SSM Health Care Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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Pros
  • Great culture and good work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • good pay, good benefits, decent vacation and sick pay (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has no loyalty to long time employees (in 4 reviews)

  • They are spending a lot of capital on buying other hospitals leading to reduction in force (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Awesome place to work

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    Former Intern - population health in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Intern - population health in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at SSM Health Care as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are very kind, considerate and focused on getting work done

    Cons

    The office setting isn't too dynamic, pretty standard cubicle set up

    Advice to Management

    Liven up the office!

  2. Community feel

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist
    Current Employee - Pharmacist

    I have been working at SSM Health Care (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very welcoming environment. Many people have worked there for years and truly have the hospital and patient interest as the top priority.

    Cons

    Many things no longer decided at the individual hospital level, making participation in projects and decisions out of the reach of the staff. Many decisions made for the system and not hospital specific.

  3. Fine

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at SSM Health Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will have a lot of great coworkers. Administration recognizes good workers. New and updated equipment for most of the floors. Bonus pay offered often.

    Cons

    Administration is disconnected from the staff and doesn't know what they need on a daily basis. They try to improve this but it's hard to understand nurses when you're a business guy.

    Advice to Management

    Use the advice offered by those who actually work on the floor. If you give us the resources we will give you the high patient satisfaction scores

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  5. Non-Clinical Management

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    Former Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at SSM Health Care full-time

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

    Pros

    This was one of the most poorly run businesses I have encountered.

    Cons

    Discriminating work environment. Sr. Management and HR are unsupportive and manipulative.

  6. Helpful (1)

    SSM acquired Dean to learn from its success, but them dissembled most of what made Dean successful.

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    Former Employee - Administration in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Administration in Madison, WI

    I worked at SSM Health Care full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    For those who are religious, they will enjoy the reflections before meetings.

    Cons

    Cost cutting takes precedence over patients now. The speed of work has slowed down dramatically due to the intense approval process. St. Louis now controls most decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Allow those with expertise to move forward in a more efficient manner! Also, executives should become more prominent - most employees don't know the new executives and what they stand for. Don't continue to downgrade benefits. Realize people can't continue to work at "post-merger work levels" forever - 55+ hours should be an above-and-beyond requirement for a while, not forever. Because its a religious organization, realize hypocrisy doesn't fly well - being religious means you're held to a higher standard.

  7. Home Health RN

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Health RN in Lake Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Home Health RN in Lake Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at SSM Health Care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There really aren't any pros that come to mind except as a home health RN you're not around the inept managers.

    Cons

    HR, HR, HR, HR, HR, HR, HR. They are deceptive, dishonest and will always attempt to divert blame to someone else for their decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Critically dysfunctional healthcare system. There needs to be wholesale change to how this hospital system is run.

  8. Chicken Little organization, but the chicken has no head! (This is directed towards their Corporate and Network areas)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at SSM Health Care full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair wages (until recently, that is), Decent Benefits (until recently, that is)

    Cons

    Employees a lot of people who "grew up" in the SSM environment, but don't really know how to do their jobs. Most of these employees would never survive in a "real" company.

    No respect for experience. Looking to remove long term employees due to their benefit cost to the organization.

    Happy to employee inexperienced, low wage people who flounder, but treat water and pass blame well.

    Advice to Management

    Stop padding upper management to protect yourselves from having to be responsible for decisions.

    Respect long term employees and stop RIFing people because of their age and benefit burden.

    Hold yourselves accountable for actions and decisions, instead of looking to blame the workers who are struggling under over burdened positions due to your mismanagement.

  9. RN

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSM Health Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good to loyal employees. Bonus offers

    Cons

    understaffed, to much focus on HCAPS

  10. Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryville, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryville, MO

    I worked at SSM Health Care

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My contribution was valued and rewarded.

    Cons

    Drama from coworkers could be a bit much sometimes.

  11. current employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSM Health Care

    Pros

    Great pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Poor administration and unfair practices

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