Fairview Health Services Reviews

Updated February 2, 2016
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Fairview Health Services Board Chair & Interim CEO David Murphy
David Murphy
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Pros
  • Salary, work-life balance, benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people work in Fairview Clinics (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management need to leave the office more and see just how hard there team is working (in 7 reviews)

  • No one to go to if you have a concern which can be challenging and potentially dangerous (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Lots of changes..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good mission. Lots of passion to do the right thing. Patient comes first. Leaders are approachable. Some leadership develop is available if you look for it.

    Cons

    There has been signifiant leadership turnover across the organization. Budget constraints (kind of the nature of not-for-profit) really challenge the departments to keep a lean model. New leaders have lots of good ideas... but no budget to execute them.

    Advice to Management

    Partner, partner, partner. There are still some silos out there where management tries to act in a vacuum. This is a large company. Don't reinvent the wheel. If you have a good idea, sell it to your peers!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "medical personnel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great ideas. Medical providers are very caring. U of M is involved. Many locations. Generally, really nice people to work with.

    Cons

    No money- working on a very "lean" model. Too much change and turnover. Poor communication throughout organization. Mid-levels are not well represented, and every medical provider is a "doctor". They are too soft on problem employees- bad apples ruin the work atmosphere. Wait times for specialists are far too long.

    Advice to Management

    Quit re-inventing the wheel. Start cutting salaries at the top to allow for more people at the grassroots. Improve wages and change your salary model for medical providers. Is there a PR department? Stop all these meetings everywhere- start using technology and have video conferencing for every meeting. Town Hall should be videotaped and but on the Intranet for everyone to see. The amount of money wasted on people going here and there is ridiculous!


  3. "tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    wages raises people patients opportunity

    Cons

    not much opportunity to give suggestions yo management


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  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, very large organization, driven and motivated employees.

    Cons

    Challenges with leadership the past few years - Fairview is now merging with UMP which will result in long term changes in the next few months. Managers could do better to develop their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Career development.


  6. "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    People at clinic and hospital level

    Cons

    Long range planning and strategic planning and goal setting at the executive level.


  7. "CMA"

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    Current Employee - CMA in Elk River, MN
    Current Employee - CMA in Elk River, MN

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Great co-workers. Close to home.

    Cons

    Dr's are not friendly, lots of turnover

    Advice to Management

    appreciation goes along ways.


  8. "Social Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fairview Health Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented employees who desire to be of service

    Cons

    Weak management skills, favoritism, manipulative environments, under staffed, expectation of unpaid overtime, infrastructure is VERY outdated, high turnover, virtually no effective team building/training/problem solving, NO rewards for hard work (sometimes the standard lip service Thank You)

    Advice to Management

    Consider an appropriate/comprehensive/multi disciplinary team building approach instead of desperate attempts to quickly meet compliance. Do NOT continue to communicate regularly with ONLY a few key people. Show at least a minimum of regard for the experience and training of employees


  9. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fairview Health Services part-time

    Pros

    Flexible and steady schedule Low stress environment

    Cons

    No many opportunities to develop and grow with company


  10. "Nothing special"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Just an OK place to work, nothing special.

    Cons

    Typical crony matrix management.


  11. "IT Systems Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large healthcare employer in Twin Cities

    Cons

    Not located in the greatest of neighborhoods.



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