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  1. "It's a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Ripley, WV
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Ripley, WV

    Pros

    It's a good place to work because everyone is nice and I make good money. I like being a nurse there.

    Cons

    It's a good place to work and I like to work there because it's a good place to work. I like what I do there.

    Advice to Management

    It's a good place to work


  2. "Short term vision....tee it up and sell it."

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    Former Employee - Lab in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lab in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Always something to fix because there's always something broken.

    Cons

    Constant pressure to fix under-performing hospitals.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the people that work for you.


  3. "Very good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - RN/Case Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - RN/Case Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard Health Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are friendly and innovation is a priority. It is a great place to work and they have good benefits. They value patient care and safety which is wonderful traits for a company.

    Cons

    It is at time politics driven place to work but what place isn't. Also a rather high turnover rate, making sure you meet your goals is important along with staying within your budget.

    Advice to Management

    Also be able to meet your financial numbers. Its a for profit company and it matter a great deal


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  5. "Great opportunities to grow and apply your strengths."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Administrative support, growth & development opportunities, and familial environment.

    Cons

    Reactionary, aggressive profit model, resistant to visionary changes.

    Advice to Management

    Groom executives from current managers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a pleasant place to work."

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Vanguard Health Systems part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent therapy department. Rehab area of facility does an outstanding Job.

    Cons

    Amount of patients given to staff makes it difficult to give patients what they deserve.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff and rethink the assignments on LTC.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible non supportive work environment."

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    Former Employee - Nurse Educator in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Nurse Educator in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard Health Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay for nurses was very good.

    Cons

    This is a company that has a high rate of turn over. They do not believe in education and training of employees. The orientation is no more than showing people around and films. The management changes like a person changes their socks and so does all the other areas in their long- term care facility in Memphis, TN. I have never seen employees leave this company at such a rate. People even leave during orientation and don't come back. It is just terrible. This large turn over is terrible for continuity of patient care.

    Advice to Management

    Better training programs that will educate and train people to better perform their jobs. Listen to what the employees have to say and don't say you are going to make things better and not keep your word. Please stop trying to terrorize the employees by sending those indifferent people from Nashville to attend a few meetings, walking around, blaming and and trying to intimidate the hard working nurses and staff.


  8. "A great environment in which to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Senior Management are generous with salary and benefits.

    Cons

    They are being sold to Tenet.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for all you did for your employees.


  9. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard Health Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good company that cares about employees

    Cons

    bought by tenet health care in two thousand thirteen


  10. "Health system"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allowed for mobility in career advancement and opportunities to work with multi-disciplinary teams. Facilities were located around the valley, making it a close drive depending on where you are living.

    Cons

    Poor pay and lack of development and retention practices, has led to much turnover at all levels of the company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Corporatocracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Many of the hospitals have patient programs and services which are distinguished or accredited.
    - The company offers many additional employee benefits programs besides health and dental insurance to full time and part time employees. This includes, but is not limited to tobacco-cessation programs, employee assistance programs, and tuition assistance programs.
    - Multiple nation-wide locations allow for employees to transfer positions across geographies.

    Cons

    - Since late 2011, there have been several waves of job cuts, geographical job shifting along with organizational restructuring and department outsourcing across many Vanguard hospitals. This includes, but is not limited to: accounting, payroll, information systems, middle management and directors, hospital transporters, hospital interpreters, patient advocates, and chaplains. This was cited as being because of decreases in patient volume and in government reimbursement funding.
    - During the 2012 fiscal year for the Chicago Market hospitals, no employee merit raises nor matches to employee retirement were made. But, during the following fiscal year (2013) the Chicago Market President was awarded 28,559 shares of stock in the company.
    - Inconsistency across market hospitals. Depending on the market you hired in, there may be no standardized training program for your position. Many employees must "hit the ground running".
    - A non-exempt person hired as per diem (registry) without benefits who then transfers into a part-time or full-time position with benefits is offered a lower hourly rate than what they were hired with. Additionally, unless you are hired as an exempt salaried employee, negotiating with Vanguard recruiters is often difficult and lengthy.
    - Depending on the market, Vanguard serves its employees as it's own health insurance firm by using their own staff physicians as plan providers. However, many physicians physically located across the hospitals are not Vanguard employees, but are part of their own medical group or are independent contractors. Additionally, some of the health insurance coverages are minimal to non-existent.



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