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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.
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An overall great place to work for serving others
Project Manager (Former Employee), Birmingham, ALApril 4, 2013
Pros: ability to work from home
I moved up from Secretary to the IT Director in 03/99 to Project Manager during my tenure with Ascension. For the most part our team worked as a family and achieved day to day duties as they came up. The hardest part of my job was knowing that while I was providing information for the consolidation of my applications (for the good of the company), I – more... was also working myself out of a position. I enjoyed the opportunity to learn the 360 regarding IT activities which included Networking, Servers, Desktop Support, Implementations, Training and working with other departments to achieve the information requested as needed. – less
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Great co-workers but no leadership.
Service Desk Incident Coordinator (Current Employee), Auburn Hills, MichiganMarch 15, 2013
Pros: great co-workers, adequate pay and benefits
Cons: unreasonable break times. lack of management. bad morale.
Rigid work environment. Very little contact and direction from managers as they spend most of their time attending meetings.
Most of the direction comes from team leads who aren't always equipped to deal with daily work issues.

The pay and benefits are good but their expectations of your employment are unrealistic. They constantly change scheduling – more... and burden the employees with needless process while losing focus on the customer service aspect.

The most enjoyable part are the people you come into contact with. Co-workers and managers are good people. Very friendly and personable. – less
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Great place to work
Equipment Management (Current Employee), Indianapolis, INFebruary 20, 2013
Pros: great values
Cons: very few
Great place to work. I have had lots of room for growth. Great values.
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Great place to work
Equipment Management (Current Employee), Indianapolis, INFebruary 20, 2013
Pros: great values
Cons: lack of accountability
Great place to work. I have had lots of room for growth. Great values.
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Allscripts Developer Support /Implementation (Current Employee), Indianapolis, INFebruary 19, 2013
The company is good if you are a clock-in / clock-out person. Depending on your dept. it is not a place to move up. Poor leadership / Mgmt. Poor everything...
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DONT GO UNLESS YOU HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE
Senior Accountant (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INJanuary 24, 2013
Pros: rarely any overtime, decent (free) parking, flexible with time (depending on mgr), free soda (if you like excess calories and potential diabetes)
Cons: management, hr, salary not commensurate to experience/education, low to no bonus opportunities
This is the worst place ever to work. There is really no room to grow, the management is horrible-- petty, immoral, back stabbing, double crossing-- and that usually sets the tone for the department. The hardest part of the job was going and working the whole day. The most enjoyable part of the job was lunch, and going home at the end of the day. HR – more... is a joke-- if you have any issues, your best bet is to just find another job. Do not go in with the expectation of learning, all you will learn is that there is nothing but a lot of trivial duties that don't teach you anything more than you already know, and the longer you stay the dumber you will get. The most you can get out of a position at Ascension is a title, that will help you to move on to something better. Do not look at this place to be a long term job of secuirty-- if you need a paycheck right now, I would definitely take the job. If you are currently working, do not leave your job unless you're in the position where you are about to be laid off. The morals and values stated are not any that are promoted through the actions of management. The company seems more driven to be of more community service than the concern of their own employees. Also, having a degree is almost a hinderance... when you are working under a CEO that does not have one, there is little respect for the ones that people do have (advancement and salary wise). If you have an associate's or GED this would be a great place for you to work.. Bachelor's and higher, please for your own sake keep searching and go to a real company! – less
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Unorganized
System analyst (Current Employee), St. LouisJanuary 21, 2013
Pros: benefits.
Cons: management style
Poor leadership at the top. Ignore issues thinking they go away
Resistant to change
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Overall it is a great place to learn the Cerner modules
Solutions Development Analyst (Current Employee), Warren, MIJanuary 12, 2013
Pros: discounts on dell products
Cons: no affiliations with a fitness facilities and no stress relief
A typical day at work is mostly maintenance and customer requests. I have learned how build in several modules of the Cerner application. Management has its strong points and weak points. I feel that management need to utilize their on call schedule more effectively. My co-workers are great. Each person has expertise in each module of the Cerner application – more... and in the medical field. The hardest part of the job is the continuous schedule flipping to cover PTO for midnight shift. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with the different customers and being able to help them resolve their issues. – less
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Healthy environment to work
Sr. Hyperion Planning/Essbase developer (Current Employee), St. Louis, MOJanuary 3, 2013
Some times I worked through out the night.
I learned a lot from the complex application design.
Management is very friendly.
Co-workers are good.
Hardest part is typical dead lines.