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Summa Health System Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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Summa Health System President and CEO Thomas Malone, M.D.
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Pros
  • Flexible schedules and great benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Very good people to work with that are extremely committed to patient care (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Totally the fault of greedy upper management decisions (in 6 reviews)

  • Instead of focusing on the above items, management is rolling out a 1980s era dress code that is horrifying to anyone born after 1985 (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benifits and lots of perks.

    Cons

    Unpaid holidays must use PTO


  2. "Lay-offs every budget season and lots of turmoil right now"

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    Former Employee - Director in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Summa Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is probably above average.

    Cons

    CEO just resigned. In may law suits with other hospitals so legal fees are draining the operating funds therefore layoffs to meet bottom line requirements of minority owner. Convert to software programs before testing is done so the processes are a mess. Being controlled by a minority owner (Mercy) even when results are not best for Summa.

    Advice to Management

    "if you are not helping the patient, help the employee who is helping the patient!" instead of lining your own pockets by laying off your history to keep your bonus!


  3. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Student in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Student in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Summa Health System full-time

    Pros

    I liked working here a lot

    Cons

    There was nothing wrong here

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice. It is awesome


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  5. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Summa Health System full-time

    Pros

    Good company. Great hospital that is community based.

    Cons

    The training was not good. They had us train on an outdated Epic system. They had very little follow through with orientation.


  6. "Good but Not as Good as Ratings Suggest."

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    Current Employee - Environmental Aide I in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Environmental Aide I in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very reliable steady income, offers several training opportunities for employees free of charge, employee discount programs with some other companies like Dell that could be convenient, reputable company that other employers like to see on your resume.

    Cons

    To advance within the company, there is a hierarchical system for being approved for other positions. If your boss decides they don't like you then your out of luck. There are so many positions you could qualify for but never receive an interview if your manager is not cooperative with HR.

    Advice to Management

    Create a system for internal advancement where employees can go around possibly unfair and bitter management holding them back.


  7. "Medical Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours, good people to work with

    Cons

    upper management does not care about employees or patients

    Advice to Management

    stop worrying about money and start caring about your employees


  8. "Good Thing Gone Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Prior to partnering with CHP SUMMA was an employer that valued employees.

    Cons

    Since Catholic Health Partners have been in charge it's been nothing but cuts in staff and in employee benefits. Very embarrassing top management decisions. Loss of Certification to have a Residency program. Totally the fault of greedy upper management decisions. The CEO has resigned but that will solve nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying. Regain your ethical standards. Stop being the Donald Trump Administration of hospital management.


  9. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    My employers at Summa Health System were extremely fair and empowering. The environment allowed me to grow professionally.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any.

    Advice to Management

    I'm sure management has changed since I've been there.


  10. "Thankless place to work"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Summa Health System part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Quote from Summa's top leaders: be thankful you have a job.

    Cons

    In the last five years, Summa's policies and leadership have taken a decided turn against the employee. The front facing, direct care employees (most impact on the public face of the company) have become expendable, unvalued worker bees. Benefits have been winnowed away until they only exist on paper. Hourly pay has effectively declined, as two 1% raises in eight years does not keep up with inflation. Staff earn vacation, but are afforded no opportunity to use it, only to have it taken away at the end of the year. Further, both clinical and nonclinical policies actively prevent adequate patient care and put my license in jeopardy. Summa as an employer and care delivery entity is a throwback to the industrial revolution: a shining example of why unions were created.

    Advice to Management

    Your worker bees are your business, responsible for all of your QA measures. Treating them well will give them the tools to improve these measures. Treating them poorly will and has had a negative effect on these measures.


  11. "Clinical Dietitian"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment. For the most part everyone is very friendly.

    Cons

    I don't have any major cons to report.



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