At WellStar Health System, 85 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1007 employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.96. It was published on Aug 21, 2015. 26862 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
This is a physically safe place to work.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.

What They Do

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

WellStar is the largest not-for-profit community health system in Georgia. We serve a population of more than 1.4 million residents in five metro-Atlanta counties. As an Employer of Choice, we are proud of our nationally recognized employee-friendly benefits.

About this Company

Website: US Headquarters: Marietta, Georgia
US Sites: 132 Major Locations: Marietta, Georgia; Austell, Georgia; Douglas, Georgia; Hiram; Atlanta
US Employees: 13864 Founded: 1993
Industry: Health Care

WellStar Health System has been awarded:

Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for® 2015 (ranked 87)

Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for® 2014 (ranked 39)

We believe in the WellStar Team!

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 fee, no tips allowed!
  • Generous Time Off: Think 36 weeks of maternity leave is unheard of? WellStar provides 36 weeks of job protected leave including 3 weeks of paid leave. Team members can take the time they need to care for ailing family members or 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! 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!


50% 401(k) match of employee's salary, up to 4% of an employee's contribution 84% Company-paid health coverage for employees
78% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 16 hours Weekly hours at which part-timers receive health care coverage
$4500 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b plan
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Take-home meals on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Banking
  • Personal concierge service
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
Shining Star Team Celebration


28 days Holidays & vacation days after one year of employment $10,000 Adoption benefit
180 days Job protected maternity leave 15 days Paid leave for adoptive parents


  • Unpaid sabbaticals
  • Telecommute option (10% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (50% use it)
  • Onsite child care
  • Elder care resources
  • Flexible schedule (60% use it)
  • Job sharing (2% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (46% use it)
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel


  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments


  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Fitness center
  • Medical facilities
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
GoLive Day! Electronic Medical Record



Daily Huddles

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 unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?

WellStar takes pride in being very selective in the team members who we hire.  There is a candidate assessment tool attached to most of our positions as part of the application process.  This helps us determine if candidates are likely to focus on patient needs and work well with fellow team members.  If selected for a position, candidates will go through a rigorous pre-employment process, including a thorough background check.

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

This year, 2015, WellStar Talent Acquisition is largely focusing our efforts on hiring Registered Nurses in all areas. Seriously considering the immediate need for Emergency Room RNs, significant need also exists for everything from Pediatric and Labor and Delivery to Float Pool to Operating Room and Critical Care to Hospice and Home Health RNs. While we have hired over 545 experienced RNs this year so far, we have also hired over 195 newly graduated RNs. WellStar’s New Graduate Residency and Fellowship allows us to continue to recruit new graduates in addition to our continuous recruitment of experienced nurses.

Our non-Nursing recruitment efforts are geared toward Lab Services, Med Techs, Certified Medical Assistants, Certified Pharmacy Techs, Coders, Physical and Occupational Therapists as well as Epic Applications Coordinators. One of the new ways Talent Acquisition plans to recruit in these areas is by hosting Internal Career events a little later this year.


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

4% Job Growth 36 Average applicants per opening
11% Total voluntary turnover of full-time employees in the past year 157178 Applicants in past year
5608 Openings in past year 34% New hires by employee referrals

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