Fairview Health

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Fairview Health Reviews

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
69 Reviews
2.6
69 Reviews
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Fairview Health Chairman and Interim CEO Charles Mooty
Charles Mooty
14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent benefits, staff mostly has good work ethic, tries to honor work-life balance, felt a "part of" something special (in 4 reviews)

  • Good Salary, the knowledge that you are working for one of the largest healthcare orgs in the area, good benefits (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Change comes slowly to a large organization like this (in 3 reviews)

  • doesn't encourage longevity of staff, always focused on budget even if conflicts with patient care of staffing concerns (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seeking identity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairview Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    lots of change going on company wide

    Cons

    management is disconnected from staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sample reality prior to decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a bad company.

    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I worked at Fairview Health part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fairview is a large, organized, Minnesota Healthcare company. In general the it seems like it's a nice place to work.

    Cons

    I disliked being forced to be part of a union. Also, there's a lot of bureaucracy, and the managers can be hit or miss.

  3.  

    Confused company, with good people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Fairview Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Management is good. Fun events.

    Cons

    No company culture. Confused identity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Collectively find a single goal and hold your employees to that standard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairview Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Always striving to make things better

    Cons

    Communication is at times a problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone is the same no matter what level you are in your job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Disorganized and silo'd...even if you make changes, someone who's been there longer changes it back!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairview Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many sites to work in, many different operations to try to learn from.

    Cons

    Corporate rules overall, even if they are behind the times. Very negative atmosphere, you always have to watch your back and make sure your proof is documented. Departments do not match each other, especially at budget times, and the loudest one wins.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take a step back and work with their staff, not talking down to them, but roll up their sleeves and sit in others shoes who are in the public eye! Dose of reality....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Might have been a good place to work if they'd given me a chance.

    Former Employee - Coding Specialist in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Coding Specialist in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I worked at Fairview Health full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, work-life balance, benefits. There may be other pros, but I wasn't there long enough to know for sure.

    Cons

    I was hired on with great fanfare as a new coder just out of school, told that, "Oh, yes, we welcome new grads!" The training was not well-organized. A week and a half after I started, I was terminated because, I was told, I wasn't learning the computer system fast enough, even though my coding skills were excellent. I heard later that the company was very hard on new grad nurses as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your managers have time to train new people, and especially new grads. You can't talk on the one hand about how you welcome new grads, and on the other, kick them out before they've hardly had time to learn. Implement more organized training, especially when it comes to the computer systems.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Love it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairview Health

    Pros

    Great people and benefits great pay

    Cons

    There was no cons all companies have changes

  9.  

    Better than some...

    Former Employee - IT Team Lead in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - IT Team Lead in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I worked at Fairview Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fairview is a decent place to work with a reasonable work culture.

    Cons

    There was excessive senior leadership turnover in my area.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too big

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairview Health

    Pros

    Coworkers; excellent team of medical professionals

    Cons

    Beaurocratic entanglement makes it challenging to accomplish simple process improvement; there appears to be a lot of dead weight in management positions with talent "in the trenches"; challenges with providing patient-centered and individual care given productivity standards; disconnect between upper management and medical professionals; states lofty goals for the organization yet does not provid tools to meet those goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open dialogue with various care providers throughout the many different layers of the organization, not just directors and managers, but the health care providers themselves

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