CHRISTUS Health

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CHRISTUS Health Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
95 Reviews
2.4
95 Reviews
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CHRISTUS Health CEO Ernie Sadau
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Benefits including healthcare, 401K, etc (in 4 reviews)

  • I loved the company because of their core values (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management does not want to address the major problems (in 6 reviews)

  • The company history that they share during new employee orientation makes you proud of being a part of the organization (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Big corporate no longer cares about the little guy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CHRISTUS Health

    Pros

    Enjoyed working there very much

    Cons

    As they have become big corporation care less about the litttle guy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loyalty and dedication count

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I should have went by the reviews and avoided this place

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    Former Employee - PFS in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - PFS in Irving, TX

    I worked at CHRISTUS Health

    Pros

    Benefits except pto take holiday pay out of it just stupid

    Cons

    This place is ran like a warehouse it feels like a factory. Its clear they have no trust in there employees. No cubicles you are on a table with a computer. They tell you where to go when to go how to go. Micro manage to the extreme i was lied to in the interview about that. They claim to be open door but how they do that to me seemed intimidating and maybe that is exactly how they want it. They have big boards in every dept for everyone to see that shows if you doing your work or not. Pfs team seemed stressed and very tense. I just couldnt do it. I dont care how good the benefits are if the environment is toxic i cant do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Im sure they know and dont care about advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Diversity challenged

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CHRISTUS Health

    Pros

    Some coworkers were awesome others horrible

    Cons

    Horrible management openly discriminatory towards some, clear favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Entire operation needs new management including continuing care. Concerns from employees are completely ignored

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Run now don't look back

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at CHRISTUS Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a job. There always hiring if you need a low paying job. I can't find any real pros other than its a job.

    Cons

    Everything, cut throat management low pay no bonus program, you get email mails on things that don't pertain to your department. And management is a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more for your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CHRISTUS Health

    Pros

    respect for every individual. Good atmosphere

    Cons

    Layer off majority of workers and moved to Dallas tx

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall a good company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CHRISTUS Health part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best things about working for CHRISTUS are its Christian values and mission. While not every individual upholds them, the overall organization continues to attempt to maintain the original mission of the organization. They continue to honor and celebrate the history, and it is nice to be a part of that. Additionally, there is opportunity to advance and/or move to another area, especially since the organization has grown so large. They offer fair salaries and competitive benefits for full-time and part-time employees.

    Cons

    There tends to be a lot of re-organization within the organization that includes elimination of positions. There has been more outsourcing recently as well. They also tend to require a nursing license for a lot of positions that could be done by non-clinical people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider non-clinical people for informatics positions - think outside the RN box.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Clinical Applications Analyst

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    Current Employee - Implementation, Tier III Support, Projects in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Implementation, Tier III Support, Projects in Irving, TX

    I have been working at CHRISTUS Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team works is good
    Park area provides a place to collaborate

    Cons

    Leaders lack communication skills
    Rotation of on call 7 days straight for 24 hours
    No advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a leader you have to be willing to be a mentor. For those that want to grow, show them the pathways in stead of holding them back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Caring People Who Do Their Best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CHRISTUS Health full-time

    Pros

    This organization genuinely cares about its patients and employees. Some of the Associates have more than 30 years of experience. That type of commitment comes from a sound philosophical belief that they are committed to a healing ministry. The people are very talented. It tends to attract people who have strong religious conviction though not all are Catholic.

    Cons

    This organization is going to profound, painful change. The centralization of the System Office in Irving has led to an incredible rate of turnover. Once the organization was populated by long time people who had a great deal of organizational knowledge. The profound loss of prior knowledge has created a chaotic environment. The organization doesn't seem to understand how to coalesce around important things that matter, that are the underpinnings of patient care. The patients don't suffer because the people in charge are doing a good job of making patient care the focus. But the fact is that structurally the organization has a lot of serious issues that need to be solved. This cannot happen using the existing paradigms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CHRISTUS Health must realize that in the modern marketplace they don't just compete for talent in their own non-profit healthcare space - they compete with profit and non-profit companies. The nature of the organizations that make up CHRISTUS - their independence is very costly to themselves and the organization that supports them. Until the organizations that make up CHRISTUS Health change their stance as it relates to centralization the process will continue to be difficult.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My experience with Christus was very fulfilling.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative II in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative II in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at CHRISTUS Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the patients and being able to help calm them when a situation would arise. The office I worked in was very functional and every one worked well together.

    Cons

    My biggest challenge was the 12 hour shifts in the Emergency Room. It could become trying at certain times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee suggestion on improving work flow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not living the "mission" that they post on the website.

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    Former Employee - Systems Director in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Director in Irving, TX

    I worked at CHRISTUS Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about CHRISTUS is it's connection to the Catholic Church. The influence of the Sisters of Charity is still felt in some areas of the organization.

    Cons

    The leadership is sneaky and unethical. There is only a sham compliance department, which does not investigate complaints. The long term vision for the company is unclear, but over the past 12-18 months several facilities have been closed or sold. No new hospitals have been opened or purchased and several key corporate leaders with significant tenure have been terminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve compensation and benefits. Recognize that tenured employees have significant institutional knowledge that is important to the organization. Improve opportunities for women to advance to senior leadership positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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