Pros: excellent benefits, pay, retirement opportunities, state of art technology, equipment, and supplies, excellent opportunity to provide care to neonates in a facility with state of the art equipment, an excellent staff of neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses.
Cons: excessive probationary period, covert attempts to get individuals fired, lack of support from direct line managers, little or no flexibility with scheduling. no option for self-scheduling.
The institution provides health care to active duty and retired military, spouses, and dependents. It is extremely rewarding to provide service to those who give so much in the defense of this country. The facility is well organized, and offers a wide variety of services for military personnel and family members. Often fast paced, and unorganized it can be challenging on a day-to-day basis. Probation is 365 days, and individuals have been known to be discharged days prior to the probationary period ending. This is extremely stressful for individual who have families that depend solely on this income. – more... Unfortunately, management is not forthcoming with these details when hiring begins. The only information offered is that the probationary period is 365 days, an extreme since most jobs only require 60 - 90 day probation periods. Co-workers are known to sabotage new employees so one must be constantly on guard for covert actions against those who are deemed "not the right fit". The hardest part of the job is watching out for those who want to undue the probation. The most enjoyable part of the part of the job is interacting with military personnel and family. Most importantly helping them to recover and get back to the jobs they love best "Defending our nation". – less