Spectrum Health Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Spectrum Health President and CEO Rick Breon
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. Unit Secretary

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

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

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

    Pros

    Decent health insurance, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Lower paying compared to local hospitals

    Advice to Management

    Focus a little more on employee growth


  2. Mediocre

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

    I worked at Spectrum Health

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large presence with many satellite sites

    Cons

    negative work environment, employees unsatisfied


  3. Pharmacist at Butterworth

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pharmacy is well-respected (generally) by nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals. Opportunities to provide advanced clinical services. Get to see lots of interesting disease states across many types of patient.

    Cons

    Distribution model was a patchwork of cobbled-together approaches. Mid-level management (i.e. departmental leadership) generally poor. Lacked advocate at senior management level, so the department often was overlooked. SH as a whole struggles with rapid growth and often under-estimates work efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Needs better relationships with senior management and needs to be allowed to do some projects "for themselves," rather than constantly being forced to react to wishes from doctors & nurses. Some time to focus inward would do a lot for the department.


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  5. Revenue integrity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Billing and Coding Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Site Billing and Coding Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you are looking into specializing in a certainly specialty this is a great place to find openings. The benefits are good and employee information is well laid out.

    Cons

    In a system this big communication from leadership can be slow at times.


  6. good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spectrum Health

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    hours are good. pay is in the ballpark for the locale. Spokane is a good place to live and work.

    Cons

    non really, good and bad with all companies. Nothing stands out as miserable or something that needing work on


  7. Large company, interesting experience

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

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

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

    Pros

    Full-time benefits are great, large network of people, many locations throughout Michigan

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in such a large company, hard to get jobs, low pay for entry level positions, schedules are not flexible, disorganized department

    Advice to Management

    I would advise the management to get on the same level across all departments. Increase the guidance in outpatient service locations, as each location is drastically different from others.


  8. enterprise architect

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. 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.


  10. 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


  11. Helpful (2)

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

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    • 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.



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