Steward Health Care System Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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Pros
  • There are some really good people trying to make a positive impact (in 3 reviews)

  • good work place; great people; decent cafeteria (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management is running the company into the ground, lot's of lay offs (in 7 reviews)

  • No one cares about how the employee feels they only care about making the money (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Great potential, where company works to balance customer care, employee needs, and profitability to shareholders.

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    Current Employee - Information Services in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Information Services in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Steward Health Care System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in Information Services, the leadership is great. There are some very high-quality, talented people. Things move and change quickly, but under an environment and culture that supports the ability to successfully execute change. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    There is a lot of change required. While many processes exist, documentation is thin making repetition harder. Not much communication from organizational leadership downward on organizational direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the communication department does a great job communicating to the public and patients about patient-centric initiatives, senior leadership needs to work harder on communicating company direction to staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. It was ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steward Health Care System

    Pros

    Challenging environment. Never a dull moment

    Cons

    Often overworked. Upper management is challenge to say the least.

  3. Great company with lot of potential and a lot more to accomplish

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steward Health Care System

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Dedicated employees. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Small departments get lost among bigger counterparts. Squeaky wheel gets the oil. Management is more reactive than proactive. Poor work-life balance.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    All About the Money and Cutting Costs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steward Health Care System

    Pros

    Good health insurance and decent benefits

    Cons

    Constant unsafe staffing decisions and discussion based on 'budget' rather than what can help the patient. Run more like a corporation than a hospital. Unrealistic work expectations and bare bones staffing do not allow employees to use time off. What is discussed during an interview and what occurs after you are hired are often two totally different things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember you are dealing with vulnerable patients and employees who deserve to be treated with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    Stay away!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steward Health Care System

    Pros

    Some very nice people, health care benefits

    Cons

    People don't come first, low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your employees and create a culture where they are happy. You want to retain talent, not drive them off!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Don't come here!!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Steward Health Care System

    Pros

    They do offer good benefits

    Cons

    patients do not come first

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Placing the pt's first!

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Haverhill, MA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Haverhill, MA

    I have been working at Steward Health Care System

    Pros

    Great bunch of dedicated RN's at Merrimack Valley.

    Cons

    Unsafe staffing continues at Steward. As a nurse I am sad for the patients who enter these doors. We staff the hospital like a Monday through Friday business. I love my job but dislike administration running the hospital who looks at the all might dollar and not the patient.. Patients come first in my book I am a dedicated RN.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is about quality care not quanity. We can bring back a good reputation back to Haverhill but you are going to have to spend a little to get a little we can do this!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    horrible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steward Health Care System

    Pros

    out of the boston downtown. people that work with are great.

    Cons

    horrible corporate practices. these people dont know how to treat their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your act together

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    AWFUL

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    Former Employee - Medical Technologist
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist

    I worked at Steward Health Care System part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I can honestly say there are no pros.

    Cons

    Complete disregard for patients or employees. I worked in the laboratory for 15 years before the hospital was bought by Steward Healthcare. They put money into making the building look nicer but not into improving patient care. Things just got worse and worse. VERY understaffed. The only reason I stayed as long as I did was because I liked the people I worked with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO Ralph de la Torre is not respected among the employees and he does not understand that you need that to have a quality company. Steward will never become what they want it to be - they just don't get it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Management sucks!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Nashoba, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Nashoba, MA

    I have been working at Steward Health Care System full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and the cafeteria has good food. That's it.

    Cons

    Management is unpleasant.
    Payment is low
                      No raises
                      Or the raise doesn't compensate for the national inflation rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dear Management,
    Please learn the valuable skill of treating your employees like human beings. You suck at it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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