A fast paced organization with many areas to learn
Radiologic Technologist (Current Employee) – Traverse City, MI – January 22, 2019
A technologist at Munson Medical Center has to be proficient in many different areas of the hospital. A typical day could include inpatients, outpatients, ER and the OR. I love working at this organization and feel it has made me a better tech and broadened my knowledge.
Currently working to approve final contract with new unionization
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Traverse City, MI – November 13, 2018
Staffing ratios and vascular access and wound care teams are phenomenal. Management is disengaged and distant with employees, especially after the creation of the union. Employee morale and culture is poor due to continuous turmoil with the union creation. Staff to patient ratios 1:3 on critical care and cardiac and 1:5 on noncritical care units.
New Union Causing Turmoil. Poor management. Benefits not the greatest.
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.
EVS Technician (Current Employee) – Traverse City, MI – December 3, 2018
There is a lot of personal politics involved at Munson. It means nothing to work hard or have experience. It's all about who you know or brown-nose. Many employees in EVS sit around doing nothing while others work hard and get no recognition for it. Their team leads also sit around and do absolutely nothing. As an experienced manager, they have a lot of work to do but that isn't in their agenda. The employees are fine but the older ones bully you until you'll break. They like to do nothing to earn a paycheck.
Department Assistant (Current Employee) – Traverse City, MI – April 11, 2018
Munson Healthcare doesn't care about their employees. The entire company has a mindset that anyone and everyone is replaceable. The budget is ridiculous and everyone is understaffed. The benefits are a joke, administration is a mess, HR is completely disorganizatized and acts like you're wasting their time (with one of the generalists being down right argumentative and rude!) The nursing staff is so kind and wonderful but the powers that be are ruining what used to be a pillar in the community. Admin and HR need a total overhaul.
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.
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
Munson is a great place to work. They are caring and compassionate people. I was with them for over 11 years. The only reason I quit this job is to
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – June 1, 2018
Munson is a great place to work. They are caring and compassionate people I was employed with Munson for over 11 years. The only reason I quit this job is to pursue travel nursing. It is a very fast paced place to work and they have very dedicated employees that work hard for patients and staff. The management in my department were the best managers in the hospital. I was very lucky to start my nursing career with them.
Unit Clerk (Current Employee) – Traverse City, MI – November 4, 2018
Munson Medical Center is a fabulous place to find employment in Traverse City Mi. There is something for everyone! I work in Maternity as a unit clerk, and though the job definitely comes with some stress, all in all I love my time at work. Sometimes I wish that management was more involved, but they are caring and seem to do their best to keep the unit running smoothly. The hardest part of my job is trying to meet the needs of everyone, from nurses to doctors. The most enjoyable part of my job is getting to be a small part of the process of bringing life into this world, and that is the most amazing thing to be a part of.
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 Services Specialist (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – December 1, 2018
I worked with a tight knit team every day and our relationship was special. Because we were working with medically challenged people, the utmost care and attention was paid to patient confidentiality and empathy for the patients and their families. This was a fast paced environment where accuracy was key. The hospital was extremely well run and management in our department was wonderful. I loved the diversity of the people we served.
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.
Ambulatory / Nurse Assistant lead (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI 49684 – December 12, 2017
Bad hours(I understand its a hospital), bad pay, bad benefits, and even worst management. I got extremely lucky and got to work for a great manager, but others not so much. If you are not a MD or a high level RN than they treat you like you should feel lucky that you have a job in the first place. And to top it all off they own all the hospitals in northern MI. so there isn't anywhere you can hide. I left on a great note and am considered "re hire-able" but if you leave on a bad note you cant get a job in any healthcare related job in northern MI.
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
Pharmacy Technician II (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – January 16, 2019
I enjoyed working for Munson and being apart of their healthcare community. I was fortunate to be surrounded by management that was not only intelligent, and fair, but also compassionate and empowering.
Medical Business Associate (Current Employee) – Traverse City, MI – December 2, 2018
The True North mentality does not exist in my office. Most of the workers feel over worked and stressed. We feel like our voices are not being heard and our patient care falters because we do not have the staff and resources we need to adequately serve our community. Munson does not put the patient first, they put the dollar first. Munson has become too big of a corporation and no longer values what is truly important; the patient.
Provides superior healthcare across all disciplines to patients from a 5-county area.
Lead Trauma Registrar (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – November 8, 2018
Busy healthcare system which provides superior patient care. Wages are not competitive to those in similar institutions across the state. The employees strive to provide patient care, although poor behavior is tolerated depending on who you are or know within the organization.