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Helpful (1)

Not the company it used to be.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

ROWE environment. The checks clear.

Cons

It has gotten steadily worse over the past couple of years. Cost of living adjustments are rare, raises even more so. Training is out unless you are new, underpaid and extremely green. Forget about peer training as most work exists in silos, even on a team there is almost no overlap of skills.

Benefits have decreased steadily, the pension plan got axed, the 403b matching is a joke and medical gets worse by leaps and bounds each year. The past three years we have been forced to burn/lose banked vacation time and getting time off is often a problem. Because of a lack of coverage, there is often the expectation you will continue working to some degree while on vacation.

Lately the problems have escalated. New development has been largely frozen, paperwork and progress meetings have taken over most of the week. We spend a great deal of time defending against the one person no one should not have to justify work to... our direct manager.

Work has taken a strange, incident-based approach. Run-the-business work that keeps the lights on and the systems running smoothly is now frowned upon. Instead, work is done only when something breaks and an incident is created. This type of reactionary workplace is eventually going to lead to all sorts of problems and potentially lawsuits.

In order to cover work with a reduced workforce, a concept of flexing is in place. Instead of doing what they are best at, highly trained professionals are out installing PC's and operating systems, doing data entry and installing software.

Advice to Management

Put management in place that actually understands the work they are managing. Ex-healthcare providers or year 2000 holdover don't have the background to propel the company forward.

ROWE is about results and understand the work is a prerequisite for measuring those results, falling back to a warm-seat management style isn't good for the company. Train and respect your employees to show you value them.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    not a positive atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MA/Licensed Practical Nurse in Elk River, MN
    Current Employee - MA/Licensed Practical Nurse in Elk River, MN

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

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

    Pros

    good place for new grads and those who are content with no growth.

    Cons

    short staffed many days, added work builds upon other tasks, good initial pay however not very good raises, not compensated for added work, often bullied by area management and when HR is notified bullying became worse.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they go to HR with serious concerns.

  2. CMA/LPN clinic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse Clinic in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse Clinic in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    buys the groceries, pretty good insurance

    Cons

    short staffed but always adding more work

    Advice to Management

    get some more help if you want customer satisfaction

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