BJC HealthCare
3.2 of 5 91 reviews
www.bjc.org Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

BJC HealthCare Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.2 91 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

BJC HealthCare President and CEO Steven H. Lipstein

Steven H. Lipstein

(60 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Fairly easy job and decent work life balance considering it's a non-profit"
    in 11 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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good experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BJC HealthCare part-time

Prosgood working environment, great experience, nice people

Consno cons at this moment

Advice to Senior Managementdo not have much opinion

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time for more than 8 years

ProsMany great employees, benefits, 401k match, pension. Top doctors. Nice facilities. Free parking. Good vacation time. Tuition remission. Yearly employee satisfaction survey. Opportunities too be within organization.

ConsPassive-aggressive management, once job started management had no recollection of recruitment discussions including incentivizing promises. If a project gets a budget it will be implemented regardless of the readiness of staff or processes.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere are a lot of great people working for BJC just trying to do the right thing. Don't underestimate their ethical commitment or undermine their credibility. Don't overload them and push beyond reasonable workload that is how you lose good people. People don't leave jobs, they leave bad managers.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BJC HealthCare full-time

ProsCo-workers- wonderful caring people work here.

ConsUnderstaffing- nurses are frequently put on call even though it leaves the others with unsafe ratios

Advice to Senior ManagementPatient satisfaction scores would go up if the nurses were not understaffed

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DO NOT work in IT on contract at this place.

Contractor (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

I worked at BJC HealthCare as a contractor for less than a year

ProsCan't think of anything that was any good

ConsLow pay
IT manager who is over the Windows 7 migrations was the worst I have ever dealt with in my 21+ years
Talked down to by the manager
All the employees of this manager (Perm and Contractor) voiced their dislike of her and told me on many occasions they were miserable there.
The entire project was completely mis managed and unorganized.
You were expected to find you way around this hospital alone and most of the employees didn't know where all the service and non public hallways were.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire the manager. I have no idea how she was let into this position but she has no business being there.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great experience while working with bjc

Surgical Technologists (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time for more than a year

Prosgreat hours while working with bjc

Consnone while working with bjc

Advice to Senior Managementgreat management while working with bjc

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

ProsLarge enough to work for long-term and see SO many sides of healthcare. A great place to forge a long-term career.

ConsParking at some of the larger entities is sometimes a challenge.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stagnant organization

Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time for less than a year

ProsStill one of the highest rated hospital systems in the country, though it seems to be slipping a bit. You can feel good you are making a difference in peoples lives.

The IT systems are on very current technology for an older hospital systems.

ConsSalaries are average to low.

The health benefits are surprisingly poor for one of the top hospitals in the country.

There are too many middle managers who have become stagnant in their positions.

The doctors are prima donnas. They have too much influence over areas, they know nothing about like IT.

Advice to Senior ManagementClear out dead weight in middle management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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BJC has a quality focus

Talent Acquisition (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

ProsGood benefits, great managers, personal and professional growth opportunities, hire from within, very pleasant work environment, diverse workforce, great work/life balance,

ConsHiring can be very competitive due to the focus on finding the right candidate for each position. There really are no cons that I am aware of to working here.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep listening and dialoguing. Information that flows both ways is great for morale and encourages loyalty.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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BJC is unfortunately a company that does not try and maintain its employees.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BJC HealthCare

ProsIf there's one close to your house, go for the convenience. There are a lot of urgent cares also that BJC owns.

ConsEmployee satisfaction is not a priority. Employee engagement surveys are not taken seriously and a waste of time. Employees are not heard.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so obvious about mistreatment of employees. It's very obvious and very disconcerting. That is why turn over is high.

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Professionals need not apply.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BJC HealthCare full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood healthcare, education, and pension benefits.

ConsNurses working as project managers, developers, trainers, etc. without skills or background, bullying non-nursing employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire professionals.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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