Spectrum Health

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Spectrum Health Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
103 Reviews
3.5
103 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.  

    Multi task Tech. Preformed Hardware, Software & Networking duties.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Very Exciting Position, Dual Rolls of IT Was Required in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Very Exciting Position, Dual Rolls of IT Was Required in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    Multi talented in several areas of IT field.

    Cons

    None UNIX user & trouble shooting experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cross experience on difference platforms insure better turnaround time less calling for help from other Tech's whom maybe on difference problems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovative, high quality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cardiac Nursing Technician in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Cardiac Nursing Technician in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    Spectrum is always pushing boundaries and its employees to find ways to improve processes, patient experience, and technologies in order to provide the highest medical care possible. By employing highly trained physicians, PAs, NPs, RNs, and every other type of staff member, it gives patients the best opportunities to succeed.

    Cons

    Highly demanding work hours, schedules are sometimes unorganized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Allowed a flexible work arrangement. Have been able to move up within the company.

    Cons

    Salary is typical for a not for profit, would definitely have a higher salary else where, but they have great insurance to offset the difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Management refuses to deal with problems. Instead chooses to ignore them until they are forced to deal with them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Cary, IL
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Cary, IL

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    The residents and high workplace autonomy.

    Cons

    Company doesn't value employees and treats them like they are disposable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your turnover wouldn't be so high if you had some incentives or just some flexibility and fairness with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great Company - Bad department

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

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

    Pros

    Best healthcare in the area. Great people across operational departments. Core IT team, HR, facilities, and other teams are great. Compensation was good for the market. Team was very supportive during me dealing with personal issues. When I later raised concerns about my management chain, many people could not believe the group issues were not addressed by senior leadership.

    Cons

    For several years there were no cons in the performance of my work. Promotion opportunities in my area were few (two people in 6 years). Salary negotiated at start will be key as raises are a couple of percent a year for good performers (and sometimes nothing or pay cuts for middle performers).

    It all changed about two years ago after my group was reassigned into the Priority Health led project group. The team I was on was treated with disdain. Many staff have left the group either internally for other positions (to get away from the bad leadership) or externally to other companies. Many that remain are shell-shocked and keeping their head down to avoid notice. Some quit without having other jobs lined up. There have been now 4 manager changes in the group (in about two years), several managers said they did not have the time to do "people management" as they were focused on other job responsibilities. Dictates from the director levels and VP were in many cases contrary to company goals or the direction of the project sponsors. There needs to be a full review of the staffing issues around the project management group and why they have the levels of turnover they have. It is very unlike the other areas of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch groups with high turnover of managers (or directors). Also do some exit interviews with people that quit or do internal transfers, keying on any issues with the groups they are leaving. In assessing the performance of executives and directors, reach into the ranks of mid and junior personnel to get a feel on how they see the people in the ivory tower. Especially see if they have any contact with personnel that report to them that work in remote buildings or if they have any contact with staff outside of team meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    love my job

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great work life balance, excellent stability

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Had a good experience working with Spectrum Health

    Former Intern - Software Developer II in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Intern - Software Developer II in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Spectrum Health as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Gives you a lot of freedom, management was very helpful

    Cons

    Project completed was a bit bland

  9.  

    This company is awesome to work for, they take care of their employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    Fantastic pay and benefits. The patients are wonderful to work for.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Employer

    • 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

    Great staff, administration, management, physicians.

    Cons

    No major cons to working at Spectrum.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Patient Access Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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