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BJC HealthCare Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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BJC HealthCare President and CEO Richard J. Liekweg
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  • "Work life balance is what BJC preaches but they do not practice it" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Lack of communication between departments" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "BJC is great!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    It's an organization that offers great opportunities for employees because of its size and multiple locations. And, it's great to work for an organization that does so much good for so many.

    Cons

    There really aren't any negatives. It's all about what you make of the opportunity.


  2. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    BJC is a great place to work

    Cons

    Their pay isnt always the most competitive.

  3. "Practice administrator"

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    Current Employee - Practice Administrator in Saint Charles, MO
    Current Employee - Practice Administrator in Saint Charles, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, nice providers, good working environment.

    Cons

    Constant software changes, changes made and not communicated, plans executed without thought.

    Advice to Management

    Put thought into the changes you push onto your practices, make sure they are properly planned and sustainable.


  4. "Truly not the best"

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people in IS are terrific, and generally a pleasure to work with. Very flexible schedules allow for work-from-home days, unusual hours as needed (i.e. picking up kids), etc.

    Cons

    No real raises, just a COLA around 2% for the past several years. Everyone gets the same raise, regardless of being a stellar performer or a tremendous slacker. No manager higher than a PM has a clue what goes on down at the bottom level of the org chart.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat employees with respect. I brought an issue to a member of management, and his first response to me was "Well, people will always find something to complain about". That did not make me feel very valuable.


  5. "IT-Good pay, terrible management"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, Decent benefits, Great insurance

    Cons

    -Poorly managed
    -Unrealistic expectations and deadlines
    -Terrible hours and constantly changing schedules

    Advice to Management

    Provide the employees all the tools necessary to do their job. Provide actual training prior to sending employees out to complete a task. Better communication between management and employees. Better access for employees to complete IT responsibilities.


  6. "PCT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    Great employee benefits and moral

    Cons

    Limited flexibility with schedule and PTO


  7. Helpful (2)

    "BJC couldn't be further from a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of hard-working, intelligent folks working at BJC. They carry a sense of pride in everything that they do, which in turn does a great job inspiring their peers to work hard as well.

    Cons

    The lack of communication throughout the entire organization is appalling, to say the very least. It starts from the very top and trickles down to the very bottom. Over 100 employees were laid off without notice, with no explanation other than a typical canned response about downsizing. They value money, not employees. It's sad to see one of St. Louis' most trusted healthcare organizations transforming into nothing more than a greedy monopoly.

    Overall, the moral compass of this company is so broken, I'm surprised half of the senior leadership team can find their way to work in the morning. They prey on fear of their subordinates losing their jobs, and use it to strong arm them into compliance.

    My advice is to stay far away until the internal issues at this organization are corrected.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. Care about their opinions, and value the hard work that they bring to the table. Take the time to actually digest the feedback that they give you, instead of shrugging them off. Instill a sense of accomplishment in your employees that worked so hard to earn it, instead of making them live in fear that they could lose their job at any moment.

  8. "Cytotechnologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    The lab has friendly people who do their jobs very well. The salary was comparable to others in the clinical industry.

    Cons

    There was serious lack of communication between the management staff and the employees. Decisions were made without consulting those who would have the most information.

    Advice to Management

    There were little to no management opportunities available. No room to advance, and little to no pay increase every year.


  9. "Job duties change without warning adapt or get pushed out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits, PTO Work from home

    Cons

    Work a lot of hours on salary. They definitely take advantage


  10. "Patient Access - Employees not valued"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the biggest health systems in the area

    Cons

    poor compensation and incompetent leadership

    Advice to Management

    You need to get on the pay level of Wash U or you will keep losing employees to them.


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