Spectrum Health Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. Business Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Byron Center, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Byron Center, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spectrum Health (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay Flexible Schedule Benefits Access to best physicians in the industry Cutting Edge Technology

    Cons

    Parking far away from the office and having to take a bus Lack of communication from boss on expectations


  2. Spectrum Health Review

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    Current Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Health (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Benefits, Opportunities, Management, Culture

    Cons

    Salary could be higher, can get relocated

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more


  3. Helpful (1)

    Best job I've ever had

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Lab Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I only worked Monday through Thursday (10 hour days), and had three day weekends every week. I only had to work two holidays out of the year. There are alway opportunities to pick up extra shifts. I enjoyed everyone I worked with. Saw some disgusting and interesting things. Learned a lot about the medical field. When things are slow, you can leave early, or stay and surf the internet, or read a book. Really good health insurance.

    Cons

    The pay was decent, but not outstanding. We were almost always understaffed, but still managed to get everything done. Some of the odors weren't pleasant. There is A LOT to learn, if you do not have a medical background. However, everyone will do their best to educate you and help you out as long as you are putting in the effort. There didn't seem to be any repercussions for bad behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay, but that can be said for most companies.


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  5. System Communications & Marketing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The care that patients receive at Spectrum is regionally second-to-none. The providers are, for the most part, innovative and inspiring. And Helen DeVos Children's Hospital is truly a special place. This is where your inspiration and motivation comes from as an employee.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, this drive for innovation and collaborative well-being is not passed from the provider functions to the corporate functions. It is the norm to feel very removed from the heart and soul of providing quality care to West Michigan patients as a corporate employee. Very few leaders are actively trying to change this. Departments silos, as well as silos within departments, are clearly demarcated. Transparency is nonexistent and information is closely guarded instead of shared. Culture of insecurity and fear.

    Advice to Management

    Value your non-provider employees. Provide safe spaces for collaboration and don't be afraid to trust your employees. You hired them for a reason, after all.


  6. Unit Secretary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent health insurance, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Lower paying compared to local hospitals

    Advice to Management

    Focus a little more on employee growth


  7. Mediocre

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large presence with many satellite sites

    Cons

    negative work environment, employees unsatisfied


  8. Helpful (1)

    Revenue integrity

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Billing and Coding Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Site Billing and Coding Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  9. Pharmacist at Butterworth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  10. good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  11. Not bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good company to work for

    Cons

    Low starting pay for entry level

    Advice to Management

    More diversity



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