Great place to work, great staff, great patients. The only downfall is the management (HR) team does not like to see you grow and move up in the company unless you have schooling or a ton of experience. Not enough faith in people with none or little experience regardless of how many years you have bee there,
I worked as a safety monitor for 6 months which was still a new program. I am a lifelong resident of Dover and very familiar with WDH as a patient and thought it would be a good stepping stone. I liked that I could work later in the evening and be on call, but after a while I started to feel like I was always under review or at risk to be fired even though I know I did my job the right way and followed the rules, there was intimidation used by management and it just took my by surprise, b/c my co-workers would agree that I was a good employee, it seemed like just an excuse to bully an employee for whatever reason. There are many good employees and nurses, but I had no support from many of the nurses (which this job was supposed to do, which was be a helping hand to nurses) and I felt that I was invading their space. Very cliquey, if you're not a doctor or have a badge you are given no respect. I eventually resigned. It would be much better for this program if they put in new management that actually knew how to interact with their employees in a respectful way and treat them like human beings. Since it's a new program this current management is able to get away with their behavior, despite seeking help from human resources.
Flexible work schedule
Favoritism, rude co-workers, harassment, unprofessionalism, no health benefits
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Dover, NH – April 27, 2016
Management is awful, they micromanage, play favorites, yell and swear and make people cry. They don't help when you need it, and don't like you if don't play along. They don't work with people's schedules, either. Benefits are decent, but health insurance deductible is insane.
Coworkers were great management needs tons of work
Lab (Current Employee) – Dover, NH – July 6, 2016
I have worked here for several years I love the hospital, unfortunately most of us are overworked and underapreiciated. Short staffed and asked to do more than your own workload most days. Micromanaged is the key word with less than desirable management skills that cause unhappy and burnt out employees.
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) – Dover, NH – October 20, 2015
There are lots of different things you can do at this job, dishes, delivering patient trays, assembling trays, taking patient orders, stocking inpatient and outpatient areas, deli and grill, serving entrees, stocking soda cooler, stocking chip racks, and cashier. The job itself isn't the problem it is the management. They micromanage, play favorites and harass employees.
As in many Healthcare facilities, the atmosphere is "work harder with less staff". Benefits to employees are being cut & costing more & they are being compensated less. However, it IS a non-profit hospital that serves a large number of communities in both New Hampshire & Maine.
hours usually start early, i learned alot of the healthcare systems and processes, its a hard place to work because the co workers are really clicky and unwelcoming, management is to young to really handle the problems at hand and often are friends with the others. I would not go back,
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Dover New Hampshire – April 18, 2015
Wentworth Douglas Hospital is an amazing place to work. I learned so much in the short amount of time i was there. The management team is excellent and will work with you when you need it. They are very understanding about just about everything and they make the environment great to work in for everyone. My favorite part of the job is interacting with the patients when we deliver their meals. To most of them we make their day by bringing them their meals. I love meeting them all. I enjoy seeing them smile when i walk in. Wentworth Douglas Hospital is definitely a great place to work.
Great for patients but for employees turnover is frequent for a reason!
ultrasound (Former Employee) – Dover, NH – June 10, 2014
Management was very poor and though training was available for them and required they were not required to follow those policies. Any past employees of recent years I've spoken with have similarly been disappointed by the work environment and management having an attitude of catch them at their worst, rather than focusing on true improvement for real issues. At best it was a stressful work environment due to always feeling under review or at risk for dismissal, at worst gossip and vendettas were believed first and put into your personal file as truth leading to termination.
pay, accomplished team of professionals
favoritism, poor management, professionalism and talents undermined by work environment
Must be strong and resilient. Be able to multi task. Great patients.
Front Desk Representative (Former Employee) – Dover, NH – January 18, 2014
The MD office was very stressful. Co-workers work with low morale and fear of the unknown. Lead person for Front desk can be unprofessional. Micro-managing at all times. The Representatives, nurses and doctors are great! Did get to build a good relationship with all the patients. If left alone to do the work needed could be a great job. Everything you do is scrutinized. So unless you can let things roll off your back I would not recommend this job . No amount of money is worth this much stress.
Pay, developed relationship with co-workers, great patients, Discounts ie:pharmacy, movie tickets, materials management