SSM Health Care Reviews

Updated March 28, 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Liven up the office!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 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)

    Pros

    Good to loyal employees. Bonus offers

    Cons

    understaffed, to much focus on HCAPS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryville, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryville, MO

    I worked at SSM Health Care

    Pros

    My contribution was valued and rewarded.

    Cons

    Drama from coworkers could be a bit much sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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

  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Generally good place to work. Fast-paced, stressful, organizational changes, not unlike most jobs in hospital nursing

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at SSM Health Care part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Patient centered, caring, striving for excellence, expanding/renovating/newer, lots of long term devoted staff. Magnet hospital. Flat organizational structure using shared leadership model. When I started, this organization's CEO was a nun who kept the healing mission and historic roots of community service more in the forefront of our practice.

    Cons

    More centralized, corporatized with headquarters in St Louis -- for business efficiencies. Lost some uniqueness and community feel. Financial stresses of health care environment reflected in employee benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to keep Shared Leadership alive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great purely fAnTastic

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    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at SSM Health Care

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, work, life balance

    Cons

    None at all great place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep doing what your doing on continuing being righteous

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    GET THEIR PROMISES IN WRITING!

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    Current Employee - Imaging Engineer
    Current Employee - Imaging Engineer

    I have been working at SSM Health Care

    Pros

    Relatively competitive pay
    Umm I cant think of another positive aspect of employment at SSM.

    Cons

    This company will flat out LIE when recruiting. I moved across the country to an absolutely dreadful state in an attempt to further my career w SSM and have yet to receive a single training course or responsibility that I was promised by the regional director during my final interview, their reasoning is "well things and budgets change."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop freezing raises, raising deductibles and treating your employee's like garbage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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