Spectrum Health Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
78 Reviews

3.2
78 Reviews
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Spectrum Health President and CEO Rick Breon
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35 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Exceptional experience

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    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    Solid work environment with great benefits.

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Satisfied

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    • 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible, family oriented, people oriented

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of turnover

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work; competitive salary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    Great place to work; competitive salary

    Cons

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

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not what I expected and was mislead during interview

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Little 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Overall, I had a great time working there.

    Former Employee - Nurse Technician  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Nurse Technician in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Looking for another job

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spectrum Health part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing for the past 2 years

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    SBCS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    Flexible, supervisors are all nice, able to move around

    Cons

    Large work load, no over time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too Big

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    Former Employee - Clerical
    Former Employee - Clerical

    I worked at Spectrum Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Huge 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 ManagementAdvice

    stop 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    High expectations, low pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Health

    Pros

    Coworkers 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.

    Cons

    We 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 ManagementAdvice

    You'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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