BJC HealthCare Reviews

Updated July 22, 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. Process Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Technician in Brentwood, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Support Technician in Brentwood, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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'.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Highly corporate entity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nursing Instructor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Nursing Instructor in Saint Louis, MO

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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    Project Manager, Information Services

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Middle Leadership Issues

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Plenty of Opportunity

    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative
    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay is decent, fairly laid back environment.

    Cons

    Not enough appreciation for employees. If you're good at your job, they will expect more from you than any other peers, yet come raise time - everyone gets the same amount.


  8. Adult Nurse Practitioner

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

    I worked at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    Great benefits; Opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    Poor salary compensation; Seven on/seven off schedule


  9. Positive and engaging work environment

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All co-workers and various levels of management are helpful and genuinely invested in helping you be successful. Hard work is expected, but manageable. BJC Healthcare has been a very positive work experience.

    Cons

    Limited office space due to rapid growth

    Advice to Management

    Always make time for weekly 1-on-1's with employees


  10. Great balance and happy coworkers!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible and fun. Coworkers are pleasant and smart. Matrix environment can be challenging at first, but really improves work environment, overall.

    Cons

    A big company, it can seem impersonal and broad. Processes can be slow moving and decisions can take enormous patience to achieve. Many chiefs.

    Advice to Management

    Limit need to constantly reassess, make a decision and follow through, despite late objectioners.


  11. Performance Improvement Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very robust performance improvement department

    Cons

    Responsibilities are constantly expanding which makes it difficult to provide quality work.



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