Pros: excellent physicians, normal hours, free lunches, advance from within
Cons: corporate games, cliquish, top mgmt unable to get their vision ever actually implemented
The top is great- the clinical staff is great. The physicians are AMAZING. Unfortunately, they are extremely Middle Management Heavy. All of the (non-clinical) middle management is so busy justifying their jobs- they end up creating nonsense, stirring up problems, and changing-up the rules, mid-game... simply for job security. There's a lot of finger pointing. The good intentions at the top get lost in the middle minutia. The MA's, Nursea, PA's and a lot of the physicians lose to the direction of under-qualified, non-patient-minded, self important social workers whom push paper & play games.
If you get "in" with those people in middle mgmt, you are guaranteed advancement. USMD definitely promotes from within. Top notch training. Excellent company vision & INTENTIONS. Just a little (ok, very!) thick around the middle.
I predict the physicians will weed out a lot of the fluff & unnecessary middle management. The company will lean out & hopefully thrive. In the meantime, it's no place for nurses or PA's. Too much confusion & growing pains.
They have not figured out the difference in roles for their clinic NURSES vs. MEDICAL ASST's. The MA's are threatened by the nurses. Bad morale between those two positions.
Very stressful place to work- no reason for it to be.