Steward Health Care System Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Pros
  • There are still some good people left over from the Caritas days but their numbers are rapidly dwindling (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. Steward

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steward Health Care System

    Pros

    There are always new and innovative projects. Fast paced environment that will surely challenge and push you to think creatively. Always at the frontier of public healthcare innovation.

    Cons

    It being a high pressure environment, deadlines are always around the corner. Due to Steward being a state-wide network, you may require to travel frequently.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend setting expectations well ahead of time. With so many projects occurring it is important to know what is expected from the staff as well as vendors so that projects are not slowed down or made more complicated than necessary.


  2. Sr Manager

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

    I have been working at Steward Health Care System

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steward is a good place to work.

    Cons

    Some areas are overworked because they are understaffed


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    Senior Management

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

    I have been working at Steward Health Care System full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Steward has an innovative approach to delivering health care at lower cost

    Cons

    Draconian Management style. Lead by intimidation and verbal abuse. No loyalty to long term employees. Skate very close to the edge of age discrimination. Happy to jettison long term employees in favor of newer lower cost personnel

    Advice to Management

    You should see the handwriting on the wall when you look at the rate of employee turn over. Look at the ratings given by former employees. You have a poor reputation thrughut the city and state


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  5. It is a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Healthcare benefits are reasonably priced

    Cons

    Not exactly the place to try to get a rounded experience. People get pigeon holed and it is tough to move on/up once that has happened.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better. Please climb out of the tower occasionally and rub elbows with the unwashed masses. I know it seems unappealing, but it would be nice to not be ruled by faceless overlords.


  6. Steward

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good, cheap health insurance

    Cons

    Poor management, inexperienced managers, no support, no company culture, bad 401k matching, bad on boarding process, understaffed, no communication with employees, poor training process

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees and their needs. Hire experienced managers don't keep bumping inexperienced people up to save time and money.


  7. Pharmacy Technician

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

    I worked at Steward Health Care System part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Most physicians and staff care are dedicated about professional work environment and meeting care goals. Most are glad to be there and pitching in.

    Cons

    Salary is below market and there is sometimes increased workload from understaffing. There are sometimes peculiar decisions made by the corporate headquarters


  8. Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Westwood, MA

    I have been working at Steward Health Care System full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very well located, Managers are very understanding and help strike a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Very unorganized, No good systems or processes.

    Advice to Management

    Manage


  9. Steward is "okay"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Steward Health Care System full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunity to develop skills (even if it is doing the same thing in a different way) lots of great people at the local entities - great nurses and doctors! great way to develop your sense of humor (can't take it too seriously) great way to develop your creative problem solving skills (finding ways to do more with less) You're not in it alone - everyone has the same restrictions and if you're good, you'll find ways to still have an impact

    Cons

    Corporate leadership doesn't communicate out to the rest of the organization - need more vision of where the company is going There is no employee development at all which impacts morale, employee satisfaction and ultimately turnover

    Advice to Management

    Improve the communication as to where Steward is going. Be visible Value your employees and invest in them


  10. They get everything they can from you, but they have no sentimentality or loyalty long term

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

    I worked at Steward Health Care System full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, competitive starting salaries, interesting and challenging environment and situations, some interesting and nice people. Decent cafeteria in the hospitals.

    Cons

    There is always a drive to do more with less, relentless and morale sapping. Senior leadership is always promising one thing or another, but either it never happens or it takes years, when it should have taken months. They are not very systematic about some things, and things are done on the fly, or just because they have always been done this way, without much improvement. There are good people in Steward, but there are plenty that get fed up, so there is quite a bit of turnover among good performers. It's disruptive when positions are open and people are operating as interims.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in systematic training across the system. Standardize things and train managers, supervisors, and directors to do it all the right way. Then keep those people happy!


  11. Access Intake Clinician worked till you drop

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Access Intake Coordinator in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Access Intake Coordinator in Norwood, MA

    I have been working at Steward Health Care System full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    After months of asking, the broken office chairs have been replaced.

    Cons

    Archaic methods collecting intake information Not enough employees to do the work at hand, thus many are burned out Carrot and stick approach

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees the way you would like to be treated. Don't dump on your lower paid employees.



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