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Spectrum Health Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  • Large organization with many complex interactive relationshisp (in 14 reviews)

  • Staffing: Short-staffed almost every shift (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great first job"

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    Current Employee - Nutrition Services Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Nutrition Services Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice technology, facilities, people and mission. Great providers.

    Cons

    A lot of show and not as much results. The department I worked in needed quality improvement, and the other departments needed more knowledge and communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Stay consistent with values and treat employees better


  2. "Marketing Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time

    Pros

    Great work for the community

    Cons

    Very political environment and not much drive for employees to learn

  3. "SH Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time

    Pros

    Fair company to work for

    Cons

    Company can seem very large at times.


  4. "Patient service representative"

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    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Plainfield, MI
    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Plainfield, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The coworkers are great. I get overtime. The corporation believes in personal growth and supports hiring within. Community projects and opportunities to reduce health care premiums.

    Cons

    Required to work weekends and late hours. Too many responsibilities and room for too many errors. Not enough salary. Orientation should be job specific.

    Advice to Management

    Better training program. Streamline the processes and eliminate so many people involved in emails. More staff to handle work load. Hire people with experience related to job descriptions.


  5. "Unit Secretary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    I have only recently joined the Spectrum Health team. One thing I can say is that it is HARD to get in. Once you do though, you have a place with them forever. I have had several family members and friends work for this company and their experience was everything they could ever want from workplace. I am excited to be FINALLY joining the Spectrum Health family.

    Cons

    Very hard to gain employment with them


  6. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, excellent benefits, highly rated nationally, cares about their employees

    Cons

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Spectrum IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Spectrum Health full-time

    Pros

    Very understanding when health issues arise.

    Cons

    Rampant sexism in the IT department.
    Nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Please realize that female employees are just as competent, ambitious, and passionate about their jobs, as their male counterparts.

  8. "Medical Office Specialist"

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

    I worked at Spectrum Health full-time

    Pros

    Worked during the day, kind patients, beautiful office, okay benefits, 40 hours/week

    Cons

    Be careful if you're not "clinical staff" you'll be reminded how you're beneath them regularly; regardless of any degree or certification you hold.


  9. "Surgical Technologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spectrum Health part-time

    Pros

    Interesting cases, fast paced environment at times

    Cons

    understaffed. forced overtime. little/no management support


  10. "Need To Work On Staff Care"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spectrum Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A large organization with great potential to make a huge impact on the landscape of healthcare. Passionate about care of patients. The organization cares a lot about how it appears to Community.

    Cons

    Middle management tends to be secretive and talk poorly about employees behind closed doors. Punitive culture. Work short staffed often.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with employees. Be more forward thinking with staffing models. Listen to those who are doing the work and do some of the work alongside them.


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