BJC HealthCare Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. BJC is a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Location, Great Place work and give a sense of giving back. When you think of your professional experience the next thing to think about is where you want to deliver your gifts from. BJC is a healthcare environment and business that allows you to do what you enjoy as well as giving back to your community. You have the sense of doing good through your professional deeds. As an employee you get a big discount on the food which is a plus and a savings. Your choices of where to eat on the main campus like Childrens or Barnes Jewish, Queeny Tower, etc.

    Cons

    Chain of command can make development impossible in some areas. There can be favoritism at times or being on the good list gets you where you want to go. There was no evidence of development paths or career ladders from which to choose. Hospitals can still be territorial in nature and often times still operating in a silo mentality. Parking can also be a big issue and depending on your location you may park and be required to walk or shuttle to your destination. Turnover can make a big difference as well when you need to rely of on support for the work that needs to get done and good patient care.

    Advice to Management

    More recognition for its people


  2. Great Company, But as other state...IT Dept has very low salary and promotions are NOT given based on abilities, usually

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tons of Vacation Nice benefits proud work enironment VERY stable...no layoffs

    Cons

    low salary very political everything else is great

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on abailities, not politics. Obviously, this does not apply to all managers, but definitely some. The IT department has issues because is cannot retain its more skilled analysts. Please fix this. Make sarlaries more competitive, promote people when they deserve it. They might stay. People will work for less money if they are recognized for what they do well.


  3. BJC Healthcare

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Instructional Design and Development in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Manager, Instructional Design and Development in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BJC is one of the leaders in the nation in Healthcare.

    Cons

    BJC Healthcare has a very unique culture.

    Advice to Management

    When we promote clinicians for a job well done, we need to develop their management and leadership competencies.


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  5. Good work environment, but benefits were terrible.

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

    I worked at BJC HealthCare

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great boss and coworkers. Knowledge sharing was helpful and many interesting projects to work on. Management was supportive and moral seemed good to me.

    Cons

    Benefits were few and vacation days were a bare minimum to start (13 days), although it improved if you stayed for decades. Holidays were not given and were taken from vacation days.

    Advice to Management

    Continue rewarding employees as much as possible. A better benefits package like vacation days could entice better employees and encourage new people to stay.


  6. Our department gets along well, it's almost like a family. We try and take care of each other (for the most part).

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    --Nice people, friendly. --Lots of opportunities for advancement or movement without loosing pention.

    Cons

    Healthcare benefits aren't as good as they should be (being a hospital)

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the healthcare benefits.


  7. Good Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance/Audit in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Finance/Audit in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, the pay is fair (especially considering the current financial crisis) and the benefits aren't bad. The pay might be bit below market but the atmosphere makes up for it.

    Cons

    I believe the organization is a little too "progressive" towards a person's healthcare choices. After all, it is (or at least used to be) a free country. For example, the manadatory flu shot. BUT...BJC is a healthcare organization...so...I guess that's their job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I may not agree with everything...BUT...the organization is in good shape and provides good healthcare services.


  8. Great Company, actual job quality depends on what unit you work on and how satisfied the nurses are.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits Tuition paid for Career Advancement

    Cons

    Very high nurse to patient ratio on medicne/general med floors which leads to unhappy nurses, which also then leads to unhappy techs, secretaries, etc. Stressful environment

    Advice to Management

    It's better to be overstaffed than understaffed!


  9. A Great place to work.!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to do what you do Able to comment on issues without retaliation My Boss is AMAZING This company does alot of good works for the public.

    Cons

    Domestic Partner benefit rules are TERRIBLE Some departments management dont have a clue. Any Large company will have some sort of politics. This is no exception. In this economy, Raises are terrible. Job description does not match job.

    Advice to Management

    HR should Lose the rule that a domestic Partner has to have their name on a home. There are straight couples who do not have both names on a home. Its 2011 Illinois passed Civil Unions, but that does not help Missouri Employees. You should follow the Illinois rules. BJC use to be ahead of the curve. No more.


  10. Challenging opportunities, good work environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package, plenty of work available in the IT department, opportunity for growth, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Inconsistent project procedures across work groups, poor pay raise schedule.


  11. I like my job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i have flexibillity in my current job. i am challenged daily but supported in my role.

    Cons

    I don't like it when we are asked to do our work with out nursing support, I feel it is unsafe and unfair to the clients.



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