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Pros – Flexibility with your schedule was the greatest benefit as well as overall friendly coworkers. Enjoyable and comfortable work environment. Overall mission is heartfelt and a place to be proud to be associated with.
Cons – Personal growth very subjective and tied to how well your manager liked you. Not metrics driven in any way. People are in positions not always due to competence but for political reasons.
Advice to Senior Management – Encourage managers to move to various areas within the company or at least within their area of expertise every handful of years (HR, Finance, Operations, etc). Managers staying in the exact same role for multiple years isn't always a great thing for themselves, the department, or the company. Bring in fresh faces, fresh ideas, and rotate managers to new roles.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Opportunities to work remotely.
Really knowledgeable and caring business users.
Told by a colleague the child care program is expensive but fantastic.
Lots of very experienced IT staff.
I met someone who would later become a good friend.
Cons – Reactionary, break/fix culture.
Issues are often escalated to mgmt, few people seem to speak to each other directly about them, and management did not discourage this practice.
Too many tools/inefficient use of IT incident management and project management tools.
Too little accessible documentation on past projects and/or staff roles and responsibilities.
Chronic re-orgs on both the business and IT sides of the house that made people worry about job security.
People clearly wanted improvements, but the risk taking that drives innovation seemed discouraged because it was too time consuming.
"Interim" employees and contractors were in leadership roles that need long term, stable direction from a permanent, vested employee.
Dissatisfied and repeatedly disappointed users, it was hard to earn their trust.
Lack of transparency on how IT projects are prioritized, and no way of knowing what's all in the works.
Unwritten policy that if an employee gives less than the required notice for their position they are not eligible to work at the company again and written policy the employee only gets partial PTO payout. For most IT roles this is 4 weeks notice.
Takes 5+ minutes to navigate the HR phone tree for an HR question.
HR benefits enrollment system is cumbersome.
Long-standing employee salaries were not competitive with new hire salaries or market standards.
Immediate mgmt was usually too busy to respond to concerns and questions, which contributed to the escalation cycle.
Six months is too long for a probationary period, particularly depending on when the employee receives their annual review. Realistically this should be 90 days or less.
Advice to Senior Management – When things clearly aren't working, and an employee is told, "That's just how we do things around here," that isn't an acceptable answer. In a large, siloed, highly political environment like Fairview, new employee training, employee mentorship, strong documentation surrounding their role (drafted before they start the position), ensuring they are aware of active and historically sensitive topics in the organization, and promptly addressing their concerns is the only way they're going to succeed.
Pros – Caring people that are focused on providing the best and quality care to our patients.
Cons – Senior Leadership making poor decisions. Always being asked to reduce workforce. Lack of standardization across the organization. Lack of resources.
Advice to Senior Management – You can only cut so much muscle out of your organization before you feel, and see a negative impact to patient care.
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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 Senior Management – 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?
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Decent pay
Challenging and changing work environment
Large healthcare org, so lots of different opportunities
Cons – Not good work/life balance
Little employee recognition
Lots of office politics
A lot of drama with senior leadership and decisions made
Pros – Culture work values time flexibility customer friendly
Cons – Nothing negative to say about the company
Pros – Good Staff
Great mission and vision
Great New Leadership
Always looking for Improvement in the community
Cons – Not enough coordination between the departments
Lacks good communication
Difficult to follow department head
Departments have their own agendas
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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 Senior Management – 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.
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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 Senior Management – Innovation doesn't hurt, I promise :)
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Great staff. Fun working with patients and helping those in need.
Cons – Stressful environment to work in sometimes.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
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