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Helpful (5)

"Disfunctional"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Traverse City, MI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Traverse City, MI
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Most coworkers are easy to work with. Munson does help with continuing education.

Cons

Managers that respect other managers (team leads and project managers) more than technical staff. Some managers openly do not listen to worker input, especially on technical issues. Workers that are openly incompetent. Workers that are in work avoidance mode (spending more energy to keep from doing something than they would just doing their job).

Advice to Management

Reward good workers. Trim the dead wood that is weighing everyone down. Foster a environment where managers actually consider worker input.

Other Employee Reviews for Munson Healthcare

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Not a bad place to work, but heavy an management."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Traverse City, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Traverse City, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Like a lot of healthcare IT, it's generally a relaxed atmosphere. The general physical work conditions are pretty good.

    Cons

    Munson Healthcare is the only large IT shop in the area, and the largest single employer in the area. There's a perception that it gives management power of the employees. I've heard managers talking about blacklisting employee candidates for future positions when they turn down Munson because they can get better pay elsewhere. The joke here, often repeated by management, is "A view of the bay is worth half the pay." Even though the cost of living is as high or higher than other areas where pay is somewhat higher. And nobody can afford any housing with a hint of a view of the bay. Another issue is that management only values management. I've had a director level manager admit that technical people are not respected in the corporate culture. And the most technically advanced people are pushed out of technical work and into management if they want to advance. The IT shop actually created another level of junior managers from their technical staff at a time when management should be getting out of the way of people doing actual work.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing the people who do actual work instead of grooming managers.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A View of the Bay, for Half the Pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Munson Healthcare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Munson is clinically excellent, and has garnered loads of awards to show it. If you work in IT, it is nearly the only large IT employer in Northern Michigan. The benefits are decent, and they support continuing education.

    Cons

    The IT department is run by a "management club." There were 8 managers and two directors for a department of 110 or so. One of my managers was not only incompetent, but bi-polar. Another blatantly lied to employees' faces. One of the directors, in an open meeting, told the department that "if you don't like it here, there's the door, and we had 400 applicants for the last job, so don't think we'll miss you." Every manager has total veto power over raises and promotions for any staff -- even if the staff doesn't work for them. So if you ticked off one manager once, you will never get a raise or promotion. The "me manager, you little person" mentality was endemic. Managers did not attend the summer picnic/softball game. And, they pay just enough to keep you from quitting, but not enough to actually afford to live within 20 miles of work.

    Advice to Management

    There's no point in it, they think they're doing just fine...and they value the opinion of no-one.

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