Internship (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – August 18, 2017
I was at St. Mary's hospital for clinical experience and internship while in school. I really enjoyed my experience at this company. I don't have knowledge or experience as an employee of this company.
Staff Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – March 24, 2017
Working on a busy Med Surg floor gave me plenty of chances to improve my skills with a variety of patient populations and conditions. Management was always able to assist with workplace issues. The culture of my unit fostered learning and teamwork.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – February 20, 2017
very busy, patient-centered work environment. The absolute most enjoyable part of the job was handling patient account inquires and getting to know many patients as true friends for over 17 years of employment there. I learned so much about medical billing and coding and will always remember the great patients that CSM has.
not many, really, except for the extremely busy work environment
Intake Coordinator/Inpatient Care (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – January 11, 2017
Columbia St. Mary's hospital stands committed to help the under served and the most in need. The MD, RN, CM and supporting staff are compassionate and really do care. I loved going to work everyday truly.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Milwaukee – December 24, 2016
Pharmacy department: Always lots of work to do. Some days are absolute chaos- tube station goes down every week, resulting in missing meds/not enough staff to handle volume of medication that has to be hand delivered/ nonstop calls by nurses for their meds. It's frustrating and again, happens every week. Techs and pharmacists must work every other weekend. Days off are not consecutive. Work/life balance needs improvement. Benefits are not great, 403b with match up to 3%, would be better if 6%. You can get a discounted Fitbit through insurance. Pharmacist pay has 120k ceiling. Do Not expect increase over time! Technician pay is not equal across the board- some make 25k, while others make 50k+, most make around 30k. They employ many technicians who are full time students or not certified, call ins are very frequent-once or twice a week. Management goes on vacation frequently. Staff tends to be cliquey and disrespectful to new people, so establish friends quick or you might not make it very long. We lost 3 pharmacists and 4 technicians this year because they found better opportunities or were plain sick of CSM and retired early. I expect 2017 will have similar turnover. After awhile the unprofessional environment wears you down. Get your experience here, then get out.
Housekeeping Cleaner (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – August 11, 2016
Working within Columbia St. Mary's is a task, the job is very self explanatory; it's just how management go by accessing the job for you. They make the job harder than it really is and they don't really hear you out when you have a better way of getting the job done. The nursing and doctor staffs are pretty good people to work around. Although, the job title is bed making, it may as well be Maintenance instead. They have to many chiefs and not enough Indians. The good part of working the job is when you can get the doers to help and the I don't want to's or that's not my job to team up with the doers. When we stick together with the employees and work well along side management we tend to have a good work day. I've learned through it all being obiedient to your authority takes you along way as well as respect and love.
They'll send out for lunch or have some refreshments
Trick you into working overtime then take a regular workday from you.