Spectrum Health

www.spectrum-health.org

Spectrum Health Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
94 Reviews
3.2
94 Reviews
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Spectrum Health President and CEO Rick Breon
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Review Highlights

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
  • However, it's hard to have all teams and departments be perfect at such a large organization (in 4 reviews)

  • Conflicting messages from upper management (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    Great staff, administration, management, physicians.

    Cons

    No major cons to working at Spectrum.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Patient Access Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Registration Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Patient Registration Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    Working directly with patients and clinical staff. Being able to make a difference in patients lives in a positive way.

    Cons

    Being exposed to sicknesses. Not always being able to help the patient as you wish to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know the job and all of its fuctions, also know all the systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for beginners or over 50.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Spectrum Health full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to begin your career. Great training & opportunity to learn. Excellent benefits, if your over 50, great place to settle in this company.

    Cons

    You must closely know higher level managers to progress ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the talent & keep it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    good company, nice facilities

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    benefits, opportunities to transfer, culture

    Cons

    so big can feel like just a number

  6.  

    orthotic tech

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    The staff at that time were friendly.

    Cons

    Management don't have a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Procedure support technician

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procedure Support Technician in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Procedure Support Technician in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good at working around school.

    Cons

    Co workers end up relying on you more than they should, the people you are working with do not understand what exactly you do and don't understand when you are busy. They act helpless when surely they could grab an item for themselves if the tech is running labs or in a trauma. Then they go to management and complain about you "not being a good worker" and you'll get written up. Just like that, even when you have communicated clearly what is happening. Management do not care about your side, if you are newer you will just get written up. I feel PSTs should get paid more for what they have to juggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must educate staff to remember the teamwork aspect Spectrum stands for many people in the O.R. have forgotten. This job depends on learning so much "on-the-job" information, supporting growth is more effective than just an immediate write up. New hires are bullied by older employees who have worked for many many years. This is not the Spectrum Health I hoped it would be when I requested employment. I was disappointed in how little management is involved with negative coworker interactions. PSTs should be compensated more for what they have to juggle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great healthcare system to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    Spectrum health is a great place to learn and grow. There are plenty of opportunities to move up within such a great healthcare system

    Cons

    The turn over rate for lower level jobs is pretty high. The company isn't very understanding when you are under a probationary period, but health issues come up

  9.  

    Upper management totally unaware of what is going on in the organization.

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

    I worked at Spectrum Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can laugh at all of the bobble heads that work around you and are afraid to tell management anything other than what they want to hear.

    Cons

    Lots of money spent on facilities, but minimal money invested in systems and infrastructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop patting yourselves on your backs. Get rid of your bonus program for management, and invest the money in infrastructure/ systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Under paid, high turn over.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    Docs and co workers were great. Great experience and learning environment in an efficient atmosphere.

    Cons

    Under appreciated and under paid. High turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your nurses better and they will stay for the long haul. All nurses I know that have left the organization have due to pay and appreciation.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pockets of really great people

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some flexibility, good health benefits, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Leadership in IT is driving talent away from this organization. There is a distinct fear culture in areas of IT that makes people want to leave. People are promoted who have no business being leaders and this type of behavior also drives talented people away. Too much management shuffle at director levels makes teams disorganized and focused more on hierarchy than achieving goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When whole teams of talented people and large groups of developers and architects leave "Houston you have a problem!". Pull your heads out of the sand and do something. Ignoring this won't make it go away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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