Intern (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – May 22, 2017
A typical work day consisted of answering incoming calls, assisting RNs with consultation request. Making sure all supplies are available. Assisting patients when the call light goes off. Assigning employees to what room they need to work.
Supervisor of Campus Services (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – April 21, 2017
Abbott Northwestern Hospital is a fine place to work for the right candidate. I was fairly paid for my work, received great benefits. Some of the executive leadership lacks vision, however the current president is on the right track to improving the overall climate of work.
It is always fun to work here and this is because of the people I work with.Every day is a learning day since I deal with p people from different cultures social and economical backgrounds that makes it very difficult to trust one right away.
I learned a lot of basic nursing skills and patient care. Daily we would have a huddle and take notes on all our patients then get a report directly from the nurses. Management was willing to work with school schedules & life events. Great benefits!
VOLUNTEER (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – November 27, 2016
I was well treated, enjoyed the employees that work there they were very outgoing and caring. I got to choice when and how long i wanted to volunteer for this organization. I have lots of respect for this company.
Fun place to work, but very little room for advancement up the chain as there are plenty of people that find their niche and just stay in one spot. It can get overwhelming for a person, but a great place to learn and make new network contacts as well as learning to work in a team environment.
The most stressful part can come from when trying to do the right thing and still get dinged, but that is life and something you'll need to live with and adapt.
Nursing is excellent at Abbott Northwestern, Many nurses have been there for many, many years and have exceptional experience. Doctors trust their staff. Management is always looking at the budget and stretches staff sometimes beyond what is acceptable and safe.
I love Abbott Northwestern Hospital because the nursing team are amazing and it provides a environment conducive to learning and personal and professional growth. I have learned an indescribable amount since joining Abbott and have my coworkers to thank for this. The most rewarding part of my job is watching people get well again and knowing I was a part of this process.
Best nursing coworkers around
Fast paced setting, not always time for a break to leave or get away from unit
I worked 10 hour days and I got extended on my contract. I would have loved to stay but they no longer needed travelers. The management was great and I learned a lot as it was a great hospital with very good Drs.
Nurse (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – September 18, 2016
I've worked for this company as a Nurse for almost 20 years. I only stay because of the amazing co-workers. Management is often not available/visible and upper Management only has interest in making money for their ''non-profit'' organization. For many contracts they have continued to only take away from our benefits, including at times no wage increases. They would rather have ''scabs'' caring for our patients than their own Nurses that earned them the prestigious Magnet Status. The hospitals are very understaffed throughout the departments, asking for overtime hourly.
understaffed, decrease in benefits, disrespect of employer
A very professional and enjoyable time is what I always experience when coming to work in Abbott. Great team work with every team in the hospital, employees are all about helping people, all smiles on employees, great great managers
Staff Nurse, Prep-Recovery for Cardiovascular Lab (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – September 11, 2016
Hospital workers, physicians, nurses and support staff are terrific. Upper management is not at all supportive of it's workers. Makes drastic changes without anticipating the detrimental effects it might have on the company and staff.
When I started there in 1988 it was a great place to work. I love my job and taking care of patients. Over the years as ALLINA has taken over the hospital has changed. I used to be proud to say where I worked. Now, we are rushed and dont have the time or resources to do the kind of quality care that patients deserve. I plan on staying there despite what's going on as I have put 28 years in.
Great people that I work with
Short staffed, expensive food, (if you are able to get a break). Contract disagreements
Hard to come across a nurse who is not knowledgeable and love what they do. Work with multiple interdisciplinary teams. The only downfall is the lack of communication with management and some medical providers. Its a big hospital what do you expect, nothing can be perfect.
On campus food options, great pension, 401K, top notch medical and dental benefits, Pto, short-term and long-term diability, contract employement positions
Communication between providers and nurses, floating (as needed-shared amongst all staff and take turns)