Spectrum Health Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Spectrum Health President and CEO Rick Breon
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Pros
  • Great benefits including 403B match and good PTO accrual (in 6 reviews)

  • Work life balance is great with flexible schedule (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • A LOT of upper management turnover recently has employees nervous (in 4 reviews)

  • This pains us; we WANT to give the BEST care, but we are not provided resources (in 2 reviews)

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  1. enterprise architect

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Spectrum Health full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    Slow process to get approvals


  2. Great, friendly, helpful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    They hire local people who are willing to work hard to provide exceptional patient care. They provide room for advancements and training to further your career. Offer insurance and benefits as well as competitive pay.

    Cons

    There is nothing that would be a real con for working here.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Spectrum Health

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

    Pros

    stable healthcare organization, excellent benefit package and lots of opportunities to advance your career

    Cons

    communication challenges and some maangers with outdated skills


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  5. great place

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great scheduals. Great employees great place overall

    Cons

    No cons really . Pay is ver competive . But other than that great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees the same.dont have favs


  6. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Spectrum Health is a great company to work for. It's full of potential and easy to move up. The pay is very competitive.

    Cons

    Such a large company, the amount of committees and governing bodies can be annoying. It takes a lot of time and effort to implement small changes.

    Advice to Management

    A happy worker is a good worker.


  7. Great Company for Patients, Not-so-great Company for Employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Office Specialist
    Current Employee - Medical Office Specialist

    I have been working at Spectrum Health part-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Spectrum Health's focus is on their patients. This is great because the patients get the best possible care they can receive. I do love working for this company when it benefits the patient. The providers that are employed through this company are spectacular.

    Cons

    Spectrum Health does not focus on the betterment of their employees. There is entirely way too much work for small amounts of staff to handle. We are ALWAYS short staffed. ALWAYS. When we do request help from the Resource Department, there is never anyone available who knows how to do the job correctly. We are usually stuck with training them, which, in turn, keeps us away from the work we are supposed to be getting done.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees. We don't feel like we are recognized enough for the work we do for you. Helping to increase employee morale will help with job satisfaction, will create an overall better company for your patients. If you strive to be the best health care system in the United States by 2020, you should first take a step back and look at the people you have helping you towards that goal. They sacrifice a lot for the betterment of your company. The least you can do is recognize them for their hard work and dedication to your dreams and aspirations.


  8. Ok place to work

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy parking good cafe and location

    Cons

    weak supervisors, senior management is disconnected


  9. A lot of managers...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Grand Ra, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Grand Ra, MI

    I worked at Spectrum Health full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay was competitive and benefits were great

    Cons

    The management and leadership hierarchy was way too much. I had at least 4 bosses.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so emotional in your decision making. Remember this is an at will state and you can fire people for not performing according to your standards. Instead of catering to the lowest common denominator.


  10. Better than nothing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's a full time job with little stress

    Cons

    Benefits are awful and expensive. You do not get to decide when you want to use your own PTO. No raises even based on excellent job evaluation.


  11. Nursing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nurse Tech
    Former Employee - Nurse Tech

    I worked at Spectrum Health part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive wage, beautiful facilities, great benefits. Able to schedule self. Floor managers accessible.

    Cons

    Every other weekend commitment and not a lot of opportunity for day positions.

    Advice to Management

    Try to spread evenly the weekend commitment, versus having some every 4-5 weekends and others every other.



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