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Fairview Health Reviews in Minneapolis, MN

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
39 Reviews
2.7
39 Reviews
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39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent benefits, staff mostly has good work ethic, tries to honor work-life balance, felt a "part of" something special (in 4 reviews)

  • Good Salary, the knowledge that you are working for one of the largest healthcare orgs in the area, good benefits (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Change comes slowly to a large organization like this (in 3 reviews)

  • doesn't encourage longevity of staff, always focused on budget even if conflicts with patient care of staffing concerns (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    A care system in transition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Fairview Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Change is good and necessary to compete. Good people working hard to fulfill mission. Broad local market presence and service portfolio.

    Cons

    It's not always for the right reasons and communication disconnects between management levels causes confusion. Change can be monolithic or overnight depending on who champions it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your plan worked out better and make sure it gets accurately disseminated top to bottom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Wonderful coworkers, terrible management.

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers - the best group of coworkers I've ever had, actually. Modern facility, pleasant atmosphere, decent pay. These are really the only things that make it tolerable.

    Cons

    Where to begin? Terrible management, all the way from mid level to senior management. This company is notorious for nepotism. Your chances of advancing, if you have a relative in management are much, much greater. Terrible benefits. When I started there, they were decent, but every year, Fairview takes more and more away from its employees. Its truly awful how much they do not value their employees, and do not stand by their own mission statement. They know you're replaceable, and will remind you of that, just in not so many words. Don't even get me started on the lack of parking on the East Bank campus, and how they handle that. Also, there is no mutual respect between the different departments in the hospital. I could list cons forever, but I won't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees respond much better to positive reinforcements, rather than negative ones. We are all adults, and don't need to be bullied into doing our jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fairview Health part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have the patient at the heart of the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes raises are very low, expectations high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thank your staff more often and reward them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Confused company, with good people.

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

    I have been working at Fairview Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Management is good. Fun events.

    Cons

    No company culture. Confused identity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Collectively find a single goal and hold your employees to that standard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a bad company.

    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Fairview is a large, organized, Minnesota Healthcare company. In general the it seems like it's a nice place to work.

    Cons

    I disliked being forced to be part of a union. Also, there's a lot of bureaucracy, and the managers can be hit or miss.

  7.  

    Might have been a good place to work if they'd given me a chance.

    Former Employee - Coding Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Coding Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Fairview Health full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, work-life balance, benefits. There may be other pros, but I wasn't there long enough to know for sure.

    Cons

    I was hired on with great fanfare as a new coder just out of school, told that, "Oh, yes, we welcome new grads!" The training was not well-organized. A week and a half after I started, I was terminated because, I was told, I wasn't learning the computer system fast enough, even though my coding skills were excellent. I heard later that the company was very hard on new grad nurses as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your managers have time to train new people, and especially new grads. You can't talk on the one hand about how you welcome new grads, and on the other, kick them out before they've hardly had time to learn. Implement more organized training, especially when it comes to the computer systems.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Better than some...

    Former Employee - IT Team Lead in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Team Lead in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Fairview is a decent place to work with a reasonable work culture.

    Cons

    There was excessive senior leadership turnover in my area.

  9.  

    Great long term company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Fairview awards fair market pay, and they study the market to ensure this is followed. There are opportunities for flexible hours and schedules. They like to offer education within the organization on the methodologies they want to use. I worked people!

    Cons

    Fairview is a large organization, so things can move slower than desired based on how far up new ideas or requests have to go for approval.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Providers working under a great deal of pressure

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

    I have been working at Fairview Health full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Health System and great pay/benefits, surrounded by many wonderful people, education is valued

    Cons

    Often feel like part of a herd or a cog in the wheel, difficult for work/family balance, difficult to give excellent care when so much time pressure, confusing compensation models

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to treat employees as people and not commodities

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Its like working for a government agency that doesn't know what it wants to do

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Workspace Services in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Workspace Services in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Fairview Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment
    There are some talented people who work there.
    Job security

    Cons

    No training.

    Nothing changes unless the board of directors ask for it or an existing product breaks.

    Departments have no interest in working with each other. So they're not able to fix simple workflow issues that have existed for years.

    All tier 2 teams are made up of non technical people (former nurses).

    Products are usually poorly implemented in a very short time frame.

    Everyone seems complacent with doing the bare minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay at fairview because you wont last at other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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