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

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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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    Satisfied

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsFlexible, family oriented, people oriented

    ConsThere seems to be a lot of turnover

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

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    Great place to work; competitive salary

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work; competitive salary

    ConsLarge company; things can take a while to get done.

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    Not what I expected and was mislead during interview

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of nice people who feel the same way and support each other.

    ConsLittle to no accountability, leadership is not strategic in its practices or operations, 20 years behind in thinking and technology, low employee morale, unethical practices, no training or development throughout the company, people not honest because leadership says be honest yet comes back to bite you, lack of partnerships and collaborations, is a big company but acts like a small starting company

    Advice to Senior ManagementHold selves and others accountable, be who you say you are and don't say who you want to be yet really are not.

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

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    Looking for another job

    Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee)
    Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsNothing for the past 2 years

    ConsWork short staffed every day, run from the time you get there till the time you leave

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter wake up & smell the coffee before all your good help is gone! Stop hiring all these "professionals" that are suppose to tell you what the problems are & start actually LISTENING to your employees. Stop telling us "we're working in things" & SHOW us, actions speak louder than words! As soon as I can find another job, I'm out of there!

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

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    SBCS

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible, supervisors are all nice, able to move around

    ConsLarge work load, no over time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, I had a great time working there.

    Nurse Technician (Former Employee)
    Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsIts a teaching hospital, so I had many opportunities to learn from many different experiences. The people I worked with were awesome.

    ConsNone that I can think of

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    Too Big

    Clerical (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent benefits package, nice co workers, pay is fair, growing company, career movement if you have higher education

    ConsHuge company that keeps growing which is fine.. except for the fact that the higher up's seem more concerned with who they can merge with or take over next. Come across as greedy ,cold, and not really supportive when it comes to continuing education. Even thought they say that they are supportive, I was told by an human resource representative and other ;manager that they basically did not care about my school schedule or me trying to continue my education for health care. Even thought they were moving the office I worked at to a new building, and were changing my hours.When I asked about hour and shift flexibility due to school I was told " In an organization that employees 20,000+ people we can not possibly make any exceptions for you.. if we did that then we would have to do that for everyone." Also being told that we had 3 days to choose from a list of 3 other jobs that the new building would have and if we did not want to pick from those 3 jobs ( regardless of if your old schedule was different) you would be moved to resource staffing and had about 4 months to find a different job because once the 4 months was up your employment would END.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop being so greedy and worried about how you can make more money... be more appreciative of your staff and do what you say your going to do.

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

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    High expectations, low pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCoworkers are like family and benefits are quite decent. Mid level management is generally receptive to suggestions. The head of nursing at the children's hospital also connects with staff regularly.

    ConsWe are continually pushed to achieve excellence and our raises don't even keep up with inflation. It is such a joke, especially considering that SH is once again applying for magnet status.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're not going to be the best health care facility by 2020 unless you start treating your nursing staff like valuable professionals and not a budget you can cut while you hire more administrators and build more pretty buildings.

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    Excellent work environment.

    Lead Database Administrator (Former Employee)
    Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsGreat team. Room for advancement. Competitive Salary. Work from Home.

    ConsI have not cons to provide.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    For the most part a fantastic place to work. They are really growing in west Michigan.

    Media Specialist (Former Employee)
    Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsGrowing company with opportunities, great mission, vision and values.

    ConsIt can be difficult to advance as in health care a nursing degree is preferred for a lot of good positions that could be fulfilled by another degreed staff member.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvery employee wants to succede-you just need to provide the right environment.

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

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