Pros: decent wages, lots of work to do, good coworkers, cafeteria on-site
Cons: a lot of nepatism/favoritism/cronyism, no benefits for pt, poor management for oncall/pt employees, little chance to advance unless you know right people or are related to someone
Have worked part time for a year and still cannot even get an interview for a full-time position. If Providence had it their way, every one of their employees would have part time jobs without benefits. They exploit this loophole just as much as any for-profit company (think WalMart) but it is somehow worse considering they are a (very large) healthcare provider. Many of their employees end up applying for charity assistance for their medical bills. The work given to their part-time employees is never-ending and so there is always plenty to do. However, management tends to overlook part-timers frequently. Part time employees are required to account for every minute of their day on this spreadsheet termed "the daily tracker," in lieu of actual leadership or even a conversation. The wages are better than you'd find most other places as a part-time office worker, but part time business office employees (in my location at least) are not eligible for pay raises. They are also not subject to performance evaluations, as such. Once you accept a position as a part time employee, good luck ever getting out of it and on to greener pastures within the company. Unless, of course, you have a relative employed here. Nepatism is very, very prevalent at providence. If your mother doesn't work in the A/R department or you don't have a sister in management, you will be stuck in part-time forever unless you quit to go somewhere else. It's a shame, because it is a decent environment to work in.