Intermountain Healthcare
3.7 of 5 166 reviews
www.intermountainhealthcare.org Salt Lake City, UT 5000+ Employees

Intermountain Healthcare Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
Intermountain Healthcare – “Intermountain Healthcare”

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3.7 166 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Intermountain Healthcare President, CEO, and Trustee Charles W. Sorenson

Charles W. Sorenson

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Office Coordinator III (Current Employee)

    ProsInsurance. Yep that is it. Because Select Health is part of Intermountain Healthcare it is hard to find better insurance

    ConsManagement is a bunch of back stabbing gits! You get into the region offices and they are a bunch of old men and women who have nothing else to do but stab each other in the back! Here is a hint! Jr High called and they want their attitude back.
    If you thing you are going to get a job to get a foot in.... turn around. You aren't going anywhere!

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you have a clinic that can not keep management there is something wrong. My clinic has a 2 year turn over. I understand you have some people that define themselves by their job but there has to be a work/personal balance. Also in one on ones my supervisor won't let me leave until I start to cry. This is harassment! Please open your eyes and see that having 85% of management on Anti-Depressants and 85% of employees 3-400 pounds shows there are unhappy employees!
    Oh and quit making our raises depending on our body weight! I am one of the lucky ones but I have friends who won't get a raise because you are forcing us to do Live Well as a goal for a raise.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Allied Physician (Current Employee)
    Saint George, UT

    Prosnice hospitals, good nurses, extraordinary landscaping

    ConsCorporate decisions are "always" driven by the bottom line $$$. Will cut corners on patient care if it saves them money, cuts liability, or increases control of the healthcare market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the early days when you were truly a charitable "not for profit" hospital organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A company that neglects its dark corners, permitting bad management to remain unaccountable.

    Behavioral Health (Former Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsReasonable pay, good benefits. Coworkers were great but beaten down by midlevel management. Esprit de corps had everything to do with caring for patients, nothing to do with the performance of management.

    ConsThis company is anything but a non-profit, and due to its bottom-line stance could care less about poor management in areas that are not top-grossing. This is especially true in its inpatient Behavioral Health Unit, which is located at LDS Hospital. The turnover rate under its current unit manager is 70 percent. The attitude seems to be: "let him practice at the expense of employees and patients until he gets it right. After all, it's a low grosser, and who is going to look in on mental health?" A good clinical staff provides good care despite this, but good people leave here in droves. Unless you are desperate for a job, stay away from seeking employment in that unit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo top management, and it is going to have to be management outside LDS Hospital: Stop looking the other way. Yes, your top behavioral health managers have failed. Do not permit them to keep covering up for their incompetence. It's costing you because of the turnover, and it's costing patients because good clinicians are leaving this unit in droves. If you want to rid yourself of costly incompetence and dead weight, start here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Systems Support Tech (Current Employee)
    Murray, UT

    ProsDecent benefits (Health Insurance, PTO, 401K match, Flexible Scheduling)

    ConsStagnant Pay (annual raises are non-existant), little to no opportunity for advancement. Raises average 1.9% annually (less that the rate of inflation), and promotions within a department are non-existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of spending millions to hold "employee appreciation week activities" try giving your employees who perfom well on their perfomance reviews promotions and/or pay raises.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unfortunate the turn management has taken in the last 3-4 years.......

    Medical Assistant (Former Employee)
    Logan, UT

    ProsGreat benefit package, 36hr work week, great physicians and employees

    ConsToo much of a corporate environment, too focused on budgets and not "healing" or patient care. My experience along with many other coworkers and the Physician i worked for( who by the way ended up relocating because of the environment)found management to be hostile, micro-managing, inexperiended in the health care field, and showed lots of favoritism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf "Healing for Life" is truly your mission, why not start with your employees by making sure they really do work in a "safe,welcome and at ease" work environment. What goes on behind closed doors with management in my experience was hostile, someone down the road is going to be smart and document their encounters with management and then you are going to have a lawsuit on your hands. I believe the corportate HR people had an idea of the work environment but seemed to turn the other cheek. I spent 6 wks at another Intermountain location and i found it to be VERY different. Logan needs to do some house cleaning of management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    College education required

    Healthcare (Current Employee)
    West Valley City, UT

    Prostop positions in organization treated fairly

    ConsChurch based organization managed with narrow minded attitudes

    Advice to Senior ManagementDirect interaction with staff is extremely important

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    Its OK

    Financial Analyst Senior (Former Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsThe people that you get a chance to work with are usually great.
    The work/life balance is very good as well.
    Stability - the threat of layoffs is low.

    ConsThe employee benefits used to be the best reason to work there. They have consistently made them worse in the past couple of years.

    There is no loyalty. I have seen many people get screwed out of promotions they should have received. For some reason, the employees continue to stay because of their strong cultural ties to the area. This has led to the company consistently giving lower salaries to their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt seems to me that the lack of leadership on the finance side of things is staggering. Simply put, the wrong people have been promoted to jobs they can't handle. Multimillion dollar mistakes have happened with budgeting software errors and the list goes on. Good luck with the new ERP system.

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    Great job stability, however career advancement is very slow.

    Budget Analyst (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsVery large corporation for the market; Consistently beats budget even in bad economy. Very tech oriented, high level of computer literacy is expected.

    ConsVery tech oriented, high level of computer literacy is expected. If you are not tech savvy this is probably not the best place to work. Pay is atrocious compared to level of work and technical ability that is expected. Be prepared to work well out of the bounds of your roll, this is both a pro and con good experience but salary is very bad. The biggest con is that there is a regimented structure at administrative level, if you did not go to one of the preferred schools, it is very difficult to climb corporate ladder. Not impossible but more difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe ready to handle problems that are not traditional to described position.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Frequent changes in project direction

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Murray, UT

    ProsNot too many long hours.

    ConsFrequent changes in project direction.
    Joint project with GE resulted in confusion regarding who was my manager, and shifting standards for performance evaluation.
    Management competence varied.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore hands-on management needed, so that employees are treated fairly and assisted with their careers. Right now, management is hit or miss.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    New project valued employee effort. Soon the outside Manager moved on and job environment returned to insider favoritism

    Laboratory - Specimen Processor (Former Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsIntermountain Health Care is largest healthcare provider (monopoly) in several states so there are many choices of jobs, facilities and locations to choose from. Healthcare benefits are decent, opportunities to take a limited number of classes such as Excel, Microsoft Office, etc. are available. Hospital environments are very friendly and cafeteria food is good and discounted for employees. Primary Children's Hospital is a notably outstanding facility. Matching 401K funds available, many businesses offer IHC discounts for goods & services. Small bonus at year's end, small yearly raise. Most employees are dedicated to excellent patient care. This is a good company for a starter job, or employment while you're attending school, but would not recommend it for long-term professional development. IHC is very generous in paying for applicable college course work.

    ConsOverall management is 1950's style - totally paternalistic with little awareness of 21st century business protocols. There are no women, persons of color, or even facial hair among the upper echelons of tall, lean, clean-cut, white males. The blandness of corporate thinking is pervasive. Promotions appear to be settled before applications or interviews are accepted. If you are not sucking up or in the in-group, you will not get promoted. The corporation is devoted to outward appearance of a wholesome, above-reproach organization while totally avoiding a good hard look at the well-being of thousands of their $8 - $14 per hour employees. Employee feedback is not valued. Once a year a Gallup poll of employee attitudes is taken and assessed, but there is no follow-up when a supervisor/manager gets very bad responses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCapable, hot-shot managers appear to have their attention turned toward moving up the food chain and pleasing, at all costs, the next higher level of management. Managers should foster interaction with all levels of employees working for them. They should ask questions and listen to feedback from all their workers. They should have a good idea of the tasks and know the people who perform the tasks in the Manager's department. Management needs to respect all workers, not just those who can help with their promotions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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