Human Resource Intern (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – October 22, 2018
All employees are willing to stop what they are doing to help out even though they have many things to do and not the time to do it. People actually listen to you and are not afraid to tell the truth and who it actually is.
Nurse Aide (Current Employee) – Traverse City – September 20, 2018
Read the Pros and Cons. I have had some amazing experiences, and some terrible ones. But all in all its made me a stronger more able person. I do think my experience could be better if I was able to work with another aide who understands my position and duties. As an aide I do what my nurses ask of me. Depending on what floor you work on and the severity of the patients condition the managers can be very hard on you. Being in a lower paid position at Munson can be a challange socially when, for example, you only work with nurses and you're the only aide. I find, with this job, it is oriented around rank.
Great for starting a career in the medical field.
Ranking, social culture with higher educated employees is tough.
Janitor (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – September 16, 2018
There aren't many jobs in this area that aren't hospitality like hotels or restaurants so this is about as good as you can get. Take it or leave it. Munson knows it and they take advantage of it. The people who work for Munson are fantastic because that is just who they are and they treat patients very well because that is who they are and that is why Munson has such a great reputation. Senior leadership gets a bad reputation because they fail to recognize that nor treat these great employees with the pay and the perks they deserve. So working for Munson is bittersweet for everyone. They love their co-workers but hate the Senior leadership that they have to kiss up to in order to keep their jobs and to keep Munson thriving so they can continue to be prosperous because they love their job and the people they work with.
dental, vision, medical, retirement, disability
overworked, low pay, lack of/insincere appreciation, bad senior leadership
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – September 12, 2018
At the start of every shift, you meet up with all of your fellow employees for your shift and hear the game plan for that day. Your team leads tell you about any upcoming events, hand out rewards to employees, and discuss any changes that might happen to any schedules that day. You're never uninformed or blindsided, which it turns out, is a lot better than most places I've worked before.
Management shuffles around occasionally, but almost all the managers and team leads I've worked with really try hard to keep us happy and moving. Workplace culture usually consists of new employees joining the team and getting ground down into complacency instead of enthusiasm by the older employees who mostly complain to anyone who will listen. When you can find a group of employees you get along with you'll always have a place to de-stress during breaks.
The most difficult days involve a bunch of patients leaving the hospital, leading to a large amount of work devoted just to sanitizing and prepping their old rooms for new admissions to the hospital. Sometimes you can get blindsided and fall behind, but one of main reasons to work at a hospital is being ready to help people. Your leads can almost always find someone who's willing to help you, and I'm sure it'll make your day to see the sigh of relief on your coworker's face when you come up to help them eventually.
Honestly, the best part of Munson is the cafeteria. Most actual meals have a bit too much seasoning for my taste, but the ability to mix, match, alter, customize, and even switch up your diet everyday without having tomore... plan it out yourself is great. There's always a happy and fun moment in the cafeteria. Plus, it's surprisingly quiet for how many people are talking in it. Must've been a lot of planning put into dampening noise.less
Employee rewards for good work, cheap good food, responsive leadership, tons of benefits, rewarding and challenging work, surplus of cardboard boxes if you ever need them
Some days can knock you out, strict rules and policies, building is a giant maze
Patient Care Representative (Former Employee) – Reed City, MI – September 7, 2018
This job had me going 120 miles a day in travel. They did not care about me only cared what I did to get to work even if myself and my kids were sick or in an emergency situation they would not take you were ever going to miss for an answer they will call and call you and harass you til you go to work! They give you the worst clients and you will be stuck at work all the time!
Unit Clerk/Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – August 31, 2018
Working on the Observation Unit was a great experience, and a job that I absolutely adored. It had it's downsides of course, but they were strongly and easily outweighed by all the good. I believe that the Unit I worked for really made my experience at Munson a truly great one.
Physical Therapist (Former Employee) – Gaylord, MI – August 30, 2018
I was employed at Munson as a physical therapist for 20+ years and I found the job both challenging and rewarding. As the documentation formats and requirements evolved I received valuable mentorship from management in meeting new criteria. A typical day at work was climbing into my car and heading to appointments, receiving messages from the office as needed, documentation of visits and calls and correspondence with staff and medical personnel. The hardest part of my job was leaving a patient that hasn't met their personal goals but has met their maximum potential for benefit of PT services. I feel I have gained knowledge in both my profession and in personal growth working with my co-workers and especially with my patients and their families. I've learned from them about personal courage, family support and sacrifice; and most of all about the power of hope and faith.
Patient Transporter (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – August 20, 2018
As stated in the pro's, being a patient transporter allowed for me to meet a lot of people in every department of the hospital along with familiarizing myself with other departments work flow/habits. You personally would need to reach out to other workers/managers on different departments and then transfer to them in order to advance your career as transport doesn't promote you into anything more. The managers for me were very flexible and very understanding. Lots of nice people and a great foot in the door.
Frontline staff are great, administration is unsupportive
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Traverse City, MI – August 8, 2018
I have worked at Munson as an RN for almost 5 years. We unionized last year, after years of concerns regarding safety and work conditions falling on deaf ears. Units have often not had adequate staff to care for the high acuity, because administration slashed staffing matrices to increase the bottom line. The hospital is highly profitable, but money is directed towards administrative salaries and aquistion of new hospitals, rather than towards safe equipment or paying their employees a living wage. The nurses there provide excellent care, and make a great team, and hopefully now we will be able to successfully advocate for ourselves and our patients.
IT Specialist (Current Employee) – Traverse City, MI – July 11, 2018
Focus is on people and patients. Not a lot of formal barriers to overcome, though progress can be slow. Dedicated work force. A typical work day is hectic and chaotic. Not a lot of advanced notice of what needs to get accomplished.