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Community Health Systems Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  • It's hard to achieve proper work/life balance because you don't accumulate but so few hours a month (in 19 reviews)

  • Lots of changes in the companies upper management have cause re-organizations and have ultimately slowed our processes down (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good exposure to many facets of healthcare

    Cons

    Excellence is not a goal

    Advice to Management

    Engage with your workers


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Limited opportunities & very little reward"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good coworkers, flexible and understanding bosses, business casual dress code, big company, lots of business growth and acquisitions.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic management. Lack of professional development or growth opportunities, especially for nonclinical staff. Lack of reward/raises/recognition/appreciation. Lack of meaningful work. Kind of a slow, dinosaur company, struggling to get up to speed with the times. Bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate, acknowledge, and reward your top performers. Overhaul your compensation policies and give better raises to attract and retain top talent.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "More money, more problems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company, great benefits Mon-Friday hours

    Cons

    Not a department that shares best practices, every man for themselves. No opportunity of moving up. Ol' boys club type environment.

    Advice to Management

    Better training


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nurse Manager"

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

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time

    Pros

    The Jobs are very plentiful.

    Cons

    They try to do more with less and that is not smart when dealing with human lives.


  5. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Health Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    pay is competitive and work environment is stable

    Cons

    Expect long hours and much travel


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Poor training and underqualified staff."

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    Former Employee - Unpostables Representative in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Unpostables Representative in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time

    Pros

    The location and offices are nice, and there are some very nice people working there.

    Cons

    Underqualified people are hired, but are not given adequate training. The department I worked in would change the accounts of the failing workers and give them to the qualified workers. So the relationships never develop between the home office and the hospital, clinic or lab. Once the accounts were cleaned up they went right back to lesser skilled workers.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to hire better qualified workers and keep the accounts cleaned up. In the long run it will cost less and would run more efficiently with fewer but better skilled workers. It would also create more of a team effort if everyone could pull their weight.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "HRIS Manager"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn by experience and challenging work.

    Cons

    Lacks management structure and direction from leadership. Expectation is to work all the time and no need for work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what you support. Know the people you manage to grow their career experience.

  8. "Overall IT experience is below average"

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    Current Employee - IS Manager in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - IS Manager in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work from home. Good immediate manager.

    Cons

    Lack of support to bring in top talent and pay average wages to keep top talent.

    Advice to Management

    Build from within can only take you so far. You must bring in higher level managers to ensure proper support to maintain safe environment for patients.


  9. "6 1/2 years with CHS hospitals."

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    Former Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    CHS is a large management company that owns approximately 150 hospitals. They are very good at making a hospital profitable.

    Cons

    CHS focus too much on making each of their managed hospitals turn a profit instead of allowing local management identify their specific needs of their community.

    Advice to Management

    Work with local facility management to better identify and accommodate their unique needs rather than applying the same management philosophies to all as if they are the same. My local hospitals are part of a market, but we were consistently treated as 3+ small individual hospitals rather than a collective of larger facilities. This caused both disconnects for the employees and more importantly the patients.


  10. "People Place"

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

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time

    Pros

    Easy to network if your willing to go around and speak to everybody and see what they do and their role impacts the company.

    Cons

    To me a con is only what you make it. You may dislike somethings but it up to you have your pave your career.

    Advice to Management

    My experience with Mgmt has been good. Mgmt will aid anyone who shows interest in their job and works to tune of their dept's goals.


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