Tenet Healthcare

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Tenet Healthcare Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
111 Reviews
2.6
111 Reviews
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Tenet Healthcare President, CEO, and Director Trevor Fetter
Trevor Fetter
54 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
  • 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.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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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
  2.  

    Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    You get to work with some wonderful, talented and very hard-working colleagues. In addition, salaries at Tenet tend to be very competitive for both the market, industry and skill level. They do reward their employees financially - and for that I am grateful. I also believe that, overall, from a financial standpoint, Tenet is a very well-run company. I also believe that Trevor Fetter, the CEO, is incredibly smart and is probably one of the most skilled CEOs I've ever seen. That deserves to be said.

    Cons

    Many departments at headquarters (which Tenet calls "the Home Office") are poorly managed. Leaders can be incredibly difficult to work with, changing their minds at whim and expecting you to work sometimes ridiculous hours (and often do the job of more then one person - literally!). There's no such thing as work-life balance for many leaders at Tenet. Instead, they refer to "work-life integration." Finally, at headquarters, every single employee is forced to work in a cubicle - including the CEO. It's horrific. There is absolutely ZERO privacy, and it's often so loud it's virtually impossible to get any serious or significant work done. It's ridiculous - and every single employee that you talk to at headquarters HATES it. In this aspect, the working conditions are a TOTAL JOKE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Love the people I work around.

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    • 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
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  5.  

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

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    • 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
  6. 2 people 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 a 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
  7.  

    Not recommended

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Great Community Hospital

    • 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

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Too much stress

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

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