Baylor Health Care System

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Baylor Health Care System Reviews

Updated February 14, 2015
Updated February 14, 2015
119 Reviews
3.4
119 Reviews
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Baylor Health Care System President and CEO Joel T. Allison
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Priority on a work / life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Most everyone you will come into contact with has a smile on there face and are good people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • There is little-to-no churn in the HR function and the company likes it that way (in 3 reviews)

  • opportunity to move to another position can be hindered by current manager (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Non-Patient Care Dept

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    Current Employee - Public Safety Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Public Safety Officer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Baylor Health Care System

    Pros

    Not demanding.
    No brains to do job.

    Cons

    Department Mangers are "Yes" people.
    No growth potential.
    I am smarter than managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers from outside department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Your experience is directly proportional to your manager.

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    Former Employee - Collector II in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Collector II in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Baylor Health Care System

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent location, helpful coworkers

    Cons

    Low raises, office politics, ethics line is NOT confidential like you're told, managers may try to prevent you from advancing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    House Sup

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - House Sup in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - House Sup in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Baylor Health Care System part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Stability and job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Working the Weekends is hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to work for the starting job

    Former Employee - Bio Statistician in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Bio Statistician in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Baylor Health Care System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You have chances to work with some best physicians, scientists, and nurses. The top managers appreciate the value of good research. Working environment is relaxing.

    Cons

    They sack even good people if finance does not look so good. Manages are always come and go. So do with the staff. Sometimes employee does not have a sense of stability.

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

    So great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse Tech in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Nurse Tech in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Baylor Health Care System part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I love this place and the people and feel that staff are treated well

    Cons

    It's the lowest paying hospital in Dallas. The area around the hospital is really sketchy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    It's just hard being an in-patient nurse anywhere.

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Grapevine, TX

    I worked at Baylor Health Care System

    Pros

    The location was great and the coworkers were great.

    Cons

    Increased patient load, decreased PCTs and unit secretaries, make for very busy work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they know what to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    All about the nurses and doctors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Security Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Information Security Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Baylor Health Care System full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    decent benefits, the team member level is awesome, everyone is ridiculously polite so much that they'll never confront you but will run tell your boss if they don't like something you did (that is probably a con, but for non-confrontational people that is a pro). They provide individual cubes in most areas for IT staff and if there is a bull pen layout it is very large with a center collaboration table. The building and facilities are nice and free coffee almost everywhere.

    Cons

    No remote work for information security team. Key leaders in the security department do not have any security background or training and constantly do drive-by assignments skipping multiple levels of management. They have no defined security policies which trickles down into chaos and inconsistent decision making from leadership, they lack defined priorities. Don't expect the organization to know anything about IT or care about it, because everything is about the doctors and patient-facing health care providers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Document priorities in addition to the goals you have for staff. Actually get priorities, not just a list of things you hope to achieve and if everything is important then nothing is important - this is a serious problem in your infosec group. Learn to force problem resolution to the lowest level and mentor your team with specific events and details on their flaws to help them grow, vague generic coaching doesn't work for everyone. Don't hide or cover up your short comings on internal audits, those are freebies when a failing grade doesn't hurt as badly as when it comes time for game day real audits. ***You are failing in PCI compliance very badly as an enterprise and you can do better. ***

    Hire a security auditor and do not put them in the security department, put them in compliance. You cannot allow the security team to check their own homework or any other IS department's homework. This person needs to be removed from pressure to change audit assessment findings because they work in the same department as the rest of the IS people. I should know, I faced that very same unethical pressure.

    Trust your people who have proven dedication to the job to work remote one or two days a week, you'll get more out of them when they don't fight 2+ hours of traffic every day. I people aren't nurses, so stop comparing them to them. Stop trying to liken the schedule options because they are completely different personality types and industry norms. The security leadership needs to spend some time to get to know the NTX culture before you start judging them and calling them 'spoiled' and 'cry babies'.

    Stop insisting they use their personal cell phones to support the business because they can't use business resources to support their personal life. Quit with the knee-jerk reactions to every idea or whine you get about security. Stop insisting on folks documenting processes and procedures and implementing technical controls until you codify and approve a unified set of security policies because a policy drives a standard which is translated into guidance and implemented in to procedures. You're putting the cart before the horse and leaving your security team powerless without policies to refer to not to mention it is creating inconsistent customer support because there's too much subjective decision making going on. Finally, listen to the suggestions from your network infrastructure team, they really know what they are doing and can save the organization some serious money while stepping up security but you are ignoring them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nurse for Baylor

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baylor Health Care System

    Pros

    great open door policy, Christian beliefs

    Cons

    not everyone pulls their weight but that's normal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good place to work great atmosphere but pay is a little low

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    Current Employee - Surgical Tech in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Surgical Tech in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Baylor Health Care System full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a challenge and it keeps you engaged, your in a very specialized field

    Cons

    Pay is low and raises are small people train here and then leave for more money someplace else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Med level management- keep doing what you doing your great. Upper managment- if pay is not competative people are going to continue to leave, there is a saying at work " we train them and they pay them" meaning they get trained and then get hired some place else for more money

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Strong, Growing company

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

    I have been working at Baylor Health Care System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing health care system in terms of quality
    Senior Leadership has a great vision for the future - also transparent
    401K
    Culture

    Cons

    Benefits could be a bit better
    Salary is a bit below market, but it's a not-for-profit system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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