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Tenet Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
85 Reviews
2.7
85 Reviews
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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.  

    Professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacist  in  Indio, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Indio, CA

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

    Pros

    Like all corporates it depends on your immediate management as well as corporate. My immediate management are really good. I am left to do my job , for the most part

    Cons

    Corporate decisons sometimes astound me, even regional decisions. But most often those for each institution mad e at CEO level and A team level. Often No aligment between long term / major goals and many decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look and see where the heart and sole of a particular institution is and spend your resources there. Also stop treating people like direct variable costs. Managing down to 100 % (or lower) productivity is a dangerous game. When you expect 120% one day you are going to find it difficult, if not impossible, to get it. It's give and take. Don't forget that. Look at the long term/nig picture. Not qurater to quarter, month to month

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

    Horrible

    • 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 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a place to work while I find something better.

    Cons

    Pay is dramatically lower that competitors. Benefits are horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad company

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

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

    Pros

    High turnover means you can climb faster, but few last long.

    Cons

    Home office seems to think employees are expendable. This is a perfect a ample of how a nation wide system does understand regional dynamics.

    Terrible benefits and pay comparative to competitors. The health reimbursement plan is expensive. There is a discount if you use a tenet employed physician, but there aren't any in our region. Genius! So we are paying more for less benefit. Another home office oversight.

    No pension and a 1 percent 401k match. Thanks for the help. The two thee systems in our area offer higher pay, pensions and 5 percent 401k matches. Everyone at my facility is waiting to leave for another system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    You've got to be tuff to work for Tenet

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Love working at most Tenet facilities.

    • 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

    Pros

    At their Palm Beach Hospital the have excellent management

    Cons

    Sometimes they are short staffed, and the load is a bit heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Other managers should follow the footsteps of your Upper management at PBGM center. They are the best I have seen. Really take time to see what is going on around them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers at the facility level. A-Team seems to try their best despite a clueless home office. Front line staff is awesome.

    Cons

    While individual facilities are run by great people, the corporate entity is as bad as they come. They are completely out of touch and create an environment of fear to gain profitability. The corporate office puts shareholders ahead of all else. Anyone, in any position, could be fired in order to hit budget. Patient care is often compromised due to lack of resources and run down facilities. I can't even begin to comprehend the reasoning behind some of their decisions. Either they encourage turnover to keep costs down, or are truly incompetent- either of which is unacceptable.

    Benefits are beyond terrible. Wages are below market standards in every department. There is no loyalty towards employees from home office.

    Tenet is a place to work, while you search for something better- Nothing more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Individual management is doing a great job. Home office is hopeless. On an individual note, I do not normally advocate for unionization, but would fully encourage it at my facility. It is probably the only means for employees to give themselves a fair shake in our market.

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

    Clueless Organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R N  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - R N in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The people I work with on the floor are great.

    Cons

    Tenet is a clueless organization that puts profit above the welfare of their employees. Patient care is bad due to a lack of resources and facilities are old, run down, and unsafe. I would not recommend my family or friends get care at a tenet facility.

    The wages are dramatically below the standard for our market. The benefits get substantially worse each year. They just eliminated the PPO plan, and no longer contribute to HSA's. It is hard to every feel secure at this company when the emphasis is never on employee satisfaction or retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would fall on deaf ears.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Positive Prospects Apply

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Well managed with a positive culture where doing the right thing is important and valued.

    Cons

    Like other publicly traded F500 companies a big focus on short term results during a period of heavy market changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    sr. internal audit

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

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

    Pros

    great work/life balance and family culture

    Cons

    no room for growth and everything is so structure. management does not like change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    This is an Ok place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    They pay is pretty well.

    Cons

    It is all about the budget, not the patient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying so hard to keep your job, instead remember how to do your job

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