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BJC HealthCare Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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  • There really are no cons that I am aware of to working here (in 7 reviews)

  • within the organization/develop their own talent (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "everything is about politics and too many managers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Programmer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    easy to get hired if you're just starting out and willing to work for less

    Cons

    politics and everyone wants to be a manager because managers don't have to do much so it seems like there's four managers for every person who is actually doing the real work

    Advice to Management

    Have a non-managerial professional tract; quit it with the politics and be willing to pay for talent


  2. Helpful (2)

    "IT Leadership causing a hostile environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Rewarding to be part of helping people
    Multiple technologies, very diverse
    Great work enviorment / facilities
    Access to top medical facilities

    Cons

    IT leadership encourages bullies
    Thow staff under the bus
    Target employees and run them to the ground
    No work/life balance
    Expected to work 50/60 hours continuously
    Manage with fear and intimidation
    Poor morale
    CIO needs to retire, in over his head
    Evaluation process poor
    Promotion process a popularity contest

    Advice to Management

    Clean house at leadership level
    Get rid of bullies
    Adopt zero tolerance policy for agressive managers
    Overhaul your hiring and evalution processes


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Hindsight...wish I had been more inquisitive in my quest for employment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wide variety of facilities and areas to work in as an RN. Overall as a company, they seem to genuinely care about their employee's well being. Benefits and salary appear to be competitive, especially for RN's relatively new to the profession.

    Cons

    Inconsistancies in training/orientation; the experience can vary dramatically from individual to individual. Higher nurse to patient ratios than those the facility advertises to potential RN employees both increases RN stress level and decreases RN job satisfaction- both will eventually adversely affect patient care. Nurse against nurse violence is also a bit of a problem, depending on where you work.

    Advice to Management

    Employees will work much harder if the facilities for which they work try harder to keep their promises to employees. Additionally, policies should be uniformly applied to everyone; the sporadic enforcement of various policies and standards, almost on a whim, is both demoralizing and confusing to staff.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Walk, Run Away, Far Far Away!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    • Reliable paycheck
    • Available Parking
    • Benefits OK (Not as great as one would expect from a HealthCare organization - see cons)

    Cons

    • Recruiter misled in interview process as to future office upkeep - promised would have full control of office and staff similar to independent facility which has not happened
    • Impossible to terminate bad-performing staff
    • Good-performing staff difficult to keep due to low salaries and inability to terminate other staff
    • Management is made up of a revolving door of ill-trained people.
    • EMR is slow, clunky, unattractive and infrequently updated
    • Benefits are not as good as my spouse who works outside of healthcare

    Advice to Management

    They don't accept advice. Every time suggestions are given, they are ignored.
    Competent and honost leadership go a long way. Try it.


  6. "Incompetent non-technical management can not lead IT/IS departments and succeed."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules. They try to offer a work / life balance. Generally nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many politics.
    Non-technical management.
    40% below market pay in most positions within IS.
    Lack of following industry best practices, especially in security.
    Bad architecture design.

    Advice to Management

    An overhaul is needed. Higher technical managers to manage technical people. Remove the political machine that drives you here. Align better director structures to remove the silo style of management. Pay staff market value. Pay exceptionally qualified staff above market to retain them.Fix the non-standard architecture that the company runs on. Do not promote just because someone has tenure, promote because of skills and the ability to lead. Stop looking down on those who have passion in their work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "WWathWwathc out for the contracting staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Contract Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wasn't there long enough to realize any.

    Cons

    I was hired in a Contract Manager....a job that appears to be always open. There is a reason for that. The contract office is mainly women. If they don't like you, they will trump up something to get rid of you...in my case it was that I made a sexually offensive comment to someone then laughed in their face when they supposedly confronted me about it. I always addressed everyone as "yes Ma'am...no, Ma'am....yes, sir...no sir." I never used profanity. But I ran afoul of the mostly female contracting staff. And when they were firing me I asked the to tell me what I supposedly said and who I said it to. They refused to answer either question.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Times are tough, but think long and hard before working for this company's I.T. department."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and is very good about letting you have vacation time when you want it, as well as not giving you grief if you have an immediate family or medical need to be off of work.

    Cons

    If you're into being micro managed, this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with the same respect that you think that you deserve.


  9. "Professionals need not apply."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good healthcare, education, and pension benefits.

    Cons

    Nurses working as project managers, developers, trainers, etc. without skills or background, bullying non-nursing employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire professionals.


  10. "BJC is unfortunately a company that does not try and maintain its employees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If there's one close to your house, go for the convenience. There are a lot of urgent cares also that BJC owns.

    Cons

    Employee satisfaction is not a priority. Employee engagement surveys are not taken seriously and a waste of time. Employees are not heard.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so obvious about mistreatment of employees. It's very obvious and very disconcerting. That is why turn over is high.


  11. "Heading in the wrong direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance programs are new and helping

    Cons

    Sub-market compensation Disastrous IT Leadership

    Advice to Management

    Fire 75% of IT Leadership Director and above



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