Pros: doctors, nurses, cnas, most of the lab, rad and everyone else
Cons: upper management, some lab, some doctors, office politics
Calvert Memorial Hospital... What is there to say, It was my home away from home. I can honestly say I love each and every one of the nurses, CNAs, Pharmacists, Housekeepers, RADs. ALMOST every Doctor and ALMOST all of my direct Co-workers. CMH is a great place to work as far as a family setting. We all had fun and got the job done quickly and efficiently – more... and correctly. Yeah, sure we bickered every now and again, but that's what families do.
However, it is a VERY political place. Other than my immediate supervisor, upper management will not hesitate to cut you loose to save themselves. They are all warm and personable but when it comes down to between you and them... take a guess. They won't go to bat for you if you have a problem nor tend to listen to all sides of the story before making their judgment call about it, They say fair trial and all, that's not the case here.
Advancement is nearly non-existent partly because of the economy, other part, they forget. Was there 4 years still getting paid the same wage I started with, while NEW employees were getting paid 2-3 dollars more who had little to no experience. When brought up to upper management, "oh you are right, you were supposed to get a raise 3.5 years ago"
Well, I received it and it was still lower than the newbies. Bring it up again, they start nit picking everything you do so you do not get that raise and you are fired or recommended and forced to resign.
Do not get me wrong, I loved my job, I cried when I had to leave, it was honestly the best Job I had ever had. I loved all of my patients and most of my co-workers. I get along with just about everybody and they with me. So in every sense of the word,
Family for MOST co-workers.
High school mess for OTHER co-workers.
Politics for management.
Not a bad review, just the truth, Again I say, I loved working there and if I could I would go back in a heartbeat. Good luck in your decision to join a very talented team and caring team of caregivers. I say its worth it. Just do not let your guard down.
Anyone who say's "its just a job" doesn't know the job, because it is anything but JUST a job, It's home. – less