Summa Health System

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Summa Health System President and CEO Thomas J. Strauss
Thomas J. Strauss
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    It has it's upside and downside, but overall it's a good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Janitorial Staff
    Current Employee - Janitorial Staff

    I have been working at Summa Health System


    -Upper management for the janitorial department is flexible and willing to make things more manageable for employees. The members who make up the second shift crew get along well and for the most part are willing to shoulder responsibilities/help out with work on a daily basis.
        -Benefits are excellent for employees, even down to part-time janitorial staff. Currently our hourly wage is close to $10 an hour and because our department has a relatively high turnover rate for staff there is always an opportunity here for someone who needs to find work. This has also allowed me to save up considerably to pay college tuition.
        -The staff members whom I work with on a daily basis are friendly and get along well with. From the day I started they made me feel welcome and have become my friends.
        -Paid time off, up to two weeks consecutive paid vacation, and family medical leave of absence are offered to employees who need it.


    -All employees are required to work two holidays per year on a rotating cycle, and it's very hard to switch assigned holidays with someone. All requested days off must be put in one to two weeks minimum before a new schedule begins.
        -Some of the staff within the departments can be very particular about the cleanliness of areas. Despite efforts, there are some people who can't be pleased. However, complaints from department staff and medical staff often times lead to an increase in workload, to the point where it is difficult for janitorial employees to finish assigned work before the end of the night.
        -The hiring process and subsequent interview is lengthy and rather drawn out. Once an application is submitted online, it could be anywhere from one week to a month before Human Resources reviews it. If you receive an interview, it could take another three weeks for a very thorough background check to be completed. HR is very picky about whom they will hire, and there are plenty of potential employees who were turned away because of the length of time it took to gather an applicant's information.
         -Summa Health System uses a system of point accumulation for tardiness, calling in sick, equipment misuse/damage, etc. After a certain number of points is accumulated an employee will receive a write up. The points stay on an employee's record for a year, which makes it very hard to move between departments if one so desires.
          -While I was able to save up a considerable amount of money for school, it is very hard to be a student and work the hours that this position asks. My shift begins at 3:00 in the afternoon and goes until 11:30 at night.
          -I would not advise an employee who is paid hourly to take benefits from this company unless absolutely necessary. The rates for insurance go up each year with health screening requirements which can sometimes cost half of an employee's paycheck.

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Summa Health System Interviews

Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Summa Health System.

    Interview Details

    Interviewer never sat still during the interview, did not have interviewing skills, didn't ask the right questions. Interviewer (CIO) was busy filling out reports when she interviewed me, threw a book and a butterfly pin at me and asked me to sign papers that she performed orientation training, which she did not-she presented a booklet (first grade) on safety and patient safety-I read through it and signed it off. Then I took a test online AFTER being hired in on hospital and patient safety. That was on-boarding? I was given an office without any supplies, without a laptop or computer-only a phone. This remained this way for three weeks before I was given adequate supplies and a computer to begin my work. Horrible work place for non-clinical workers.

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Summa Health System Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare, 2008
Northeast Ohio's Best Places to Work, North Coast 99, 2008

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Headquarters Akron, OH
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1926
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Health Care
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Acute care hospitals plus a network of outpatient and primary care clinics plus a health care plan yields the sum of Summa Health System. The not-for-profit system serves the residents of the greater Akron, Ohio, area through five acute care hospitals and a whole slew of other health care sites. Together its hospitals are home to nearly 2,100 beds (those include its affiliation and management agreement with the 150-bed Robinson Memorial Hospital). In addition to general medical and surgical care, Summa's key services include bariatric care, behavioral health, cancer care... More

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