individual responsibility levels within the organization to promote ownership and improved results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Demanding, but believe that my hard work is making a difference

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Paid Time Off has never been an issue for me. I have 25 days a year and can generally use them when I want. In addition I get 11 or more paid holidays off and perhaps one of the best perks is that the corporate office is closed during the week between Christmas and New Year's. My work-life balance has changed somewhat since the Vanguard Health Systems acquisition in the fall of 2013.

    Cons

    I still have a lot of flexibility in terms of work hours and telecommuting. Sometimes it feels like I work in more of a matrix organizational structure, which means getting pulled in several competing directions. This provides exposure to different areas of the business (=PRO), but can mean that managing projects and expectations can be difficult (=CON). There also tends to be a lack of communication and positive feedback. This tends to mean that decisions by management and steering committees often do not happen or when they do, they tend to result in rework.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to clearly communicate goals and expectations. Provide positive feedback to inspire your employees. And lastly, retain talent by talking to them and learning about their strengths and what makes them passionate about what they do. It's amazing what listening and a little feedback can do to energize your staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Satisfactory

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    Nationwide locations. Various employment opportunities.

    Cons

    High turnover rate in senior management.

  6.  

    OK experience

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is not too bad

    Cons

    Work is repetitive and sometimes meaningless and impact-less, just to follow your boss's order. Systems need some upgrade. Office politics. Lack of training, some management views training as waste of productive hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Alright

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    It was a paycheck and the hours were consistent. 8am-4:30pm

    Cons

    Unknown future, no one wants to share responsibilities perhaps in fear of being laid-off. You're not paid for holidays unless you're management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell employees what is happening around the hospital instead of letting it spread by "rumors" (always true)

  8.  

    fair

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    have met some good team players

    Cons

    unknown future, very disorganized- unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listed to the ones who do the jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Overall , ok workplace Some political games played by management

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Tarzana, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Tarzana, CA

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Close to home , newer equipment, good education department

    Cons

    Political nonsense and psychological games played on nurses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your Nurse Managers , absolute power corrupts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good fit for me

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    Current Employee - Medical Coder III  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Medical Coder III in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity and good salary.

    Cons

    Don't give you much time to get up to speed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more specific with your interview process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Overall, positive experience, this is no thanks to management or corporate...

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    Current Employee - Office Coordinator
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator

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

    Pros

    They do employ some excellent physicians, my experience is positive because I was lucky enough to be placed with a fantastic physician.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and a lot of the practice administrators are either in over their heads with too many offices to manage, or completely incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know all of the roles that your staff is responsible for doing, I shouldn't have to train you on the basics of the position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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