In my time there the few employees with high skill levels, aptitude and intelligence were undervalued, misrepresented and overburdened. Those who gelled well with middle management(outside of work) were inline to be protected and advanced despite a serious lack of skills necessary to perform the job they are doing. Due to this many of the projects are over budget, late and are done with low quality and in many cases not even completed well. This ties into heavy dependency on consulting firms which drives up costs further and puts further pressure on. Also, the environment surrounding middle management is very political and not based on a productive work environment. In my experience there it looked like the company lacked the necessary leadership at that level that leads by example and is desperately needed to take on a challenging future for Healthcare.
The compensation is not great but very good benefits and generous PTO make up for it in a sense. Also, the company has great work life balance as most employees are not pushed and many people work less than the required hours unless there is a major government regulated initiative due. Most of the employees outside of IT and few within the department are kind and generous. Also, the company itself is involved in a lot of community work and does a lot of good for society. Upper Management have their heart and mind in the right place.
benefits, pto, work/life balance, community service
more politics than normal, talent shortfall, middle management