Medical Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – Portland, ME – January 13, 2019
Loved working for them for the years I did. I put in a ton of extra work and effort but in the end the management tightened the belt on new policies that left little room for life to happen to employees. Amazing benefits, pay is pretty good, but don't dare miss work.
Pro Search Contractor (Former Employee) – Portland, ME – January 18, 2019
Contractors are thrown away like trash after they have loyally performed their duties. All their acquired knowledge is lost and the credit goes to the multitude of incompetent managers and project leaders who survive by brown nosing their superiors.
Toxic environment from the top down. Many of the "IT" managers have zero background in IT and have only been promoted because they don't have souls. Compartmentalization of duties and complete communications blackouts between departments. No coordinated efforts.
Outdated, and old tech, 10 years behind, practices that are completely antiquated. Complete lack of training materials. No support from supervisors when an employee or team has concerns.
Overall, it's a great place to never apply to as their application process is so laborious you might as well plant an oak tree and wait for acorns. You would be rejected anyway as they promote from within usually those who are least threatening to their organization, i.e. those without ideas or independent thoughts.
Look elsewhere. If you ever get sick, stay away from this place, everything is toxic.
CNAII (Former Employee) – Portland, ME – January 10, 2019
HARD WORK. You'll be loaded with patients and the nurses have too much to do, so good luck. Also, the pay for CNA's is terrible and MMC should be ashamed. You'll have job security because they need the help.
Dispatch Officer (Current Employee) – Portland, ME – January 4, 2019
As a security officer your not given the tools to properly do your job safely and the job is not something I look forward to coming to work for. The pay is alright but for what we do on a daily basis I think we should be getting paid a lot more.
Not provided with the tools to do your job properly.
Environmental Service (Housekeeping) (Former Employee) – Portland, ME – January 4, 2019
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Patient Financial Services Associate (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ME – January 4, 2019
I have been at Scarborough CBO for over 3 1/2 years. There were a lot of internal perks when I started. They don't do that anymore. I make 17.50 an hour from starting at 15. If you do ok, you get a 2 percent raise each year. We went open concept last year that is actually the reason a lot of people are leaving. It did nothing for us. It is now noisier, chattier, and 10 times less productive than it was. There is no peace to one's self. We made suggestions on how to fix things. We were ignored. We are frozen out of processes. People who do not do our jobs change our processes without asking us for input on how processes can be improved. The managers do not communicate with each other. They often do not know how to do what we do. The flex time is ok. There are no opportunities to advance. No opportunities to work from home. You are expected to attend a lot of time consuming meetings and do the same amount of productivity as if you were never interrupted. If you have ambitions in training, know that there won't be any pay increase with the move. Allowed to listen to your radio. You are allowed to take breaks, but expect people to let your manager know if you are missing from your desk longer than 15 minutes. You are not allowed creative freedom or independence. You are not given all the tools you need to do this job. The discounts aren't any thing you can't find on your own. 280 hours pto. Understand that a chunk of that PTO is holidays that they do not give you the option to work on. Overtime is gone as soon as it's offered.
Sometimes free snacks. Free cookouts, potlucks
Pointless meetings, lots of trainees, high turnover
Medicare Coverage Analyst (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ME – December 18, 2018
My coworker are an amazing group of people. I have learned various task. The hardest part of the job is communication there does not seem to be any. Management is Management there are so many different areas with so many managers I feel it is very topheavy.
Patient Financial Service Representative (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ME – December 16, 2018
If you like messy, rude, office behavior, this place is for you. If you like nepotism, or slaving away in a fishbowl, this is the place for you. If you like not getting a raise or any chance of advancement, this is the job for you. If you like wondering if you are doing your job correctly or enjoy being micromanaged, this is the job for you. If you like management who smile in your face and then screw you over for job advancement, this is the place for you. If you have any other options, take them.
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) – Portland, ME – December 16, 2018
Working for MaineHealth was very enjoyable at times. At certain times it can be exciting and very good for patient contact and getting immersed in the medical field. Although the work isn't bad, the compensation is low compared to other places.
I loved the job I did but not alot of the surroundings around me.
Sterile Processing Technician II (Former Employee) – Maine Medical Center – December 11, 2018
I worked as a sterile Tech for 15 yrs and always liked the job.It got very overwhelming over time.You would come in and all work from day before was there and hard to catch up and focus on stats for the day and find things you needed.The hospital grew and added more OR rooms which meant more work but not enough employees to do it all.Was nice to come in and see everyone as the became your family after so many yrs.I felt over worked and underpaid mostly.The hospital changed their policies often and it didnt seem fair most of the time.I did like staying busy,independently doing my job and cared that my trays were being used on a patient in the OR.
Fast paced, Independently work
Not organized, Communication very poor, work ethics were poor
Manager (Current Employee) – Portland, ME – November 29, 2018
My immediate culture and team are unmatched, but there are too many layers in this organization to get anything accomplished. The priorities often seem skewed away from what's best for patient care and promises are not kept.
Salary below industry standards; Compensation not commensurate with applicable experience and value.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – South Portland, ME – November 14, 2018
Call center, very stressful, constantly watch your every move. Listen in on calls, expected to take 86 calls at the very least every day 90% of the time. Yet, still have to register families of maybe 4-8 people and that is time consuming. Take calls from patients for refills, appointments distress or suicide calls. These should be handled as calls come in and priority and care and sympathy and understanding given, We were pushed to get off a call and onto the next. .Very nerve wracking. Management sly sneaky and not on your side at all. They are just fine if your kissing up to them and kowtow. If not then you are off their radar. It was quite simply the Very worst job experience I have ever had.