Pros: commute is good, no traffic locally if you live close.
Cons: see review too numerous to list here
The laboratory workflow here is grossly mismanaged. The day shift has the bulk of the workers, and very little patient load other than the morning run. The 2nd shift from 2-10PM has the bullk of the patient load from ER, and only 1 Tech and 1 phlebotomist. The third shift can be variable in workload, but there is only 1 tech on duty for several hours at a night, no phlebotomist.
This is to cover the whole inpatient hospital, and an Emergency Dept that services a large portion of South King County. There are NO meal or rest breaks for these two shifts, and 8 hour employees are required to work 10-12 hour shifts regularly. Obviously, you can't eat or drink in a laboratory, so good luck if you're hypoglycemic or diabetic, or a human person who needs water. You can't legally go on break if you're the only tech on duty.
There is absolutely no coverage for sick days or family emergencies, you are expected to suck it up and just go to work. I have been told to come in to work with a fever because there is no back-up coverage, just not to tell anyone. Techs have reached the maximum PTO accrual and have worked with no additional accrual, because they are not allowed any time off for vacation. In two instances I am aware of, the CHI/Franciscan corporation mandated that these employees take time off, and only then were they not scheduled to work.
I have been written up for not answering the phone in a timely manner, when I was the only person on duty, and had to go to the restroom. Oh, and there are so few techs, you work every other holiday and every other weekend. Immediate management does what they can, but the overlords are off-site, and only manage "on paper."
This scenario is repeated throughout departments, nursing, imaging, etc. Surveys given reveal that most employees (including the President of the hospital) would not bring family members here for treatment, nor will they recommend it to friends and neighbors.