Fairview Health Services Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Fairview Health Services Board Chair & Interim CEO David Murphy
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Pros
  • Salary, work-life balance, benefits (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)

  • Nurses are forced to hurry patient care, sacrificing quality (in 3 reviews)

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  1. great people

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great team to work with
    great flexability

    Cons

    difficult to get a day off
    cut hours


  2. Medical Assistanst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Andover, MN
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Andover, MN

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome company, great management and pays wll

    Cons

    Working evenings and weekends. Long drive for me.


  3. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission. Great vision. Great Leadership. Great people.
    Fairview has a great culture and what could be more rewarding than giving back to the community while getting paid fairly in a great environment.

    Cons

    Confusing and ever changing benefits. Difficult and over engineered annual review process. Inconsistent goal setting process that feeds annual review process.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on engaging employees and less on a painful annual review process. Focus on metrics in all areas of the business. New leadership in various areas are great changes.


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  5. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairview Health Services full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairveiw is a great place to work good pay and good benefits. Great place if you have a family and there is always a chance to move up . I your looking for a good place well fairview will be for you.

    Cons

    The upper management need to leave the office more and see just how hard there team is working. for the most part not to many cons. If you are management the unions can suck to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Come and see what your staff is doing in there jobs. before you make a big change talk to your staff are doing the job. If you listen you will hear what they have to say.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Surgery Scheduler

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairview Health Services full-time

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

    Pros

    Staff is pretty easy to work with, decent benefits and using Epic is easy to learn. Overall not a bad place.

    Cons

    Management is all over the place, lack of consistency, some favortism and the tend to place managers in positions to manage small groups of people in which they have no idea what the groups duties are. Focus to much on managements "degree" rather than the their ability to manage people, i.e...are they really a good fit for the job.

    Advice to Management

    You should know your position inside and out. Be consistent and know what your employees processes and job duties.
    Nothing is worse than having a manager who has no idea what you actually do on a daily basis or understand the flow and process.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lean and responsive" - culture of scarcity

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits for a nonprofit system
    Well established business
    M Health is a solid academic research facility
    High employee engagement/pride in their work

    Cons

    Chronic understaffing in support positions (admin, RN, housekeeping), eroding morale
    Inconsistent managerial standards
    Overbuilt for market, so trying to cut costs everywhere they can
    Lack of communication interdepartmentally
    Lack of management vision

    Advice to Management

    You're not trimming the fat, you're starving your organization to death. Quit redecorating and building new buildings and put some money into your staff; over the last five years the place has been hemorrhaging staff secondary to burnout.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Re org, re org, re org

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

    Have a way with encouraging faithfulness. You really want to believe in this company. We have some very smart people on the teams.

    Cons

    A lot of people that hide under the radar, do nothing and get rewarded because they kiss up. Why they are still here...no one knows, we also have dirty management practices where managers talk badly very openly and in most cases for no reason against individuals to other individuals and managers which makes for a dirty practice when it comes to talent.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat, we have dead weight both on the teams and some of them are the haughty managers that are making the workforce TOXIC due to their puffed up status to their bosses, you need to look under the fluff and see what makes the clock work.


  9. Polysomnographic Technologist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services

    Pros

    Excellent pay, benefits, and work schedule..

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities not available or opportunities to development management skills not ready available.


  10. It's complicated

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services full-time

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

    Pros

    That is my relationship status with my employer...there are many talented people here, the doctors are smart and committed, as well as nursing staff.

    Cons

    Administration is a challenging place to work, lots of change and palpable turmoil.


  11. RN

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Decent Pay, Union Hospitals are great

    Cons

    Management Does not know where things are going. Culture of "say we do this now, figure out how to do it later."



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