Catholic Health System

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Catholic Health System Reviews in Buffalo, NY

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
21 Reviews
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21 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - IT Security Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - IT Security Analyst in Buffalo, NY

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to have paid interships

    Recommends
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    IT Business Analyst -Intern

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Catholic Health System as an intern (less than an 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.

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    Registered Nurse in Critical Care Unit of Hospital

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good opportunity to gain experience; little room for advancement

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    decent

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Management oriented

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    Former Employee - RPH in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - RPH in Buffalo, NY

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Analyst review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Catholic Health System part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly people and good benefits

    Cons

    Small IT department. Limited opportunities for growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stable, job security

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    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Clerk in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Clerk in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Catholic Health System full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable company overall

    Cons

    Not enough room for internal advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inquire within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Working there 15 years and the pay is low

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    Current Employee - Linen Distributor in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Linen Distributor in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Catholic Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great health care coverage for employees and family

    Cons

    Non union there are some conditions that are incorrect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could provide better pay for this type of work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunities to do a lot of cool work

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Leader in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Project Leader in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Catholic Health System

    Pros

    Awesome place to work, you can do as much work as you like or as little as you like.
    They really respect a work-life balance.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, not their fault, everyone here is a lifer, so someone has to leave for a management position to become vacant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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