RN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – April 23, 2018
Was hoping to "fit in" in the Sub-Acute Rehab Floor..but after several weeks, found out that it was not for me. Met and worked with some Awesome Professionals who are Great at what they do and I saw the difference they made in patients lives. I wish continued success to Mary Free Bed and the Staff.
Good place to work if you’re interested in going into the medical field
Housekeeper (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – April 3, 2018
I work within the Housekeeping department. I love the interaction with the patients and seeing the progress they make, however, if you’re not in scrubs or a white jacket you get absolutely no respect from the other employees. The pay for the Housekeeping department is horrible, you can make more at Meijer and most likely get more respect from your coworkers. If you’re looking for experience within a health care environment then this would be a good place to start.
Medical Group Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – January 28, 2018
Its a place to work where people know your name, managers look for advancement for employees and you have opportunity to grow. I have spent most of my career here and have truly enjoyed the opportunity. Your co workers are like family.
Patient Services Coordinator (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – December 21, 2017
Mary Free Bed does amazing things for the public. That being said, most of the lower-ended employees are treated as if they are expendable and management is scarce. So far, I've seen 5 management positions just get cut without explanation. The bottom line is more important to the higher-ups than they let on and it is pretty obvious to most. I've witnessed positions gain new titles just because the old titles were making more money at different organizations and rather than match the growing salaries, MFB chose to just create a new position that didn't have as high of an average salary. People appointed to "lead" positions treat it as if it's a privilege in which they now have to do less while getting paid more. Eyes roll and sighs escape any time a problem is brought to one of them.
In summary, there is virtually no leadership or guidance, and the salaries are lower than most will offer.
Registered Nurse (RN) (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – September 28, 2017
It seems like a great place to work with the exception that they gave you too many unstable patients and it was just too unsafe. NOT rehab patients. half of your assignment were patients that belong in ICU not rehab.
Most coworkers are nice.
techs were either fantastic or lazy & didnt do much work. always assigned too many patients
Business Office Coordinator II (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – September 20, 2017
Mary Free Bed not only has a great reputation in the West Michigan community, but even among the staff- it's been a great experience over all. Lots of employee incentive programs, rewards, and Employee Appreciation Days are frequent. I've been here for almost a year and still have yet to hear any kind of complaint about working here. The management is something I've really appreciated because I feel like they really do strive to make it a better environment for both their staff and their patients.
Employee (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – August 29, 2017
I love love loved my job at Mary Free Bed at first. I loved working with and talking to all of the patients and their families while at work and still to this day, that is my favorite part of this job. My biggest reason for wanting to leave Mary Free Bed is the department to department interaction. It is very inconsistent. Anytime you call a different department for help or with a question, they basically tell you it is not their job. Even security is not willing to help sometimes. There are also so many changes going on in Mary Free Bed. Not only with the renovations but also with each department. Each week you come in, there is a new job description for you. The managers are awesome and try to accommodate everyone. It just gets old not knowing what will happen from week to week and kind of being stuck on your own when a question or situation arises and no one is there to help.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – August 29, 2017
I would not recommend it unless you want to be stressing. It's not what it used to be. Pay is no good and they look at you to do everything for everyone. It's more customer service then actual work in a fast pace environment.
Manager (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – July 24, 2017
The environment is professional and relaxed at the same time. Managers/senior leadership have an open door policy and if they aren't available, they can be reached via email, etc. There were several instances where things felt a little disorganized but things managed to get done correctly.
Awesome team environment, positive organizational culture, rewarding place to work.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – April 2, 2017
This has been my first and only nursing job and I have had an excellent experience. The facility is fantastic and the staff is exceptional. I would highly recommend choosing this hospital for employment.