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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    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. 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


  6. 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


  7. Nursing

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    Former Employee - Nurse Tech
    Former Employee - Nurse Tech
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive wage, beautiful facilities, great benefits. Able to schedule self. Floor managers accessible.

    Cons

    Every other weekend commitment and not a lot of opportunity for day positions.

    Advice to Management

    Try to spread evenly the weekend commitment, versus having some every 4-5 weekends and others every other.


  8. Scheduler

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment Growing organization Community impact Leadership understands current healthcare landscape and is making excellent decisions. Incredible amount of opportunities

    Cons

    While there aren't very many cons about this organization, I would say that while there are tons of opportunities to grow, it can be hard to make transitions once in the hospital.

    Advice to Management

    The right tools are in place to grow from within, but those tools don't seem to be utilized the way they could be. There is a lot of great talent already inside the organization.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Process Improvement

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a growing system with a positive outlook

    Cons

    Nepotism among many layers in management

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time developing talent


  10. facilitator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Spectrum Health part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supervisor is responsive to any issues that arise with clients. Vacation time is available to take. Working independently is a plus.

    Cons

    Initial training is lacking. Curriculum needs to be updated. Replacement coverage is difficult to obtain. Office space is needed. EHR needs to be instituted asap


  11. Helpful (1)

    Satisfactory

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a nice place to work

    Cons

    Communication could have been better

    Advice to Management

    Reward good employees instead of bad



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