Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – St. Louis Park, MN – November 2, 2016
Very unprofessional work environment. Nobody takes management seriously. People are constantly talking behind peoples' backs. No room at all for advancement. Majority of people have been there 20+ years and are favored on every level possible. I wish I never accepted this job
Patient Care Aide (Former Employee) – Saint Louis Park, MN – September 17, 2016
It started out as a good place to work but over the 15 years I worked there we had went through 15 different managers. Very bad for the department. Management did not care and patience care suffered and the organization did not care. They were more concerned about the money they could bring in then anything or anyone else. I did enjoy most of my coworkers only like me most of them were becoming burnt out.
Terrible Management, cliquey, no advancement possibilities
patient service representative (Former Employee) – Bloomington, MN – October 30, 2015
Patient Service Rep - South region. Horrible, indifferent, non-transparent management - they will try to keep you in call center indefinitely and do not want you to apply to other depts. HR will support them. Short staffed for years; management lies/makes excuses about not being able to hire more people, or say "they are in the process" of doing so. If you like answering 200 calls a day, being short staffed, and getting reprimanded for making small mistakes like you are a preschooler (due to overwhelming amt of work) this is the place for you! If you start in this dept, you will never leave this dept. Good benefits, low pay, and you have to use your small amount of PTO for holidays.
It's a paycheck
Cliquey management & back-stabbing supervisors, no opportunities for advancement, but mgmt will "say" there is.
Urgent Care RN (Current Employee) – Minnesota – April 8, 2016
I have worked in two different departments with this company. First I worked in Family Medicine as an LPN for two doctors. This was my first job out of LPN school and it taught me so much. Park Nicollet gave me the opportunity to experience different aspects of care and sit on several different committees. I loved the people I worked with and felt comfortable in my job but challenged at the same time. I left the company to finish my RN degree and got hired back an an Urgent Care RN. I love my job in UC! It is rewarding in so many ways. I love the people I work with, the schedule is great, and the management is really involved in the day to day activities. I work at the top of my licensure and I am challenged in the best way possible everyday.
RN-Inpatient (Current Employee) – St. Louis Park, MN – October 15, 2013
Overall easy job, decent coworkers and management. Since Health Partners took over they became tighter with the budget and staffing. Lower census forcing staff to take required absences. This is counter productive to their mantra about taking vacation time to recharge and relax, Who can take vacation time when you use all your PTO to cover the shifts you're shorted? Wondering how much longer certain specialty areas will remain open with such a lack of cliental. Also hard to advance to other areas with needing to have been there a year and tell your Supervisor that you applied in order to even be considered.
Do not work at this EC. They come off nice at first but get you in the end.
Emergency Center Technician (Former Employee) – St. Louis Park – March 29, 2014
Terrible management, low moral, very hostile work environment. I would never recommend someone to work in their EC. Managers are never there when priblems come up but are quick to put you down. Are told to deal with it on our own as they dont have time and when you do management will not see both sides to any issue and things are not brought up till weeks or months later. Constant backstabbing among management and employees. Suggestions are not implemented. Over worked and understaffed which is kept that way. Way to many politics going on to work in their version of a team. To many Rn's who are power hungry and not willing to compromise on anything. I would never encourage anyone to work there.
most of the DR's are great to work with
hostile work environment, disconnected management, no breaks frequently, low staffed
Insular. No leadership direction, training, guidance or feedback
Information Technology Department (Former Employee) – Mpls – November 19, 2012
*This is only my experience with a single department in a large organization.* My very short tenure in the non-clinical side of this company validated all the red flags that I saw at the interview, and continued to wave in the breeze. There appears to be a mass exodus in the management and leadership staff ,and coding departments in particular. The section of this department is completely silent. Completely. I am thankful I resigned almost immediately. I accepted this job much too quickly after a 5 month layoff. Experienced staff is so overworked with current load as well as anticipated work coming in Jan, there are no resources/ interest in training of new employees. I learned to heed red flags, and not minimize instinctive initial reaction about a workplace in my next opportunity.
excellent benefits; flexible work schedule
no clear direction or expectations provided from leadership; no training program
Phlebotomist (Current Employee) – Carlson Park Nicollet – May 19, 2012
I have worked a total of 15 years at Park Nicollet in various areas of the lab and health information management. My first expierience at Park Nicollet was from 1990 - 99. During that expierience, everything about the organization was wonderful including the pay, benefits, management and work/life balance. I changed career direction and was eventually laid off and came back to Park Nicollet ready to give my all. This organization has changed a lot during my absence. There have been so many changes including impossibility of moving forward in this organization which is very frustrating. Personally, I have an exemplary record as well as a 4.0 GPA in my education and because it is difficult to replace my position in a suburban clinic, they wont let me move up. Staff has been cut and creates too much stress on serving the patients like we would want to. Changes occur without notice from management and no one even asks the people who do the job for possible ideas on improving our area.
The most enjoyable part of my job is the patient interaction. Coworkers at the same level are also fun to work with and there is a great team environment. Unfortunately many are leaving because of the environment that management is creating by cutting staff.
health insurance, vacation time, tuition reimbursement
disconnect from management, lack of understanding about proper staffing
Service Representative (Current Employee) – Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN – March 13, 2016
Not a good place for disable workers. Takes forever, if at all, to get the equipment and accommodations needed to do the job. PN unfamiliar with the Americans with Disables Act of 1990.
Coworkers are always plotting and gossiping about other coworkers and PATIENT's. Over staffed and not enough callers to justify this many paid staff. I find is difficult to not get bored or be challenged.
Fast pace place to work and fun once get the routine down
Pharmacy Clerk (Current Employee) – Saint Louis Park, MN – March 5, 2014
To work with high volumes To work smarter not harder Management is very caring and willing to pitch in to lend a helping hand The hardest I would say is understanding so many different cultures and their speaking English to help them with their problems The most enjoyable is hearing your name all over the pharmacy when you enter the door
Making lots of friends thurgh customers and co-workers
Leadership lacks the Heart in Head and Heart Together
Administrative Asst (Current Employee) – Hospital – April 15, 2013
I have been with Park Nicollet for 7 years. In 2012 things began to really go downhill for me. The reivew process changed so that prior to this time I would get ratings in the "exceeds expectations" regularly, now I am only "meets expectations". I have always given 100% and now wonder why I bother...because now all I get is more and more work, they continually heap it now, with no adequate raise in pay that even begins to compensate. Leadership doesn't listen. They push the Head and Heart together marketing ploy and totally lack the Heart themselves. I am deeply saddened by the fact that I have given so much and am totally not appreciated, and not listened to. I am now looking for another job and it will be a huge relief, even though I have to start over.
Interaction with other staff and patients is satisfying.
Again, the hardest part of my job is keeping a positive attitude when leadership has a door-closed policy and doesn't listen. They assume that all staff is lazy, and needs to be threatened to get the most out of them, either that, or they just say something like, "I know you can do it, I have faith in you", when they are heaping more work on you and want to "motivate"...
interaction with other staff and patients/visitors
leadership doesn't listen...cold...door is closed policy.
I would stay away from Park Nicollet/Methodist Hosptial. I worked in the kitchen for quite awhile, it got to the point that I had to leave. I couldn't stand being put down, barked at, told I couldn't speak, I actually had to ask for permission to use the bathroom. I got tired of the militant behavior by the supervisors. When reporting it to HR, nothing was done. There is no pay on this Earth that makes this job worth it. They demean you, put you down in front of others, but when you try to say something, your insubordinate. If your late, it's counted as being absent, they will replace you without checking to see if you something happened to you first. There is no job worth this. I made a lot of friends there, but no job is worth this much stress.
I compare working in the kitchen to what I think it would have been like in a concentration camp, or a prison, if you don't believe, then I would apply to find out.
Pharmacy Clerk (Current Employee) – Saint Louis Park, MN – April 24, 2014
Take in prescriptions, assist pharmacists and technicians, make sure over the counter drugs are facing up right and organized, stock soft drinks and snacks, order office supplies if needed up front all in a timely manner.
Manager IT (Former Employee) – Sant Louis Park – January 10, 2014
When I started it was a good place to work, a lot of talented people at the start, than most of the Directors started leaving and a lot of the new Directors came in with new ideas' but couldn't implement a plan, there was no direction from above. Directors were never in the office they were always gone and not engaged in there department.
It was a good place to work for the most part but there were some parts of the organization that were not managed well or a clique like High School. Lot of Backstabbing by certain individuals that made it difficult to be successful, some things said were never investigated by management, however it was believed by management.