At WellStar Health System, 81 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 15650 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 0.22. It was published on Nov 13, 2017. 130640 Visitors

What Employees Say

People here are given a lot of responsibility.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
I'm proud to tell others I work here.

What They Do

We asked WellStar Health System to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

WellStar, the largest not-for-profit health system in Georgia, is known nationally for its innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. As an Employer of Choice, we proudly care for the people who care for our patients.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Marietta, Georgia, 30062 US Sites: 220
Major Locations: Marietta, Georgia, 30062; Atlanta, Georgia, 30312; Austell, Georgia, 30106; Griffin, Georgia, 30224; Douglasville, Georgia, 30134; LaGrange, Georgia, 30240 US Employees: 17,641
US Revenues: $3,056.2 million Worldwide Revenues: $3,056.2 million
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1993

WellStar is a sponsor of the American Heart Association's 2017 Healthy for Good Heart Walk.

Perks and Programs

We asked WellStar Health System to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • On-site Concierge Services: Think a concierge is only for hotels? WellStar Concierge Services provides on site help for team members to take care of daily errands, oil changes, dry cleaning, grocery shopping, gift buying, even travel planning - anything to ease the day! And yes, it is FREE - no service fee, no tips allowed!
  • Generous Time Off: Think 36 weeks of job protected leave is unheard of? Not at WellStar! WellStar provides 36 weeks of job protected leave and 4 weeks of paid parental leave for eligible team members. Our team members can take the time they need to welcome that new addition to the family. And it isn't just for moms. Dads and adoptive parents are included too!
  • Pension and 403b: Think pension plans are a thing of the past? Not at WellStar! You should see WellStar's vision for the future! Eligible team members are automatically enrolled in the pension plan and can elect to participate in the matching 403b plan to pave the way for a secure financial future.
  • Workplace Flexibility: Think flexibility can't happen in healthcare? WellStar's FlexWorks strategy is proving otherwise. From the online self- scheduling system, to telework, daily flexing, job shares and more, WellStar is using flexibility to ensure Right People, Right Place, Right Time.
  • Healthy EatWell Bistros: Think a 4-Star Bistro can't happen in a hospital? Not only are they working in WellStar's hospitals but they are available at the corporate and administration buildings across the System. Team members have access to healthy and delicious food choices through the EatWell program that rival the best "bistros" around!
  • Back-Up Care: We know that life doesn't always go according to plan. With Back-Up Care, WellStar Team Members go to work knowing their loved ones are in good hands. The Back-Up Care Advantage Program provides 80 hours of care for your child and/or adult/elder relative when regular arrangements fall through. Family care when and where you need it most!
  • Perks at Work: To stretch your hard-earned money, WellStar offers Perks at Work as a thank you for all that you do! This free one-stop exclusives and discount site is available to all WellStar team members and we invite you to share the savings with up to five friends or family members. Perks at Work gives you the ability to earn WOWPoints which can be applied as cash towards your future purchases, so the possibilities for savings are endless.
  • WellStar Family Night: The WellStar family extends further than just our team members. We want you and your entire family to enjoy a fun night out! That's why several times a year WellStar offers discounted rates and exclusive offers on things like Six Flags, Braves games, Hawks games, and early movie screenings. Fun for the whole family!
  • Center for Best Health: Are you ready to be your best self? The Center for Best Health (CBH) is here to help. CBH, exclusively for WellStar team members and eligible dependents, provides all the tools you need to control your weight, diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol – all under the supervision of a skilled WellStar medical team. CBH provides: Nutritional therapy/dietitian services (free nutritional counseling, cooking classes, Behavior modification, Exercise management (free membership to WellStar fitness centers, including HealthPlace), Medication management and obesity medication at preferred cost, Optifast meal replacement therapy at a discount and referrals to bariatric surgery.
  • Bright Horizons Torchlight: It’s estimated that one in five children in the U.S. have autism, ADHD, or some other special need. To support parents of special needs children, WellStar has partnered with Bright Horizons on their Torchlight program. This program gives team members access to the first-of-its kind education navigation platform that helps caregivers of children with special or exceptional needs. Torchlight allows caregivers to track school milestones, establish a support network of other caregivers and join webinars that cover topics ranging from keeping your child safe from cyberbullying to learning about Individual Education Plans.


$71,200 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Nurse $381,200 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Physician
50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 4% of salary84% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Legacy WellStar only.)
76% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Legacy WellStar only.) 84% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
16 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $4,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$15,000 Student loan debt repayment
Connecting to the community through outreach opportunities.


23 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 12 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
5 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (40% use it)
  • Telecommute option (10% use it)
  • Job sharing (2% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (60% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Medical facilities (at all locations)
  • Onsite Amenities (Concierge services, child care, food, fitness centers, fitness classes, massages, farmers markets, retirement support, Costco/Sam's club memberships, employee assistance program, discounted movie tickets.)


252 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 15 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
68 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take252 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
15 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*32 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$10,000 Adoption benefit252 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
15 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$427,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Yes Recycling program


  • VP Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 1 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

WellStar AMC and AMC South pledge what their #CLEANHANDSCOUNT for.


The Learning Academy opens at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

How to Get Hired

We asked WellStar Health System for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

WellStar looks for candidates with a focus on patients and customers who bring a positive approach to their work. Key characteristics include pride in their work, ability to influence others, highly efficient, dependable, flexible, team-oriented, mission-oriented, compassionate and possessing a positive attitude.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Candidates can let their talents shine in the application and interview process by providing examples of when they have demonstrated the key characteristics above. They can follow up quickly and remain flexible during the selection process. They must leave a positive impression with every WellStar team member who they encounter along the process.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

In 2017, WellStar Talent Acquisition remains largely focused on recruiting RNs, particularly in the areas of Med/Surg, Labor and Delivery, and Perioperative Services. Our non-nursing recruitment efforts are geared toward Lab Services, specifically Med Techs, Certified Medical Assistants and LPNs for our physician practices, Genetic Counselors and Epic trainers/IT professionals for the Epic implementation in 2018. Depending on the market, we continue to recruit both locally and nationally through creative and innovative strategies. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates should visit our careers page at to learn more about WellStar and to apply for immediate consideration.

hiring Outlook

5,000 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 4% Job Growth
16 Average applicants per opening 176,435 Total job applicants
5% New hires by employee referrals 43% Openings filled by current employees
751 Recent graduates hired 13% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
17% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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