knowledgeable yet felt like i was in a reality show
optician (Former Employee) – Palm Springs, CA – February 16, 2018
Although the experience and opportunities I obtained during my employment there were abundant, I highly recommend that you avert your talents elsewhere for the moment you realize you're wasting your time and energy there, the fear of "what if" will sink so far into your skull you'll start to wonder "i feel like i'm in a bad episode of 'the real world'"
Receptionist (Former Employee) – La Quinta, CA – April 24, 2017
The idea of Milauskas is good, however the lack of professionalism is unreal. The management is the worst. They do not care about their employees. Favoritism rules this place and the practice manager is a joke. Honestly you would make more working at Target and probably be respected more.
The staff is mixed mostly because you are trained the way the manager is. She is a bully. This is not a place for anyone who is looking to become something great.
I wish there was something I could say that is positive, but unfortunately there is not.
Ophthalmic Assistant (Former Employee) – Palm Springs, CA – March 29, 2017
MEI is a great place to start your career in Ophthalmic Assisting if that is what you want to do. They provide what you need to help you learn. All of the information can be overwhelming to some. As in most places, favoritism definitely exists and can lead to people talking about you behind your back! Otherwise, good for the knowledge.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Rancho Mirage, CA – February 10, 2016
A typical day varies but employees are over worked. Office has no set hours or location for staff. I learned alot of new things while working there. I enjoyed the doctors respect and willing to teach you new things. The management is terrible they have no sense of direction. The workplace is constantly going through new employees because no one wants to staff at this place. Management is very dis honest and rude. They never want to give you time off so your forced to call in sick.Coworkers were like any other workplace some were better to work with than others. The hardest part was not knowing my schedule ahead of time. I enjoyed the patients and their lovely stories they had to tell.
I learned how to be an ophthalmic technician (Former Employee) – Rancho Mirage, Ca – March 6, 2013
I worked for seven doctors, who all had their own way of wanting their patients prepared. My days started at 7 am and ended at 7 pm. It was hectic, and fast paced. My load was 17 patients in the morning and 17 in the afternoon, plus what ever emergencies the hospital would send over to us.
I learned more at Milauskas than anywhere else that I have ever worked. I learned about many eye diseases, and conditions, how to treat, and manage them, and how to be caring and understanding to our patients who were often worried or scared.
The management at Milauskas did not work well together. I think perhaps it is because they were always overworked, and did not have the time to assist each other. The departments at MEI were poor at best at working as a team. Their hours were long and hectic, and I believe it showed in their performance.
My coworkers were better at working together. We trained each other, learned from each other, and stuck together. We became very close as friends, and still keep in touch. We made a good team.
The hardest part of the job was the patient wait times. Sometimes a scheduled patient would not get to see a doctor until they ad been waiting for three hours. The doctors were always overbooked. I used to bring patients coffee, and magazines to help pass the time. It did not make for a happy patient.
The most enjoyable part of my job was the amount of learning that I did. I felt like I was gaining a free education, and sucked up as much as I could get my hands on.
learning the field, gaining knowledge, working with patients.