Essentia Health is a great place to work especially if you want to be in the medical field later in life because they look at people inside the company before looking outside. They treat the workers pretty well and after a while they help with schooling.
N/A (Current Employee) – Minnesota – December 19, 2018
As this is one of the only hospital facilities in a fairly large area, there is very little competition when it come to employment and I believe they take advantage of that. From what I have seen, they are not willing to pay employees what they are worth, but as little as they are able to. Some employees are opting to travel farther for better compensation versus working for such low wages. That being said, the employees are some of the best, most dedicated you will meet. For most departments, coworkers are like friends and family.
Great coworkers, paid time off, comfortable environment
House Supervisor/Emergency Nurse (Current Employee) – Detroit Lakes, MN – December 10, 2018
A typical work day: Report received from the staffing coordinator or house supervisor. I round in every department (ER, ICU, MSP, OB). I ensure there is adequate nursing staff compared to patient acuity. If there are and maintenance or security concerns, I notify the appropriate staff to resolve the issues. I give assistance to the nursing units that have needs based on their patient acuity and nursing staff experience and availability. If there are patient complaints I try to resolve them or refer them to the individuals who can help to resolve complaints.
The direct manager for the med/surg unit plays favorites. If you don't fit in with the clique of people that worked with her before she was a manager, you are doomed. Was written up for incidents that were serious for me, but other employees have gotten away with much worse. Doctors were mostly great to work with inpatient, but there are always a few nurse shaming bad eggs. Overall, it was a hostile work environment filled with bullying.
Barista (Former Employee) – Duluth, MN – December 7, 2018
I worked the coffee shop so it was pretty relaxed but fast-paced. The customers were absolutely amazing and the other hospital staff is always so kind. Compared to other coffee shops I have worked, this one was the best. The kitchen staff are almost a little family of their own.
End User Platforms Support Technician (Current Employee) – Duluth, MN – November 15, 2018
Not a bad place to work. It could be better. Pay is better than most but still about 15% off of were I like to be for the work I am doing. If you are will to have a career here then it will get better as time goes on.
Education (Current Employee) – Duluth, MN – November 13, 2018
Really a depressing place to work. Limited opportunities for advancement. Management pushes a culture where the dollar is more important than the patient. Supervisors are total stooges for senior leadership. Most employees unhappy with the organization.
EH at least has nice dining areas for lunch, staff there is great.
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Brainerd, MN – November 6, 2018
I loved the people I worked with, Essentia is a very greedy money orientated hospital. If there is a way to cut corners to the employee they will. The way the upper people talk to their employess is ridiculous. People are quitting left and right.
I will miss my co-workers, hard-working people with high work ethic one of the best that I ever had in my working life, each person has a treasure of knowledge and they are willing to share it for the good of everyone. Management, not satisfactory.
Being one of the biggest employers in the area is a good starting point
Low management skills, wages under the average for the area, poor benefits