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Vanguard Health Systems Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. "A great environment in which to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Very good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard Health Systems full-time

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for. Enjoyed the people and learned a lot.

    Cons

    A lot of travel across the country.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Rapidly developing system in Chicago."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwyn, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwyn, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of growth and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Vanguard is a conservative organization and that can sometimes hinder progress.


  5. "good company"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Good company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vanguard has a good company working dynamic. Employees at all levels are eager to help facilitate quick resolution to issues.

    Cons

    Many of the positions at Vanguard were filled by contractors and they did not seem to be in a hurry to bring those contractors into the company in a permanent role. Rather they would cycle contractors in and out as needed.

  8. "Fast paced"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support
    Current Employee - Desktop Support
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company encourages staff to be creative and is receptive to new technologies

    Cons

    To many projects to keep up

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Vanguard Health for Life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard Health Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunities nationally. Willing to invest in employees.

    Cons

    Too much going on. They are constantly changing their mind on the future and strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a simple & effective strategy and stick to it.


  10. "Corporate Office Disconnect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative Culture and great clinicians to work with. Facilities in the market care about the patient and want to deliver high quality care

    Cons

    Corporate office is a boys club. No room for advancement unless you are within the inner circle. COO Kent Wallace has a list of names that he wants in positions that are his yes men.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that corporate office in overhead and is a service to the market who are delivering care.


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