Fairview Health Reviews

Updated June 9, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014
54 Reviews

2.7
54 Reviews
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Fairview Health Chairman and Interim CEO Charles Mooty
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent benefits, staff mostly has good work ethic, tries to honor work-life balance, felt a "part of" something special (in 3 reviews)

  • Good Salary, the knowledge that you are working for one of the largest healthcare orgs in the area, good benefits (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Many long-term employees have left under unpleasant circumstances (in 2 reviews)

  • New employee training is minimal (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Supply Chain and Sterile Processing Management.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairview Health

    Pros

    Caring people that are focused on providing the best and quality care to our patients.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership making poor decisions. Always being asked to reduce workforce. Lack of standardization across the organization. Lack of resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can only cut so much muscle out of your organization before you feel, and see a negative impact to patient care.

  2.  

    Good place to work, could value employees better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairview Health full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Good benefits
    Challenging and changing work environment
    Large healthcare org, so lots of different opportunities

    Cons

    Not good work/life balance
    Little employee recognition
    Lots of office politics
    A lot of drama with senior leadership and decisions made

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some really good people and some really bad ones.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fairview Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love working with such close contact to the actual caregivers. It did feel like the work I was doing could directly impact the care patients were receiving. There were also a handful of coworkers who were downright brilliant - but, unfortunately, they weren't always the ones in the management positions.

    Cons

    I was working as an analyst in a relatively new group. My coworkers were really nice, but I wasn't convinced that the team had much of a solid vision. We seemed to be another cog in the giant wheel of healthcare spending, and weren't really working towards any greater good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovation doesn't hurt, I promise :)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but don't expect things to happen fast.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairview Health full-time

    Pros

    There is the opportunity for a flexible work schedule, decent pay and benefits and employees are generally friendly. I have some wonderful friends that I met through working at Fairview

    Cons

    Things move at a snail's pace and I think leadership has been there too long to see the big picture. It is a great place to work, but lately it's been a little stale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a lot of talented people that work for you and most are burned out. Instead of taking a wait and see approach, ask them what they think.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Just like many other corporate 'not for profit' businesses

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairview Health

    Pros

    Some job flexibility- in my office

    Cons

    No paid holidays or vacation- PTO only

  7.  

    Fairview is undergoing a lot of changes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fairview Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are easy to get along with. The standards i was held to were high and yet I was given assistance to reach them.

    Cons

    Fairview is always changing and not in a good way. There's turmoil at the top and it filters downwards to everyone in the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a clear path and stick with it! Communicate clearly to *everyone*!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    UMMC Laboratory

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fairview Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers, beautiful facilities, Strong history in Minnesota, Pay checks always clear the bank.

    Cons

    A LOT of job cuts, replacing many positions with casual non-benefit workers, Management is deaf to employee concerns or suggestions. Lack of recognition. Lack of opportunities for growth. Employees are treated as "replaceable". Left hand can't see the right hand disorganization. The senior employees resist change. Unions keep lazy employees around for a long time. Pensions were cut. Health insurance gets cuts every year. Vacation bank maximums are in the process of being reduced. Raises are few and far between. High staff turn over. Many greedy and deceptive CEOs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee suggestion and concerns. Recognize employees that represent the company values. Find ways to promote employees from within. Upper management needs to listen to the laboratory management, laboratory management needs to listen to the laboratory employees. Everyone is on a different page.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It was interesting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fairview Health full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of amazing people and a great place to work.

    Cons

    Management doesn't get it. They need to listen to the employees. Employee satisfaction scores are always low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to us.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    CMA/LPN clinic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse Clinic  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse Clinic in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fairview Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    buys the groceries, pretty good insurance

    Cons

    short staffed but always adding more work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some more help if you want customer satisfaction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Healthcare...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fairview Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Conservative organization which will remain around well into the future.

    Cons

    Little opportunity due to mature workforce lacking skills yet not not moving out of position. Benefits are slowly disappearing. Scary!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to thin the herd.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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