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Intermountain Healthcare Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
171 Reviews

3.7
171 Reviews
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Intermountain Healthcare President, CEO, and Trustee Charles W. Sorenson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work schedules are flexible and there's a good work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • IHC really provides a positive work environment (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay for responsibility at staff levels (in 9 reviews)

  • Because it is a non profit, salaries and benefits are not bad but are not great (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    An amazing organization to work for.

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    Former Employee - Registrar  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Registrar in Provo, UT

    I worked at Intermountain Healthcare part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Intermountain has a lot going for it. Excellent management, team spirit, a great sense of community, pushing employees for personal growth. Also it is pretty easy to get time off and they offer great benefits.

    Cons

    The pay could be higher. But they do offer raises pretty frequently for those that deserve it. They require a lot of training. Almost too much. And they often have unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wonderful job keeping the staff involved and connected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for with a lot of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good people to work with. A lot of opportunities for training and advancement.

    Cons

    Could probably get paid more working for another company in the area, especially since Intermountain is a "not for profit" company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work for a stable IT career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    *Company has never laid off IT employees.
    *Plenty of diverse IT projects to work on to enhance your interests and skills.
    *Diverse IT workforce includes lots of local people, plenty of foreign workers, and young, old, male, female workers.
    *Pay and benefits are competitive, but since it is a non-profit you can probably get better pay and benefits elsewhere. However, the company does have a good 401K/Roth 401K plan and a pension which you get vested in after 6 years. Pensions are rare these days, so this is a huge plus.
    *Family friendly work environment for most projects, although some exceptions exist.
    *Encouragement of workers to move to different projects.
    *If you are looking for a good, stable job, and want to stay put for many years., this company is for you.

    Cons

    *Advancement opportunities are difficult to come by. This might be due to a low turnover rate, which is probably a plus since people stay put at an employer they are happy with.
    *A little too much process for some projects - the FDA regulates some healthcare software.
    *Internal processes and bureaucracy can bee too much sometimes.
    *Some non-IT management can negatively influence IT projects for the worse. For example, it has just been recently that jeans were allowed with a more relaxed dress code. Some projects still have a non-jeans dress code - this is dark ages stuff for modern-day IT.
    *Some projects have aging, legacy projects and technologies.
    *IHC is a healthcare organization, so although they value IT, technology is not their core product, so some projects/people are not too savvy and open to technology being an enabler of innovation and ideas, although this is decreasing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be even more competitive with the modern-day IT workforce. IHC is still behind the times with IT workplace culture, relaxed work environment, dress code, perks (such as free lunches), flexible schedules etc. Improvements have been made, but much more needs to be done to stay competitive with modern-day technology companies. Non-IT upper management needs to let IT workers be themselves and stay out of the way. Healthcare and IT are done in vastly different ways, and management needs to realize this. More trust with IT is still needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working at Intermountain Healtcare is a great experience in developing my skills as a professional.

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    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative  in  Riverton, UT
    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Riverton, UT

    I worked at Intermountain Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits working for this company are great! The facilities are clean and well maintained and the physicians are very knowledgeable in their fields.

    Cons

    They pay is not as high as other areas in the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management sometimes put unrealistic expectations on employees, particularly when they are unwilling to understand what our jobs are and how the patients are the priority and not the bottom line on reports.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Patient focused organization

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Case Manager  in  Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Case Manager in Ogden, UT

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Focus is on IHC's mission, vision, and values. Staff are dedicated to provide the best care possible. In the ever-changing healthcare world, IHC has managed to stay a step ahead of the competition and thrive.

    Cons

    Turnover has increased, with the majority of those leaving due to mediocre salaries and non-existent raises. For a corporation that spends a fortune on beautiful hospitals and PR, it's surprising how salaries are not competitive, forcing highly-trained employees to look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees a wage commensurate with education and experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great patient care! But more about profit.

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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant II  in  Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant II in Ogden, UT

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    In the hospitals and clinic, patients are seen as the top priority. Great environment if you're in the right department. Could pay a bit more like other healthcare organizations.

    Cons

    Corporate is money hungry and they make it pretty obvious. Threaten not to give yearly bonuses, and poor yearly raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using threatening as a scare tactic. And listen to the little people or they wont listen to you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    They were really great.

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    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Murray, UT
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Murray, UT

    I worked at Intermountain Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are very welcoming and friendly place to work.

    Cons

    When you meet a lot of new people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Taylorsville clinic

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    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative  in  Taylorsville, UT
    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Taylorsville, UT

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Low pay, okay benefits, doctors are awesome.

    Cons

    They run this clinic like a sweat job from the pharmacy to receptionist they all in trouble. no coverage no prn pools, if your sick to bad rsv you still have to come in, you have a funeral find coverage. Favoritism is a big deal. If your a female your in great hands of your a male your treated like dirt, you will have the most difficult, heavy jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all the managers and hire a manager with in the techs receptionist positions. The old managers have Favoritism and is against company policy. Never seen so much discrimination in one company as I seen in Taylorsville ihc clinic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The job itself was alright. I enjoyed preparing rooms for the patients

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    Former Employee - Houskeeper  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Houskeeper in Provo, UT

    I worked at Intermountain Healthcare part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Consistent hours and schedule
    Working on your own, not a ton of micro managing
    Nurses and Staff are helpful and friendly when you are lost
    Other co workers are helpful

    Cons

    Long 8 hour days, can be hard physically bending down a lot
    Rushing around all day, hard to take breaks
    Stressful timing when cleaning rooms
    Certain management can be hard to work with
    Not a lot of appreciation when working
    Not a lot of pay. Very low. Starts at 9.91 an hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about concerns of employees more
    Switch up jobs more. Don't make employees work in the same area day after day.
    Better pay. MUCH better pay. Like 6 bucks more. For ALL houskeepers. They work hard and deserve it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best and one of the worst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    There's a lot of interesting work and the people are friendly and good to work with. For the most part it is a fun environment. Work schedules are flexible and there's a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Advancement is generally difficult. The quality of managers varies. If you have a good one, it's great, if not then find another job. There are a lot of politics and a culture that is resistant to change. The bureaucracy is getting worse with several new policies are added every month. Pay is based primarily on seniority and has little to do with performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the culture below the VP level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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