A highly dysfunctional work place with mediocre middle management and corrupt line staff
Senior Office Staffing Specialist (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – June 12, 2017
A typical day involved trying to staff nursing personnel for a 400 bed Level One Trauma Center in a stressful, very fluid, ever changing environment. Because nurses are always in high demand and are in short supply, there was lots of lucrative overtime for the persons being staffed. This created the opportunity for corruption and side deal making between the staff and the staffing specialists. Upper management was fine, but had little information about what was happening at the line level. Middle management were mostly horrible, lazy, turned a blind eye to problems and was rarely supportive of the staffing specialists.
Work place culture can only be described as Hobbesian: i.e. nasty and brutish. The hardest part of the job was the sheer quantity of work that one needed to accomplish in order to get the job done in the allotted amount of time. That and that almost everyone was mean and hyper-aggressive. The (only) enjoyble part of the job: I like a dynamic, fast pace, and time flew by very quickly. Eight hours went by as if it was two.
The quality of care is surprisingly good considering how the place is run.
Mean, uncaring people. Overall a very hostile work environment.