SSM Health Care Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
63 Reviews
2.8
63 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Co-workers are generally pleasant and the work-life balance is very good (in 3 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical Pharmacist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSM Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. There is a pension plan as well as 403b plan with employer matched contributions.They still pay PTO for 7 on 7 day off shifts.

    Cons

    Leadership unfair. Value to the dept. depends on who you are.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Just OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff RN
    Former Employee - Staff RN

    I worked at SSM Health Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to begin your nursing career. There are many nurses who have a long history of working in this company.

    Cons

    Management turnover is high. No consistencies in expectations. Pay increases not given this year, yet the company continues to spend money on rebranding their corporate logo and purchasing other hospitals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show employees that you value their contribution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Provides great benefits, give back to the community, focus on providing healing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at SSM Health Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Frugal use of company resources (for example, they reuse computer equipment if it is still good enough for the job). Great benefits, with a employer match for the retirement account. Cafeteria and gym located on site. Very focused on helping the community and giving to those in need.

    Cons

    The corporate management is too far away (St Louis, MO), and they seem to be out of touch with the local employees. You may never meet many of the people you correspond with on a daily basis. They are going through structural changes with the merger with Dean, which can be a little confusing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Toxic Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Janesville, WI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Janesville, WI

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

    Pros

    A new hospital opened in 2012, adjacent to clinic. Many co workers are the best thing about this place. The environment is new and clean. All patient rooms are private.

    Cons

    Revolving door of management and staff. Staff to patient ratio is low. Leadership has their heads in the sand as to why employee satisfaction scores are so low. A cesspool of gossip and rumors, like living in a soap opera. If patient safety issues are reported, you're likely to be fired, even though there is supposed to be a "non-punitive" culture. Because of this, employees are afraid to speak up and most are looking for other jobs, as am I. A stressful environment for sure. Wages are low in comparison to other hospitals and insurance benefits are higher than the competition. Most of the best care givers have gone elsewhere because they either couldn't stand the environment of distrust, deception and lies, or they were run off by inexperienced managers who were fearful of losing their own jobs. Worst place I've ever worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the top leader (president of the hospital) and things will likely improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    SSM Health Care for many years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to advance and to use my skills and knowledge to do meaningful work.

    Cons

    The right hand often doesn't know what the left hand is doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less internal competition and more collaboration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Experience at SSM Healthcare

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Information Analyst in Mount Vernon, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Information Analyst in Mount Vernon, IL

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to work.

    Cons

    They are spending a lot of capital on buying other hospitals leading to reduction in force.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you are looking for a job, but do not need a paycheck, this might be exactly what you are looking for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSM Health Care

    Pros

    I work at St Clare in ICU. My coworkers are the best. Teamwork is better here than in any other hospital.

    Cons

    Overstaffing. Over the past 8 weeks, I have been called off at least one shift per week, sometimes two. I have used all my PTO and now every day I get called off, its without pay. The call off system is flawed. They only call you off 4 hours at a time, so you are basically on call without any on call pay. I am looking for another job.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Have lost their spiritual compass

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Behavioral Medicine
    Current Employee - Behavioral Medicine

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

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, decent vacation and sick pay

    Cons

    misguided management, micro managing of employees, stressful work environment, you may or may not get your lunch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of micro managing your employees you may want to weed out mid and upper level management who have had numerous complaints from your employees about them. Take heed to what they say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very employee oriented

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Good middle and upper mngmt

    Cons

    As with any medical office, overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit focusing on numbers and satisfaction surveys and focus on patient care. Although I do think patients here get excellent care.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to start career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated staff. New nurses must go through special training program which is helpful to transition from clinical to work environment.

    Cons

    Must go through Star Recruiting to get hired which takes a very long time. Long term employees are targeted for job eliminations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate dedication of long term employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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