Spectrum Health

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Spectrum Health Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
82 Reviews
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Spectrum Health President and CEO Rick Breon
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Review Highlights

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
  • However, it's hard to have all teams and departments be perfect at such a large organization (in 4 reviews)

  • Conflicting messages from upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries & benefits, decent work-life balance as a whole.

    Cons

    With the change in Healthcare, the big picture outlook and security is a little fuzzy. A LOT of upper management turnover recently has employees nervous. Additionally it is extremely bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Exceptional experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - IS Intern in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent intern programs, very inclusive and welcoming organization, great pay for an hourly intern, many events and bonus activities, get to meet lots of new people.

    Cons

    Unprofessional, messy IS senior leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid work environment with great benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary. Great benefits. Many opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Huge organization, 3,000+ employees. Of course, office politics are an occasional pain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, family oriented, people oriented

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of turnover

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work; competitive salary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    Great place to work; competitive salary

    Cons

    Large company; things can take a while to get done.

  7.  

    Rehab Technician

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rehab Tech in East Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Rehab Tech in East Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Excellent staff

    Cons

    Conflicting messages from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be united

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of room for movement and advancement. Pay is average for a nonprofit hospital system. Work life balance is great with flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Pay is all based on years of experience and not necessarily on performance. Too many meetings with little output. Seem to spend half the day in meetings and preparing for meetings that have little output.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to pay and advance high performers and get rid of under performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work. Very secure organization to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Entire staff truly has patient safety, privacy and overall well-being at the front of their minds at all times. Overall SH has a great staff and the organization is a financially sound organization.

    Cons

    Everything moves at a very slow pace. (Typical large organization) Things can be very political at times and semantics often get in the way of moving towards positive change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have less meetings so managers and upper management can spend more time managing day to day activities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pre-retirement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physician in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Physician in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Striving to be a model of integrative medical care for children and adults.

    Cons

    A large and growing group that has some growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and transparent at all times. Make better predictions of the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Strive store the best, but know what you are getting in to

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Spectrum Health really wants to be the best healthcare organization in the country. This drives leadership to push very hard to meet that goal. Professionalism is very high.

    Cons

    The relentless pursuit of success also has a downside. People often feel the crush of the machine and treated as tools to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is not easy to balance these two competing nature's. Management needs to do whatever they can to bridge this gap and recognize employees.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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