Cook Children's Physician Network
LVN , Clinical Coordinator (Former Employee) – FTW, TX – August 16, 2015
Cook is a great company overall. The hospital is wonderful to their employees. The Physician Network is more like the "red headed step child" of the organization. They are not treated the same. The pay is lower, and the management are not as good. The clinical operations managers are only good at enforcing policy some of the time. It's like some people get into trouble, but others do not.
The managers in the physician offices have "shadow files" of their employees that are not part of your file in HR. The managers can put anything in this file they want to, and you do not have the right to view it. It's sort of like a journal. When you apply for a transfer, you have to tell your manager first. The manager at the location typically will ask your manager about the "shadow file". That's how you can get blocked form leaving or advancing to any other position in the company. It's really bad when someone has perfect evaluations exceeding expectations in their file, but has been turned down for EVERY transfer they have applied for.
shady managers, not treated like part of the hospital