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Fairview Health Services Reviews

Updated March 20, 2019
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Fairview Health Services President and CEO James Hereford
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  • "Definitely have plenty of upper management" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Poor management structure within pharmacy teams" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Where Everybody Knows Your Name"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Princeton, MN
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Princeton, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small town atmosphere- everybody knows everybody, including pts and staff. It feels like an extended family, and everybody takes care of each other. As far as management goes, this is the first company that I have worked for that not only wants to hear your ideas, but upper management actually responds to each idea submitted personally, whether they agree with your suggestion or not, and why. People here are held accountable for their role in providing an exceptional pt experience, some can't handle that expectation.

    Cons

    Our employee engagement, and pt satisfaction scores are better than all other FV sites but management literally pounds areas for improvement down our throats. Over and Over. Day. After. Day.....and it is very draining.

    Advice to Management

    Not everything can be fixed by open forums with the whole group. One on one counseling with the few that constantly complain or refuse to participate would be more effective and less damaging to dept morale.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly staff good pay nice place to work

    Cons

    i don't really have any

  3. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Progressive environment.

    Cons

    Leadership is not transparent. Management does not always understand front line employees work.


  4. "RN"

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    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse

    I worked at Fairview Health Services part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great coworkers, experience

    Cons

    Overtime, nurse to patient ratio for evening and night shift


  5. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You have the ability to gain quite a lot of experience especially in a hospital-based setting.

    Cons

    The work can be physically demanding at times and very stressful if many people call in sick at once.


  6. "Fairview"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well known healthcare system that has an established community. Recent alliances with University of MN physicians and HealthEast extend opportunity and reach for medical research and patient access. Recent investment in innovation and rebranding may reinvigorate the workforce.

    Cons

    Top down management. Inequality in pay for similar roles in other healthcare systems leads to turnover and dissatisfaction in all roles. Fairview has big ideas but leadership in the C suite has been transitional and erratic.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your clinical mangers and ckincal support staff equitably so we can attract and retain high performing individuals and build committed teams. Offer educational opportunities to staff to expand their skills. Require leadership from C suite visit and meet local management. Renew town hall gatherings. Invest in information technology to streamline the patient experience. Reward high performers with merit increases. Retain and attract the most qualified.


  7. "Great Job if you like to be busy, good overtime pay!"

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    Current Employee - Dme Coordinator
    Current Employee - Dme Coordinator

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Management is awesome, fast paced, lot of work independence

    Cons

    high stress, direct patient care

  8. "Gets worse by the minute"

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    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Burnsville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fairview Health Services part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent work life balance
    Pay is good for entry level

    Cons

    Extremely high turn over
    They hire bodies not skills
    Horrible management who will harasses you, will touch you inappropriately, and doesn’t know how to do their jobs, they will also gossip about employees and make racist/inappropriate comments in patient care areas
    HR isn’t there to help anyone
    Time off is accrued and has to be in your bank and requested at least two months in advance
    No advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Hire new management who knows how to do their jobs and review time off policies.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Laboratory in Burnsville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairview Health Services part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. However not as cheap as you would expect working for a hospital.

    Cons

    I used to love my job. But the Lab has really gone down hill since old management left and new management came in. Things went from very good to awful - fast. Current management is not hands on AT ALL and doesnt care about anything. They are unwilling to help with questions or problems. Time to find a new job.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back old management! Ridges Lab was so much better than this. It’s not all about the money. Look up from your computers and see what’s happening around you! Don’t tell people who come to you with a question or problem to go ask someone else. YOU are my manager!


  10. "Poor IT management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fairview Health Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is nothing good about the Fairview Health services since the merger with HEALTHEAST.

    Cons

    Fairview managers are not fair with there HEALTHEAST counter parts or subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    STOP letting mid managers make direction decisions, And get an CIO that actually knows IT and stop worrying about internal Politics.