Fairview Health Services Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Wonderful coworkers, terrible management.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Fairview Health Services full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers - the best group of coworkers I've ever had, actually. Modern facility, pleasant atmosphere, decent pay. These are really the only things that make it tolerable.

    Cons

    Where to begin? Terrible management, all the way from mid level to senior management. This company is notorious for nepotism. Your chances of advancing, if you have a relative in management are much, much greater. Terrible benefits. When I started there, they were decent, but every year, Fairview takes more and more away from its employees. Its truly awful how much they do not value their employees, and do not stand by their own mission statement. They know you're replaceable, and will remind you of that, just in not so many words. Don't even get me started on the lack of parking on the East Bank campus, and how they handle that. Also, there is no mutual respect between the different departments in the hospital. I could list cons forever, but I won't.

    Advice to Management

    Employees respond much better to positive reinforcements, rather than negative ones. We are all adults, and don't need to be bullied into doing our jobs.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Disorganized and silo'd...even if you make changes, someone who's been there longer changes it back!

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

    I worked at Fairview Health Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many sites to work in, many different operations to try to learn from.

    Cons

    Corporate rules overall, even if they are behind the times. Very negative atmosphere, you always have to watch your back and make sure your proof is documented. Departments do not match each other, especially at budget times, and the loudest one wins.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to take a step back and work with their staff, not talking down to them, but roll up their sleeves and sit in others shoes who are in the public eye! Dose of reality....

  3. Helpful (3)

    Poor leadership destroying a good company

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

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bright and capable new hires, lots of room for positive change, coworkers genuinely care about improving our community health

    Cons

    Leadership or lack there of. Every department is doing something different, every hospital and clinic is operating on their own and not working together to provide synchronized service to our patients.

    Advice to Management

    We need someone to step up and start hiring real directors and management. No more interim after interim making temporary decisions. With weak leaders, no one trusts in what few decisions are being made. Start operating fairview as one system rather than branding everything separately to make different groups of doctors or administration happy. Make your patients happy, simplify!

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  5. Helpful (6)

    Webpage values don't extend to treatment of staff

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

    I worked at Fairview Health Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Educated, competent workforce; many talented professionals; decent salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Top-down, punitive leadership; talented people feel limited or stay because of golden handcuffs; cynicism among employees.

    Advice to Management

    Making decisions that will hurt employees and then pretending to ask for input or feedback damages credibility and teamwork. Support the gifts of the front line worker.

  6. Helpful (4)

    Intransient, Entrenched, Recalcitrant employees and management not open to new ideas.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Department Secretary in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Department Secretary in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Fairview Health Services full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary, the knowledge that you are working for one of the largest healthcare orgs in the area, good benefits.

    Cons

    Many long-term employees who are obsolete and ineffective but are retained simply due to years of service. Refusal by management to be honest and objective in their staff appraisals.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the "no terminations after 5 years". Solicit honest opinions from your staff and not just those that conform to outdated company policies.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Glad I had the experience of working here....too bad the potential for a wonderful place to work is not recognized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Peri-op Staff in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Peri-op Staff in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Fairview Health Services part-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, staff mostly has good work ethic, tries to honor work-life balance, felt a "part of" something special

    Cons

    Extremely poor communication, will "get rid of" PERCEIVED non complying employees, lots of favoritism among management, zero tolerance for new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Take a good, solid look at yourselves, and do a through inventory of why there are problems in the department....could it possibly be you?

  8. Helpful (5)

    No sense of direction in the upper echelon

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairview Health Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Up until the restructuring in 2008, everyone in IT did what they had to to provide the customer, and each other, with excellent service

    Cons

    After the 2008 restructuring, the atmosphere is one of "CYA" and nobody in IT does anything to help others without a formal request being entered into the system. They implemented ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) in 2009 which didn't work so well as mgmt. did not determine how results were going to be measured. Salaries for staff are kept on the low side of mid-range. Sr. Leadership withholds information to the worker bees so we are kept in the dark about the future of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the program. Many of the managers in IT should be relieved of their duties and new blood brought in, but new eyes won't survive if the "old timers" are still there; they are a brick wall to growth opportunities, change and advancement.

  9. Helpful (4)

    Dead end job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive coworkers.
    Good choice of locations.

    Cons

    No raise in over a year. The review process is arbitrary and doesn't reflect actual performance other than which boxes were checked on the EMR when caring for a patient.

    Nurses are forced to hurry patient care, sacrificing quality.
    No chance for advancement.
    Increased workloads regularly without incentive to perform.
    Poor communication throughout the organization.
    Poor training for new employees.
    Low morale.
    Mediocre benefits.
    Constant staffing problems. Top heavy. Management and administration outnumber patient care staff.

    Advice to Management

    Fairview doesn't appear to care about its employees. Perhaps the cost to recruit and train new employees would go down if you were able to retain more? Patient satisfaction will rise when the people that care for them are satisfied as well.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Great coworkers..horrible management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse Urgent Care in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse Urgent Care in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Fairview Health Services part-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, utilization of skills, working with patients and coworkers.

    Cons

    Manangers produced an atomsphere of fear. Work environment very threatening. No support from management. Sewage back up in patient care area without evacuation of patients.

    Advice to Management

    Filter out the poor managers and replace with ones that can actually treat employees like human beings.

  11. Helpful (4)

    Organized chaos with no clear chain of command

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    3.5 years ago it was very innovative but now it is just production.

    Cons

    1. LIttle emphasis on quality care, just numbers
    2. Very low morale
    3. Management by atrition
    4. Poor staff retention

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to keep your good people. All decision come from the top down.

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