BJC HealthCare Reviews

Updated March 14, 2015
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BJC HealthCare President and CEO Steven H. Lipstein
Steven H. Lipstein
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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. 1 person found this helpful

    Stressful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Care Operations Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Patient Care Operations Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    There are always opportunities for advancement in this company as long as you're patient. BJH also pays for a large portion of your education if you use one of their cohorts. Pay is competitive but not great.The company is always willing to train you and better you. This is a well respected company and looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    Extremely stressful and competitive job. The entire hospital has a high turnover rate. The company has done away with many of the benefits of being loyal. Morale seems to be an issue throughout most departments. There is always pressure to do more with less and the last success is never enough. There is always a new initiative but there is no sustainment. There are way too many meetings and very little progress gained from the last meeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When there are new initiatives put in place give the team the support they need for sustainment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Nice Place to work

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

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    Good place to work. A lot of good people and opportunities. I enjoy my job and co-workers. Work Life balance is a plus

    Cons

    I don't car for the on call work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. It is an ok place to work. Things mostly are slow since they are dealing with human life

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    • Senior Management
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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
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  5. 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
  6. BJC nurse

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

  7. 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
  8. Time for a change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9. 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
  10. 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11. If looking for a large company, this one is better than many

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

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