Vanguard Health Systems

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Vanguard Health Systems Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. It's a good place to work

    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Ripley, WV
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Ripley, WV

    I have been working at Vanguard Health Systems

    Pros

    It's a good place to work because everyone is nice and I make good money. I like being a nurse there.

    Cons

    It's a good place to work and I like to work there because it's a good place to work. I like what I do there.

    Advice to Management

    It's a good place to work


  2. Short term vision....tee it up and sell it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lab in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Vanguard Health Systems

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

    Pros

    Always something to fix because there's always something broken.

    Cons

    Constant pressure to fix under-performing hospitals.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the people that work for you.


  3. Very good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN/Case Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - RN/Case Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanguard Health Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The people are friendly and innovation is a priority. It is a great place to work and they have good benefits. They value patient care and safety which is wonderful traits for a company.

    Cons

    It is at time politics driven place to work but what place isn't. Also a rather high turnover rate, making sure you meet your goals is important along with staying within your budget.

    Advice to Management

    Also be able to meet your financial numbers. Its a for profit company and it matter a great deal


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  5. Corporate Office Disconnect

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

    I worked at Vanguard Health Systems

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

    Pros

    Innovative Culture and great clinicians to work with. Facilities in the market care about the patient and want to deliver high quality care

    Cons

    Corporate office is a boys club. No room for advancement unless you are within the inner circle. COO Kent Wallace has a list of names that he wants in positions that are his yes men.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that corporate office in overhead and is a service to the market who are delivering care.


  6. Terrible, few cross training opportunities, low pay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vanguard Health Systems

    Pros

    high volume of work, steady

    Cons

    favoritism, no OT, cross training very limited

    Advice to Management

    don't look out only for your bonus


  7. Good company to work for.

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

    I worked at Vanguard Health Systems

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

    Pros

    Vanguard has a good company working dynamic. Employees at all levels are eager to help facilitate quick resolution to issues.

    Cons

    Many of the positions at Vanguard were filled by contractors and they did not seem to be in a hurry to bring those contractors into the company in a permanent role. Rather they would cycle contractors in and out as needed.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Not a pleasant place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Vanguard Health Systems part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent therapy department. Rehab area of facility does an outstanding Job.

    Cons

    Amount of patients given to staff makes it difficult to give patients what they deserve.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff and rethink the assignments on LTC.


  9. Great opportunities to grow and apply your strengths.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Vanguard Health Systems full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Administrative support, growth & development opportunities, and familial environment.

    Cons

    Reactionary, aggressive profit model, resistant to visionary changes.

    Advice to Management

    Groom executives from current managers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Terrible non supportive work environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nurse Educator in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Nurse Educator in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Vanguard Health Systems full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The pay for nurses was very good.

    Cons

    This is a company that has a high rate of turn over. They do not believe in education and training of employees. The orientation is no more than showing people around and films. The management changes like a person changes their socks and so does all the other areas in their long- term care facility in Memphis, TN. I have never seen employees leave this company at such a rate. People even leave during orientation and don't come back. It is just terrible. This large turn over is terrible for continuity of patient care.

    Advice to Management

    Better training programs that will educate and train people to better perform their jobs. Listen to what the employees have to say and don't say you are going to make things better and not keep your word. Please stop trying to terrorize the employees by sending those indifferent people from Nashville to attend a few meetings, walking around, blaming and and trying to intimidate the hard working nurses and staff.


  11. A great environment in which to work.

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

    I have been working at Vanguard Health Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior Management are generous with salary and benefits.

    Cons

    They are being sold to Tenet.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for all you did for your employees.



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