St. Joseph Health System Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. overall good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. Joseph Health System full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    offers you stability, will train. promotion from within

    Cons

    not a lot of room for growth

  2. Cares about employees

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

    I have been working at St. Joseph Health System full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great People, they take kindness seriously.

    Cons

    Leadership challenges, not sure whether it wants to be a single system or just a group of hospitals, too many projects being initiated, lack of governance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in better change control, budget management, quicker decision-making.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Contract Labor

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

    I worked at St. Joseph Health System as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional Staff, Good work Environment

    Cons

    Remote, Lack of Specific Objective

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Radiology in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Radiology in Lubbock, TX

    I have been working at St. Joseph Health System full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and the patients are amazing

    Cons

    No team work at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some. Way to many chiefs and not enough Indians

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    Went Downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at St. Joseph Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Most were really sharp and eager to assist.
    I really believe in the overall mission of the health system. Interaction with the Sister's and understanding what they had accomplished was great.
    Overall compensation was good. Lots of training opportunities and good retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Management has no clue what they are doing. Direction changes and failed implementations are par for the course. The new CIO is clueless on how to run an organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Love my job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at St. Joseph Health System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love my patients and having the time to get know each one of them.

    Cons

    Too much regulatory paperword

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in process to minimize time writing out paperwork.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful

    Information Technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Orange, CA

    I worked at St. Joseph Health System full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The salary was generous. If you're a senior member of the team with the right management, they will pay for training and certification. Easy to get time off when you need it.

    Cons

    No loyalty, Crazy Politics, Very poor IT Management, Poor IT Project Management. The IT organization is highly reactive, rather than proactive. Too many junior level engineers plugging holes, rather than utilizing influence to standardize and improve implementations/optimizations. Most members of IT don't have any long-term vision. Many IT Consultants (Blue Mountain Labs, Datu Health, Local Back Haul) are partially owned by the CIO (Bill Russell), but the CEO (Debra Proctor) allows it based on their personal friendship. Apparently, they have a personal relationship ($$$) that condones unethical behavior. During my tenure, it was very difficult to have challenging conversations even with difficult/challenging people. Accomplishing projects is almost unheard of due to the number of hoops that PM's and IT staff need to jump through to complete their work. The most difficult challenge was replying on junior engineers to accomplish tasks with a certain level of integrity. IT management cares more about project timelines than implementing high-quality solutions. IT Site directors do not make decisions in alignment with any particular IT standard, they simply do what they want for their individual hospital regardless of the long-term inconsistencies that it creates. Overall, it's a very chaotic environment to work for. Unless you're making 175+ per year, it's not worth the time or effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would strongly recommend replacing the CIO and CEO of this organization. While SJHS preaches that they follow a Christian culture, the sisters are no longer in charge of the organization, therefore, the values are no longer catholic based and enforced, they are corporate values, but under very poor leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Follows values and walks the walk

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at St. Joseph Health System as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Values are very important. Culture of dignity is working.

    Cons

    Changing health care environment stressful for all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Employed 8 years at this point

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

    I have been working at St. Joseph Health System full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great firm to work in with upward and lateral opportunities. Listens to clinical needs and strives to promote excellent patient care.

    Cons

    None. Firm works diligently to maintain great employee benefits during a turbulent time when many firms are greatly reducing benefit packages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the strategic plan in place. All employees appreciate the forums which help communicate the firms direction to the staff who see working in the department's.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. good

    Former Employee - Staff Critical Care Lvn in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Critical Care Lvn in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at St. Joseph Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    As a lvn was allowed to become a very experienced nurse .

    Cons

    some nurses had no respect for Lvns'

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