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Steward Health Care experience report

  • 17.May 2019
  • Employee

I got the job by chance, in a low-priority department, and was hardly noticed by others. I'm still there. Don't know why

3.83

Company Culture

The team itself is fine but we're so geographically isolated and rarely see each other so it feels lonely sometimes. I also work more with other departments than I do my own.

Support from management

A bit. I don't know what management could do to be better, maybe be a little more aware of the well-being of not oft seen analysts.

Teamwork

Eh...thoughts can be shared but so much is governed by the top execs out of Dallas, or by state and federal guidelines.

Freedom to work independently

I've worked independently for the last two and a half years since our main office was disaggregated and dolled out among the greater Boston towns.

Internal Communication

Some things get lost in translation, like how certain holidays were eliminated, and the who thing where my prior supervisor vanished with no warning one morning, and that afternoon my new manager showed up and i looked like a deer in the f*#king headlights when he introduced himself.

Gender Equality

Healthy mix of genders at all levels of the organization. My coworkers are predominantly women.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Older employees stick around from what I have observed.

Career Development

It's incumbent on us to make our own educations, and there is time to do that and reimbursement is available.

Overall compensation for your work

I am not at all paid enough to live in the region in which I work. I SHOULD be able to make ends meet with my salary, but the greater Boston area insists on being expensive.

Office / Work Environment

I mean, it's not uncomfortable in the traditional sense, but it wears on you to have to commute to work in this region, and I count commutes as part of the work environment. Before I got approved to work from home twice a week, it was a part time job driving to and from work, and I only live 14 miles from my office.

Environmental Friendliness

We run a tight ship, and facilities are always on the ball.

Work-Life Balance

We have lots of freedom to pursue education outside our proprietary "university," and my manager is very understanding of my life's needs outside the office

Company Image

I don't feel valued and I don't feel my job adds much of anything that someone else couldn't do, which isn't entirely fair to my employer, but I mean it in more of the sense that there would be no reason to hire someone to take my place if I were to leave. I also don't feel like I'd be fired tomorrow, which in a weird way is uncomfortable, like i'm not even noticed.

Handicapped Accessibility

Many offices are single-floor, and all of them have elevators and ramps and some have braille.

Workplace Safety

We are regularly educated on emergency procedures, HIPPA guidelines, corporate guidelines, and information security practices.

Challenging Work

It's a pretty healthy workload which also allows for a lot of time for training and continuing education, which I've engaged in in order to make my job more challenging.

Inclusive / Diverse

All makes and models come through the doors.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop pretending like there isn't money to pay people what they should be paid not just for the work they do, but so they can live in the area where they are paid to do the work they do. Stop pretending that a salary is based on national averages or that you should work harder, no, if you don't pay enough to live, people will make money elsewhere, and on company time too.

What I like about the company

It's neat to have been part of an expansion that made Steward a national network, and to have built some standard reports and reporting procedures for the network to use. Some of my analyses and infographics have been featured in professional journals too.

What I dislike about the company

I'm not a fan of how impersonal our communication has become. I haven't seen my manger in person in over a year. Even some semi-regular lunch and brainstorm meetings would be a nice change.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Steward Health Care Holdings LLC
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered