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"Good place to work if you aren't looking for advancement."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Baylor Scott & White Health full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

This hospital system has good benefits and pretty good pay. They also have good vacation time. The tuition remimbursement is great.

Cons

However, there is not much room for advancement and the company does not seem to be very supportive of career changes even though they offer tuition reimbursement.

Advice to Management

Allow employees to change career paths within the organization if they have chosen to go back to school and seek additional education.

Other Employee Reviews for Baylor Scott & White Health

  1. "Toxic workplace"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baylor Scott & White Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay reasonably well for a non-profit. Intramural grants help with research budget. International atmosphere. Nothing more to say really, it is not a good place to work.

    Cons

    There are two problems with Baylor Research Institute:

    1. It is not Baylor.
    2. It is not a research institute.

    Regarding 1: They do a great job advertising themselves with the Baylor name. Now, most people in biomedical research think "Baylor College of Medicine" in Houston when they hear "Baylor". Naturally, when people come to Baylor in Dallas, they assume that this must be a part of Baylor in Houston. Wrong. Many decades ago, there was a historical association between the two places. Today, however, these are completely separate entities. Many people thought they were joining a reputable, recognizable organization when they started to work for Baylor Research Institute in Dallas, only to realize that this is just a private hospital in Dallas with a conservative agenda that is not centered around research. Baylor (Dallas) even went so far as to hire an accomplished senior scientist from Baylor (Houston) which certainly helped to confuse people: Dr. L__ has worked at Baylor Houston, then he worked at Baylor Dallas... must be the same organization, right? No, it's not. Baylor Dallas is basically an imposter.

    As for 2: Anybody who has worked at a real research institute will be appalled by the general atmosphere at Baylor Research Institute. Everything is bogged down by corporate policies that make it difficult to get anything done. Common sense is not tolerated here. Neither is happiness, it seems. There are administrators in powerful positions (that don't exist elsewhere) who have no background in research and who therefore have no way of telling who in which lab knows what they are doing. But these administrators get to decide who gets promoted and who gets let go. In recent years (it is 2014 now) there has been a tremendous amount of departures, particularily at the Ph.D. level. Everybody who was able to leave has left. What's left behind is a mess. There is a huge amount of uncertainty, anxiety and depression among employees, which may have to do with the recent merger with Scott&White and the layoffs that went along with it. Information that management shared with the employees has often turned out to be not truthful. And generally, whenever push comes to shove, research loses and policies and politics win.

    Advice to Management

    The situation is beyond advice to management. Management has done "employee surveys" to seemingly solicit advice from employees. But the reality is that management does not pay attention to advice offered in good faith by employees. Rather, employees who mention issues get told that they have to leave if they have a problem with the institute. And when these employees don't get the hint, they will soon find themselves on the "to be let go" list.


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    "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baylor Scott & White Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - high paying
    - Work from home
    - stable
    - good benefits
    - some employees are intelligent
    - some employees care about patients

    Cons

    - immoral management
    - not challenging
    - possible on call rotation
    - high end user interaction with very low computer skills
    - politics
    - Managers will do anything to get ahead
    - Silo work

    Baylor Scott and White health could have been a great place to wok. The complete disregard for software quality leaves a gaping hole that could lead to patient safety issues. Baylor is pushing the envelope of what can be done with EHR systems, but not in a good way. Their idea of quality control is a "good feeling that it works" nod from management. This is only going to work for as long as the FDA excludes EHR systems from MDDS law. Baylor needs to implement objective QA metrics to prevent regression and ensure patient safety. This can and should be done via the use of unit tests. Management pushes untested software to production under the premise that medicine is an anomaly to be excluded from all software best practices.

    I would not recommend this company to my enemies. I do not recommend putting family into their hospital systems that employ this absurd custom EHR implementation to display lab results which can impact patient safety. I pray that Baylor one day recognizes their own company Motto and cleans up their moral and ethical score card.

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