BJC HealthCare

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BJC HealthCare Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 97 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

BJC HealthCare President and CEO Steven H. Lipstein

Steven H. Lipstein

(64 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fairly easy job and decent work life balance considering it's a non-profit(in 12 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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    I have had a very positive experience at BJC I would definitely recommend it to my peers.

    Pct (Current Employee) Alton, IL

    ProsGood insurance, positive work envirnment. The staff are really nice and helpful. It seems that there would be lots of room for improvement to grow within this company so I'm glad that I have the opportunity to be apart of such a nice company.

    ConsThe benefits here at BJC are ok if you work full time but unfortunately I only work part time so I only qualify for certain benefits but I'm not complaining. There is only mostly 12 hours shifts which could be a downfall to some but I don't mind working just three days a week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think they are good people they are always around to ask questions if need be they are very involved with the growth and development of the hospital.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working in healthcare is not a stable workplace.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany excellent co-workers willing to share knowledge. Opportunities for advanced learning.
    Organization is doing many great things to advance medicine.

    ConsExtremely slow in getting decisions from senior leaders.
    Open positions take a very long time to fill.
    Management incentives far exceed the merit increases seen by the work staff.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Desktop Support Technician

    Desktop Technician (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsBenefits are normal, however they may be cut in the future due to the decline of payments healthcare receives.

    ConsLow pay compared to other like companies. Promotions are only given if a spot opens up, not based on the job you perform. Decline in job security.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo what you can to keep your good people, get rid of the dead weight.

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

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    Everyone is replaceable.

    Senior Radiation Therapist (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsThe opportunity to have exposure to a variety of cutting-edge technology, work with great people and patients.

    ConsPoor staffing & retention rate, employees feel unappreciated, employees feel that their voices and opinions are not heard by management,

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

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    Heading in the wrong direction

    Technical Specialist (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsWork/Life Balance programs are new and helping

    ConsSub-market compensation Disastrous IT Leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire 75% of IT Leadership Director and above

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

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    Manager (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsCompensation, benefits, good process improvement resources

    ConsLimited room for growth-very male-centric, long hours, cumbersome hiring process

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview on boarding process for leaders

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood working environment, great experience, nice people

    Consno cons at this moment

    Advice to Senior Managementdo not have much opinion

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany great employees, benefits, 401k match, pension. Top doctors. Nice facilities. Free parking. Good vacation time. Tuition remission. Yearly employee satisfaction survey. Opportunities too be within organization.

    ConsPassive-aggressive management, once job started management had no recollection of recruitment discussions including incentivizing promises. If a project gets a budget it will be implemented regardless of the readiness of staff or processes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are a lot of great people working for BJC just trying to do the right thing. Don't underestimate their ethical commitment or undermine their credibility. Don't overload them and push beyond reasonable workload that is how you lose good people. People don't leave jobs, they leave bad managers.

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    Great Co-Workers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCo-workers- wonderful caring people work here.

    ConsUnderstaffing- nurses are frequently put on call even though it leaves the others with unsafe ratios

    Advice to Senior ManagementPatient satisfaction scores would go up if the nurses were not understaffed

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    DO NOT work in IT on contract at this place.

    Contractor (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsCan't think of anything that was any good

    ConsLow pay
    IT manager who is over the Windows 7 migrations was the worst I have ever dealt with in my 21+ years
    Talked down to by the manager
    All the employees of this manager (Perm and Contractor) voiced their dislike of her and told me on many occasions they were miserable there.
    The entire project was completely mis managed and unorganized.
    You were expected to find you way around this hospital alone and most of the employees didn't know where all the service and non public hallways were.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire the manager. I have no idea how she was let into this position but she has no business being there.

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

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