Much dissatisfaction with staff. Reluctant to change.
Labor and Delivery (Former Employee), Melrose, MA – July 28, 2015
Pros: job flexibility- self scheduling
Cons: large unit, change management was poor, communication difficult with so may shifts and department
as a hospital in OB/GYN, there are 3 shifts and 3 units. It was often difficult to know people that you work with. I found that 12 hour shifts worked well and provided a nice work/life balance. Management was usually receptive to areas of concern.
Medical Assistant (Externship) (Former Employee), Stoneham, MA – April 28, 2015
I enjoyed working directly with the doctors and patients. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I learned a lot there. I was working with 9 doctors on a daily basis rooming patients and getting vital signs, checking to make sure medications and allergies where updated. I would perform EKG's as needed.
Some units staff are allowed to be rude,have blatant disregard for chain of command and each unit is allowed to be an island
Nursing (Current Employee), Melrose – May 31, 2014
Pros: free parking
Cons: some units have a culture which allows staff to be crude, un afraid of consequences and self centered
Each unit is an island, directors have double standards, fight among each which is reflective on their staff. Your opinion does not count unless you're part of the special group. Staff's overworked and – more... undertrained. Some doctors lie to families and patient when their ego is hurt. Unless you enjoy lip service, being ridiculed, you're not patient centered and are easily mesmerized by certain achievements which look amazing on paper ...stay away. IT IS INDEED ONE OF THE WORSE PLACE TO WORK – less
Phlebotomist (Former Employee), Malden, MA – September 4, 2012
Pros: discounted movie tickets, the patient loved when i drew their blood because i performed a painless job on them.
Cons: not enough interaction with managers
my most enjoyable day at my job was looking forward to see my patients. I enjoyed drawing blood daily and interacting with my patients. the only dislike I had was the supervisors did not interact with – more... their employees and alot of time I felt alone or I was not being recognized for my hard work. The patient recognized my good performance more than the supervisor did. It felt really good to have patients only want me to draw their blood and not anyone else. I loved all my co-workers and I know for a fact they felt the same way about me because we stay in touch outside of work. – less