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Sparrow Health System Reviews

Updated May 20, 2019

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61%
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54%
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E.W. Tibbs
5 Ratings
Pros
  • "Enjoyed working with the other employees and great benefits(in 15 reviews)

  • "Good pay, hardworking nurses icare values(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes have to work short staffed but that is pretty common in healthcare(in 10 reviews)

  • "Upper management needs to listen to suggestions(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Dietary 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Sparrow Health System part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Enjoyed working with the other employees and great benefits. Very supportive of allowing me to finish school.

      Cons

      Very slow on recruiting and onboarding

      Sparrow Health System2019-04-22
    • "good place to work great opportunities"

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      Former Employee - Nursing Assistant in Detroit, MI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Sparrow Health System part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      good benefits and great staff to work with

      Cons

      no cons this is a good job

      Advice to Management

      keep up the good work

      Sparrow Health System2019-05-20
    • "Overall positive with common struggles"

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      Current Employee - Safety Specialist in Lansing, MI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Sparrow Health System full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Friendly environment. Good experiences working with friendly co-workers.

      Cons

      Siloed communication. Ideas generally not accepted if your not in a position of authority or Executive level.

      Sparrow Health System2019-05-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good Benefits, Poor Culture"

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      Current Employee - Epic Analyst in Lansing, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Sparrow Health System full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Decent benefits, friendly coworkers, flexible hours and telecommute days

      Cons

      There's a high turnover rate due to poor work-life balance and management. The long timers are "pass the buck" pros so work tends to pile on a few people. 24/7 on call shared amongst members on each team- people on small teams are on call 1-2 weeks a month and 2-3 holidays a year. There isn't a lot of room to move upwards - usually people just take on more work for the same title and pay. Sparrow likes to hire engineers...

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      Advice to Management

      Start investing in employees that work hard and eliminate the culture of "that's not my job". Give employees space to advance or make horizontal moves.

      Sparrow Health System2019-05-06
    • "Caution"

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      Current Employee - Sterile Processing Tech in Lansing, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Sparrow Health System full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Benefits are still decent despite recent cutbacks in contract.

      Cons

      Almost no work/life balance due to extreme short staffing.

      Advice to Management

      Executives need to stop short staffing and taking away benefits from caregivers in order to meet budget goals.

      Sparrow Health System2019-05-03
    • "Great place to work while in nursing school"

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      Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Lansing, MI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Sparrow Health System part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great clinical experience. I was much more confident at school clinicals after taking this job

      Cons

      They really do not make an effort to work with school schedules. If there is a conflict, it is up to you to find someone to cover your shift.

      Advice to Management

      allow for students to adjust their schedule based on their classes.

      Sparrow Health System2019-03-23
    • "Great managers and supervisors. Training program and educators are wonderful."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Sparrow Health System

        Pros

        Lots of variety in shifts available. Lots of staff so pretty easy to find someone if you need to trade a day.

        Cons

        Lots of call. Many people are not friendly to new employees. It takes a long time to get comfortable there.

        Advice to Management

        Managers are working on making the climate more positive and friendly to new employees, which is great. They listen if you have a complaint or concern about a physician or a co-worker. Sparrow has the latest technology and I feel that they provide lots of support when keeping up with this. They have a new turnover process in O.R. which is combined with new cleaning methods, which I love. However, the Central Sterile...

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        Sparrow Health System2019-03-11
      • "For what it’s worth"

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        Current Employee - Medical Assistant 
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Sparrow Health System full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Some of my coworkers are the reason I keep going to work

        Cons

        Annually raising my insurance premiums and not providing a high enough cost of living raise. The atmosphere of the office and moral is low due to the favoritism that is shown by the manager.

        Advice to Management

        Listen to your employees they’re opinions really do matter.

        Sparrow Health System2019-03-24
      • Helpful (1)

        "Bring back CEO NOW"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Sparrow Health System full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Hard working, loyal employees. New culture brought to us by new CEO. To have any trust and support from employees board MUST bring him back!

        Cons

        Out of touch Board. Where did Sparrow find these people? Have enough confidence in what 1000's of employees think. Put your stupid pride aside and do what is best for patients and caregivers. Bring back our CEO. An outside 3rd party found no evidence of misconduct. The board and senior administration need to stop trying to tear him down. The board is wrong on this. The current csuite occupants are not serving...

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        Advice to Management

        Listen to caregivers or please leave since you are not doing your jobs. The board and upper management are not doing a good job of serving patients and serving caregivers. There is no evidence of misconduct found by a 3rd party. Stop allowing outsiders to destroy Sparrow and stop lying. Perhaps we need new board members and new upper management that will honor doing things that are right. Just do your job and get...

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        Sparrow Health System2019-04-13
      • "Good pay and benefits, but not worth the stress"

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        Former Employee - Clerical Support in Lansing, MI
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Sparrow Health System full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Good pay and benefits. Meaningful work. Coworkers are wonderful.

        Cons

        Poor leadership and management. The hospital system is run like a business and not like a patient care centered facility. Always understaffed and overworked, making it very high stress. They say that a good work/life balance is a high priority for their employees but they don't actually care about employees or standard of care for patients, only the bottom dollar.

        Advice to Management

        Be better.

        Sparrow Health System2019-02-21
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