Fairview Health
3.1 of 5 50 reviews
www.fairview.org Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

Fairview Health Reviews

Updated Mar 18, 2014

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Fairview Health Chairman and Interim CEO Charles Mooty

Charles Mooty

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fairview Health as a contractor

ProsCulture work values time flexibility customer friendly

ConsNothing negative to say about the company

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Good place to work, could value employees better.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fairview Health full-time for more than 8 years

ProsDecent pay
Good benefits
Challenging and changing work environment
Large healthcare org, so lots of different opportunities

ConsNot good work/life balance
Little employee recognition
Lots of office politics
A lot of drama with senior leadership and decisions made

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Glad I had the experience of working here....too bad the potential for a wonderful place to work is not recognized

Peri-op Staff (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

I worked at Fairview Health part-time for more than 3 years

ProsDecent benefits, staff mostly has good work ethic, tries to honor work-life balance, felt a "part of" something special

ConsExtremely poor communication, will "get rid of" PERCEIVED non complying employees, lots of favoritism among management, zero tolerance for new ideas

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a good, solid look at yourselves, and do a through inventory of why there are problems in the department....could it possibly be you?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Fairview Health

Prosgreat benefits for the size of the organization

Conshorrible management and upper leadership

Advice to Senior Managementall your good employees are looking for new jobs

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My experience at Fairview was pretty good overall.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fairview Health

ProsGood Staff
Decent Pay
Great location
Great mission and vision
Great New Leadership
Always looking for Improvement in the community

ConsNot enough coordination between the departments
Lacks good communication
Difficult to follow department head
Departments have their own agendas

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Beware

IT Professional (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

I have been working at Fairview Health full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe pay checks usually clear, but don't expect them to ever get larger.

ConsThe outlook for this company is grim; there is no money to do anything unless it is putting out a fire. In fact, that is the only way anything gets done is if there a breach, a failure, an emergency.
The most unqualified people are watching the most critical systems. The most overqualified people are doing mundane tasks. There is no room to move, no chance to advance, no plan for improvement or training unless you are hired in far below your market value (then enjoy the training while you can get it).
Things move slow where there are no fires. Vendors are brought in to do the serious, fun, resume-building work because noone wants to be set up for the blame game if something goes wrong.
The best employees just disappear. No explanation and the ones left behind are often the ones that got fired somewhere else.
This is simply the most toxic environment I have ever witness and I am ashamed to tell people I worked here as long as I did.

Advice to Senior ManagementAll of management, at least in the IT department, needs to be reevaluated. There is a lot of unprofessional vendor favoritism going on and most decisions are not being made with Fairview's long-term best interest in mind.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Some really good people and some really bad ones.

Senior Data Analyst (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

ProsI love working with such close contact to the actual caregivers. It did feel like the work I was doing could directly impact the care patients were receiving. There were also a handful of coworkers who were downright brilliant - but, unfortunately, they weren't always the ones in the management positions.

ConsI was working as an analyst in a relatively new group. My coworkers were really nice, but I wasn't convinced that the team had much of a solid vision. We seemed to be another cog in the giant wheel of healthcare spending, and weren't really working towards any greater good.

Advice to Senior ManagementInnovation doesn't hurt, I promise :)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fairview is a great environment to help people in our community.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Fairview Health

ProsGreat staff. Fun working with patients and helping those in need.

ConsStressful environment to work in sometimes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Patient Service Representative (Former Employee)
Edina, MN (US)

I worked at Fairview Health part-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe staff members are wonderful to work with. Other staff in the hospital are also great to work with. Working in any emergency room setting is very interesting and you never know what to expect from day to day.

ConsNot much opportunity to advance. Had to work every weekend. I think it would have been better to rotate weekend shifts.

Advice to Senior ManagementRotate weekend shifts among staff or hire people that only want to work weekends. Increase opotunities to advance through training.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No sense of direction in the upper echelon

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsUp until the restructuring in 2008, everyone in IT did what they had to to provide the customer, and each other, with excellent service

ConsAfter the 2008 restructuring, the atmosphere is one of "CYA" and nobody in IT does anything to help others without a formal request being entered into the system. They implemented ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) in 2009 which didn't work so well as mgmt. did not determine how results were going to be measured. Salaries for staff are kept on the low side of mid-range. Sr. Leadership withholds information to the worker bees so we are kept in the dark about the future of the organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet with the program. Many of the managers in IT should be relieved of their duties and new blood brought in, but new eyes won't survive if the "old timers" are still there; they are a brick wall to growth opportunities, change and advancement.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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