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Many interesting projects to be involved with.
Solutions Development Senior Analyst (Current Employee), Amsterdam, NYDecember 31, 2013
I work in a smaller hospital setting for a faith based organization which allows me the opportunity to be involved in both hospital based projects and national projects. The most challenging part of this position is assisting the user community with accepting change. The typical work day runs 9 to 10 working hours and involves multiple meetings, project – more... work, and heavy support duties. The variety of different daily tasks can be very challenging but it certainly does lend itself to never being boring. – less
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Ascension is TERRIBLE and supposed to be Faith Based....joke!
Health Care (Former Employee), Birmingham, AlabamaDecember 16, 2013
Pros: not a one. nothing good
Cons: poor management, hostile work environments encouraged, retaliation
Typical day at work was being scrutinized, lied about and back stabbed and my director allowed this behavior! Nothing enjoyable at all. Horrible place to work and would not tell my worst enemy to go to Hospital for care, take terrible care of patients. LIE on documentation. Patients afraid. Staff threatening other staff with guns. Need to get rid of – more... ALL OF MANAGEMENT in Birmingham and bring sane people in – less
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Great place to work if you are a techy
Solutions Development Analyst (Current Employee), Indianapolis, INDecember 4, 2013
Pros: flexible work schedules, interactive management, pay is excellent
Cons: isolated work environment, limited advancement opportunities
I have worked at AHIS for 5 years. IS/IT is solely focused on the support of applicaitons, web services and database maintenance that it leaves little room for personal interaction with other people. I personally have gained knowledge with regards to database maintenance and infastructure within cooperations. The hardest part of the job is being a social – more... person and not being able to be sociable. I have enjoyed the experience and growth learning about sql queries, crystal report writing and the set up and building of applicaitons. – less
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Very demanding
Admission Coordinator (Current Employee), Nashville, TNOctober 18, 2013
Pros: no micromanagement
Cons: no breaks away from the work area
This position is constantly changing and more work is being added so it has become impossible to perform in a way that makes you proud.
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Challenging Work on Daily Basis
Infrastructure Project Manager (Current Employee), Warren, MIOctober 14, 2013
Engaged in projects that make a difference in the lives of the patients that we care for.
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STOP!!!!! Go somewhere else! Bad place to work.
RN (Current Employee), Indianapolis, Indiana 86th streetOctober 10, 2013
Pros: it is a job
Cons: uncaring enviornment toward staff, managment are bullys and going nowhere
I was so excited to come to work at St Vincent's Hospital. I had my youngest child here 23 years ago. the staff seemed happy and all was well. Fast forward several years... I decided to get a job here based on that experience. THINGS HAVE CHANGED! The Moral is in the toilet, managenment looks for reasons to write staff up so they do not have to give – more... them a raise, now there are no bonuses and no raisies for anyone. My unit interviewed for a new manager (this is a shared governance hospital staff is involved in the hiring process) staff input 100% do not hire this canidate well... they told us they were not taking our recommendations and they hired her anyway and the unit has fallen apart. She had a reputation for being a BULLY and that is exactly what she is and the hospital doesn't seem to care. Nurses are sent home on a daily basis and do not come close to getting their hours in. Out of 40 hours we consistantly work 28 to 32. NO compassion, and with a smirk on her face. Now the Nuns who founded the place in the 1880's are now pulling out. They have cancled the Christams and holiday gala and do not recognize a nurse for her hard workcut and they cut benifits. Makes you wonder what else is going to happen. If they woukld only act like they cared about the staff it would help. I am looking for another job. This place is not recommened. My experience is not the only one there are many throught the hospital. They support BULLYING toward their staff. very sad for a Catholic Hospital. – less
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They didn't even know my title
coding (Former Employee), pensacola flOctober 8, 2013
Cons: lack of management
An awful place to work with the people are very unorganized. My manager was such a loser who didn't show up to work and had no management skills. The place runs like a zoo.
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You'll never watch the clock...
Administrative Assistant III (Current Employee), Indianapolis, INOctober 3, 2013
Pros: pension plan
Cons: ot limited
Great people to work with, easily accessible, short commute, free parking
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Great compensation and benefits
CDM Analyst (Current Employee), St. Louis, MOOctober 1, 2013
Pros: benefits, compensation
Cons: poor management, poor hr department
While compensation and benefits are wonderful, the HR and management departments could do better at communication.
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Fast paced and learning
Traveling Site Lead (Former Employee), Multiple locationsSeptember 8, 2013
Great place to learn from the best in the industry. Good people, some politics, but normal.
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A very unpleasant overall experience
Support (Former Employee), St Louis MOAugust 26, 2013
Pros: the benefits are good
Cons: "consultant" atmosphere
It is a very strong organization overall. However, the duties I was assigned did not match the job description in any way. At the interview, I was given the impression that it was a fairly high level position. In reality, almost every assignment was low-level clerical. Be sure to ask a LOT of questions before you accept a position.

Most of the people – more... seemed nice but not many were genuinely friendly. – less
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it sucked
Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee), St. Louis, MOAugust 21, 2013
Its like grade school if the majority of the class got it fine if you did not get it find another job. Basically there was the chosen few and the trivrial many.
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Learned a tremendous amount...
Network Operations Manager (Current Employee), Austin, TExasJuly 17, 2013
Pros: busy and forward thinking org
Typical day contains but not limited to the following: budget counseling meetings, data review and prep, team building, coaching, process improvement, leadership meetings, supply chain related functions.
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Great culture, wonderful advancement opportunities, lack of work-life balance
Vice-President and Chief Resource Officer (Former Employee), Birmingham, ALJune 28, 2013
Ascension Health is a good place to work. The benefits are great, the culture at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham is wonderful, and advancement opportunities are endless if you are a high performer. The downside of working for Ascension Health is the work-life balance and job security once you are a VP level or above.
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This company is not for ambitious people.
Doesn't matter. Title will change several times. (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INJune 8, 2013
Pros: free soda if you like lots of sugar in your diet, & remote access if you get a manager that will allow you to use it.
Cons: leadership is horrible, corporate office has too much control over daily activities, very little room for growth.
The positions at the Ascension Health are designed to be a piece of a job. The job can really be completed by one employee but it will be split into several jobs to give the appearance Ascension Health is a growing company. If you try and think outside the box you will immediately be shut down by the corporate office in St. Louis.
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No direction, lazy co workers, no advancement
Employee to a moron (Former Employee), IndianapolisJune 6, 2013
Pros: free coffee
Cons: lazy co workers. bad management. low pay.
Don't waste your time. Managers are not experienced therefore they led by intimidating those who work for them. HR operates on a puppet string so nothing is done when you are being harrassed. There are no minorities in leadership. Those who are currently in management half of them are uneducated and hold no degrees. Some employees are lazy and dodge – more... work. Some employees have no work ethics or integrity. They put their work off while they watch TV on their Kindles, they are on the phone making personal calls, Facebook, and any other pass time activity that one enjoys when you are lazy. Management allows poor workers to be lazy and rides those who actually are good workers. Good workers are expected to pic up the slack for lazy people. Unless you are hungry and homeless keep looking. – less
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A Employer in Transistion
Information Technology (Former Employee), Edmundson, MOMay 30, 2013
Management is often stressed as well as administrative assistants which pores onto other staff, creating a high stress environment. The pace is quick but sometimes chaotic as training for new employees is lacking. You come on board knowing everything you need to know or learn very slowly.

The people working there for the most part are extremely friendly – more... and are their greatest asset. Which for new employees is invaluable as they will answer most simple questions.

Their benefits for non-Ascension Health hospital cities is not beneficial as this places those cities like St. Louis as out-of-network for all care. This makes care even with the higher plans an expensive out of pocket proposition.

The entire organization itself is changing constantly as they work with setting some of company as for-profit. – less
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Better places to work
administration (Current Employee), texasMay 20, 2013
Pros: co-workeers
Cons: many
stuck in old ways of giving health care
waste moneyon trips to France
management poor
not current on best ways to give care
patients and working employees are not the big concern
good old boys club
no place to park and have to pay for parking
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Excellent, growing company
Capital Sales Assistant (Former Employee), Maryland Heights, MOMay 20, 2013
Wonderful management, excellent growth opportunities. Company had wonderful goals and had clear job requirements.
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Great benefits, excellent HR, but I was overworked
Systems Analyst (Former Employee), St Louis, MOMay 19, 2013
Pros: great benefits, ethical company
Cons: many people are often overworked, work/life balance initiative isn't adopted by all of management
Ascension Health has strong values and expresses the need for Work / Life Balance from the top-down. But the organization is so large that many people are left with limited resources and need to work very long days to the point of burnout.

About Ascension Health

Ascension Health has ascended to the pinnacle of not-for-profit health care.¬†As the largest Catholic hospital system in the US, – Read more