Summa Health System

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  1.  

    Good job, so sad to be laid off

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    Former Employee - Staff Nurse
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse

    I worked at Summa Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, people I worked with were great (like family) worked together as a team

    Cons

    Management not so great, got laid off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should keep in mind that its all about the patient, you also need to keep in mind who takes care of each patient when you decide to lay people off.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Management Failure/Toxic Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Summa Health System

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay is competitive. Many great co-workers.

    Cons

    This company does not learn from its mistakes. They say we're getting back to basics, but actions don't prove that. Was once a great company with many very loyal employees but management is completely disconnected from the reality of the issues in the company and employees are becoming disengaged. They are experiencing very turbulent times right now and have completely lost site of the company values and mission statement. It is a very sad situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The change needs to come from the top down. Where is the accountability? Improve communications and deal with the known issues in the management team. More financial analysis needs done before taking on a client or implementing new vendors/projects. Spend more time updating operational policies instead of the dress code policy. We at the bottom see this and more. Why can't upper management?

  3.  

    Dont quit a job to come here.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Summa Health System

    Pros

    Great co workers, Doctors are pleasant. Decent starting wages. Some flexibility with regards to work schedule and class schedule.

    Cons

    MANAGEMENT, in case you did not understand the bosses. They have been known to say one thing to your face and either not follow through or do the complete opposite. Always a threat of a lay off. No raises for more than ywo years

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  5.  

    Ok but has things that can be improved

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    Current Employee - Nursing in Barberton, OH
    Current Employee - Nursing in Barberton, OH

    I have been working at Summa Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable, stellar medical benefits
    Safe working environment
    Advancement opportunities
    Ability to learn new things on the job and off

    Cons

    Culture on each unit depends on the manager. Sometimes upper management is tone deaf to the workers. Its all about the bottom line and the mighty dollar. Staff feel like they do not count. Gave raises but then took away annual 401K end of year contributions. Really? Staff are not stupid, we can put two and two together to come up with four. That makes you look cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff complaints. Bring back overtime bonuses. Change the wow card compensation

  6.  

    We need a change

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    Current Employee - Pt Access Representative in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Pt Access Representative in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    co workers are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    not very understanding when it comes to family emergencies. Expected to do more and more all the time and get punished when you cant complete your work.. no perks like paid holidays. I feel like the boss just wants a butt in the seat. Too many restrictions. The insurance isn't all that either, too many restrictions on that too. Should've done my homework before applying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your employees want. Happy employees makes for a better working environment. Take care of your employees. make them not want to leave like having better insurance. When I worked at another hospital, I barely had to pay for anything. honestly if it wasn't so far from me now I would consider going back. I know of 3 people in my department that will be leaving soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A Great Learning Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wadsworth, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wadsworth, OH

    I worked at Summa Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is good commradere between fellow co-workers. Opportunity for personal and professional development exist. Pay was adequate, benefits were fair.

    Cons

    No raises in over four years. In a contraction mode right now due to changes in reimbursement. Tends to overextend itself and then panic at the cost of employee careers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect your employees. They are your most valuable asset.

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

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Akron, OH

    I worked at Summa Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Truly live their mission, makes it easy to do the right thing!

    Cons

    Challenging financials, not unique in healthcare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Really enjoyed my time here

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    Current Employee - Environmental Aide in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Environmental Aide in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Summa Health System part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Got along well with coworkers and boss
    Decent hourly wage for the work I was doing (college student)
    Time and a half pay when you worked holidays
    Paid time off and paid vacation time
    Steady, consistent hours, MUCH better than my previous job!
    Excellent benefits for even the lowest paid employees
    Partial tuition reimbursement depending on your major

    Cons

    Working 2 holidays a year and one weekend a month
    Hard to take classes if you're a working student like I am
    I was hired as part time but more often than not worked full time hours due to high turnover rates in my department and short staffing (janitorial staff)
    Working around sick people
    VERY strict rules about calling off sick, being late, nitpicky staff. Can be quick to reprimand even if circumstances are unavoidable.
    Some nights busier than others depending on how many patients are discharged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up on late/sick policy and don't be so quick to discipline
    Benefits are great, but for hourly workers it can sometime cost half a paycheck each month
    Revise the health exam so employees who do take benefits don't get charged extra for being considered unhealthy due to a very skewed rating system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employees aren't valued

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    Supportive co-workers; organized volunteer opportunities.

    Cons

    Where to begin? I loved being here the first three years; it was a more positive environment than the hospital system I'd come from. Gradually they wore us down. No raises for three years - based on patient ratings, not finances, which isn't fair to administrative employees. Consistently told by management we were lucky to have jobs. In the lowest pay bracket for my job with ten years experience. Very underhanded way of dealing with employees; top management very secretive, with middle managers practically flaunting their "inside" knowledge as to who was next on the chopping block. Poor compensation for employees, and an overpaid administration. One example: Nursing Administrator makes $600,000 a year. No one at Summa contributes enough to the system to earn that much money. How many jobs could be saved by taking back $500K of that?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't call yourself a "health system" when all you do is make people sick.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Summa Health System Employment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Summa Health System full-time

    Pros

    Very pleasant work environment. Safety is promoted

    Cons

    compensation; work-life balance; condition of office;

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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