Hostile work environment with poor pay
CST (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – March 22, 2017
Carolinas Medical Center Main OR is hands down the worst place I've worked at. The pay is so low that it is difficult to make ends meet on one salary. The majority of surgeons are beyond rude and management is a joke. Most people are unhappy working there, which creates a hostile work environment, especially with new staff. Training is subpar - expect to get thrown into huge cases outside of your hired discipline and then get screamed at for not knowing the case.
When you consider the turnover of nurses and techs, it's obvious it's a terrible place to work. They do offer tuition reimbursement for nurses and techs who attended CCHS and stay for 1-2 years depending on their position. If you took away the tuition reimbursement, however, I don't think anybody would work there.
In summary, I nearly changed careers because of Carolinas Medical Center Main. Luckily, before leaving the field completely, I decided to try my luck out of state, which ended up being the best move I could have made. I more than doubled my salary, have free medical insurance and work in a fun, friendly environment where surgeons aren't prima donnas. Ironically, a coworker did residency at CMC Main and said the same things. If you can tolerate misery for a year or two to get a free education, this is a good stepping stone to bigger and better things. If you'd rather be happy, look elsewhere!
Modern facility, tuition reimbursement
hostile work environment, low wages, poor insurance