BJC HealthCare

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BJC HealthCare Reviews

Updated February 15, 2015
Updated February 15, 2015
121 Reviews
3.2
121 Reviews
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BJC HealthCare President and CEO Steven H. Lipstein
Steven H. Lipstein
75 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company provides good work-life balance through flex time and alternative work environment (in 15 reviews)

  • Ability to work from home for most positions (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There really are no cons that I am aware of to working here (in 5 reviews)

  • Management did not respond in a timely manner to staffing needs until work/life balance was seriously compromised (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    It is an ok place to work. Things mostly are slow since they are dealing with human life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    Good benefits. dental..education...fully vested if you work for 5 years or more

    Cons

    Very little career growth. 401k match is a so small. Maximum of 1.75%

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience. Lots of learning.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Safety Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great efficient manager

    Cons

    There are no cons identified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    My experience is very professional & engaging.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reimbursement Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Reimbursement Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very competitive salaries
    Challenging work environment
    Research & Development
    Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    Communication between internal departments needs improvement. Management can also improve their directing style of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate more efficiently & frequently with your subordinates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    BJC nurse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    opportunities for professional development, teaching hospital, great resources and staff

    Cons

    Low salary, bad working grid

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very dissatisfied with management from top to bottom, not with my dismissal though.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I believed I was making a difference in people's lives everyday. From helping my co-workers, to working on a project for management, or saving somebody's life through information technology. I was very satisfied with the job!

    Cons

    Management looks out for themselves. Do not let "Healthcare" fool you, I worked there for many years then I was diagnosed with a disease late in my employment. After that management tore me down emotionally and drained my confidence terribly. They picked on me continuously by way of scheduling or just being outright mean, so I fell into deep depression and wanted to end my life. Fortunately it didn't come to that. With the help of my spouse, I was able to overcome my depression.
    I absolutely loved my job.. but often I felt like I was the only one who did. I could have retired in my 40's if I earned money for every time I had to listen to somebody complain about "the job". Not just co-workers, but management as well. I was actually told by the department manager that "everybody" at BJC complains, which I did not see as a positive outlook from a department head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit worrying about the bottom line so much and fix employee satisfaction. If your employees are happy, everything else will fall in line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Time for a change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Assistant
    Current Employee - Project Assistant

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    Tuition assistant but that has changed this year

    Cons

    Once you get pigeon hole in a role they expect you to stay. No room for growth unless your clinical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up doors of opportunity to a facet of roles. Value each person and review their skills and encourage growth.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    If looking for a large company, this one is better than many

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive work environment/co-workers. Supports employee educational growth.

    Cons

    Consistently inadequate in dealing with poor performers. Annually expresses interest in employee input/engagement then squashes any changes that were made due to annual cutbacks etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The seesaw of employee engagement vs. perceived short-term needs results in cynical employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    BJC HealthCare is a great place if you want to help your community and value work/life balance over other benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I work in the corporate offices and have noted the following benefits:
    • Rarely do I have to pull extra hours or long days to meet deadlines
    • Scheduling off or around personal activities (sick kids, taking car to the shop, …) has never been a hassle
    • Managers do not micromanaging my activities
    • Salary when starting out was competitive
    • Leadership is fiscally responsible

    Cons

    I work in the corporate offices and have noted the following restrictions:
    • Pay raises and bonuses are limited and small
    • Flex scheduling, telecommuting and other modern work environments are not widely supported
    • External professional development opportunities (conferences, trade group sponsorship,…) are limited
    • Software and technology updates, adoption and implementation is slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain your focus on financial responsibility, but look for opportunities to reward employees. In this regard, my salary was competitive when I started, but is no longer. One reward for these employees would be to update policies to allow for flex scheduling and telecommuting. These benefits will support your work/life balance focus and offset the pay raise and bonus limitations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love the company, indifferent on the floor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Florissant, MO
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Florissant, MO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Biggest hospital system in St. Louis, great benefits, training is consistent and relevant.

    Cons

    Unobtainable scores for bonuses, "politics" of nursing staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop favoritism and picking on certain employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fine company to work for

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

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Established company under good financial management

    Cons

    Promotions are not usually merit based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proven succession plans and professional development tracks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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