St Charles Health Systems Reviews

Updated May 11, 2015
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  1. Fighting through all the politics takes 50% of everyones energy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Bend, OR

    I have been working at St Charles Health Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    fair pay decent benefits. A lot of room (too much really) for upward mobility There are MANY nice people!

    Cons

    WAY, WAY too much politics!!!! CYA is a constant battle. The culture is "keep everybody in check so they don't make mistakes rather than equip them so there's fewer chances of mistakes. A huge waste of human potential lost to CYA and politics. 50% of our time (at a minimum) lost, that could be for the better of all.

    Advice to Management

    Get a real CEO with vision, who can fix this wicked culture. A person who has actually operated a hospital in successful fashion. Keep and leave bean counters in accounting, not in management that requires conceptual, revolutionary and swift change. What is the goal here? What is the 5 year plan? What does the governing board expect from the CEO and when?


  2. Health information management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at St Charles Health Systems

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits good pay good ETO pension plan

    Cons

    Impersonal HR approves or denies everything, not up to the supervisors


  3. Great team

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Therapist
    Current Employee - Therapist

    I have been working at St Charles Health Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers are great and the patient population is dynamic.

    Cons

    Can be stressful as days tend to be very busy.


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  5. great place, lots going on!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Bend, OR

    I worked at St Charles Health Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    dynamic people and energizing situation

    Cons

    very chaotic and difficult to stay focused


  6. They used to care for employees, not it is the bottom line.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Varies in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Varies in Bend, OR

    I have been working at St Charles Health Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They have been written up in several magazines for innovation. Diverse job roles. Largest employer in Central Oregon. As the realtors say, location location location. Good pay depending on your job. Most of the doctors are great to work with.

    Cons

    Understaffed in the wrong areas. Diverse job roles because you usually are doing the work of 2-3 people. They hire based on degrees. A lot of employees with masters degrees but no real skills. No moving up unless you know the right people. I cannot overstate this enough. Most manager WILL NOT rock the boat. They are too worried about their own jobs. You never know what direction the company is going to go and who is going to be let go because of it. The reason I would not recommend to a friend is because jobs are being cut all the time. Doesn't matter who you are or how competent you are in your job. If the upper management has to make cuts, they make sure to keep their friends. Most nurses are burnt out at the end of a 12-hour shift.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the 12-hour shifts. Hire more "worker bees". Advance from the inside. You might be surprised by the results!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Horrible leadership drives once thriving business to the brink of destruction.

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

    I have been working at St Charles Health Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Caring and dedicated staff. Beautiful location. No competition to speak of. Once was one of the best places in Oregon to work.

    Cons

    Very little leadership at any level. C level staff in constant turf wars. No long term plans for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Work together on a common set of goals and clearly articulate a vision to your team.


  8. Poor culture

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

    I have been working at St Charles Health Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Staff care about the community.

    Cons

    Leadership is in flux and most worry about their jobs while waiting for a new CEO.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Department Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Coordinator in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - Department Coordinator in Bend, OR

    I worked at St Charles Health Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I love the Nurses and CNAs I work with. There is more flexibility working as an administrative person in the hospital setting and you are able to work with intelligent, clinically-minded people who really want to care for those who aren't well and want to make the world a better place once patient at a time.

    Cons

    Personally, I had to make the very difficult decision to leave this position after 10 years in a town where jobs are extremely scarce. After years of being an administrative assistant I was given the title of Department Coordinator along with more responsibility and many more duties (as to be expected with this kind of change.) What wasn't expected was an absolute 0 salary adjustment to go with that title and added job increase. When questioning my Manager about it I was told they just didn't have any more money in the budget to add to my position and that I needed to do the best I could with the added responsibilities. After years of working beyond what I can with this job and really, no value or appreciation and little recognition despite stellar annual evaluations, I feel the only action I can do is to leave. I am overly sad by this and will miss all of my co-workers. I feel there is something inherently wrong with an organization and especially a department like mine (we've lost 25% of our employees this year) when good employees leave like this. I don't want to leave, but sometimes and in this case, actions are louder than words. I hope care continues to be good at St.Charles Bend, but I may not be able to stay to find out as the job market in this town beyond the hospital is so grim.


  10. Once a wonderful place to work, now feels like a simple money making operation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Bend, OR

    I have been working at St Charles Health Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The staff is great. The hospital has incorporated an electronic medical records system and has Pyxis machines for pharmacuticals. As the only hospital in town, it is hard not to recommend it as a place to work.

    Cons

    Senior Management recently seems to have shifted their focus to being driven only by profit, without real concern for patients or staff.

    Advice to Management

    Happy staff means happy patients.


  11. Transitional

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

    I worked at St Charles Health Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Largest employer in CO, vairety of jobs within organization

    Cons

    Slow to move on projects

    Advice to Management

    Spend time with your people



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