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Community Health Systems Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
251 Reviews
2.3
251 Reviews
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Community Health Systems Chairman, President and CEO Wayne T. Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility, good pay, growing company primarily by acqusition (in 9 reviews)

  • One of the best things about working at CHS is the job security (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is hell bent on acquisition and maintaining their bonuses (in 12 reviews)

  • Lower salary, office was very run down, high turnover because of round the clock hours and low salary (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    CHS is a wonderful company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    CHS is a wonderful company to work for. Great leadership. Although, at times they operate as 6 different divisions

    Cons

    I would suggest anyone who works at CHS take a course on how to handle the politics!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage leadership to treat everyone fairly--stop favoritism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great pay, lacking culture.

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    Former Contractor - Meaningful Use Analyst in Franklin, TN
    Former Contractor - Meaningful Use Analyst in Franklin, TN

    I worked at Community Health Systems as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    i was a contractor- the pay was great and my hours were flexible. my immediate director was not a micromanager and seemed to respect me. co-workers were, on the whole, friendly welcoming people.

    Cons

    no feedback from management on performance
    i was a contractor with not enough work to do- highly projectized organization so it was impossible to find something meaningful to do on my own. when I requested further assignments (i asked At Least weekly), I was told there was nothing for me to do. outside of general boredom, that would be acceptable however, I feel as though they were disappointed that I did not provide work for myself, despite my only having worked there for 2 months in a quite siloed role.
    very corporate- full on cube farm... to be expected in a transient/contractor environment but, not the most organic setting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    even your contractors want to know if they are performing well, any feedback at all would've been appreciated. otherwise, I mostly enjoyed my experience with CHS and would definitely work there again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    CHS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Health Systems

    Pros

    stable job and good location

    Cons

    Not aggressive and competitive in the market

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  5.  

    Thought the grass was greener, it may yet still be!

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    Former Employee - Surgical Technologist in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Surgical Technologist in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Community Health Systems

    Pros

    Ability to expand knowledge and work with a diverse group of doctors

    Cons

    Use of call for extra staff, low wages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Health Systems

    Pros

    Company benefits and a lot of moral

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like Military Deployment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Health Systems

    Pros

    CHS pays pretty well for Implementation Techs and takes care of all of your expenses. Very generous about letting you choose your hotel, car rental, airline and reimburses pretty quick. Good place to get implementation experience

    Cons

    CHS Implementation Jobs do little to allow you to actually have a life. If you are not on the road, you are preparing to redeploy
    This kind of thing causes burnout among the Implementation Teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start cycling people in and out of deployment. Like three weeks on and one week off. Paid holidays would be nice too

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    CHS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Health Systems

    Pros

    I can't think of anything at present

    Cons

    Don't treat employees well , benefits are terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees the way you would want to be treated. Stop taking personal days away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Imaging

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Health Systems

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Staff truly cares for the patients.

    Cons

    Dealing with your hours being reduced when our seasonal volumes drop and working understaffed when volumes are high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please staff accordingly at all times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company with lack of communication

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Health Systems

    Pros

    Many programs to improve leadership and quality of care.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from corporate to sites

  11.  

    Review of CHS

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Health Systems

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities available internally

    Cons

    Frequent changes in management decisions

    No opinion of CEO

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