Health Information Data Analyst (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – September 25, 2018
Fairview cares for its employees. I am being challenged in daily basis. I have been asked to perform pretty much all of the skills I have listed in my resume. My manager is involved in my work and available for consultation. However, he is a hands-off manager. My ideas count.
placing the patient first while growing and working for efficient and effective ways to deliver care, increase value and decrease costs
Vice President of Finance - Clinic Operations (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – September 21, 2018
I helped shape what the Fairview Medical Group practice is today by participating in the creation and development of the group practice as a member of the leadership team. It was a rewarding experience to bring 50+ clinics that spans over 150 square miles into one uniform identity to benefit our patients and our hospitals.
A days work goes by quick when working in a fast paced environment. An individual would have to be willing to learn and work well with others to progress and keep an open mind and be non judgmental. Being thorough and having great customer service is a must since employees will be faced with a lot of controversy from visitors/patients. The hardest part of the job is not knowing or receiving correct information needed when faced with certain issues. The most enjoyable part of the job is having the resources that you need and your managers/supervisors to there to help when needed.
Certified Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Bloomington, MN – September 1, 2018
The problem with Fairview are the managers! If you work at one of the locations and have a good manager then you are lucky. If you are located at a place with a bad manager then you are in a horrible shape. What I have experienced from different locations with different Patient care managers is that they do not want to be bothered by anyone. They do not want to deal with the problems that are going on in the clinics that are under them. If they have a Bully in there clinics- Well they do not see it at all and they never will. If there are any problems and you take it to your Patient care manager they like to flip it back on to you because they do not want see that the other person it giving you any problems because then they would have to do something. They do not want to do anything. So they all all bad behavior to happen and they are always short at clinics because people leave because of the Patient care managers.
Patients are wonderful
Patient care managers will not do anything to help you with problems.
Lead Department Business Coordinator (Current) (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – August 21, 2018
Such a large company that each area has its own subculture.
Hardest - long and busy days. Rarely get a formal break and usually eat lunch at my desk just to try and keep up. Other members of my team say they are bored and don't have enough to do but based on how the work is split a few of us can't keep up and delegating is hard based on the nature of the role.
Most enjoyable: the rare patient interactions I get. When I can actually see the difference I am making or when one of the leaders in my larger department takes the time to truly discuss the strategic initiatives rather than just present them and move on.
Learn a lot
Lack of breaks, stressful, skewed expectations with little/no reward
Patient Financial Representative I (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – August 17, 2018
I learned that I work great with others but also very well by myself, everyone has a different flow on how they get their work completed for the day so having my own desk and my own pace of my work load was a very positive piece of this job.
LNA (Current Employee) – Hudson, NH – August 14, 2018
They are very unbalanced. The LNA’s Do not always work together which makes for a crazy day and foe some people to get short with each other. They are very under staffed and have a lot of agencies that come work for them. The turn over rate is very high. Most LNA’s wont last more than a year or two. The upper management doesn’t listen to the LNA’s and what the could improve on to help out the company and the floor.
Horribly managed, most senior person in my role has only been here 9 months. They never praise or thank for hard work. People constantly calling in sick, and not enough staff to cover so constantly over worked and stressed.
Overall Fairview was a great place to work. My department, however, was poorly managed. I know it may sound like sour grapes, but it was the honest truth. After I was hired I didn't see my supervisor for nearly a year, he only came in for a few hours a couple times a week, and worked from home or from another site. He was a good guy, but he let our department down. This continued for a few years and shortly before I left to go back to school, all the management was replaced. Things could be much better now, and I hope they are. The patient carrier role was very important to the overall care of the patients and they deserved great service and care. Other than that, I'd Say Fairview was a great place to work, they have great benefits, culture, and a mobile career path. Even though you may work long works the people who work there are so great that the time flys by.
great benefits, career advancement, positive culture
Medical Assistant (Current Employee) – Princeton, MN – July 13, 2018
Wonderful people to work with. I have gained a lot of experience working in Family Practice. Most of the providers are nice and easy to work with. Some days can be overwhelmingly fast paced while other days are slow. Great benefits and PTO.They hire new grads! I enjoy working here.
Support Staff (Former Employee) – Hibbing, MN – July 8, 2018
The facility i worked through was very short staff, i was the only employee on evening shift and there was nobody on night shift. I was stuck working my evening shift and a night shift because nobody was there to work it. So i worked 16 hours every day i was scheduled. Day shift was in the same boat, being mandated everyday into evenings. Management didnt care about any of the employees. They would just whine about how tired they were because they occasionally had to work the floor because there wasn't enough staff. It was obvious they had favorite staff. Some staff would get away with things, while other staff would be getting written up.