Spectrum Health
3.2 of 5 75 reviews
www.spectrum-health.org Grand Rapids, MI 5000+ Employees

Spectrum Health Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014

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Spectrum Health President and CEO Rick Breon

Rick Breon

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great benefits including 403B match and good PTO accrual"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Good salary, Good benefits, Good location"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "However, it's hard to have all teams and departments be perfect at such a large organization"
    in 4 reviews
  • "As with an big organization, things can be slow moving"
    in 3 reviews
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    IT Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSpectrum Health was a great place for an internship. I learned a lot about fixing computers and printers.

    ConsAs with an big organization, things can be slow moving. Sometimes it takes a while to get projects going, but its not really a big deal.

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    Good starting point

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and opportunity to move around within the company

    ConsThis company does not value their employees and will promise anything to get you and not come thru on it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to value your employees and their efforts

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    Great Company

    Resource Center- CNA (Current Employee)
    Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsSpectrum Health is a great company to work for. It has great staff in every department I have worked in. The facilities are beautiful and customer service is the main focus of each staff member.

    ConsIn regards to direct patient care, the Nursing staff are sometimes given an overwhelming amount of tasks with not enough help. This takes away from the ability to provide patients with the best care.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing and never forget that the patient should be the number one focus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Treats all its employed physicians poorly

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood salary, Good benefits, Good location

    ConsBroken promises, poor culture, stressful environment

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore autonomy for doctors

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Watch your back at Spectrum Health

    Nursing Assistant (Former Employee)
    Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsNothing good about this company

    ConsWatch your back . If management doesn't like you then you will become a target, and they will get rid of you. A lot of favoritism and racism well count against you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work. Very secure organization to work for.

    Applications Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsEntire staff truly has patient safety, privacy and overall well-being at the front of their minds at all times. Overall SH has a great staff and the organization is a financially sound organization.

    ConsEverything moves at a very slow pace. (Typical large organization) Things can be very political at times and semantics often get in the way of moving towards positive change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave less meetings so managers and upper management can spend more time managing day to day activities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lofty Goals, low salaries.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsSpectrum Health is a large institution with decent benefits. Lots of good people work there.

    ConsThe salaries seemed to be very low, advancement seemed to be limited. During my years there, the goal was to "Become the most successful health enterprise in the nation", meanwhile not even considering increasing wages to actually spur increased productivity or other factors associated with being the "best".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unprofessional management, favoritism, inconsistent policies and poop employee support

    No Comment (Current Employee)
    Tacoma, WA

    ProsPoor benefits, low pay, management focused and not pro employee

    ConsManagement is uneducated, male focused "good ol boy mentality" . Human resource is not there for you when you have a concern.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook past the mentality and focus on capability

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pre-retirement

    Physician (Current Employee)
    Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsStriving to be a model of integrative medical care for children and adults.

    ConsA large and growing group that has some growing pains.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open and transparent at all times. Make better predictions of the future.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Strive store the best, but know what you are getting in to

    Director (Current Employee)
    Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsSpectrum Health really wants to be the best healthcare organization in the country. This drives leadership to push very hard to meet that goal. Professionalism is very high.

    ConsThe relentless pursuit of success also has a downside. People often feel the crush of the machine and treated as tools to get the job done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is not easy to balance these two competing nature's. Management needs to do whatever they can to bridge this gap and recognize employees.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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