Catholic Health Initiatives

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5 people found this helpful  

Some great aspects, most of the management is incompetent

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Information Technology  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
Current Employee - Information Technology in Lexington-Fayette, KY

I have been working at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

It's nice to work for a healthcare organization where you feel like you're helping people (or supporting the people that help people). CHI is a large company with a lot of money, so you can usually get the resources you need. Benefits are decent but healthcare is a little below average considering this is a HEALTHCARE provider...

Cons

Management at most levels is incompetent. There is a total lack of vision and reliance on consultants to get anything done. Most managers are in a CYA mode. There are a ton - I mean a TON - of meetings, sometimes just to figure out when another meeting could be scheduled. Hospitals function independently, so everyone has their own processes and procedures. RICE (Reverence, Integrity, Compassion, Excellence) values are constantly stressed, but management ignores them as soon as they feel like they can save a dollar.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Grow a back bone. Make a decision and stick with it, even if it's the wrong one. At least you made a decision. Listen to your employees. Actually live your values instead of just talking about them.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Catholic Health Initiatives

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Benefits are pretty good. Educational assistance, Health Care Assistance, decent insurance, Lots of days off 26 for lumped sick and holiday.

    Cons

    They don't value thier IT very much. Hence the outsourcing of lots of jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsourcing in healthcare industry is a bad idea that will backfire on them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    CHI - not a good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They do pay regular employees on time, though payment of contractors is not important to maangement. I have watched a couple contractor friends of mine fight every week to get paid on time because their manager didn't approve their timecard on time. When they went to HR they said there is nothing they can do.

    Cons

    They make decisions based on no fact, they do not know how to run an IT dept. They put people in management positions based on who is their friend, no experience to do the job but it is someones friend so they determine the path for many things, though they have no idea what they are talking about. They make poor decisions, they treat people very poorly, especially since they aer supposed to be a religous orginization. Overall they are a very terrible place to work, benefits are not good either, weird to work for a health care company that provides terrible healthcare for their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    replace management from the CEO to the front line manager, overall CHI needs lots of work. Put someone in place that actually knows how to do their job so you don't have to hire consultants every year to determine what you should be doing. Get a backbone and take care of the company the nuns built.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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