Baptist Health (Arkansas)

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Baptist Health (Arkansas) Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall good experience with Baptist

    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Baptist Health (Arkansas) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Professional environment and most of the doctors were good to work with. Never really had anyone give me a hard time about anything. Pay is decent but on the lower side. They opted for the better charting system compared to other local hospitals.

    Cons

    Better benefits at other hospitals in the area. Staffing was an issue at times. Outdated equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update equipment and try to to be a cheap on patient care supplies.

  2.  

    Only if you need a job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baptist Health (Arkansas)

    Pros

    It is a job and it can give health-care experience

    Cons

    Crappy place, high turn over for a lot of nursing staff, and the suits could care less. They get their pay and that is all that ever matters to them; oh and buying other hospitals out.

  3.  

    This place is a joke !!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security  in  Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Security in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Baptist Health (Arkansas) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only pro's is that it pays decent

    Cons

    where do i start...(1) overly competitive in all departments (2) nurses, doctors, and techs all think they are above and beyond reproach (3) The supervisors treat their staffs like crap. (4) unless you like stabbing people in the back to get to the top i would not work here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management if there is such a thing, needs to understand that working there should not be a competition, it should be a JOB ! I can understand if a company wants to compete with other hospitals, but coworkers and supervisors should not have to compete to keep their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nurse Tech  in  Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Nurse Tech in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Baptist Health (Arkansas) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    RNs, MDs, and the rest of the hospital staff are very professional and dedicated to serving patients and families. Great work atmosphere and culture. Prayer with patients and coworkers is not only acceptable but encouraged. Employees here simply go above and beyond for patients and each other. It was a great organization to work for.

    Cons

    Busy and demanding shifts but that is to be expected at a hospital. At end of the day it was always worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company to work for based on experience as a front-line employee , middle manager, and director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Director  in  Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Program Director in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Baptist Health (Arkansas) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Senior leadership, throughout the history of Baptist Health and today, is constantly looking forward. Every decision is made with the future of the organization and its human capital in mind. Leadership attempts to be as transparent as possible by sharing information and the rationale for decisions with employees at all levels of the organization whenever possible. Daily "huddles" provide every employee consistent information about current institutional events and a forum to share information among their team members. The people and culture of the organization definitely set it apart from others. Over the past 20 plus years I have seen the culture become somewhat less rigid and believe this is an improvement. However, in an organization this large a somewhat rigid culture is necessary; we are dealing with the lives of others. Overall the people who work here do the right thing and are there for one another when needed; we care about each other's success, take a great deal of pride in our individual work, that of our team, and beyond. Finally, Baptist Health is committed to education as evident by their financial support of Baptist Health Schools Little Rock, the employee tuition assistance program, and the support of continuing education and career paths in place to assist employees in their personal growth.

    Cons

    The organization is very large which can make it difficult to get some things accomplished in a timely manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what has been successful in the past. Also, continue informing all employees as much as possible. When there is potential for misunderstanding and employee resentment try to share the rationale for decisions made to benefit the system early as opposed to later. Once people get upset and begin talking among one another it is too late; the damage has been done. While some information cannot be shared until later, when possible attempt to explain financial decisions and how they benefit the long-term success of the organization as they are being made.

    In the current climate it is obvious that spending must be reduced. However, reductions to continuing education monies are lethal. This benefit attracts and retains trained talent, while ensuring that practitioners are skilled in the latest procedures and techniques. Quality continuing education for allied health professionals is not always available by distance education. And face-to-face interaction with other practicing allied health professionals is invaluable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Baptist Health = Great

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

    I have been working at Baptist Health (Arkansas) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Access to education and advancement in position.

    Cons

    Semi Private rooms. Tuition assistance for advanced degrees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was ok for awhile but then not so good.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baptist Health (Arkansas) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I was able to help people thru working at Baptist

    Cons

    Not consistent about treatment of employees. Not very worried about any employees unless they are nurses. Too many programs geared toward nursing and no one else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to ALL of your employees.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Comapny to work for!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baptist Health (Arkansas)

    Pros

    i enjoyed working for Baptist as it gave me the opportunity to gain healthcare experience.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

  10.  

    Good hospital. Terrible Foundation.

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

    I worked at Baptist Health (Arkansas)

    Pros

    Convenient location, dedicated nurses, satisfied customers, good reputation

    Cons

    The hospital's foundation has been hampered by poor leadership for many years. Their current capital campaign has a pitiful 15% success rate. In any other nonprofit, this would get the fundraising director fired. Extreme office politics and back-stabbing are the norm, despite all the talk about "BEST" customer service. I would never work for or donate to this organization again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership has to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    RN

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baptist Health (Arkansas)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and team work on the floor. Great learning experiences. Awesome physicians and clinics.

    Cons

    Management has too many meetings to fix problems but no real advancements. Raises are a joke. Too much turn over because the pay sucks and staffing awful. Way too many political plays involved. Also too many lay offs when it's obvious they are acquiring new hospitals. Doesn't make sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop buying new hospitals before helping the ones that are currently not efficient.

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