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"Good place to work."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Admitting Clerk in Pikeville, KY
Current Employee - Admitting Clerk in Pikeville, KY
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The healthcare benefits are great.

Cons

Always short staffed in comparison to the amount of work required by department.

Other Employee Reviews for Community Health Systems

  1. Helpful (7)

    "typical corporate against employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Jefferson City, TN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Jefferson City, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great care in individual facilities but that is all

    Cons

    Jefferson City, TN
    Colin McRae CEO and Carol Wolfenbarger CNO are 2 of the worst senior leaders i have ever seen. Colin if full of himself and hiding anything negative from Corporate so that he looks good, does not care about the employees at all, just typical fake to your face, the things i heard him say behind closed doors. Carol lets on like she cares and pretends to be really nice but cross her or don't go along with what she wants then she will get rid of you anyway she can, I still have email's providing proof her ways are not legal.

    Advice to Management

    actually listen when managers give you proof and feedback on your senior leaders


  2. Helpful (16)

    "Extremely chaotic with primary goals of re-applying duct tape"

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    Former Employee - Information Systems in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Information Systems in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good, hard working, dedicated people, you just get to the point what can you still care about and not become extremely frustrated. Excellent off site training options and employee benefits.Hope for the future with some projects and IT funds finally being properly allocated to address core functionality. Growing so fast, everyone hopes soon the growth can slow down a bit so a step back can be taken and regroup. If not, regrouping needs to happen concurrently and fast.

    Cons

    Unclear vision from management when seemingly huge amounts of money is thrown at various projects when other critical objectives have insufficient funding. Money seems to be the reason for the cheapness, duct tape and work arounds within all levels of the organization.
    Overall frustrating place to work unless you're a workerbee 9-5 er and are able to not really care about the big picture.
    What's up with the panic and policy of random drug testing? Is that really such a problem that wouldn't be able to be addressed by an employees performance? Seemed when that time came around, a mass panic ensued. Not sure what that's all about, but not many companies don't even do that anymore unless people are a driver or some other type of role. Just odd.
    Definitely a boys club and as others have said, a lot of politics at all levels. Overall, CHS seems to be a company that has grown way too fast, lost sight of objectives and the value of dedicated employees. Just too many work arounds to get things done right the first time. Definitely too many cooks in the kitchen playing into the politics of it all, meetings end up having too many people in them cause everyone feels threatened if they're not in the loop.
    Lastly, as others have mentioned, many roles can definitely be performed remotely, but CHS is stuck in the dark ages requiring employees on site. Offices are stuffy and seem to be in a "pretend" corporate world. Productivity and employee moral was much higher in the other " non-corporate" offices.

    Advice to Management

    Environment - Dispense with the office politics and take a good hard look at the good ole boys club environment. Women are repeatedly treated differently, regardless of skillset. Look into opportunities for growth and creation of new positions versus mundane 9-5 tasks, empowerment goes a long way. Encourage employees to present ideas for change and improvement, possibly a BPM team (if not already). Compensation needs to be increased at all levels to even be compatible to the changing market - not just Nashville market. Opportunities for growth and next steps needs to heavily be emphasized - CHS grew so fast it's still stuck in the dark ages with the same boring, mundane positions for 9-5er people - and that's not most of the great people out there anymore. Go-getters do not seem to be supported, in fact, demoralized and frustrated seems to be the norm. "Out of the box" thinking is definitely not emphasized and questions about other areas outside of your current responsibilities are discouraged, frowned upon and nastily responded to as if there's some deep dark secret about what you ask about.

    Remote positions - If you're forcing employees to be on site, provide a more laid back environment versus the corporate stuffiness. Get creative with new roles and allow for flexible scheduling and remote time. Realize you're not an east coast company or even a downtown New York company and just stop with the pretend down south corporate attitude. There's a big difference between being professional and being corporate stuffy. The environment/set up/cubes/walls/offices/attire is extremely library-ish.

    Work ethics- Management needs to have better explanations for all the duct tape and workarounds and lack of funding or priorities for basic business objectives - and pass it down to the workerbees. Otherwise it comes across as lack support and if management doesn't care about what you're trying to do/fix - why should you?
    More explanation of the big picture needs to be disseminated down through the ranks versus seemingly coming across as glorifying the almighty dollar and making money for the stockholders and executives. Big presentations and people touting each other, graphs etc doesn't make enough sense to the workerbees to "get it". All they know is their job is to keep the duct tape on and put it back on where it fell off and feel like a hamster on a wheel going nowhere.

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