Catholic Health System Reviews

Updated June 20, 2015
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  1. Information Technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Programmer Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Applications Programmer Analyst in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Catholic Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Has a very good culture of teamwork and most people here are friendly and easy to work and get along with.

    Cons

    Lots of silos. There are an overwhelming amount of applications. Impossible to learn them all. Lots of people here are complacent and have no ambition.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more access to education and training or provide incentives to learn and grow.


  2. Sisters Hospital -Registered Nurse

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Catholic Health System full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are decent, co-workers are amazing, cohesive work environment with regards to Clinical staff. For the most part, quality Nursing Staff

    Cons

    Upper Management has no value for employees, and are not even shy about that. Nurses and Middle Management leave in droves. "Revolving Door" environment. In the "dark ages" with regard to medical practices; the Nurses have to work "hard" to get the job done since Medical Staff don't provide the necessary "tools" to do the job better. Patient care is excellent, thanks to the Nurses, but the hospital is notorious for running the floors/units "short" with little regard, if any, for patient safety. This place desperately needs a Union.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house on upper management, and take away the knives which they repeatedly stick in the employees' backs.


  3. Sisters Hospital is the best one to work at.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Catholic Health System

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I liked working there.. Mostly everyone is nice and helpful.. Sometimes room for growth. Nice small hospital setting.

    Cons

    I wasn't too crazy about the neighborhood and parking... Cafeteria isn't the greatest.. You just have to let people know that they can't walk all over you.

    Advice to Management

    More professionalism training..


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  5. RN

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Catholic Health System

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small hospital but experienced staff

    Cons

    The computer system needs updating

    Advice to Management

    Great Job


  6. They help you learn and do not hesitate to help. One big happy family!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Security Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Former Intern - IT Security Analyst in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Catholic Health System as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The workplace was welcoming and had potential to learn. As a volunteer intern you get meal passes which is great for lunch. Had activities to get the employees involved.

    Cons

    If you do not have a car then time to travel is long. Unpaid internship

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have paid interships


  7. IT Business Analyst -Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Former Intern - IT Analyst in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Catholic Health System as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, very helpful. Was able to learn a lot during this internship.

    Cons

    Overall a good experience. No Cons as such.


  8. Registered Nurse in Critical Care Unit of Hospital

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Catholic Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great shifts (12-hours long, stable schedule), good co-workers, good location, good compensation)

    Cons

    Sometimes floated to units without proper trainings; sometimes hard to get vacation time

    Advice to Management

    Ensure you have adequate staffing so people do the jobs they are hired for


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good opportunity to gain experience; little room for advancement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Catholic Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    First, let me say that I work in the corporate sector, not in a clinical capacity. The company is so large that your experience largely depends on the structure of your department and your direct supervisor. I have had the opportunity to take on new responsibilities and gain new experiences and have been encouraged to increase my knowledge. My supervisor is generous in allowing me to take time off, as his way of recognizing my hard work. We get yearly cost-of-living raises.

    Cons

    In my department, there is ZERO opportunity for advancement. There is no guidance from our VP or from senior leadership. We are severely understaffed. We are expected to do more work each year with the same budget and without an increase in pay except for minimal cost-of-living raises. Hard work is not rewarded through promotions or pay increase. Senior management is not in tune with the real needs of patients. They'll throw around acronyms and talk about ACAs, without understanding that your everyday person doesn't know what these things mean or care. There is a perception that the general public cares about everything that Catholic Health does (they don't). Strategies are based on these misguided perceptions that are destined to fail. Management is old school and doesn't like to try new things.Things are done the way that they've always been done. As stated in other reviews, many staff members are lifers and have not continued their education. As a result, their skills and strategies are outdated. We must use PTO for holidays, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. Our insurance just dropped coverage for spouses, so if your spouse has an opportunity to buy insurance through his/her employee, then he or she cannot be on your insurance plan.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunities for advancement within the corporate sector. Communicate in a way that the general public can understand and that makes them take an interest in what is happening at Catholic Health - focus on how it affects them. Staff departments appropriately, or if you're going to stick to a skeleton staff, stop demanding more results each year without providing appropriate resources.


  10. decent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Catholic Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    co-workers are mostly wonderful. the pay was decent PTO and benefits were on par.

    Cons

    unfortunate lay offs resulting in chaos. no plan was in place.


  11. Management oriented

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RPH in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - RPH in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Catholic Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People are great to work with. Many employees have been there 25+ years.

    Cons

    Too many levels of management and too much micromanaging

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees take part more in the decision making when it involves the "hands-on" activities. What looks good on paper isn't always as good as it looks.



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