Fairview Health

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Fairview Health Reviews

Updated 30 January, 2015
Updated 30 January, 2015
70 Reviews
2.6
70 Reviews
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Fairview Health Chairman and Interim CEO Charles Mooty
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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.  

    A care system in transition

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

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

    Pros

    Change is good and necessary to compete. Good people working hard to fulfill mission. Broad local market presence and service portfolio.

    Cons

    It's not always for the right reasons and communication disconnects between management levels causes confusion. Change can be monolithic or overnight depending on who champions it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your plan worked out better and make sure it gets accurately disseminated top to bottom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good place

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

    I have been working at Fairview Health part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have the patient at the heart of the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes raises are very low, expectations high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thank your staff more often and reward them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    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
  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
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    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    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.

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