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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. "ADON"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ADON in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - ADON in Phoenix, AZ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly having to hire. HR will always have a job.

    Cons

    Mileage not paid as originally agreed upon. NO 401K

    Advice to Management

    Give raises to your employees that have been there for over 4 years.
    And have help build your company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worst management team ever"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Triage Nurse in Kentwood, MI
    Former Employee - Triage Nurse in Kentwood, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked alongside of some very talented nurses and CSR's.

    Cons

    Toxic management. No people skills. Lack of caring for staff at basic level. Changed the rules to fit the need.

    Advice to Management

    A bad manager can take a good staff and destroy it, causing the best employees to flee and the rest to lose all motivation.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Always short"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Cook in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice enough
    Get a few discounts

    Cons

    You will always be short staffed never have what you need In house they only offer 1 raise per year and it is only about 30 cents no matter how good your review is. Half the equipment is busted and they claim no money for it but then open up 4 new locations then pull from our already short staff forcing people into mandatory overtime

    Advice to Management

    Start paying marker rate and stop being so condescending too your workers most of us know how to do our jobs and apparently know it better then you with you not knowing how to cook or clean something or knowing the diets


  4. "Spectrum Health"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Health full-time

    Pros

    The organization has a great mission

    Cons

    Healthcare industry needs to change

    Advice to Management

    Communication


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Security"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Security in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work with a lot of down time.

    Cons

    dealing with a lot of unpleasant people

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to schedule shifts


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Technician
    Current Employee - Nurse Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work on 6N and it's been a wonderful experience -- super helpful and caring staff, coworkers, charge nurses, nursing supervisors.

    Cons

    Very, very strict on the employment policies. But the caring and helpful supervisors make up for that.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. If you are willing to seek out advice, there is always someone there to help you with whatever you need. The HR team is more helpful than anyone gives them credit for, you just need to use their services. Those who work in an office setting for Spectrum have a very comfortable job with great pay.

    Cons

    Those who work the more menial jobs (Patient transport, environmental services, supply chain) get treated pretty badly by other employees. The pay is less than industry average for jobs in supply chain and nursing.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees enough that they can't just go across the street and make the same amount if they get fired, and they might last more than 3-6 months.

    New management comes in and makes changes to processes that are working well, either to try to get that 1% better efficiency (at the cost of disgruntled employees and complete overhauls of systems that have been in place), or to try to prove their worth to a new company. Some of these work out well, but often they seem like a lot of work for either minimal gain, or, sometimes even a decline in efficiency and productivity.

  8. "Occupational therapist"

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    Current Employee - Occupational in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Occupational in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company always working to stay ahead of the changes

    Cons

    No concerns at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep on staying ahead of the health care changes, grow and be the best


  9. "Spectrum Health Information Systems"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers, relatively low pressure, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    heavy bureaucracy, cumbersome processes, below average compensation and opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to input from first tier personnel in all departments and clear obstacles out of their way so they can do real work.

    Spectrum has the goal of becoming a nationally competitive healthcare provider but it will never meet that goal until it is willing to do the necessary work to become a nationally competitive employer.


  10. "Great on a large scale, not as great on a smaller scale"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits (health insurance, tuition reimbursement, continuing education, PTO)
    Fair pay-rates
    Great community
    Ability to move-up

    Cons

    On a smaller scale, management played favorites at times
    Drive to Grand Rapids for trainings and orientation no matter where your location is
    My direct supervisor did not like me to take time off

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees when you have them.


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