Tenet Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 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.  

    dissapointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CT Technologist  in  Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - CT Technologist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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

    Pros

    nice area to live but very expensive and the wages dont live up to it. close to a lot of cool stuff and very nice weather

    Cons

    understaffed over worked and under paid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Hard work, low wages

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Having a job, being employed

    Cons

    Unbelievable work loads, it us impossible to complete your workload unless you work 20hours a day. I am highly organized, experienced, and a hard worker, yet my management believes I need to work 24hours a day because she does. Unethical. Can't get time off when you need it, as taking time off is frowned upon. Work will be waiting for you when you return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time in the trenches, see what is really going on.

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

    Not the best, not the worst.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Revenue Cycle  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Revenue Cycle in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Name well known
    Many locations
    Decent Pay
    Financially secure

    Cons

    No diversity
    No room for advancement
    Benefits are sub par
    Bad leadership
    Little concern for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and promote more people of color.

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  5.  

    It's all about the money, not the people

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    Current Employee - Practice Administrator  in  Sanford, NC
    Current Employee - Practice Administrator in Sanford, NC

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

    Pros

    They have a generous benefits package

    Cons

    Upper management does not include practice level management in decision making or respect their expertise. They do not listen to what employees have to say, and if you do voice your opinion expect your job title to be changed and your position eliminated. In the Sanford,NC market owning Physician practices is new and the people in place trying to run the practices do not have a clue what they have gotten themselves into or how to run a practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in the practices - they have some good advice and experience. Let the managers actually manage and not be puppets to the upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It could be better

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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

    the strength of a large company when purchasing new equipment.

    Cons

    Getting funding for new equipment.
    Restricted on what products you can purchase.
    Extremely Long delays by corporate IT on getting resolutions to issues on enhancements to existing configuration.
    Unskilled IT support at local sites create more problems and less resolutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring your IT support in-house and hire more experience IT personal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    You've got to be tuff to work for Tenet

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The salary is very good and the free .edu's for continuing education, the benefits package also. Standard 401K,( could be better) Wellness program and other discounts that come along with the company are good.

    Cons

    The majority of the nurses I work with wish they could work someplace else. Now what does
    that tell you ? I wish I could say it was better, I truely do, but working conditions seem to be going from bad to worse. It's skeleton staffing all the way, working 12 hour shifts with no lunch and staying over to chart . From the begining of their acquisition of the hospital the management has instituted and adversarial , domineering mode of operation. Stringent in requirements and control and unforgivingly severe in discipline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try treating your employees like human beings. Be fair and honest. Make them feel valued and not like you are trying to find ways to fire them. Increase you nurse to patient ratios to meet other hospitals in the area. Remember that kindness trickles down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nurse

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Hickory, NC

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There's no pros. Bad company to work for. Cut throat.

    Cons

    Hospitals are nasty, old plumbing so bad that you can smell the sewer in patients rooms!
    It's all about money game for upper management. Puts on good act but even the community knows that Tenet ESP. Frye regional medical Center. Hospital is so cheap that they use prego floors that looks like they bought it at Big Lots. Under staffed and under paid. Staff keeps getting cut and management keeps getting bonus from cutting corners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're Fired!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Registered Nurse

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, they are supportive.

    Cons

    Now this may be territorial but at our facility...non-competitive pay (we are 20% below national average), always short staffed, staffing matrix doesn't budge despite growing demands of census, uninvolved manager to really fix staffing issues. They totally rely on everyone to pull OT to cover shortages...all the time....gets old. Not enough support staff to delegate tasks to so nurses are doing everything! Equipment is out dated, broken, or can't be found. I have been a nurse for 14 years, worst hospital system I have worked for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    would leave if I weren't retiring soon

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    pretty good hourly pay, opportunity to move around, change positions, try to find a better manager before that one goes away.

    Cons

    Disciplinary and dictator like attitude among managers seems to be preferred. Actual problem solving and critical analysis of problems are secondary to employees doing what they are told. Expect to be responsible for unrealistic demands, be ready to defend yourself, and explain that you have no control over something that should be obvious. Finger pointing is abundant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect (listen to) your front line staff nurses. Think. Stop blaming the staff nurse for neg outcomes within the environment you have created and chosen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Tormenting

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    Former Employee - Health Information Tech I  in  Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Health Information Tech I in Rock Hill, SC

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very benefiting to know someone within to get special favors. A lot of family work there together.It's not what you know its who you know.

    Cons

    Managers should stop showing favoritism @Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, SC, Very easy to get stuck in a position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop showing favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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