BJC HealthCare

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BJC HealthCare Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
117 Reviews
3.2
117 Reviews
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BJC HealthCare President and CEO Steven H. Lipstein
Steven H. Lipstein
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company provides good work-life balance through flex time and alternative work environment (in 15 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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  1.  

    BJC nurse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    opportunities for professional development, teaching hospital, great resources and staff

    Cons

    Low salary, bad working grid

  2.  

    Time for a change

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    Current Employee - Project Assistant
    Current Employee - Project Assistant

    I have been working at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    Tuition assistant but that has changed this year

    Cons

    Once you get pigeon hole in a role they expect you to stay. No room for growth unless your clinical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up doors of opportunity to a facet of roles. Value each person and review their skills and encourage growth.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    If looking for a large company, this one is better than many

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment/co-workers. Supports employee educational growth.

    Cons

    Consistently inadequate in dealing with poor performers. Annually expresses interest in employee input/engagement then squashes any changes that were made due to annual cutbacks etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The seesaw of employee engagement vs. perceived short-term needs results in cynical employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    BJC HealthCare is a great place if you want to help your community and value work/life balance over other benefits

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

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

    Pros

    I work in the corporate offices and have noted the following benefits:
    • Rarely do I have to pull extra hours or long days to meet deadlines
    • Scheduling off or around personal activities (sick kids, taking car to the shop, …) has never been a hassle
    • Managers do not micromanaging my activities
    • Salary when starting out was competitive
    • Leadership is fiscally responsible

    Cons

    I work in the corporate offices and have noted the following restrictions:
    • Pay raises and bonuses are limited and small
    • Flex scheduling, telecommuting and other modern work environments are not widely supported
    • External professional development opportunities (conferences, trade group sponsorship,…) are limited
    • Software and technology updates, adoption and implementation is slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain your focus on financial responsibility, but look for opportunities to reward employees. In this regard, my salary was competitive when I started, but is no longer. One reward for these employees would be to update policies to allow for flex scheduling and telecommuting. These benefits will support your work/life balance focus and offset the pay raise and bonus limitations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love the company, indifferent on the floor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Florissant, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Florissant, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Biggest hospital system in St. Louis, great benefits, training is consistent and relevant.

    Cons

    Unobtainable scores for bonuses, "politics" of nursing staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop favoritism and picking on certain employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fine company to work for

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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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Established company under good financial management

    Cons

    Promotions are not usually merit based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proven succession plans and professional development tracks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership is not what it used to be....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nurses are wonderful, caring, and hard working.

    Cons

    Leadership is more interested in "how they look" than doing actual work.
    Nurses are under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Financial Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    A large company to work

    Cons

    not enough training opportunities provided

  10.  

    Great experience overall.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJC HealthCare

    Pros

    Ok benefits, chances for overtime, bonuses, friendly ppl, great manager, flexible schedule, 3 day work week, didn't work many holidays, and close to home

    Cons

    Unless you are hired in management, certified or licensed, or know someone in a key role, there is no room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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