Fairview Health

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Fairview Health Reviews in Minneapolis, MN

Updated July 19, 2014
Updated July 19, 2014
54 Reviews

2.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent benefits, staff mostly has good work ethic, tries to honor work-life balance, felt a "part of" something special (in 3 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
  • Many long-term employees have left under unpleasant circumstances (in 2 reviews)

  • New employee training is minimal (in 2 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some really good people and some really bad ones.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    I love working with such close contact to the actual caregivers. It did feel like the work I was doing could directly impact the care patients were receiving. There were also a handful of coworkers who were downright brilliant - but, unfortunately, they weren't always the ones in the management positions.

    Cons

    I was working as an analyst in a relatively new group. My coworkers were really nice, but I wasn't convinced that the team had much of a solid vision. We seemed to be another cog in the giant wheel of healthcare spending, and weren't really working towards any greater good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovation doesn't hurt, I promise :)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Intransient, Entrenched, Recalcitrant employees and management not open to new ideas.

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, the knowledge that you are working for one of the largest healthcare orgs in the area, good benefits.

    Cons

    Many long-term employees who are obsolete and ineffective but are retained simply due to years of service. Refusal by management to be honest and objective in their staff appraisals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the "no terminations after 5 years". Solicit honest opinions from your staff and not just those that conform to outdated company policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glad I had the experience of working here....too bad the potential for a wonderful place to work is not recognized

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, staff mostly has good work ethic, tries to honor work-life balance, felt a "part of" something special

    Cons

    Extremely poor communication, will "get rid of" PERCEIVED non complying employees, lots of favoritism among management, zero tolerance for new ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good, solid look at yourselves, and do a through inventory of why there are problems in the department....could it possibly be you?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Beware

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

    Pros

    The pay checks usually clear, but don't expect them to ever get larger.

    Cons

    The outlook for this company is grim; there is no money to do anything unless it is putting out a fire. In fact, that is the only way anything gets done is if there a breach, a failure, an emergency.
    The most unqualified people are watching the most critical systems. The most overqualified people are doing mundane tasks. There is no room to move, no chance to advance, no plan for improvement or training unless you are hired in far below your market value (then enjoy the training while you can get it).
    Things move slow where there are no fires. Vendors are brought in to do the serious, fun, resume-building work because noone wants to be set up for the blame game if something goes wrong.
    The best employees just disappear. No explanation and the ones left behind are often the ones that got fired somewhere else.
    This is simply the most toxic environment I have ever witness and I am ashamed to tell people I worked here as long as I did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of management, at least in the IT department, needs to be reevaluated. There is a lot of unprofessional vendor favoritism going on and most decisions are not being made with Fairview's long-term best interest in mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fairview Health has been a great place to work. Very flexible with schedule changes due to having schedulers 24/7.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nursing Station Technician  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Nursing Station Technician in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Great people to work with (both management and co-workers), resources are pretty amazing compared to other locations I have worked at. There are many different ways to be involved in how the workplace runs (various groups that are nursing unit specific).

    Cons

    Most paraprofessional positions require that the person works day/eve, day/night, or straight nights, so the schedule is never really consistent. It takes a long time to put any changes into effect, but once implemented, the workers help improve processes on the nursing floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great coworkers..horrible management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse Urgent Care  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse Urgent Care in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Challenging work, utilization of skills, working with patients and coworkers.

    Cons

    Manangers produced an atomsphere of fear. Work environment very threatening. No support from management. Sewage back up in patient care area without evacuation of patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Filter out the poor managers and replace with ones that can actually treat employees like human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Values employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    large company support and benefits
    values work, life balance
    good employee retention programs

    Cons

    a lot of meetings required to make simple changes or decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fairview is undergoing a lot of changes

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

    Pros

    People are easy to get along with. The standards i was held to were high and yet I was given assistance to reach them.

    Cons

    Fairview is always changing and not in a good way. There's turmoil at the top and it filters downwards to everyone in the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a clear path and stick with it! Communicate clearly to *everyone*!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    immature

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

    Pros

    pays the bills until you find a place and a boss that you actually WANT to work for

    Cons

    low standards
    formal leadership gets drunk with their employees and if you don't join them, you're bullied
    when you complain about the bullying and poor office etiquette, it gets worse, not better
    the raises are pathetic
    health benefits are expensive on the paycheck and out of your pocket
    real concerns about patient safety doesn't seem to be accounted for
    no communication from leadership
    must be in a clique to not have your lunch stolen from the refrigerator
    suggestions aren't listened to
    ...the list goes on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shrink the size of your head and realize that you don't know everything. Ask for suggestions, listen, and communicate. Saying that you don't "micro manage" is just an excuse to be lazy. Get over yourself and when you have to make decisions based on zero experience, do a little research and ask the people who will be directly affected by the change. Take some Organization Development classes...maybe take any management classes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Thanks for the start in mental health at least

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

    Pros

    Most coworkers are dedicated to helping patients. Large company with resources and connections to the U of M. Great benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Management is distant and not open to change. Some coworkers have been on the same unit for decades and their mindsets have not changed in that time. Non-union employees have significantly less clout or leverage than union positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open communication channels to new ideas. Identify good employees and give recognition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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