BJC HealthCare Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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BJC HealthCare President and CEO Steven H. Lipstein
Steven H. Lipstein
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Pros
  • Very work/life balance conscious (in 15 reviews)

  • A great place to forge a long-term career (in 5 reviews)

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

  • Low pay, coming layoffs, advancement limited (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Good steady employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJC HealthCare (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable environment with folks who really do amazing things daily.

    Cons

    slow to adopt change, can make things challenging, but can also be a good thing


  2. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible environment, progressive thinking allowed

    Cons

    some times we are too big to get things done


  3. Patient Care Technician

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    Great overall work load and work experience. The hospital was very educational and the staff is friendly. Working 3 12-hour shifts are good too because you don't get burned out like you do working 5 8-hour shifts.

    Cons

    If your permanent floor is overstaffed due to low census, you may be pulled to another floor that is short staffed.


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  5. Just ok

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Rewarding work

    Cons

    Salary below market. Benefits package below market.


  6. Business Analyst -Contractor IT

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BJC HealthCare (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you like to goof off and not be held accountable- this was the place.

    Cons

    Very disorganized, no management leadership, more like HS than a business

    Advice to Management

    Have a plan before you hire people


  7. Process Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Good benefits. Great coworkers. Good management and healthy work environment. Nice retirement plan and healthcare options, multiple choices for dental and health care.

    Cons

    Interesting projects, but you get little choice of what you work on. Don't always keep the best workers, and there is little enticement to keep those that are well educated or experienced to stay. At times I have seen great folks asked to not let them have the door hit them on the way out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep those that have experience and knowledge. Those that are younger may be cheaper but the quality of what you get is what you are paying for.


  8. Some building are better to work at but overall I have had mostly positive experiences here.

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Technician in Brentwood, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Support Technician in Brentwood, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management tries to be transparent with employees. Relaxed dress code everyday in some buildings. Customized work schedule/location for some departments.

    Cons

    The salaries are lower than similar jobs in other industries and the benefits are not much better than other companies'.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Highly corporate entity

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nursing Instructor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Nursing Instructor in Saint Louis, MO
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is great, my schedule is flexible, networking is great, large company, diverse population, lots of healthcare research being done at Wash U/BJH

    Cons

    Management (they have no idea how to do anything but chase QI numbers that some businessperson sets with no input from actual healthcare workers), staffing, employee turnover, pay is just ok

    Advice to Management

    Hire candidates for management who have both a degree and experience in the field they will be managing.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Middle Leadership Issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    Great people and overall good work environment. Very good personal growth opportunitues.

    Cons

    Way understaffed. They have fallen into the economic bubble of many companies in that you have one person working on multiple projects at the same time and each of those PM's getting upset with the amount of time dedicated to "their" project. There are a significant number of middle managers, this number should be cut drastically. Most I ever dealt with would too often reject anything that contradicts with their own agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Cut your middle level management crew down significantly and hire more resources that do the actual work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager, Information Services

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    BJC Healthcare has a great health insurance plan.

    Cons

    Value is determined by age. If you are an individual over forty five and typically perform at a very mediocre level, you will do very well in the Information Service Department. Advice to potential candidates and current staff looking for a leadership role within the Information Technology Department: Never make a decision, kowtow to the clinical leadership teams and always throw your best IT resources under the bus. You will advance to VP in no time and get your picture on the wall at St. Louis Children's Hospital. This is a proven strategy.



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