Pros: some of the people know what they are doing, was a good place to work at one point
Cons: some people don't know what they are doing that should know what they are doing, promotions are given to favorites or friends (not who is qualified), benefits, hostile work environment, retaliation, advancement is difficult to non-existent, compensation is lower than other healthcare organizations in the area
Well, at first working here, it started out great. The managment in place was, for the most part, conherent, open, knowledgeable, and persceptive. I enjoyed the team I was on, the managers rounded with their employees, professional development was encouraged, work-life balance was existent.
But, then, that all changed, after a great beginning, a large project was undertaken (Epic). When the project started, everything was new, most of the managers were new, some of the management that should have been put into slots on the Epic team were not, and outside managers were hired (and the decision on who to hire, I am not sure the decision process in that). Over time, I know on the team I was on, it became very clear that retaliation was something that people feared could happen. A very hostile work environment, this team versus that team, versus the world. All the while, none of the senior leadership was perceptive of this, they either were turning a blind eye, or they just let it happen while knowing about it. Favoritism is very abundant within the IT department with the present managment in place, and they are losing knowledgeable people that felt like they were part of something bigger.
This all changes with poor managment that is inexperienced, does not round, does not offer or encourage professional development, etc. They promote the people that have caused more issues than provided solutions, they promote individuals that ride the knowledge and success of their team members. And, the opportunity for advancement, you might as well look elsewhere. People that are qualified – more... for the position, and would make a good fit, are not granted the opportunities. The interviews by some managers are borderline HR non-compliant.
Unless senior leadership truly gets a handle on the management that is in place, they are going to lose the people that are/were dedicated to the greater picture. There is definitely a need for a "redo" in some areas.
Benefits are also something to consider at this place, they now offer a healthplan that would better serve someone that is completely healthy with no health issue. If all you do is go to the doctor for a physical, then you are good, but if you go to urgent care, ER, have kids that get sick constantly from the nastiness they get at school and daycare.....Look elsewhere, because you will be paying quite a bit. – less