Vanguard Health Systems
2.8 of 5 18 reviews
www.vanguardhealth.com Nashville, TN 5000+ Employees

Vanguard Health Systems Reviews

Updated Feb 12, 2014

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2.8 18 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

Vanguard Health Systems Chairman and CEO Charlie Martin Jr.

Charlie Martin Jr.

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A great environment in which to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Nashville, TN

    ProsSenior Management are generous with salary and benefits.

    ConsThey are being sold to Tenet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThank you for all you did for your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a pleasant place to work.

    Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee)
    Marietta, GA

    ProsExcellent therapy department. Rehab area of facility does an outstanding Job.

    ConsAmount of patients given to staff makes it difficult to give patients what they deserve.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to staff and rethink the assignments on LTC.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Health system

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsAllowed for mobility in career advancement and opportunities to work with multi-disciplinary teams. Facilities were located around the valley, making it a close drive depending on where you are living.

    ConsPoor pay and lack of development and retention practices, has led to much turnover at all levels of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Less than forthcoming

    Data Center Analyst (Current Employee)
    Berwyn, IL

    ProsIf you manage to get a job working with their I.T. department, then you may be blessed to be in a position to grow and learn.

    ConsThe weasels running the particular hospital I work at refuse to give a concrete end date for our positions and prefer to jerk people around.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit acting like spineless worms, man up and tell people what's really going on.

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    Corporatocracy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Pros- Many of the hospitals have patient programs and services which are distinguished or accredited.
    - The company offers many additional employee benefits programs besides health and dental insurance to full time and part time employees. This includes, but is not limited to tobacco-cessation programs, employee assistance programs, and tuition assistance programs.
    - Multiple nation-wide locations allow for employees to transfer positions across geographies.

    Cons- Since late 2011, there have been several waves of job cuts, geographical job shifting along with organizational restructuring and department outsourcing across many Vanguard hospitals. This includes, but is not limited to: accounting, payroll, information systems, middle management and directors, hospital transporters, hospital interpreters, patient advocates, and chaplains. This was cited as being because of decreases in patient volume and in government reimbursement funding.
    - During the 2012 fiscal year for the Chicago Market hospitals, no employee merit raises nor matches to employee retirement were made. But, during the following fiscal year (2013) the Chicago Market President was awarded 28,559 shares of stock in the company.
    - Inconsistency across market hospitals. Depending on the market you hired in, there may be no standardized training program for your position. Many employees must "hit the ground running".
    - A non-exempt person hired as per diem (registry) without benefits who then transfers into a part-time or full-time position with benefits is offered a lower hourly rate than what they were hired with. Additionally, unless you are hired as an exempt salaried employee, negotiating with Vanguard recruiters is often difficult and lengthy.
    - Depending on the market, Vanguard serves its employees as it's own health insurance firm by using their own staff physicians as plan providers. However, many physicians physically located across the hospitals are not Vanguard employees, but are part of their own medical group or are independent contractors. Additionally, some of the health insurance coverages are minimal to non-existent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rapidly developing system in Chicago.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Berwyn, IL

    ProsThere is a lot of growth and learning opportunities.

    ConsVanguard is a conservative organization and that can sometimes hinder progress.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Vanguard Health for Life

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBig company with lots of opportunities nationally. Willing to invest in employees.

    ConsToo much going on. They are constantly changing their mind on the future and strategy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick a simple & effective strategy and stick to it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Has it's ups & downs

    Nurse (Current Employee)

    ProsMany company perks, company engagement

    ConsLeadership changes usually have a ripple effect.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your focus for each facility and don't change the rules in the middle of the game.

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    Fast paced

    Desktop Support (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany encourages staff to be creative and is receptive to new technologies

    ConsTo many projects to keep up

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep moving forward

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits, love my co-workers, no stress environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI work at one of the Health Systems that Vanguard owns. Overall, I like working there b/c of benefits, I have no long hours, everything is very routine. Once you get your job down you can pretty much do it in your sleep.

    ConsNo upward mobility. Also, we tend to be treated like children by management team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be more recognition for lower rank jobs, these are the people actually doing all the work. More communication please, let us know the big picture. However, this might not be a Vanguard problem it could just be our Sr management team.

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