Pharmacy Purchasing Specialist (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – July 19, 2017
I like the people I work with and the benefits are pretty nice, 2 weeks of vacation to begin, only problem is I can't use it. We only have 3 people in our department and it is really hard to get a back-up because they don't cross-train. Also management is kind-of lacking. People can get away with ever they want.
Business Integration Specialist (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 18, 2017
SSM has not only been a great company to begin my career in healthcare, it has provided many learning opportunities along the way. After just short of 2 years with the company, I have learned a great deal regarding the climate of the healthcare industry and have been lucky to have great directors/managers that have shared their experiences.
Cash Posting Representative (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 13, 2017
I really hate working for such a very unorganized business. Management don't know much of anything and they play favoritism. You have to rely on other companies to give you what you need which is horrible, because sometimes you're left without it.
Process Improvement Consultant (Current Employee) – Saint Louis County, MO – July 10, 2017
I spend the majority of my day working on projects for process improvement within the Physician offices. Both in Primary Care and Specialties. I also assist offices in process improvement to comply withJoint Commission standards and SSM standards.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – SSM-OK – June 27, 2017
A typical day at work involves a well organized day with the opportunity to interface with my clients and coworkers in a safe/efficient manner. The culture is one of teamwork. The hardest part of the job is dealing with loss which is unavoidable for some patients. The most rewarding part of my job is helping provide appropriate solutions to those in need.
Health Information Associate (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – June 16, 2017
I went to school for HIT. After obtaining my degree, I was excited to start working for SSM Health shortly after. As I started there, I was excited every single day to come to work. That excitement quickly faded. For the first few months, I was utterly bored. There was not much to do seeing as I was "new" and I wasn't given many jobs. After a while, I was given more responsibilities. I became happier again since I was kept busy.
Soon, however, I was given so many projects, it was impossible to keep track of them all. Also, there was NO time given for me to do them, yet I was expected to finish them. Once I completed my work for the day and had the free time to do them, I was expected to do EVERYONE ELSE'S work, instead of completing my own projects. I was also expected to run meetings and keep track of documents that were used all throughout the hospital. All for the same wage I was being paid when I started. With the amount of work I was expected to do, I should have been making at least another $4+ an hour.
My co-workers were mostly older (I was the youngest in my area of the department by at least 15 years). They looked down on me and clearly judged me because of my age. They were not up to date with technologies, weren't as quick to learn new subjects/tasks, yet I wasn't taken seriously by them a good majority of the time. Along with this, there was NO chance of advancement within the field. There was an obvious favoritism going on between managers and senior staff. No matter how qualified you are for another position, senior staff would be chosen. Daily tasks weremore... clearly not split up fairly. Supervisors chose better tasks for their favorite employees. When I spoke up about it, I was shamed by management IN FRONT OF all my co-workers for it.
I would have LOVED this job, but because of my experience in this hospital, I ended up hating it.less
One supervisor was extremely nice, she always tried to make things fair between workers
No chance of advancement, poor wage for amount of work expected, favoritism between management and staff
Inpatient coder (Former Employee) – Janesville WI – June 6, 2017
Great family orientated place to work for. Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. Training provided to help you succeed. Many benefits to choose from and meaningful sessions with upper management provided to keep staff up-to-date with changes.
Follow Up/Denials Rep (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – June 2, 2017
A typical day at work would be to complete SSI edits, follow up denials to work and various job duties in epic software. SSM is a good company to work for. I have learned to be more of a committed team member