Summa Health System

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Summa Health System Reviews

Updated June 2, 2014
Updated June 2, 2014
45 Reviews
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45 Reviews
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Summa Health System President and CEO Thomas J. Strauss
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Akron, OH

    I worked at Summa Health System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Truly live their mission, makes it easy to do the right thing!

    Cons

    Challenging financials, not unique in healthcare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a learning experience, good and not so good.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unit Secretary  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Unit Secretary in Akron, OH

    I worked at Summa Health System full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A few good reason s to work for Summa are 1) ability to work in different jobs and learn new things. 2) ability to grow, during education and job transfer. 3) the multiple shifts/ hours that can be worked.

    Cons

    The fact that they have no leniency on the Flu Vaccination Policy. The fact that they cut the lower wage employees hours, to assist with the budget cuts. How easily they will terminate, over the smallest things. Lastly, their issue with offering unemployment benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your staff to keep them compliant with all policies, procedures, changes and updates. Listen to your staff. Never just listen to one staff member, listen to the majority.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A lot of room for training the 1st year

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Summa Health System full-time

    Pros

    great for OPOTA classes . hosts their own academies.

    Cons

    manadated often, and the pay isnt competitive (or based on merit) for armed officer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay should be based on merit, not time in service.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great company and great people.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Summa Health System

    Pros

    Good work environment, great mentors.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than it should be. Budget cuts make existing employees work more.

  6.  

    Excellent Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Summa Health System

    Pros

    Summa Health System is an excellent place to work. It has consistenetly been honored with awards for being a Top Employer in Northeast Ohio and lives up to the promise. Employees are committed to providing high qualit, compassionate and safe healthcare to our patients.

    Cons

    Summa is a large employer with many locations and sub groups. As a result it can be difficult for employees to stay informed about all of the changes and growth at the orgainzation. In order to feel connected the employee must make an effort to be informed by reading and attending learning opportunities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Summa Health System

    Pros

    Good benefit package at reasonable cost.

    Cons

    Need more opportunities for advancement. No real retirement to speak of.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Recivable  in  Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Account Recivable in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Summa Health System

    Pros

    Pay higher than some medical offiec in the area
     Medical insurance/ PTO time

    Cons

    No other healthcare systems in the area to compete with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay for support staff

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Summa does pretty well, but should continue to work harder

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Summa Health System

    Pros

    Very easy commute, good benefits, family friendly

    Cons

    Long hours, salary competitiveness, lack of management opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a career map or track for your supervisors to help with professional development. Growth potential always helps with retention and employee engagement.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to put a cap on a long and rewarding career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Summa Health System part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pretty much hired us to do our jobs and allows us to do so with little or no interference most times.

    Cons

    Nothing I can't work or live with. It seems management doesn't see the difference between Hospital and Retail environments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on the "work together, play together" activities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not bad, not great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Summa Health System

    Pros

    Great staff. Co-workers were wonderful. Pay was competitive.

    Cons

    My floor was frequently understaffed which led to some crazy times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all floors are appropriately staffed.

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