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Truly cares about their patients, caregivers, etc.

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zion, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zion, IL

I worked at Cancer Treatment Centers of America full-time (More than a year)

Pros

They offer exceptionally well benefits with the company which includes $600 a year of free supplements for you and your family, discounted gym memberships in the area, and sometimes free gym memberships depending on what area you live in.

Cons

The company talks about how you can grow within the company, however, there are expectations which in most companies it tends to happen that way unfortunately. One thing that bothers me most about the company they DO NOT care whether you have a degree in a field that you are applying for, they will give the job to someone else that has no experience, While working at this company I seen it happen to fellow co-workers while working there. They don't care if you been with the company for five years let alone one year. It gets a little discouraging when this continues you to happen within the company let alone having a degree in what you are applying for. Supervisors can block you from getting a different position, which is unfair in my opinion. CTCA has their mother standards Mission, Vision, Values. Well in my book a lot of people meaning upper management does not follow or stand by these standards. Being a new employee coming into the company, I definitely did not see this in upper management. I saw this mostly from the people below them.

Advice to Management

Talent/Human Resources think that they should start to consider people with a business/management degree not so much experience or how long you have been with the company. It would probably be less of an issue down the road. The compensation sucks for the Patient Accounts Dept. This all goes back to whether you have an education, experience. They will give the person who has no experience a $20 hr job, over the person who has a degree and many, many, years of experience a $14 an hr job. That to me doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Mom was wrong, honesty is not always the best policy.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Cancer Treatment Centers of America full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    We provide better customer service than all other healthcare companies. Our stakeholders live and breath the Mother Standard of Care in the hospitals.

    Cons

    Stakeholders are not treated following the same Mother Standard especially in the IS department. My boss was terminated yesterday because he was honest about his feelings. He interviewed for a new role and the company treated him terribly. When he expressed his feelings to Talent and transparently shared that he was going to explore external opportunities, he was fired! If you don't drink the Kool-aid, the Interim CIO and CMIO, CEO, or Talent leadership will fire you immediately with 2 weeks severance. Retribution is a very real situation in the IS group and for those of us that rely upon our paycheck, we should fear it! We thought that things would get better with the new CIO coming in and replacing the Interim CIO and CMIO. After learning the new CIO is another Vanguard person and the fourth in IS, my hope has been shattered. CTCA is now the home for Vanguard stakeholders that Tenet does not want and are friends of the Chief Talent Officer. A year ago our department was honored as a best place to work in healthcare and a short year later it sickens me to come to work.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't want to get run over, don't stand in front of the door! This was the last straw for many of us! As another person posted Mr. Stephenson when will you realize that your company is being run down the drain?


  2. Helpful (2)

    Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household ... Proverbs 15:27

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cancer Treatment Centers of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At the rate that employees are resigning it shouldn't be hard to get your foot in the door but don't expect much once you're in except tall tales and empty promises. They employ some excellent executive chefs at the hospitals and have a great selection of healthy food options well above other healthcare organizations. Don't expect it if you work at corporate. Parking is free and they offer valet service at several locations for the patients. The hospital buildings are very lavish and I imagine or "reimagine" (which is the new company terminology for making changes) that the new corporate office in Boca will be a palace like a Ritz Carlton as well.

    Cons

    At the same time that the corporate office is being downsized (oops reimagined) and the PTO program that was rolled out on Jan. 1 was reimagined back to the prior benefit plan I overheard several coworkers commenting about the extravagant new yacht that the Chairman bought over the holidays. (I reimagine that his current yachts in St. Thomas needed company) Apparently he must have needed money for the boat payment and decided that taking benefits and jobs away from employees instead of digging into the expected one quarter of a billion dollars that the company is expected generate in revenue this year was a good option. The Chairman and his family that runs the company tout themselves as Freemasons and there was even a class I had to take on principles of Freemasonry several months after I started. The kicker is that their behaviors are completely contrary to the moral code, charity and social responsibility principles that Freemasonry is supposed to stand for. On St. Patrick's Day I saw a picture being passed around the corporate office of a leprechaun sitting on a pot of gold. Someone had pasted the Chairman's face on the leprechaun and under the pot they had put a bunch of employees being squished.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach!!


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