Sparrow Health System Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Great place for student final clinical internship in PT

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Physical Therapist
    Current Intern - Physical Therapist

    I have been working at Sparrow Health System as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -large team based setting
    -lots of professional discussion and opportunities each day
    -large variety of patients population
    -inpatient rehab team very friendly

    Cons

    -higher management isn't well respected
    -feel like a robot sometimes due to expected daily patients seen
    -just a number
    -some staff seems very over worked

    Advice to Management

    -let your employees feel appreciated and don't always look for the cheapest route in pt care

  2. I spent 3 Decades of my life @ Sparrow...... I was probably Just Replaced and That's That :>)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Sparrow Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Many Many Many Great People work at Sparrow and The Patients were always gracious.

    Cons

    Cons??? Cannot say anything Negative.... The Firm seems to always be striving to be the Best Health System... at any cost.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a Close Eye on your Middle managers ...... They can make and Break the Frontline workers moral.

  3. It was good in the beginning.

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Sparrow Health System

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

    Pros

    Benefits were ok, pay was ok for experience.

    Cons

    They did not take constructive criticism, everything was completely shot down. The unit was dirty and the inner workings of management left much to be desired. Being that this is a competitive bidding hospital, those with the least seniority in the 'hospital', not in the unit, had last pick of holiday shifts and may well have to work shifts every holiday.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the concerns of your employees, you often don't realize when you have good people that are leaving because of things that could be so easily changed.

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  5. "Invaluable"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Learning and Organizational Development in Lansing, MI
    Former Intern - Learning and Organizational Development in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Sparrow Health System as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff and unlimited learning opportunities. As an intern, I was encouraged to jump into any project I was interested in.

    Cons

    I wish the internship could have been longer.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Poor Morale

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Emergency Department Technician in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Emergency Department Technician in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Sparrow Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Level 1 trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, teaching hospital

    Cons

    Consistently short staffed to the point of being unsafe. Too much bureaucracy. Consistently work through lunch without being compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff, make timely decisions, pay people for the time they are there.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Best in area for healthcare needs

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

    I worked at Sparrow Health System

    Pros

    Reasonable benefit package, good pay. Lots of opportunity for advancement with appropriate education. Magnet hospital

    Cons

    Poor interdepartmental leadership. Poor communication and follow up between leadership and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate barriers that promote hostility. Understand that content staff promotes improved customer satisfaction.

  8. Great place to grow and learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unit Clerk in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Unit Clerk in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Sparrow Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people, great place to learn and grow,great hours ample opportunities for OT

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about, loved working there

  9. Longevity not recognized. Sparrow is looking to get rid of long standing employees and hire just out of college.

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

    I have been working at Sparrow Health System

    Pros

    Most of the people are great.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch. Sparrow took benefits away but still wants staff to work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees. Return longevity benefits.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Sparrow Health System is wholly run by an HR department out of touch with the times.

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

    I have been working at Sparrow Health System full-time

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are fantastic for the most part, management is overall great, benefits are decent, work environment is enjoyable

    Cons

    Pay is woefully lacking for anyone with less than ten years tenure when compared to other related jobs in the region, managers try to bargain for their good employees only to be shot down by an HR department stuck in the past, management unable to get rid of low performers and as a consequence high performers are overly taxed. No incentive to perform well here as the ONLY way you move up is by staying here long enough, regardless of your performance. Very disheartening place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Empower yourselves. You're managers, you should be allowed to manage, not be told who to hire and fire by HR. Hold your workers accountable. There are thousands of people searching for jobs out there.

  11. Registered Nurse

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Sparrow Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, coworkers, staff ratios

    Cons

    Management, scheduling, minimal reimbursement for graduate education

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