Summa Health System

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Summa Health System Reviews

Updated March 29, 2014
Updated March 29, 2014
43 Reviews

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Summa Health System President and CEO Thomas J. Strauss
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  1.  

    Started out great ended wrong

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

    Pros

    Coworkers are great and neighboring departments great to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management has is ideas and heads in the wrong places. HR is not supportive unless they are pushed. No pay increase in 4 years, always promised and never delivered. Reason, unexpected expenditures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together, or you will lose.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human resources is terrible and don't inform employees of resources

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

    Pros

    Hours were great for a family

    Cons

    Close minded , little training , and no help from human resources when facing challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees not the job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Moral - Punitive atmosphere-poor staffing ratios-they micromanage and do not promote autonomy - do not encourage in

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    Current Employee - Registed Nurse  in  Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Registed Nurse in Akron, OH

    Pros

    They usually have very good supervisors on evenings, nights and weekends

    Cons

    Overall, poor management with "bobble head" mentality. They are not usually proactive of their staff. Any support comes from the Physicians. I graduated from their school of nursing and have worked with them for most of my career. I used to be jokingly referred to as one of Summa's biggest cheerleaders....unfortunately that is no longer the case. Except for surgical procedures, my family members choose to be treated at other hospitals. Summa has really compromised their ethics and care of patients. I never thought I would see the day that the Hospital I believed was #1 would fall so low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care, Care, Care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Start focusing on your staff and the problems at hand. They are your first line of defense. They are afraid to speak up for fear of losing their jobs. Invest in your employees and you will reap the benefits and see Summa soar once again. Morale and faith in who you work for can make all the difference, but that is not really possible when overall, Management is punitive and closed minded. What a shame.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Warehouse temp help.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Help  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Help in Akron, OH

    Pros

    The upper management were great to deal with, it was the lower management and office staff looked down on the people in the warehouse.

     I had run upon bad times do to the economy. I had my own company related to construction and all of my clients had either gone under or stopped doing any work and was faced with debt and no work. At that time I was willing to do anything trying to keep up with my financial obligations, that is how I ended up in the warehouse.

    Cons

    Listed above are some, plus some people thought you were stupid because of what you were doing. I had run various projects around the country and large crews of different trades, I always treated everyone the same. When I was on the other side of management working as a temp, I found it very disappointing that people were looked down on by the office staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk a mile in the shoes of your employees before you pass judgement on others.

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

    The Good, the Bad, and the UGLY

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Akron, OH

    Pros

    Worked Summa's Coronary Care Unit and thought it was a great place to work

    Cons

    Wanted to start full time with them six months later and had it all set in place to be hired. During the process, I was told that I would be a "liability" to them via their legal department. It comes down to what is said about a person and not their job performance as to whether or not they get hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow some balls and hire based on past work performance and not on what somebody says about a person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    The lazy and stupid are rewarded while the rest are worked twice as hard.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a paycheck and health insurance

    Cons

    See the review headline above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why? It is a lost cause, I have been there for 10 years and it is getting progressively worse, Nothing will change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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