BJC HealthCare

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BJC HealthCare Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
112 Reviews
3.1
112 Reviews
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BJC HealthCare President and CEO Steven H. Lipstein
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Review Highlights

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  

    decent

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

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    It is a large company with a lot of opportunity. There are Nursing careers all across the spectrum.

    Cons

    Being such a monstrous healthcare system you could feel lost in the crowd. Some people really like working for small companies and having one on one contact with upper management. In the 2 BJC hospitals I have worked in, the presidents have come floor to floor to have quarterly meetings with floor employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the point of care service. If you expect Excellent service, you need to provide the right staff and tools for that staff. Nurses and techs need to have a reasonable patient load to be able to care for them in a way that results in excellent care. It is hard to make your patients feel special if you have 6 of them.

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  2.  

    GOOD

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

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    The best reason to work at BJC is the insurance is good. They also have good training and give a good amount of vacation.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a con for working with BJC. It seems that you can never get away from e-mail.

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  3.  

    A very enlightening experience.

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

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    Many collaborating environments.
    Opportunities to learn, develop and enrich your career.
    A great feeling to know the work you do ultimately helps patients and families.

    Cons

    There are inconsistencies with how managers handle staff input. Some managers create an environment to have open discussions and decision-making and others say they are while their actions show quite a different picture. The perception is that minimal to no consequences occur for the lack of this skill set. Once enough staff leave the manager is finally dealt with; however at that point the organization has lost valuable assets in the people resources they had developed. In my opinion, this impedes a good organization from becoming a great one.

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  5.  

    I enjoyed working with BJC and learned a lot.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    BJC has strong leadership with positive office culture. It has great infrastructure with opportunities for learning and advancement in career.

    Cons

    Workload is heavy and at times difficult to meet deadlines. Salary is not that great but it is compensated by other benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership of my department was great and very positive on the professional and personal growth of their employees. I had a great time at BJC.

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  6.  

    I like my job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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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  7.  

    Challenging opportunities, good work environment.

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

    I worked at BJC HealthCare

    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.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    A Great place to work.!!!

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

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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  9.  

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

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

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    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 ManagementAdvice

    It's better to be overstaffed than understaffed!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    BJC Positive place to work

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

    I worked at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    Depends on the job you are doing. I worked in the professional arena and it was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Typical red-tape challenges you would expect in a large organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to communicate direction and positive spirit

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  11.  

    Good Employer

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

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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