Pros: doorman, co-workers, healthcare
Cons: pay vs skill, managers
I found that my time working at VCU, specifically Training, to be interesting to say the least. Advancement within that area is impossible. But would you really want to stay there?
The skills required on the job posting and in the interview versus what really was needed - yeah HUGE disconnect.
The managers tend to be passive aggressive at best when – more... they have problems - which is unfortunate. An 'under our thumb' management style with obnoxious undercurrents makes for crazy seas ahead. Bring your wetsuit and 'thick skin' when they start rolling out the 'its just business, not personal' jargon. Right...yet some of the conversations and interactions say otherwise.
(reading out ER charts from the computer to the whole office and messaging them - I'm sure that is a big privacy violation there)
I could go on but really its not worth the effort.
The only saving grace in this department are the other trainers and the doorman. (yep, you read that right!) They seem to have similar struggles with management on a daily and weekly basis as well. There is a theme here...
Save yourself and your sanity by applying somewhere else. This one particular branch of VCU Health System was very 'we will help you and make your experience great' but ultimately it failed. The company is not private and in this case it shows. It seems to be that ill trained managers who are inappropriate are just put up with in a system that encourages tenure more than skill.
As someone who is not new to the workforce, I did learn a great deal of how not to be a manager. When my time comes to guide a team - I will remember everything Training instilled in me and do the exact opposite. – less