Community Health Systems

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Frustrating

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - IT in Brentwood, TN
Former Employee - IT in Brentwood, TN

I worked at Community Health Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great potential. Upper management is top notch. The company has a great business model, excellent leadership and both a proven track record and great potential.

Cons

There is a disconnect between IS and IT management on the one side and upper management and the business units on the other side. In some cases, IS and IT management seem to be unaware of the company's business model, and many don't seem to be interested in learning.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be wary of empire builders in any department. They don't have the stockholder's, company's, management's or employee's best interest at heart. Be skeptical of new metrics. Too many of the 'new' metrics are measurements for the sake of putting a number in a report, not a measurement of something that is of value.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Completely perplexed...

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    Current Employee - Information Systems in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Information Systems in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, if you negotiate properly. Promote from within. Some depts are better than others.

    Cons

    Poor communication. No transparency into what the goals and future is of the organization or how your role fits into that. Lack of interest by upper management, directors and vps in their full time employees, more vested interest in their contractors. A lot of politics and favoritism and incompetent executives in positions they should not be in. No desire to support staff and are very quick to sell out their own employees or pass the buck in order to avoid blame from business partners. Very poor relationships and communications between depts, too many politics causing unnecessary confusion and barriers. Some vps are only concerned w/quantity not quality of projects. Rush rush rush. High turnover among FTEs in certain depts due to lack of work, opportunities for advancement and work being given to contractors instead who are paid flights, hotel, expenses and salary to come to corporate weekly when there are FTE's that can do the exact same job. Wasting money constantly. No training whatsoever, no support, help or guidance from directors. Just thrown to the wolves. Poor planning across the whole organization and too much red tape to get a decision made. Giving contractors new projects where they learn new technology and then ultimately leave to get more pay when FTE's should be given these opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your full time employees, show a vested interest in their happiness and developing them so they can grow. They would work very hard to make you look good if they felt appreciated. Need to have directors take leadership courses because managing and leading are two different concepts. Being unapproachable,
    lacking social skills and just being plain rude is unacceptable at that level of management. But it starts at the top...Losing a lot of good people that aren't as costly & just as qualified as the hundreds of contractors you bring into corporate every week and don't even get a full week of work out of them. Meanwhile ftes are there Monday - Friday. Not Monday evening - Thursday. All because of favoritism. I can only imagine the money CHS could save if they monitored and reevaluated their contractor spending.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall good environment but great variation with departments

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    Former Employee - Facilities Support in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Facilities Support in Franklin, TN

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company leadership seem to understand that good pay helps with attracting talent

    Cons

    Great disonnect between departments within the corporate building leading to poor communication and an attitude of self-preservation among people rather than a shared sense of mission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concern yourselves with being on the same page as the employees and hospitals you already oversee as you are with buying new facilities whenever possible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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