Spectrum Health Reviews

Updated June 20, 2015
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Spectrum Health President and CEO Rick Breon
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Pros
  • Great benefits including 403B match and good PTO accrual (in 6 reviews)

  • Work life balance is great with flexible schedule (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • A LOT of upper management turnover recently has employees nervous (in 4 reviews)

  • This pains us; we WANT to give the BEST care, but we are not provided resources (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Ok place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy parking good cafe and location

    Cons

    weak supervisors, senior management is disconnected


  2. Registered Nurse

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Health part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    enjoy co workers; flexible schedule

    Cons

    poor management; short staffed often; high patient to nurse ratios


  3. Helpful (2)

    Management refuses to deal with problems. Instead chooses to ignore them until they are forced to deal with them.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Cary, IL
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Cary, IL

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The residents and high workplace autonomy.

    Cons

    Company doesn't value employees and treats them like they are disposable.

    Advice to Management

    Your turnover wouldn't be so high if you had some incentives or just some flexibility and fairness with your employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    orthotic tech

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spectrum Health

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

    Pros

    The staff at that time were friendly.

    Cons

    Management don't have a clue.


  6. Helpful (4)

    If you speak up about anything, you are "negative"

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Co workers get you through the day, and when it comes down to it we are there for the patients.

    Cons

    it becomes more and more clear everyday from the manager level up, they only see our patents as dollar signs, all employees are expendable garbage who can easily be replaced and this is exactly why Spectrum will not meet the 2020 vision. Wake up Spectrum and smell the coffee.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your employees instead of paying all this money to hire "experts" to come in and tell us how to do our jobs (people who have no idea what we do, and have absolutely no experience in the departments they are "fixing")


  7. Helpful (7)

    Looking for another job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Nothing for the past 2 years

    Cons

    Work short staffed every day, run from the time you get there till the time you leave

    Advice to Management

    Better wake up & smell the coffee before all your good help is gone! Stop hiring all these "professionals" that are suppose to tell you what the problems are & start actually LISTENING to your employees. Stop telling us "we're working in things" & SHOW us, actions speak louder than words! As soon as I can find another job, I'm out of there!


  8. Helpful (4)

    Hard to move internally if you excel where you are at

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Spectrum Health full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Compensation and Benefits are good
    You learn a lot about the industry from all sides

    Cons

    No respect for work/life balance
    Administrative employees expected to work 10 hour days, take work home with them, be on call to work in other departments on weekends
    Not able to move positions within the system easily if your boss likes you too much to let you go

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your internal equity and allow staff to move within for career development before you lose your staff to other companies.
    Listen to your staff about issues because they know what they are talking about.


  9. contract professional perspective

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    Former Contractor - Pharmacist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Contractor - Pharmacist in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Spectrum Health as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Spectrum has great potential and lots of money to make things happen. Their direction for patient's to have one stop shopping for start to finish medical care is a worthy goal. Facilities are top notch.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, different entities in the system are not well coordinated and work awkwardly together in the cases that I have seen. There is a great focus on quality control and backward looking metrics, such as problem reporting and corrective action documentation. Too little resources are devoted to adequate staffing and support so that the problems don't occur in the first place.

    Advice to Management

    You are trying to fix a system that is inherently flawed, instead of creating systems with the right people in place to get tasks done correctly the first time. Many entities in the organization do not have a sense of urgency with regard to proper patient care.


  10. Helpful (6)

    too big for it's britches

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Spectrum Health

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

    Pros

    great benefits, some excellent people to work with, leading healthcare hospital in the community

    Cons

    Worked for SH for just shy of 10 years. In those 10 years, the organization has grown by leaps and bounds...to the benefit of the community, but to the detrement of it's staff. SH wants to be the best, brightest and biggest and that's great. But, the senior leadership is breaking the backs of it's essential and hard working staff. You are expected to more and more with shrinking resources, less staffing. I'm not against hard work but when that hard work is not recognized or, worse yet, not matched by senior leadership...it makes for a very adversarial place to work. Some leadership are too busy trying to claw their way to the top of the organization that they do not care who gets caught in the crosshairs or who they step on to get there.


  11. Great Work Envirornment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitter in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Recruitter in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Teamwork, Exciting job oppurtunities, Good benefits, The employees in the field are wonderful and the commitment to customer service has been as asset to this company

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a very short window of time to place employees into open positions but everyone works as a team and it gets done.

    Advice to Management

    I wish the bonus scale was a little better and compensation was up to par with other companies in the area.



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