The culture of the organization is very old fashioned. Employees have very little flexibility with their schedules, career development, work flexibility, flex time, etc.
Leadership is a nimble as a fat cow. They are not well informed on industry trends, have no idea regarding market analysis, or asset management. There is so much nepotism and so many turf wars it's a miracle that the hospital remains in business. Some of the business leaders are down right mean. Especially the people in the Accounting department.
Even if you work for the hospital while you're going to school, and then get your RN license, if you haven't worked as an RN before they won't hire you as an RN.
But, the staff other than administration/leadership are dedicated and seem to truly care about their patients. There is no money for pay increases for most people, but the executive team goes on what seem to be weekly retreats to fancy hotels and restaurants so they can tell each other how great they are.
Good, talented employees quickly become tired of hearing 'but that's how we've always done it, why should we change'. Nobody is interested in saving time or making anything more efficient - they are so stuck in their ways it's sad. Anyone who has options to work elsewhere usually leaves as quickly as possible.
Health care is inexpensive for full time employees
Sick and vacation policies are not competitive