Summa Health System Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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Summa Health System President and CEO Thomas J. Strauss
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Pros
  • Reasonable pay, good benefits, felt like a safe environment, patients communicated that they felt they were getting good medical care (in 4 reviews)

  • Casual work environment, pleasant coworkers (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay well below market, no raises or bonuses in 4 yrs (except for management) (in 5 reviews)

  • I don't have any downsides besides I need part time employment at this moment (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great nonprofit you can believe in, but not competitive with comp

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Ethical
    Healthcare industry
    Good people
    Loyal to local area (Akron)

    Cons

    Constant change in industry
    Compensation is not competitive
    Health Insurance offered is local to Akron with high out of network fees

    Advice to Management

    Keep quality of care and ethical management at the forefront and we'll follow you anywhere.

  2. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Summa Health System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are decent

    Cons

    Cutting staff. Those left keep adding to workload.

  3. Patient Access Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Account Representative
    Former Employee - Patient Account Representative

    I worked at Summa Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good way to get your door in health care.
    Good way to earn overtime
    Understaffed
    easy money
    If you want a consistent paycheck to get by this place is perfect.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about you or your advancement.
    Yes, we like getting pay checks but there should also be opportunities to learn and further your career and resume!
    Hard to move up
    Lack of learning opportunities
    Small place with so many haters

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and they'll do a better job at work.

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  5. Great people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Summa Health System full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You work with amazing people.

    Cons

    High intensity, but what do you expect.

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in their shoe.

  6. Bad Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Summa Health System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits and market rate pay

    Cons

    Blaming culture, management is rude to employees and write people up for any reason possible. Rampant favoritism. Poor communication. Nurses and Physicians are rude to staff members. Nurses are over paid and underworked (lazy). Nurses spend a lot of time complaining even to patients. Summa lay-offs a lot, at least twice a year.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving management bonuses. If you are laying off workers you do not deserve a bonus. Practice what you preach, you claim to be a no blame culture, but you're not. Start holding management accountable for how they treat the staff. Treat your staff like they make a difference and they will. Treat them as less than human and you've got the current Summa culture in a nutshell.

  7. Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Summa Health System

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tools for job are numerous.

    Cons

    Stressful trying to get to all assigned patients.

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee relations and respond on a personal level.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Hostile Workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Thrapist in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Thrapist in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Summa Health System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits. Some good colleagues. Many nice patients.

    Cons

    Poor management
    Blaming culture
    Rude and unprofessional treatment of employees by management
    Mistrust of management by employees
    No opportunities for advancement
    Serious problem with favoritism
    Favored employees can treat patients and colleagues unprofessionally and not suffer consequences
    Consistent notice of errors, no acknowledgement of good work. Very disheartening.
    No raises

    Advice to Management

    Adhere to the same standards that you expect of employees. YOU are Summa too!

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Benefits,

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

    I worked at Summa Health System

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Team-based environment, customer-service focused, great employee talent, benefits

    Cons

    political environment, volatile industry leading to shaky job security

    Advice to Management

    listen to your mid - entry level employees. When they collectively express issues within a department on employee satisfaction surveys, take real action. Over time, employee moral tanked because they didn't feel like they had an advocate that would help them address departmental issues.

  10. Hospital

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff RN
    Former Employee - Staff RN

    I worked at Summa Health System

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Summa is a great environment for nurses to work in. They give you plenty of orientation, have flexible scheduling (for the most part) and the medical staff as well as the nursing staff are great to work with. There are many different departments to work in throughout the hospital so you should be able to find an area of interest.

    Cons

    Some incentives have gone away and bonuses and benefits compared to other hospitals is something to be aware of.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Not for me

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

    I worked at Summa Health System

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Comparable pay scale and benefits

    Cons

    I would like to say Summa is like any other big hospital system, but they're not. I've worked for major systems in Virginia and in each of the hospitals that they took over. They were great places before Summa came in. Employees feel management is out to get them and they're not wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Quit acting like the gestapo

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