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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
Charles W. Sorenson
102 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Allied physician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Allied Physician  in  Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Allied Physician in Saint George, UT

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    nice hospitals, good nurses, extraordinary landscaping

    Cons

    Corporate decisions are "always" driven by the bottom line $$$. Will cut corners on patient care if it saves them money, cuts liability, or increases control of the healthcare market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the early days when you were truly a charitable "not for profit" hospital organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Self-serving Leadership at McKay-Dee

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Manager  in  Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Middle Manager in Ogden, UT

    I worked at Intermountain Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Enough good employees to achieve success in spite of neurotic executive team.

    Cons

    Nilly willy senior leadership who focus on making a name for themselves without respect to employees. Middle managers chosen more for ability to toe the party line than for being top-notch.
    Many recent corporate initiatives in revenue cycle, productivity improvement, and supply chain have been very poorly executed with bad results due to incompetent leadership mostly recruited from inside and staffed with insiders without specific experience. The organization could do much better that the VPs and AVPs attempting to lead these efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some personality disorders are uncurable. I don't think respect for employees will come about without a leadership change in Ogden. Get rid of widespread nepotism flowing down from the senior ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Secretary  in  North Salt Lake, UT
    Current Employee - Executive Secretary in North Salt Lake, UT

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

    Pros

    Terrific people, high standards, great benefits

    Cons

    Intense focus on education blocks experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look internally before bringing in outside help. You'll be amazed at the talent of your staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A Wonderful time of growth and professional discovery

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intermountain Healthcare as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    IHC has a great culture of inclusiveness, employee appreciation, pleasant surroundings/working conditions and opportunities for advancement. They hold thought leadership in uses of IT and Informatics for Health Care and are always looking at ways to push the boundaries. In IT, lots of opportunities to advance and learn new skills.

    Cons

    Lots of different projects that sometimes worked crosswise with each other. This tends towards chaos. IHC is also caught up in Federally led effort to force all healthcare employees to receive flu shots; even if they don't work with patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on the end goals and keep making these clear to everyone. This will help them get through the churn and

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Propoganda fed to the public does not reflect their true priorities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Eastern Addition Sandy Plat A, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eastern Addition Sandy Plat A, UT

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice facilities - to impress the public and investors.

    Cons

    Low pay for responsibility at staff levels. The true priorities are MONEY, REGIONAL MARKET DOMINATION and ADMINISTRATION BONUSES. Contrary to public image, patient care and employee well being are the lowest priorities. Staff is required to work like under frustrating conditions to continually do more with less. This compromises patient safety and quality of care and creates a very stressful environment for staff nurses, CNA's, etc. When HCAPPS scores are good, and departments stay within budget, managers get huge bonuses. The staff just get a bottle of hand sanitizer. There is an intense need for a major shakeup of this organization, but it will likely never happen. Their pockets are deep so they can afford the best lawyers around. Don't ever take them to court! They will bleed you dry!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop living a lie and take care of your employees. Stop compromising the patients' safety and walking a legal tightrope for the sake of money. I know you probably cannot bring yourself to do this because your position and bonuses are just to comfortable. You probably don't like to look yourself in the eye, in a mirror!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sr Software Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Intermountain Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, work from home option, paid vacation

    Cons

    Cant grow up the ladder, doesnt pay as per market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to change the culture in IT

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to be a manager, not so great if you're not

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    Current Employee - Social Worker Case Manager  in  South Salt Lake, UT
    Current Employee - Social Worker Case Manager in South Salt Lake, UT

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, large stable company, clear policies and procedures, Intermountain does provide great health care to its customers/patients.

    Cons

    Very small pay increases for non-managerial employees. Almost impossible to "move up" as Intermountain often hires from without rather than promoting hard working employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the value of keeping hard-working employees with positive past performance over hiring new employees in order to save money on salaries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Work with a purpose

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

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Single vision for improving patient care and lowering costs

    Cons

    Bureacracy consistent with a very large organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time in the hospitals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer  in  Murray, UT
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Murray, UT

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment. Friendly co-workers. Flexible schedules

    Cons

    Paid Time Off can only be used in 8-hour increments - so no half days. Paid Time Off is based on a weekly schedule so extra hours this week does not mean hours off the next week. (But extra Monday hours can mean hours off that Friday).

  11.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Specimen Processor  in  Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Laboratory Specimen Processor in Sandy, UT

    I have been working at Intermountain Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked in the lab and had a lot of great people to work with that made the job very enjoyable. Everyone helped each other and the supervisors listened when there was a problem and helped resolved it.

    Cons

    There was times it was short staffed but that is common in the health field and not the company. When we needed the help management people would step in and help to levitate some stress from the rest of the workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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