Great Environment with a few "Bad Eggs"
Patient Care Technician (PCT) (Current Employee) – Ames, IA – December 1, 2016
There are many positives to working at Mary Greeley such as career advancement, active management that wants to listen to employee's ideas and concerns, constant innovation, great benefits, and the ability to have a fairly flexible schedule depending on the department.
A typical day is spent on your feet most of the time working with patients and families. Taking vitals, collecting lab specimens, assisting in daily care, assisting with admitting and discharging patients, following a detailed care plan and working closely with nursing staff and physicians.
Management is great, they want to listen to your ideas and concerns and work to help you succeed at your job. The top management is active and they know a majority of their employees by name... a major feat with 1300 employees.
One issue that I wish would change and I have found hard to overcome is the "social groups" that have formed. It can make it hard to do your job when you feel like you can't speak up to someone who talks about you behind your back. There are only a few of these people though. A majority of my coworkers have mutual respect for each other no matter what degree or certification you have and your position within the company.
Great benefits, constant innovation, active management, and respect