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Intermountain Healthcare Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
18 Reviews
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Intermountain Healthcare President, CEO, and Trustee Charles W. Sorenson
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Pros
  • Work schedules are flexible and there's a good work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Great benefits, stable work environment (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay for responsibility at staff levels (in 8 reviews)

  • Because it is a non profit, salaries and benefits are not bad but are not great (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Big corporation that is starting to care way more about margins than about the employees that drive their success.

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

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare

    Pros

    It is a very stable company and is expanding every year. (It is almost a monopoly for the healthcare industry in Utah.)

    Cons

    Upper management is clearly focused on cost savings and maximizes any savings it can . . . often to the detriment of its employees. This is especially evident in the service departments; employee rosters have been greatly reduced (some departments have been cut almost in half). They are exploiting employees positions and overloading them to save a buck. This is leading to declining quality in patient care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is the PEOPLE who make the company successful . . . not the cost savings and newest and fanciest facilities!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Less than par

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

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Up-to-date protocols, good employee training, simulation.

    Cons

    No competitive pay, poor nurse:patient ratios,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee retainment should be a priority. Walk a day in the shoes of a floor nurse within the patient tower.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing company, pay is knowingly below national average

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

    I worked at Intermountain Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is job security because even if you're terrible at your job, there is so much red tape, it's near impossible to fire someone. I'm just trying to find a silver lining. The business side of things are good and there's not any formidable competitors in Utah so Intermountain should continue to prosper.The best part of working there is knowing that you're working for a company that does a lot of good in the community due to their low costs for treatment.

    Cons

    The downside to their low costs is that they have to take it from somewhere and it seems to be the incredibly low pay. They've made it known on several occasions that if you have a problem with your pay or work conditions, you're welcome to leave because there are plenty of other people looking for work. They see no unique value to people other than their degrees or certifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's honestly not a lot management can do to change this as they are just one level of many. A great idea can go miles up the chain and then get shot down because one person that has no interaction in a clinical setting didn't like it at first sight. I feel bad for management because they'll very likely never get to a position where they can effect real change if they spend the duration of their career with Intermountain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Huge disappointment after 23 years of employment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Psychiatric APRN in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Psychiatric APRN in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Intermountain Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great professional peers and opportunity to develop myself.

    Cons

    Paid at RN wages when achieved APRN position with licensure and credentialing. Poorly managed self-administered Work Comp department doesn't recognize their own physician opinions. I learned after 22 years of employment. Don't assume you'll be treated with respect and fairness. This was my mistake!!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management has lost focus on what used to make IHC a great company. More money spent on advertising than actually listening to employees to make the environment more positive for employees. If you have to tell everyone how great your company is, then there is something wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Office Coordinator III

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

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Allied physician

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Allied Physician in Saint George, UT
    Current Contractor - Allied Physician in Saint George, UT

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    nice hospitals, good nurses, extraordinary landscaping

    Cons

    Corporate 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 ManagementAdvice

    Remember the early days when you were truly a charitable "not for profit" hospital organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Behavioral Health in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Behavioral Health in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Intermountain Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable 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.

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    To 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Intermountain Healthcare Systems Support Technician

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Support Tech in Murray, UT
    Current Employee - Systems Support Tech in Murray, UT

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Stagnant 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 ManagementAdvice

    Instead 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Logan, UT
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Logan, UT

    I worked at Intermountain Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    If "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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    College education required

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Healthcare in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - Healthcare in West Valley City, UT

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare

    Pros

    top positions in organization treated fairly

    Cons

    Church based organization managed with narrow minded attitudes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direct interaction with staff is extremely important

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