Ascension Health

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Ascension Health Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
60 Reviews
3.5
60 Reviews
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Ascension Health President & CEO Robert J. Henkel
Robert J. Henkel
14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They really try to 'walk the 'walk' in terms of work life balance and excellent benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Many great people who are interested in developing new employees who show promise (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance - Many departments required to work holidays for no obvious reason (in 3 reviews)

  • Points of disconnection with the local health ministries where they ignore national policies (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I was lucky to work with a great team of people across all the departments. The IT arm (AIS) has some direction issues.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ascension Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people to work with. At the Detroit and Auburn Hills office, there are a lot of great people in all of the departments,

    Cons

    The AIS or AHIS IT arm of the company has a lack of focus. A lot of the departments are too focused on costs and not strength of the technology. The technology switches going on right now are causing a lot of people to leave the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to not switch technologys on a whim or purely based on cost, as in the end, you will get what you pay for and end up paying more in the long run.

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

    Ascension Health

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    Current Employee - IS Project Manager  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - IS Project Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Ascension Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work locally. The staff are friendly and and one big family.

    Cons

    At the mercy of acquisitions or take overs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Data Analyst

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    Current Employee - Data Clerk  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Data Clerk in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Ascension Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere with the company with fun people and activities.

    Also, all the soda you could ever want.

    Cons

    I was a Temp so the pay was not so great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Finance

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    Former Employee - Finance  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Finance in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ascension Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people and good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion path and poor work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sr BI Analyst

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    Former Employee - Solutions Development Senior Analyst  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Solutions Development Senior Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ascension Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This organization is growing rapidly and heading to a better future. The jobs are pretty secure, very few lay offs.

    Cons

    Right now it is very unstructured. The salaries are very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very organized and always changing

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    Former Employee - Anomynous  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anomynous in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ascension Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    organized in terms of knowing what to expect from the company

    Cons

    limited advancement and practices for communication of changes sometimes aren't timely.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Rewarding experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ascension Health

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance (PTO, flexibility), a focus on personal development and growth.

    Cons

    Compensation, while fair, is a bit on the low side.

  9.  

    Friendly coworkers, valued as an employee and compensated appropriately.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ascension Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Given the freedom to perform my job duties without much bureaucracy. Expectations of my performance is appropriate. Benefits are the best Ive ever been extended, just excellent. The management seemed to want to do whats right for their employees and customers alike.

    Cons

    There are a lot of chiefs and sometimes not enough indians. But its minimal. Typical drawbacks to working for a large corporation... Meetings for days, somewhat rigid corporate environment, slow to react to requests somewhat. Things do seem to be improving on that front however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a good job, so keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work. People truly care about what they do and it shows.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ascension Health full-time

    Pros

    Strong stable organization with alot of really smart people at the helm. Work life balance is good as well.

    Cons

    Some things (big or small) take awhile to get accomplished due to the bureaucratic nature of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Healthcare industry is changing and so is Ascension Health

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ascension Health

    Pros

    Working inside a hospital helps you keep perspective on what's important and knowing the care is of highest quality is a great comfort.

    Cons

    Because Ascension is nationwide, our revenue has to help other ministries and doesn't all appear to stay local which results in fewer resources for staffing, equipment and professional continuing education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a very top down organization. Get on the ground floor more and find out what some of your national decisions are doing inside the walls of your hospitals. Longer shifts/on call with fewer nurses for example is resulting in exhaustion and frustration which will ultimately impact quality of care. Also the downgrade in title changes across the board, at the mid level will drive away many of your best people because they are afraid of the long term impact that has on their career/résumé.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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