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"Some great aspects, most of the management is incompetent"

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Current Employee - Information Technology in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Current Employee - Information Technology in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

It's nice to work for a healthcare organization where you feel like you're helping people (or supporting the people that help people). CHI is a large company with a lot of money, so you can usually get the resources you need. Benefits are decent but healthcare is a little below average considering this is a HEALTHCARE provider...

Cons

Management at most levels is incompetent. There is a total lack of vision and reliance on consultants to get anything done. Most managers are in a CYA mode. There are a ton - I mean a TON - of meetings, sometimes just to figure out when another meeting could be scheduled. Hospitals function independently, so everyone has their own processes and procedures. RICE (Reverence, Integrity, Compassion, Excellence) values are constantly stressed, but management ignores them as soon as they feel like they can save a dollar.

Advice to Management

Grow a back bone. Make a decision and stick with it, even if it's the wrong one. At least you made a decision. Listen to your employees. Actually live your values instead of just talking about them.

Other Employee Reviews for Catholic Health Initiatives

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to work, but no room to advance on there help desk for Female and Afro American"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Help Desk in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefit and all ways paid on time.

    Cons

    Manager allow some help desk staff to get away with doing no work, they do allow them to set back and watch you tub and talk bad to other employees. The management would pick and choses who will be promoted and make not excuse it will not be a female or a blacks. The help desk management still have that good ole boy way of thinking and for that,this is why they are getting outsouring.

    Advice to Management

    Higher up management need to take a good look at some of there help desk management, because some of them will go to a diff dept after the outsourcing and take some of those good ole boys value with them.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "CHI - not a good company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They do pay regular employees on time, though payment of contractors is not important to maangement. I have watched a couple contractor friends of mine fight every week to get paid on time because their manager didn't approve their timecard on time. When they went to HR they said there is nothing they can do.

    Cons

    They make decisions based on no fact, they do not know how to run an IT dept. They put people in management positions based on who is their friend, no experience to do the job but it is someones friend so they determine the path for many things, though they have no idea what they are talking about. They make poor decisions, they treat people very poorly, especially since they aer supposed to be a religous orginization. Overall they are a very terrible place to work, benefits are not good either, weird to work for a health care company that provides terrible healthcare for their employees.

    Advice to Management

    replace management from the CEO to the front line manager, overall CHI needs lots of work. Put someone in place that actually knows how to do their job so you don't have to hire consultants every year to determine what you should be doing. Get a backbone and take care of the company the nuns built.


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