Employee (Former Employee), Portland, ME – January 15, 2013
Pros: friendly environment, good pay and benefits
Cons: lack of work/life balance, uniformity of style and culture vs. diversity
The organization has been facing great change because of the financial and economic times. As a result, decisions in hiring seem to take a long time and recently there have been a number of cuts in staffing. In particular, there has been some high turnover in management (seems like they don't stay more than a couple years).
(+) It pays quite well which can make it very attractive.
(+) The mission and many of the people are dedicated, ambitious and compassionate .
(-) Depending on your job you may or may not experience the politics (e.g. a long delay in decision-making) as well as quickly know what landmines to watch out for.
Martin's Point has much to offer...A piece of advice for one to succeed at Martin's Point - you'll need to be very adaptive, patient with the decision-making (tends to take up a lot of meetings) and be able to handle a heavy workload (not the greatest work/life balance) – less
Director (Former Employee), Portland – November 22, 2012
Pros: smart, nice people, good pay and benefits, nice facilities
Cons: conformity of style, emphasis on hr activities, management turnover
The organization is certainly changing and management changes the fastest. Most managers/executives don't stay more than a couple years. There's big emphasis on culture so there's a great deal of pressure to adapt and do things with a prescribed style at least as much as getting things done. Lots of committee decision-making.
While it's technically – more... a non-profit, it doesn't feel like one. Financial performance is emphasized as much as mission.
It changed a lot while I was there and felt much more like the typical big company when I left. Still, probably one of the better big companies to work for in Portland. – less
I was an employee for just under 19 years. I transitioned the department from a Materials Management operation with a staff of 6 in 1993 with a storeroom and courier - to a decentralized operation utilizing PCards and staff of 1. In 2003 the department began to grow and expand inventorying for each of the outlying clinics to a department of 4 in 2012. I – more... enjoyed seeking out and developing long-term relationships with many local vendors to support our business; even though we rebid major business lines every three years. Most recently, I was working on developing both a contract and Asset tracking system. Martin's Point's primary line of business is to provide health care for military retirees and their families. Due to DoD budget cuts, my position was eliminated. The three buyers that I hired & trained, now report to the VP of Support Services (who will absorb my position). – less