Catholic Health Initiatives
2.6 of 5 130 reviews
www.catholichealthinit.org Englewood, CO 5000+ Employees

Catholic Health Initiatives Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2014
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2.6 130 reviews

                             

37% Approve of the CEO

Catholic Health Initiatives President and CEO Kevin E. Lofton

Kevin E. Lofton

(82 ratings)

32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work-Life balance seems to be respected"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Faith based organization with sound mission"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Core Values are not observed, Mangers and Directors have no clue on what they are doing nor do they care"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Mixed messages from leadership means no one really knows where they stand from day to day"
    in 6 reviews
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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood, friendly people. Salary and benefits comparable to the market.

    ConsThey are undergoing a lot of change. Need to role with it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication and takeover / standardization process.

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    Large healthcare organization growing and changing to adapt to tomorrow's healthcare environment.

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and work life balance. Good learning opportunity as CHI adapts to the changes occurring in the healthcare industry. CHI continues to grow its market share, mostly through acquisitions.

    ConsLack of mid-level leadership driving the day to day operations forward to align with executive leadership's vision and mission. Some serious IT issues for such a large organization. Growth appears to be too fast paced, lacking a thorough integration strategy post-acquisition. Promotion seems based on who you know and years of experience rather than quality of work and results produced.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider offering flexible work schedules for National Office employees. Work with mid-level leaders and managers to ensure execution of the CHI strategy. Consider promoting based on performance rather than years experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    There are a lot of good people, and a lot of patients that depend on CHI success, "CHI, make it happen!!"

    Enterprise Architect (Former Employee)
    Meridian, CO

    ProsCHI is an approximately 19 billion dollar entity, sees more than 11 million patients a year, has MBO regions across the US, 18,000+ hospital beds, most people are very "Patient Centric or focused", good energy from long term employees about working for CHI. I enjoyed working with them, and for my manager, Director of Enterprise Architecture.

    ConsMass confusion, recent departure of CIO and CTO, 13 months into an outsource to a large global Indian, managed services company, little to no core (IT) knowledge remained due to mass employee departure of core, native, technical knowledge and experience; mostly undocumented current steady state infrastructure, majority of production is in a high risk Tier 2 data center, CHI owns two Tier 4 data centers with failover capabilities, full BC, DR, data replication capabilities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate clearly the corporate mission, down to the core levels, updating teams on changes to the corporate mission, direction, etc.

    Put the $$ in the aging infrastructure, complete the migration of all CHI business critical applications out of the Tier 2 data center into the dual Tier 4, redundant BC- DR data centers.

    Hire more people to staff the internal CHI (IT) teams, enterprise architecture is critical to the success and future growth of CHI, and to eliminate large pockets of risk to the patients health, and data.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Was on of the unexpected lay-offs but would go back in a heartbeat

    Resource Analyst (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsWork life balance is very valued. Sure at times you work over 40 but for the most part it is not much over 40.
    Insurance is excellent and they always give you chances to lower even more
    PTO is good
    I really enjoyed the people.

    ConsThey made us take mandatory PTO last December
    Lay-offs never fun for anyone and more coming.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on how lay-offs happen. I didn't expect it but everyone on my team was worried for a couple days, which was not necessary. It was announced Monday in an EPMO meeting and then team members were taken into conference rooms the rest of the week.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Started out as a faith-based organization, but slowly moving away from that

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you find a good manager or department, stick with it as long as you can.

    ConsIf you are a 'culture-fit', you will be ok, if not, you are doomed. Remember to drink the Kool-Aid.
    Always trying to CYA, can be very prone to back-stabbing.
    So many changes in such a small amount of time, not everyone is on the same page.
    Due to recent changes, outsourcing, layoff, morale is very low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet everyone on the same page in the company. Let the contractors go, not the employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was good while it lasted

    Technical Analyst (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsWork Life balance, PTO accurals, there wherea lot of good people, there are few left who know whot to get anything done.

    Conslow pay, benefits, fake people, off-shoring, lack of leadership on many levels. it appears even the bean counter dont kno whow to budget, none knew what they had in a budget, it changed during the month from under to over and back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime for new C-Level management, bring in some fresh ideas, current leadership are out of ideas. Too many knee-jerk reactions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I was with the company many years and for the most part was happy there.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company has a good mission statement, pays well and has good benefits.

    ConsThere is some disconnect in leadership as there is with many large organizations. They train their staff well, have updated equipment and are always trying to make improvements.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes upper management doesn't know what it takes to get all of the work done. Eliminating positions, then having to hire contractors to get work done is not a smart business decision?

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    Business Process Outsourcing R US

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCould be a good company if they really valued their employees

    ConsCHI will purchase your company and you will be told there will not be loss of jobs.
    They will outsource the positions to many different vendors. Your years of service
    at whatever organization they buy will not mean much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees the way you expect your patients to be treated.

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    Working here

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsA good group of people. When times are good, they can provide a good stable place to work. When times are thin... CHI will cut positions and work at below normal levels but the work continues.... Relaxed atmosphere in some hospitals but not in the Denver Office!

    ConsVery good gig to be in Sr. Leadership here. If you are middle management , Analyst or everyday worker you will feel your place. Sr. Leadership really bought into the Affordable Care Act and it cost the average worker and their benefits greatly! Politically correct atmosphere where your speech is controlled. No words like bullet points, execute, on target..."these are "violent" terms. Stiff environment in Denver. False friendliness is very common.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay true to the principals that you expect others to follow. They preach equality for all, but live and make decisions on bottom dollars, not caring for their people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    CHI is a faith based organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMinimal Stress, there isn't work to take home definite plus!

    ConsExcess hours, working 12 hours days at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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