St. Joseph Health System Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Contractors beware !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are desperate for a job, and you can hide from directors and execs - you can work here for a little while.

    Cons

    Beware Contractors.....If you are visible to directors, vps, cio - then get ready to be blamed for everything - even if it is good, you will be blamed for something, so mgt looks great. They change their mind by the hour - accuse you of not knowing they changed their mind (as if you are a mind reader)....and watch out - they will say things and deny it minutes later.

    They set you up to fail.....tell you there is $budget and resources - when there are neither !

    The management is all new - have no clue how to be managers - they just bark at you and boss you around and call you stupid idiots behind closed doors.

    I would never recommend a friend to work here - their goal seems to be to treat you like an idiot, tell you to just obey their commands, then criticize you for not being a self-starter and "just do it" person. If you "just do it" - they will threaten you with terminiation....and tell you to just do what they say!

    It's hard to believe that Catholic Nuns influence this place......the evil leadership does anyting to look good, and you will be the sacrificial lamb to make them look this way !

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with Dignity and Respect that you tell everyone to do that works for you. Enable your people to think, not just sit there waiting to be told what to do. And stop blaming them for sitting there - becuase you threaten and punish them if they do try to think.

    Go get training how to be a manager - you don't have a clue. Barking orders to professionals would make Druker roll over in his grave.

  2. If you are too good at what you do, you can kiss your promotion GOOD BYE~!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at St. Joseph Health System full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very relaxed and laid back work environment.
    - Great co-workers

    Cons

    - Draws VERY clear line between full time and contract workers
    - ZERO career movement
    - No Bonus, VERY low wage increment
    - Managers are busy finding your mistakes
    - Rarely recognize your exceptional work
    - Below market compensation.
    - Incompetent managers/directors
    - Lag of communication between the management and team members

    Advice to Management

    At one point, company was on top 100 best place to work. Now... everyone (or at least on my department) is looking to get out or already getting out of St. Joseph. Also, couple of departments are ran by the incompetent directors/managers. Before you hire some as leader, do some back ground check! Also, managers! PLEASE learn how to motivate your team members. Rather than hiring some incompetent managers, how about promote within your team? or at least ask or give chance to your own? HAVE SOME FAITH IN YOUR OWN TEAM MEMBERS!

  3. Unmission statement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Lubbock, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Covenient and benefits are adequate

    Cons

    Management in Lubbock is not much more than overpaid seat warmers, all decisions are made in California and no one in Lubbock has the guts to stand up for anything.

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  5. Nice company to work for with good benifits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at St. Joseph Health System full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benifits and opportunities to learn and grow with the company.

    Cons

    They tend to have alot of lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more transparent with employees.

  6. Miserable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - IT Analyst in Anaheim, CA
    Former Contractor - IT Analyst in Anaheim, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Not sure if there are any.

    Cons

    Infrastructure management has a very confrontational attitude towards contract employees. We are "just <f word> contractors, so just do your job or you'll get replaced." Management uses threats instead of leadership, and this is towards both contractors and employees.

    The network and telecom group seem to be all learning on the job, with no real current skillsets. This is evident with a new VoIP program being implemented. No technical or management experience, but yet the expert provider hired to implement is constantly ignored.
    Not sure if the CIO is aware of the incompetent infrastructure management, but he really needs to take a close look.

    IT doesn't seem to follow the core values instilled by the Sisters, and the this is the first place I have ever seen where using LEAN methodologies is completely backward actually causing increased and duplicate work effort.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO and CIO need to take a very close look at Infrastructure to see the underlying issues of poor management and decisions. You cannot brow beat employees, or promote techs to manager that just become parrots...really.

  7. Excellent work environment very good management team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Orange, CA

    I have been working at St. Joseph Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management good supervisor and peers

    Cons

    Location office moved too far to drive

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. I felt at home with St. Joesph Health System

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    St. Joseph Health System is flexible with schedules to include a positive work-life balance. They encourage continued education and benefits are provided. There are opportunities for growth and development.

    Cons

    Some downsides are from a leadership stand point. Not everyone is open to large initiatives and consolidations that include major change. Also, it may be hard to adapt to all the new reforms and changes in healthcare.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Opportunity for Productive Employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Irvine, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth opportunity, faith-based, fair pay, friendly environment, access to senior leadership.

    Cons

    Can be political, minimal staff in most areas, conflicting ever-changing priorities, ongoing struggle between system office and individual hospitals which causes great delays an impacts productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency, greater alignment with hospitals so we can function as a true health system. Hoag? I don't even know where to begin...

  10. Great people with great values, management seems to be stuck and inefficient

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Orange, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are great - values, culture, work ethic.
    Everyone is very friendly and helpful, from System office into the various hospitals.
    The employees generally have better ethics and values than many in management and executive levels.

    Cons

    Executives and management don't 'walk their talk' which can be frustrating.
    Some departments are undergoing extensive and haphazard restructuring - IT and other system office level departments.

    Advice to Management

    Live the core values or revise the list. You only embarrass yourselves.
    If you can't competently manage change, find consultants that can do it for you and do it well.

  11. Horrible Interview Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at St. Joseph Health System

    Pros

    NONE- I found this team to be very rude

    Cons

    The interview panel did not ALLOW for any questions from the candidate- Why is this a one way interview? Candidates should have the opportunity to ask questions

    Advice to Management

    Coach your HR Teams as well as your Recruiters that candidates have choices- especially in OC-Don't forget the candidates out there are users of your hospital and pay your bills so be respectful- the Dir of Recruiting should know this!

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