Borgess Health Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    good job

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    Former Employee - Home Care RN in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Home Care RN in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Borgess Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, okay pay, overall enjoyed working there

    Cons

    office culture was good but changed with merger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good experience.

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    Current Employee - Cafe Production in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Cafe Production in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Borgess Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people.good place they care about their employees and their family members.

    Cons

    They dont need to keep changing things.like taking away things we se to need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to understand their employees a little bit more.not run out of important items.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Viability concerns, union conflicts and ineffective senior management cause frustration and anxiety.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Borgess Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    At the operational level, people generally pull together to get the job done, and there was sometimes a feeling of camaraderie.

    Cons

    True leadership is lacking, allowing conflict to build. Lack of funding means continuous cutback in all support programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Borgess Hospital cannot effectively compete in all clinical areas with Bronson. Make the major changes (and cuts) that are necessary to build a strong and viable (if much smaller) organization with a future. It's no fun working for an organization that's dying by degrees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. PCA position is a perfect college job

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Associate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Patient Care Associate in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Borgess Health part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Close-knit environment, competitive salary, it's nice to wear scrubs everyday, cafeteria, employee recognition, opportunities to pick up extra hours on other floors/hospital units.

    Cons

    Union issues, a lot of lazy people work here in general, 3 day of sick time a year for a hospital employee is ridiculous, the hospital itself is dirty and not cleaned well despite attempts to improve environmental services.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. The place to work that cares

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    Former Contractor - Interim Infection Control Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Contractor - Interim Infection Control Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Borgess Health as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Caring and concerned about associates.
    Nice area to work. Good history. Ascension Health is a caring, proactive organization. Provide continuing organizational and clinical education. Concerned with prevention, not reaction.

    Cons

    None different from anyplace else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving forward; change is a good thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Good place to work

    Former Employee - Care Center Coordinator in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Care Center Coordinator in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Borgess Health part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice employees, great hours, great benefits and pay

    Cons

    I couldnt find something I didnt like

  8. Consistently working short staffed!

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    Work three days a week for full-time (12 hour shifts).

    Cons

    Constant nursing shortages every shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more nurses so you don't burn out the ones you have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Excellent Job!

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    Former Employee - Patient Safety Associate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Patient Safety Associate in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Borgess Health

    Pros

    When I worked there, I created my own schedule to work. They hand you a blank calendar and you mark the days you want to work an 8 or 16 hour shift. You call them the days that you marked and they'll tell you if they have a room for you or not. Great pay as well!

    Cons

    The only real downside I could see is that it's not a very steady income if they don't need you on a lot of the days that you had put down to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My supervisor was absolutely wonderful to me and all I can say is just keep doing what you're doing because it's working!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great place to work... for Doctors.

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Borgess Health

    Pros

    Good place to work. Great benefits and fairly casual atmosphere. Hands off management.

    Cons

    As a business professional, you will feel second class to the medical professionals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget that your business professionals are just as important as your medical professionals.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. Eh.

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    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Borgess Health

    Pros

    Excellent job security and benefits. Decent pay, including having a lot of "per hour" positions rather than salary.

    Cons

    The management is...lacking. They typically don't ask for the opinions of their employees, and when they do, they don't use it. Time can be hard to get, depending on the shift you work. There are a LOT of fat cats getting paid a bunch of cash to do little to no work, and the little guys are the ones who suffer because of it. The hospital has had a lot of financial problems lately, mostly because said problem with waste/time theft.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the waste, streamline things, and get rid of non-essential "high paid" personnel.

    Disapproves of CEO

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