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Spectrum Health Reviews

Updated April 14, 2018
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  1. "Positive work place. Cares about employees/rewards them for their hard work and dedication to the health of patients."

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Supportive coworkers
    -Benefits
    -Incentive
    -Friendly staff
    -Managerial staff always willing to help
    -You do not feel left alone
    -Everyone is approachable; don’t need to fear asking questions

    Cons

    -Open unit model: if you’re not one for change, it can be tough being pulled go other unfamiliar units when staffing is in demand. Some members of other units don’t seem to provide the support or assistance you need.
    -At times it feels like there is a divide between charge nurses and staff RNs.


  2. "Need more hands on deck"

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

    I worked at Spectrum Health full-time

    Pros

    Wages were average and hours were good. Management listened when I had concerns.

    Cons

    Large turn over in management, they no longer worked with my school schedule due to being constantly understaffed.

  3. "Spectrum health"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule- depending on department.

    Cons

    Pay scale could be reviewed for comparison with other systems.


  4. "The Almighty Dollar Rules"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The pay is excellent and the benefits pretty good. Most of the people who work here genuinely care about the patients.

    Cons

    There is no job security. Everyone I know is regularly afraid of losing their jobs. They constantly hire more and more "managers," "supervisors," and "directors" and then cut the front line or highly paid, long-term staff. Senior Management says they are all about patients, but the bottom line drives everything.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your currently employees. Spending 1 billion on a computer upgrade at the expense of long-time employees' jobs is not the way to become a health care leader. How about some in management offer to take a pay cut instead?


  5. "Trying to Change for the Better"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Programs to improve employee engagement

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't commit to engagement programs

    Advice to Management

    The company is starting to recognize that it has employee engagement problems and has spent two years now launching 'at our best' and 'people first' programs that get some interesting lip service and then disappear. It's better to not launch programs if they're just pretend/PR opportunities.


  6. "Fast growing company, easy to work your way up"

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    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in KenTownshipood, MI
    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in KenTownshipood, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many positions available, easy to move around and move up, a lot of community involvement, decent wages, all around a good company to work for

    Cons

    Biggest con is feeling like you are number to them. So many people that can be replaced with a snap


  7. "Review Title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time

    Pros

    Stability, Cheap Health Insurance, Job Opportunties

    Cons

    Don't practice what they preach. Cheap Pay

  8. "A career at Spectrum Health"

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

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

    Pros

    The quality and safety of care is amazing. Clinical staff is well trained and compassionate. Spectrum is also very innovative.

    Cons

    It is challenging to advance in your career based on merit and hard work. The politics is unsettling and leadership fails recognize and reward their aspiring leaders within some departments. Hence, they lose several great employees to surrounding companies, which is a shame.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to recognize your leaders. Mentor and prep them to further their career path. Have succession plans for deserving employees and utilize your internal candidates for open leadership positions.


  9. "Company/Leadership"

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with
    great doctors
    stroke center

    Cons

    They don't care about their employees at all. All the hire ups care about is their big bonus for doing a good job even though its the frontline staff that do all the work. People that have been at the company for 20 plus years don't get recognized or get an award (like they have done in the past) because they feel that it is a millennial world and they feel that their workers should be appreciated everyday. They don't care about their employees.. If you feel that its not a big deal, then apply and work there.

    Advice to Management

    TO listen to their workers and stand up for them!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Keep up, Spectrum!"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers for the most part
    Benefits and PTO accrual are decent
    Culture encourages diversity and harassment isn’t tolerated.
    Management is generally responsive to issues.

    Cons

    Annual raises barely keep up with cost of living. Call pay hasn’t been raised from $2.50/hour in over a decade.
    Hospital wants RNs to have specialty certification for Magnet, but does not give any additional compensation for the the experience and specialized knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in retaining your talent. Checklists and rules won’t get you all the way to being a top health care system.


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