Tenet Healthcare

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Tenet Healthcare Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
112 Reviews
2.6
112 Reviews
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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.  

    It's a job!

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

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    its come a LONG time way since I started working here many years ago but has a ways to go still. Recently we were fortunate enough to finally have a very decent amount of funding for our hospital to updat so many pieces of antiquated equipment and monitoring systems in almost every department. So very necessary in light of the many changes in healthcare today.

    Cons

    Compensation is low for this area. Huge deal made about discussing salary with anyone else (dismissable offense) not really sure that's legal! Under new leadership very recently, hoping this will somehow change attitudes. Hospital really doesn't follow its own rules, (Policy and procedures) except when the JCAHO inspections come up then everyone tries to remember the correct rules not the ones that were being followed since last inspection.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you leave employment with Tenet Health work somewhere else for a bit and then negotiate your return you could end up making more than your manager! If you stay employed with Tenet for a long time your increases are smaller than cost of living rise. New graduates can come in at barely just lower than you are paid having been there for a decade or longer. Really can't understand why management can't see this. What is the incentive to really want to work to your best capacity?
    Leadership? It's just not there. People get promoted, not because they deserve it but because they have been there the next longest and therefore get it. They are not trained for the respective managerial, lead nurse, head tech job but have to figure it out. Many don't stay long. What's the point?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Tenet is a nice company to work for but some employees and management are lazy.

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

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    Tenet has some nice benefits package.

    Cons

    They give a difficult time for taking time off work. And some of the policy is ridiculous. They expect you to be "100% perfect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My experience has overall been positive, I've learned a lot and worked hard.

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

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    I have learned a ton from my industry, have great mentors to learn from, and they care about your overall career path and learning as much as you can. Great pay.

    Cons

    Little to no work-life balance, long hours, everyone is so busy that sometimes there is no one to turn to for help, very stressful environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more time to give employees a break and make work fun and not just always go, go, go. Staff certain departments with more employees - you have the money!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Love the people I work around.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Secretary in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Medical Secretary in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The location is great, my unit has flexible hours and scheduling. many people have gone on to higher positions within the company. They help contribute to tuition costs.

    Cons

    Management is always fixing things late: parking, equipment, and staffing. Administration would rather redecorate for a quick sale then to put in any better raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some type of humbleness and humility.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The Culture is

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Healthcare Worker in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Current Employee - Healthcare Worker in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    work-life balance is subjective, depending on who you speak with. The culture is to work with what you have

    Cons

    Signing up for benefits is deplorable. They DO NOT have a good system in place at all. Then they have the nerve to have terrible health benefits.
    Also....it would

  7.  

    Great Community Hospital

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

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    The people here are great to work with.

    Cons

    Staffing is limited, often leaving clinical staff feeling overwhelmed. Too much pressure from senior management on being profitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing so much on productivity and provide adequate staffing in clinical areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great lip service, poor follow-through

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay, urban work environment

    Cons

    inefficient leadership, poor benefits package, old school office culture, little opportunity for career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEOs and senior leaders are not the only ones that you should look to develop. Without strong leadership at every level, the company will stay stagnant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Don't have to worry about your hours.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Staff RN in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Busy hospital, usually plenty of overtime. Good place to learn.

    Cons

    Busy hospital, get ready to go home tired. Patient nurse ratio, tele can get to 8:1

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do their best to keep up moral, but lack the little things that would make a difference. I.e. A simple gift card to HEB for Christmas used to be given out, now it just a voucher for a food truck and if you don't work that day, o'well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Physician Practices

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

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare full-time (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
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Strong but static

    • 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 (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

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