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Harris Health System Business Analyst Reviews

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  • NO work from home policy including emergent scenarios (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management allows this to happen as I've seen this first hand (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (19)

    "It's horrible... this place. At least for the IT analysts."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Harris Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Your paycheck clears? There are some good people that work here. Smart, dedicated, fun people. The pay is okay. They have given a few inexperienced people a chance to work in an in-demand field, but have reaped the benefits of their hunger to excel.

    Cons

    There are also some pretty nasty, backstabbing people that work here. And once you're in, what it takes to move up is anyone's guess. You can ask leadership and hear something that makes it sound like you still have a while to go… and then someone else gets hired or promoted into the position that is in the same predicament as you. If you’re cute, perky, and flirty... or african american... your chances improve though. There is an old guard that really needs to be shown the door. Only doing enough to hang on to their jobs, but otherwise pushing as much work as possible onto the new folks, not to give them learning opportunities, but out of laziness.

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk out your rear ends. IT folks are smart. There's a reason you are losing waves of people at a time. The culture needs to change.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harris Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, Benefits package offered, and Cheaper parking
    Beware of raving reviews for Analyst roles, they are more than likely human resources / recruiting trying to entice new employees.

    Cons

    There is so much RED TAPE!!! - lots of processes and policies that hinder employees from working effectively and efficiently
    The IT department governs by policy, management is inconsiderate and will not be flexible if you ever need it
    One of worst places, if not the worst place, to work in the Medical Center
    NO work from home policy including emergent scenarios.
    For example, if there is inclement weather and you are unable to get to work, you will be using a PTO day - as an IT employee. However, you are expected to log-in and work after hours from home. That part is fine and encouraged.
    Management shows favoritism
    Criticism is not constructive - seems like the manager is constantly finding someone or something arbitrary to pick on
    Not a healthy environment for people who value work/life balance - There is none
    You will only be praised for working 60+ hours/week to accomplish things that would have been done more efficiently at other organizations.
    They certainly do not understand the phrase: "Work Smarter, not Harder"
    You will be evaluated by subjective standards if you have a terrible manager
    There is ZERO autonomy, and you will be treated like a child

    Overall, one of the worst experiences I've had as an analyst. Proceed at your own risk, and kiss all respect for your personal life goodbye!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees - almost all of them have something to share that would make Harris Health a more desirable place to work.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Waiting to see IT trash getting emptied fully"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst II in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harris Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    place where non-job related things can be done

    Cons

    everything (bad) you don't want to see in any organization - politics, favoritism, slandering, cheating, gossiping, under-the-table-dealing

    Advice to Management

    just outsource IT "within US". maybe u can keep call center/ tech support internally but everything else IT related can go away or replaced


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Definitely an Interesting Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst III in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst III in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harris Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have worked hard in the past to make the pay scale competitive. Good insurance. Good 401K

    Not really much more to say than that.

    I am actually surprised to see some of the glowing reviews on here. HR / Recruiting must be trying to do damage control.

    Cons

    Perks are minimal.
    1. Work remotely? Not in IT (Well, unless they need you to work on the weekend or during time off. It is ok then.)
    2. Casual Friday? Nope, some executives thought that it "looked bad" even for those without customer contact.
    3. Flex time? Sure as long as you consider only being able to choose hours between 7 AM to 6 PM as flex time.
    4. High turnover in IT.
    5. Micro management by some managers.
    6. Too few good managers. In IT there are 2 (possibly 3) that are good to work for and this is being generous.
    7. Management does not listen to concerns or ideas that would increase employee satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Harris Health IT has a horrible reputation as an employer and a high turnover rate. Even from within the company, when people find out that you work in IT they typically have this "Oh, I am sorry" reaction. If you show that you care about your people they will do more for you than you could ever imagine. Allow your employees to have some of the non monetary perks that are common in IT shops.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Mgmt by fiat! Full of nepotism and under qualified over paid barriers to success"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission and benefits are why I stay

    Cons

    The good old boy network is alive and well.

    Advice to Management

    Nuke IT management. Any discussion of valuing employees at HCHD is lip service only.