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Adventist Health System President, CEO, and Director Donald L. Jernigan
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    Excellent place to work, great experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Developer

    I have been working at Adventist Health System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    AHS is a faith-based organization, which isn't a good or bad thing. It does seem to be that allowing people to openly practice their religion, such as praying before meetings and other such things, goes a long way to making people more comfortable. I haven't really met an unpleasant person but with corporate and IS buildings having a few thousand people it's hard to meet them all. The few executives I get to interact with are friendly and approachable, my immediate manager and director I consider friends outside of work as well as my teammates. There are plenty of opportunities to grow and learn and AHS will send you to technical conferences and pay for other training to keep your skills sharp.

    The benefits are decent with a 403(b) match that's pretty much the standard. Medical, dental and vision are not bad and seem to be on par with the norm for large companies. Time off policy is pretty good with a percentage of your time worked going into your PDO (Paid Days Off) bank. The work culture is actually pretty good for a company as large as AHS and the work/home balance is very good.

    Cons

    It's rather easy to have your requests lost in the shuffle in such a massive company. Politics are always the name of the game so don't expect something that you, your manager, and even your director thinks is a great idea to get signed off as an official project because it is not a good political move. Even when it is something that will positively affect AHS's 70,000+ employees, if it's not a good political move then it won't happen. Management is always playing chess with the other teams which can get aggravating real fast. You have to deduct from your PDO bank in order to take holidays off. AHS corporate and IS observe what are called "modified" holidays, such as the Friday before and day of Labor Day (instead of just Labor Day). If you want to work on the modified holiday so you don't have to burn PDO, you'll probably be flat out denied at the executive level. I don't see where it makes a difference because your PDO will just be the same as your base salary for that day anyway...

    Don't expect to climb the ladder that quickly, you'll probably get stuck at manager, or senior manager if you're lucky, because the directors and executives are not quick to go anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your employees to CHOOSE to work on a modified holiday. Not all of us have PDO to burn on days we would otherwise be working, plus lots of us have project deadlines to hit and can't afford to take a random day off.

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