Spectrum Health

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Spectrum Health Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
Updated February 3, 2015
24 Reviews
4.0
24 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.  

    Had a good experience working with Spectrum Health

    Former Intern - Software Developer II in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Intern - Software Developer II in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Spectrum Health as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Gives you a lot of freedom, management was very helpful

    Cons

    Project completed was a bit bland

  2.  

    Patient Access Specialist

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    Working directly with patients and clinical staff. Being able to make a difference in patients lives in a positive way.

    Cons

    Being exposed to sicknesses. Not always being able to help the patient as you wish to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know the job and all of its fuctions, also know all the systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    good company, nice facilities

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    benefits, opportunities to transfer, culture

    Cons

    so big can feel like just a number

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  5.  

    Great IT Internship

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, pretty good technology for a healthcare company, great location in Grand Rapids, good opportunities to advance in IT, good purpose (healthcare)

    Cons

    Typical big company politics, some mis-communication between business side and technical side of the company, each team uses different technology (especially the separation between Priority Health side to Spectrum Health side) causing messy integration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rely less on contractors and more on the FTE's, make concrete decisions on technology being used, continue to merge Priority Health technology with Spectrum Health Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Exceptional experience

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Health as an intern (less than a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Mission, Great Company

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    The health care delivery side of the organization is patient focused and top notch, despite all the challenges coming from the healthcare regulation. Amazing people all around in health care.

    Cons

    The insurance side of the company (Spectrum recently merged with Priority Health) is a cultural misfit and is diametrically opposed from the patient focused mission of Spectrum. You can literally tell the difference depending upon what HQ or campus you're working on. It's two organizations with vastly different missions and foci.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose whether to be a health care organization or a health insurance organization. Doing both is proving impossible culturally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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