Tenet Healthcare

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Internal Audit: "Don't Do It"

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Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Dallas, TX

I worked at Tenet Healthcare

Pros

1) The Senior Leadership (Fetter, Porter) are brilliant professionals. They have done a very good job turning the company in the right direction over the recent years after a very difficult time for the company. They also are very inspiring leaders who address the entire company regularly.
2) The IA department travels to all the hospitals. Some of those hospitals aren't in high crime areas.
3) Outside of the IA department, there are some very intelligent, dedicated, and talented individuals who have been with the company for many years.
4) Initial compensation is fair. Benefits are also good.

Cons

1) The size of the company can make bureaucracy a problem. Each region has a very tall reporting structure, so implementing solutions can be a challenge if there is even one mid-level director who opposes a directive set by senior management.
2) Management in the IA department is at best, ineffective or aloof; at worst, toxic and spiteful.
3) While the IA department does travel, the work in the field is extreme in terms of hours per day. Burnout is common and largely ignored as management typically only participates in one or two half-days of work at the hospitals, mostly intended to serve a "police" function.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The Company has made tremendous strides since the missteps in the early 2000's. There are a lot of good programs being implemented at the hospital level. However, the IA department, because of the issues listed above, tends to underachieve because so much energy is directed at office politics and infighting and away from professional growth and actual audit work.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, but internal audit department has a lot of problems. Avoid it like the plague.

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    Salary not bad, lots of travel to semi-interesting places

    Cons

    Management constantly playing favorites and throwing disliked employees under the bus, atmosphere of intrigue and suspicion, finger-pointing and ineptitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tenet Healthcares REAL Performance & Improvement Plan

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Palm Springs, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Palm Springs, CA

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    Tenet Healthcare is a fairly good corporate employer for the following reasons:
    1. Healthcare is a necessity of life, and jobs are almost always available; excesive cut backs have not been a concern for this corporation.
    2. The benefits, while downzied during economic turmoil, are still competitive. These include health insurance, 401K, tuition reimbursement, accidental/life insurance.
    3. Managment tends to relate to employees personal needs (i.e. child care, sick time, personal days), and seem to make accomodations for a work / life balance.
    4. The company values those who seek further education and seem to promote a learning environment.
    5. Because of the incentives for learning and personal growth, Tenet seems to find room for employees to grow and move up after completion of degree programs or certifications.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of working for Tenet Healthcare include the following:
    1. As seen in many corporations, Tenet has some administrators or managers that have been around for too long. Sadly, these people add nothing more to the departments than nostalgia of times past. In an effort to maintain competiveness in any given industry, a corporation must be willing to identify problems and implement effective policies and procedures to correct the problem. As such, employees may find recurrent "fires" or problems in departments that cannot be put out. This can cause frustration among the staff.
    2. While education is valued and reimbursed by Tenet, do not expect management to advise you of newly opened positions. They will not show an employee the way out if it does not suit their interests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In light of the afore mentioned issues, I would suggest the following to the administrators of Tenet Healthcare:
    1. Remove or reassign ineffective administrators or managers. Information can be obtained by improving or expanding upon the questions given in the annual employee satisfaction survey, or by hiring a consulting firm. I would highly recommend the latter, as internal sources may be biased, providing unreliable or inaccurate data.
    2. Create a bulliten board designed especially for those who are seeking further education. Post notes and letters on this board (which can be either physical or web-based) informing employees of new positions or helpful hints that can lead them to success within the organization.

    No opinion of CEO
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