BJC HealthCare

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BJC HealthCare Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
104 Reviews

3.0
104 Reviews
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BJC HealthCare President and CEO Steven H. Lipstein
Steven H. Lipstein
68 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I have had a very positive experience at BJC I would definitely recommend it to my peers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pct  in  Alton, IL
    Current Employee - Pct in Alton, IL

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    50/50

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Change management- are you in or not

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great place if you like counting time and keeping your head down

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

    Pros

    work/life balance for some, multiple employer sponsored social events, a true pension which is all but unheard of these days

    Cons

    very poor talent management, lack of initiative and drive, no compensation growth, no advancement opportunities, deep resistance to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hand the reins over to someone with the energy and charisma to truly lead the organization. Advance those who truly make a difference and coach those who do not to either improve or find a role that better suits their outlook. Do not let your book keeping practices undercut operational capabilities, which is happening now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Registration

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

    Pros

    I really liked the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Management seemed only interested in the numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Working in healthcare is not a stable workplace.

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Extremely 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.

    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Desktop Support Technician

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Technician  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Desktop Technician in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Everyone is replaceable.

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Heading in the wrong direction

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance programs are new and helping

    Cons

    Sub-market compensation Disastrous IT Leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire 75% of IT Leadership Director and above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Manager

    Current Employee - Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, good process improvement resources

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review on boarding process for leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Co-Workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Co-workers- wonderful caring people work here.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Patient satisfaction scores would go up if the nurses were not understaffed

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