Community Health Systems
2.5 of 5 118 reviews
www.chs.net Franklin, TN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014

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43% Approve of the CEO

Community Health Systems Chairman, President and CEO Wayne T. Smith

Wayne T. Smith

(67 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Pretty good pay for an intern position"
    in 5 reviews
  • "One of the best things about working at CHS is the job security"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "High turnover in behavioral health departments"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Zero-to-poor communication from VP level and down"
    in 6 reviews
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Great patient care

Registered Nurse (Current Employee)
Jackson, TN

I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time for more than 8 years

Prosgreat team work, great patient care

Consshort staffing makes for a long shift

Advice to Senior Managementstop looking at bottom line all the time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No help, no communication, No Leaders

Lvn (Former Employee)
Weatherford, TX

I worked at Community Health Systems full-time for less than a year

ProsGood field nurses.. But they never stay

ConsNo support from management , rules change daily, rude office staff , only concerned with bottom dollar and not pt care. Lowest paid nurses in DFW area

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees , give them proper tools and training for good pt care

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 worked at First Hospital in Kingston

First Hospital (Former Employee)
Kingston, PA

I worked at Community Health Systems full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLax management, could be a fun atmosphere

ConsManagement is horrible, all they care about are numbers, they do not care about helping patients, management love to play with their favorite employees, too many cliques, very unprofessional.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to the management---care more about the patients and less about the companies income or your own paychecks, don't promote favoritism, take some course in professionalism.

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

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No Hiring

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Community Health Systems

ProsGood people to work alongside,

ConsNo hiring, no communication, no help

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your 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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Great Company to get extensive experience with...

Associate Systems Administrator Storage (Current Employee)
Brentwood, NY

I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time for more than a year

ProsConsiderable variety of hardware and software in all areas, extensive number of teams, large number of facilities around the US, and odd enough are huge turnover in Full Time Employees

ConsCHS only wants 2 years from their full time employees but this is convenient since two years is all that most people stay. Incredible amount of politics at all levels of employment. No internal promotion available at any time

Advice to Senior ManagementTo be more interested in the advancement of their employees to save the knowledge that they have of you company design.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Pharmacy Manager (Current Employee)
South Miami, FL

I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHours, Staff, Management. It is all very good. The work flow is good, the pace of work is good, I am allowed to use my brain to solve problems. it is all good...

ConsOnce the defined pay ceiling is met you are stalled there for years. the job is well defined and structured. There is stress but it is not over the top or too much.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are doing a nice job

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

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Overall just like any other big company

Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Jackson, TN

I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBenefits are ok. Wages are fair. Lots of hospitals in the southeast.

ConsCorporate slow to react to any problems. To many project managers.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet the local people run their hospital.

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

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Horrible place unless you are in a clique!!!!

Clerical (Former Employee)
Morristown, TN

I worked at Community Health Systems full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAbsolutely no pros for this company.

ConsSuch a horrible place to work for! I was there for many years, and was unable to advance any further at Lakeway Regional, a hospital owned by CHS. I was even promised a new position and further training. This was a lie along with many others that were told to me. Even with me attending school, they tried every way possible to make sure I could not further my career. However, if you are in their cliques or one of their best friends everything goes for you. The last mgr I worked under allowed and still allows an employee to come in 45mins-1hr late. The mgr even let this employee write his/her time down for over a yr. And yes this employee would fudge on her time, but when she was reported to HR nothing was done about the issue. My advice run while you can! They do not care about their hard working and honest employees. But if you are lazy, full of drama, and useless you will fit right in. I suggest the CEO of CHS go undercover at this particular location, he would really learn some things.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and what they have to say. Also do not bring your personal relationships with your employees to work with you. Remember there is a difference between your personal and professional life at work.

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

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Started out as great place to work, after 3 + years ended up feeling like concentration camp.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Community Health Systems for more than 3 years

ProsIt is better than being unemployed.

ConsEasier for efforts to be recognized by smaller organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementDoesn't matter, they only care about what they can tell the bean counters.

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A fast paced environment, with little to no job recognition.

Respiratory Therapist (Current Employee)
Bowling Green, KY

I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAre given plenty of opportunities to work on your own without being micro-managed.

ConsNo chance for advancement, pay is not competitive with other hospitals.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to your employees. You have several in my department that are considered full time, are given full time benefits, yet rarely work full time hours. There are many, many instances of preferential treatment, etc.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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