Spectrum Health

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Spectrum Health Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
89 Reviews
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89 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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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Good healthcare organization to Work For

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

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

    Pros

    Innovative, ahead in terms of new process, have hired some innovative, new leadership. Current manager excellent in terms of respect for employees and loyal to the brand

    Cons

    Some middle managers less than satisfactory; not helping in terms of changing healthcare culture; in fact, they make things worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working to get rid of silo mentality. Need some changes in medical practice leadership; saw disrespectful behavior towards employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great IT Internship

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Health as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, pretty good technology for a healthcare company, great location in Grand Rapids, good opportunities to advance in IT, good purpose (healthcare)

    Cons

    Typical big company politics, some mis-communication between business side and technical side of the company, each team uses different technology (especially the separation between Priority Health side to Spectrum Health side) causing messy integration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rely less on contractors and more on the FTE's, make concrete decisions on technology being used, continue to merge Priority Health technology with Spectrum Health Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Chaotic, High Turnover, Incompetent Leadership, Favoritism is Very Noticeable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Consultant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Consultant in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Providing healthcare services and having a job are the only pros that I can think of, unfortunately and candidly.

    Cons

    Many individuals are overlooked or flat out ignored when opportunities for development present themselves. Instead many leaders' favorites are chosen for positions that they have not earned and in many cases are not qualified. Take a look at its diversity stats in professional and leadership roles . . . very telling. Turnover is concerning. Unfortunately it is as if most of leadership walks around, knowing they and the Emperor have no clothes on, yet just looks above the shoulder and collect their pay and bonuses while HOPING no one says anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior execs need to Get it together and start serving as effective leaders. Strategic objectives, the collection of objective data to analyze and make sustainable changes, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company to Work For

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries & benefits, decent work-life balance as a whole.

    Cons

    With the change in Healthcare, the big picture outlook and security is a little fuzzy. A LOT of upper management turnover recently has employees nervous. Additionally it is extremely bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    If you speak up about anything, you are "negative"

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co workers get you through the day, and when it comes down to it we are there for the patients.

    Cons

    it becomes more and more clear everyday from the manager level up, they only see our patents as dollar signs, all employees are expendable garbage who can easily be replaced and this is exactly why Spectrum will not meet the 2020 vision. Wake up Spectrum and smell the coffee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your employees instead of paying all this money to hire "experts" to come in and tell us how to do our jobs (people who have no idea what we do, and have absolutely no experience in the departments they are "fixing")

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Exceptional experience

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Health as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent intern programs, very inclusive and welcoming organization, great pay for an hourly intern, many events and bonus activities, get to meet lots of new people.

    Cons

    Unprofessional, messy IS senior leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Solid work environment with great benefits.

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary. Great benefits. Many opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Huge organization, 3,000+ employees. Of course, office politics are an occasional pain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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