Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Rockville General Hospital – July 31, 2015
I learned how to work with many different personalities,characteristics,workflow processes. Also patients with different needs and concerns. I could balance most anything I encountered and kept the atmosphere positive.
Great co-workers, we all worked well together.
At times short staffed and stress was pretty high.
VERY POOR MANAGEMENT ESPECIALLY AT VERNON ENDOCRINOLOGY! No chance for a decent raise the company itself is all about money not about the patients this is from a former employee who knows what goes on behind the scenes. STAY FAR AWAY FROM ECHN as a patient and as a future employee. JUST DONT!!!
Working as an RN at ECHN has helped me to grow as a nurse. The unit has many experienced nurses that are willing to help new nurses in developing the management of difficult patients. This may not be true on all units but it is definitely true on the unit that I work on. ECHN has also allowed me to work with a degree of autonomy.
Staff Ultrasound Technologist (Former Employee) – South Windsor, CT – July 9, 2018
Long time employee with overall positive experience at ECHN. Typical struggles seen are common in many healthcare organizations. Good group of coworkers who care very much about the community they serve and for each other.
Staff member at school (Current Employee) – Manchester, CT – April 26, 2018
There is a particularly bad workplace environment at the Manchester Hospital Clinical Day School. The administration constantly undermines the teachers and provides no support in the face of unreasonable parents, and occasionally violent students. Consider this carefully and make your own decisions.
Not enough training what so ever-thrown into position-no support-very disorganized-poor management-unrealistic high expectations then being written up for not keeping up, high stressed, short staffed- very short of help then responsibilities increase, untruthful coworkers, losing patients-poor work flow, not employee friendly, for profit company, MD's can't even keep up seeing usually over 25 pts/day (20 minutes each), set up for failure- no raises, and ongoing history of being unprofessional, impossible work place.
no bathroom breaks, high expectations, impossible work load, lack of staff replacement, poor management
Certified Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Connecticut – August 1, 2017
The office I worked at was super stressful to work at due to the fact that it was always understaffed. Management is horrible and the pay is very low for the amount of work, responsibility and stress. I got into the medical field because I care about people and ECHN as a company ONLY cares about money these days. I feel like since being bought out things have worsened and there is no sign of things improving.
expensive insurance, very low pay, lots of job stress, minimal support
Last two years the worst place I have worked in. OR managers are incompetent, level of stress is high resulting in conflicts with staff. Most of the experienced nurses have left. No salary increase in years. Very negative work enviroment!
Worked here for more than 20 years. Almost no raises, no money match for several years, decreased all non-patient care position hours which significantly reduced pension/social security/retirement incomes. Stress level high. Used to be a wonderful place to work.
Good medical benefits, vacation time.
High stress environment, constantly being asked to do more for same pay, seldom got raises or money match.
Manchester Hospital (Former Employee) – Manchester, CT – August 26, 2016
I worked here for a few weeks and it was the worst environment I have ever been in. My "co workers" were mean and rude to from the start. They lied to my manager to get me fired for stupid stuff that never happened. The whole company offers the high school clicks, if you are not a back stabber you will not fit in. They will use everything they got to get you out. Patient access has hired someone new every month for the past year- there is a reason for that. The management has the same history. RUN- don't work here! Trust!