BJC HealthCare Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
106 Reviews

3.0
106 Reviews
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BJC HealthCare President and CEO Steven H. Lipstein
Steven H. Lipstein
69 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fairly easy job and decent work life balance considering it's a non-profit (in 12 reviews)

  • Ability to work from home for most positions (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There really are no cons that I am aware of to working here (in 5 reviews)

  • Management did not respond in a timely manner to staffing needs until work/life balance was seriously compromised (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Most enjoyable organization I've been a part of.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    Tremendously supportive, progressive and professional.

    Cons

    In some instances, significantly behind the competition in terms of technology which can be challenging. Additionally, decision-making can often be swayed too heavily by political manipulation although that's often a reality of the healthcare industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push harder on collaborative relationships now as opposed to continually giving in to maintain peaceful relations. I fear we may be setting a precedent that may have the potential to cause significant harm in the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    50/50

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Finance in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Change management- are you in or not

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A stepping stone to a real career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Support Technician  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Support Technician in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great experience which looks good on a resume.
    -Good place to get a foot in the door.
    -If you know or fraternize with the right people, you can climb the ranks fast, regardless of actual IT knowledge.
    -Get paid to sit in meetings and socialize most of the day. Do maybe 15 minutes of actual work. You will not be held accountable.

    Cons

    -IS hiring process is all about internal politics. The result is a very large group of employees who have absolutely no idea how to do their job, and pass it on to more experienced and knowledgeable , but less compensated co workers.
    -Job titles mean nothing, and is just an excuse to pay employees less.
    -1.5% annual raise. No opportunity for a merit raise.
    -Zero accountability.
    -Easier to get a promotion by leaving company and then returning than it is to simply get a promotion.
    -Massive management structure with far too much overhead. No one actually knows who is responsible for what.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Get rid of the dead weight. The company is hemorrhaging money trying to continue to pay salaries of non-working analysts, senior analysts, and management.
    -Stop over-planning for projects to try and perfect them, and instead plan for elasticity in project planning to allow for change as time goes on.
    -Most management takes 2-3 hour lunch breaks and roams the office talking when they're not in meetings to discuss future meetings. This is a huge morale killer for those who are not making 6 figures to simply exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place if you like counting time and keeping your head down

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work/life balance for some, multiple employer sponsored social events, a true pension which is all but unheard of these days

    Cons

    very poor talent management, lack of initiative and drive, no compensation growth, no advancement opportunities, deep resistance to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hand the reins over to someone with the energy and charisma to truly lead the organization. Advance those who truly make a difference and coach those who do not to either improve or find a role that better suits their outlook. Do not let your book keeping practices undercut operational capabilities, which is happening now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Registration

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registrar  in  Florissant, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Registrar in Florissant, MO (US)

    I worked at BJC HealthCare part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I really liked the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Management seemed only interested in the numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Working in healthcare is not a stable workplace.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many excellent co-workers willing to share knowledge. Opportunities for advanced learning.
    Organization is doing many great things to advance medicine.

    Cons

    Extremely slow in getting decisions from senior leaders.
    Open positions take a very long time to fill.
    Management incentives far exceed the merit increases seen by the work staff.

    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    I have had a very positive experience at BJC I would definitely recommend it to my peers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pct  in  Alton, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Pct in Alton, IL (US)

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good insurance, positive work envirnment. The staff are really nice and helpful. It seems that there would be lots of room for improvement to grow within this company so I'm glad that I have the opportunity to be apart of such a nice company.

    Cons

    The benefits here at BJC are ok if you work full time but unfortunately I only work part time so I only qualify for certain benefits but I'm not complaining. There is only mostly 12 hours shifts which could be a downfall to some but I don't mind working just three days a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they are good people they are always around to ask questions if need be they are very involved with the growth and development of the hospital.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Heading in the wrong direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance programs are new and helping

    Cons

    Sub-market compensation Disastrous IT Leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire 75% of IT Leadership Director and above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Everyone is replaceable.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Radiation Therapist  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Radiation Therapist in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The opportunity to have exposure to a variety of cutting-edge technology, work with great people and patients.

    Cons

    Poor staffing & retention rate, employees feel unappreciated, employees feel that their voices and opinions are not heard by management,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Desktop Support Technician

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Technician  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Desktop Technician in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are normal, however they may be cut in the future due to the decline of payments healthcare receives.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other like companies. Promotions are only given if a spot opens up, not based on the job you perform. Decline in job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you can to keep your good people, get rid of the dead weight.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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