Tenet Healthcare

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Tenet Healthcare Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
93 Reviews
2.8
93 Reviews
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Tenet Healthcare President, CEO, and Director Trevor Fetter
Trevor Fetter
46 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • My work-life balance has changed somewhat since the Vanguard Health Systems acquisition in the fall of 2013 (in 6 reviews)

  • Great co-workers at the facility level (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Patient care is often compromised due to lack of resources and run down facilities (in 4 reviews)

  • It's all about money game for upper management (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    First and last time I will work for for-profit company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    My immediate supervisor is great and they pay me well

    Cons

    The care is pt centered only in re: to litigation and profits. There are no extras here. No frills for pts, MDs, or employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The "A-Team" (this is really the name they have given themselves) need to come out of their offices into the heart of the hospital- the clinical areas. Try walking a mile in those shoes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too focused on financials, not enough on patient care.

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

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits, young, energetic management and directors.

    Cons

    So unstable, multiple layoffs every year, extremely high admin and management turnover, avoid working here if you don't want to be back in the job market in a few months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix corporate to hospital communication and resources, figure out how to run a practice management side of the business, quit laying off your best people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Reconstruction, insecure, lay back environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Alhambra, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Alhambra, CA

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    Very good benefits. So-so compensation.

    Cons

    The company was under reconstruction and not very stable in term of job security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dissapointing

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

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    Learned alot about healthcare industrry.

    Cons

    Cutthroat company. Management talks a good game, gives you positive reviews, a raise, then 2 months later, your position is eliminated. Too many cuts in mid level people who actually do the work, then they add s Director or above that does very little other than place additional strain on the people left to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of higher level people who do nothing but occupy an office and a parking spot instead of the people who do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a good one.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    Health benefits and free parking. There is a cafe on site, which you have pay for your meals but at discounted price. There is also an onsite gym you can join and pay for the membership with payroll deductions.

    Cons

    Many things, in my opinion. Pay rate, paid time off, processes, communications, employee morale just to name a few things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step it up a notch...please, for your employees. They help drive that bottom line and keep Tenet in the black instead of the red.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Learned a lot about the business of health care

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Palm Springs, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Palm Springs, CA

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    Tightly run, disciplined business practices

    Cons

    Very difficult to move around in the organization.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Innovative, forward thinking, challenging.

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

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    Never learned so much in a company, you are a part of many different projects where your opinion and knowledge is respected.

    Cons

    Since the organization is private, they continually have lay-offs, due to restructuring and outsourcing to overseas. I was one of 200+ individuals who lost their jobs in 2011. The decisions were not based on how good of a job we were all doing, more so senority, which some may take comfort in, but when you're kiling yourself for the organization, you'd think there would be some loyalty in return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    American companies should employ people living in America...stop outsourcing...it's a bad reflection on the organizations loyalty to the country that is making them as successful as they are!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internal Audit: "Don't Do It"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Tenet Healthcare

    Pros

    1) The Senior Leadership (Fetter, Porter) are brilliant professionals. They have done a very good job turning the company in the right direction over the recent years after a very difficult time for the company. They also are very inspiring leaders who address the entire company regularly.
    2) The IA department travels to all the hospitals. Some of those hospitals aren't in high crime areas.
    3) Outside of the IA department, there are some very intelligent, dedicated, and talented individuals who have been with the company for many years.
    4) Initial compensation is fair. Benefits are also good.

    Cons

    1) The size of the company can make bureaucracy a problem. Each region has a very tall reporting structure, so implementing solutions can be a challenge if there is even one mid-level director who opposes a directive set by senior management.
    2) Management in the IA department is at best, ineffective or aloof; at worst, toxic and spiteful.
    3) While the IA department does travel, the work in the field is extreme in terms of hours per day. Burnout is common and largely ignored as management typically only participates in one or two half-days of work at the hospitals, mostly intended to serve a "police" function.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Company has made tremendous strides since the missteps in the early 2000's. There are a lot of good programs being implemented at the hospital level. However, the IA department, because of the issues listed above, tends to underachieve because so much energy is directed at office politics and infighting and away from professional growth and actual audit work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Physician Practices

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

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer a full benefits package - health, dental, vision, 401K. They don't expect any nights or weekend hours, overtime is limited.

    Cons

    Tenet knows how to run hospitals, but has been running the physician practices by trial and error. The success of the acquisition really comes down to the physicians and the manager since the corporate structure does not set up the practice for success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick one initiative at a time. Focus on one or two areas of improvement and wait for things to improve before piling on more. It's a lot harder to do twenty things well versus two. Have consistent training so that the different offices still have some commonalities but understand that different speciality offices require different workflow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Demanding, but believe that my hard work is making a difference

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

    I have been working at Tenet Healthcare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paid Time Off has never been an issue for me. I have 25 days a year and can generally use them when I want. In addition I get 11 or more paid holidays off and perhaps one of the best perks is that the corporate office is closed during the week between Christmas and New Year's. My work-life balance has changed somewhat since the Vanguard Health Systems acquisition in the fall of 2013.

    Cons

    I still have a lot of flexibility in terms of work hours and telecommuting. Sometimes it feels like I work in more of a matrix organizational structure, which means getting pulled in several competing directions. This provides exposure to different areas of the business (=PRO), but can mean that managing projects and expectations can be difficult (=CON). There also tends to be a lack of communication and positive feedback. This tends to mean that decisions by management and steering committees often do not happen or when they do, they tend to result in rework.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to clearly communicate goals and expectations. Provide positive feedback to inspire your employees. And lastly, retain talent by talking to them and learning about their strengths and what makes them passionate about what they do. It's amazing what listening and a little feedback can do to energize your staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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