Catholic Health Initiatives

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Politics, poor management, red tape, sink or swim.

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Current Employee - Applications Analyst
Current Employee - Applications Analyst

I have been working at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Independent work. Ability to work from home. Usually feel appreciated. Nice people.

Cons

People are put into supervisor and management positions that do not belong there. Poor work/life balance, Understaffed, lack of communication, one day you have a full team and the next people get fired without any insight to what they did wrong so you don't make the same mistake. Ever-changing. Nothing is ever consistent. Also with the mandatory PTO between Christmas and New Year seems very unfair. Part of the reason I had accepted the offer in 2013 was because of the benefits which included a little bit more PTO than what I had before but that has been taken away with the mandatory PTO requirements. Generally overworked. No budget to hire people, no budget to get training on the new products that you are expected to support, many responsibilities placed without any promotion/compensation, very tight timelines, confusion.

Advice to Management

Send supervisors to management courses. Communicate to the employees when they are doing something wrong and give them a chance to correct it. General communication needs to increase. Hire more people. Bring the work back to the US and get rid of Wipro - worst decision CHI ever made.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Mission and Vision hampered by Politics

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable work-life balance depending on the part of the organization you were in. For those who can make a connection to the mission of saving lives, this can be a rewarding part of the job. Somewhat difficult to do at corporate where you may never see a medical facility unless you are a patient.

    Cons

    CHI corporate operates under an organizational structure that would be unrecognizable to almost anyone coming from the outside. This dysfunctional setup creates a highly politicized environment as leaders in the organization are constantly trying to define roles for their teams and carve out responsibilities from other teams. The environment is so conflict adverse that healthy conflict is subverted and becomes venomous.

    Advice to Management

    Take a close look at how the national office is organized. There seems to be a lot of redundant work taking place across teams.


  2. CIRI arm of CHI. Has it's own CEO & Directors separate from CHI.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    (This review is for CIRI which is almost a company within CHI & not a review of CHI at large). Health benefits are great. Some truly outstanding co-workers. People care about each-others well-being.

    Cons

    (This review is for CIRI which is almost a company within CHI & not a review of CHI at large). There is no operational or overall program management. What this results in is ever changing priorities that divert very limited staff resources. It's an organization that has pinpointed areas that need fixed but never allocates resources to fixing it. Adding to the issue is that about 70% of CIRI leadership does not seem to have the business experience to successfully manage what is really a start-up. Expect little direction or direction from multiple directors that are competing priorities. Finally, pay seems to be roughly 5-10k under the average for the region.

    One overall CHI con is employees are now forced to use their PTO for the days between Christmas and New Years. This affects trips and vacations during the year because your allotment of days is reduced by 3-6 days a year.

    Advice to Management

    Stop growing until current issues are resolved and it can be proven that we can effectively manage the current capacity; hire more staff; fire the handful of staff & leadership that are hurting the organization and bring in someone who can control & have overall operational oversight of resource allocation.


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