Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – July 13, 2018
I was an experienced medical assistant when I came to work at the Mayo Clinic. But the experiences and exposure to ICU departments gave me so much more. I worked in several units while at the Mao Clinic. The nursing staff is knowledgable and the physicians were mostly open to technicians assisting, as it is a teaching hospital by far, and the surgical staff is outstanding.
CONS: ... staffing mostly 12 hour shifts: not staffed for 8 hours. Some nepotism, making it difficult to advance at times. There are departments that are not very fair or flexible in their scheduling, and not favorable to change. Management however, I strongly feel that some of them could have been more hands on and more involved with their employees needs.
HOWEVER..... I will say the various departments I worked in on my days off , were always there to train and assist you in your learning abilities. Love what you do, and do it with care. No man is an island.
Mayo does follow respect and diversity of cultures, and I learned a great deal from my patients from other countries. No regrets, I had to leave my employment to care of family members. My insurance and benefits were good, and I was glad to be a part of the Mayo Clinic for the 13 years I worked there. Mayo itself strives to be the best, and the best is what we all should expect from each other.
This was a temporary position for me one summer during college. I only got the job because my mom works at Mayo. I didn't especially enjoy it, but when I was interviewed for my current position, they were impressed that I had Mayo Clinic on my resume. It was okay for one summer, but I wouldn't want to schedule appointments for the rest of my life.
There was a potluck lunch probably 3 times a week!
Boring work, and patients could get really angry sometimes.
Home Medical Equipment Technician (Former Employee) – Mankato, MN – July 7, 2018
as a home medical equipment tech, your days don't always end when they are supposed to because there is a lot of variability in how long you could be at one patient's house. It is very rewarding and you have to rely on yourself so if you are responsible and detail orientated nothing will get messed up.
Great healthcare, challenging business environment
Administration (Current Employee) – Rochester, MN – July 3, 2018
Mayo Clinic is led by its mission when it comes to patient care, which is paramount! However, on the business side of things, it's a difficult environment to navigate, to be nimble and to be innovative.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – July 3, 2018
Mayo is widely known as an excellent establishment for patients with special needs and working here has not given me any reason to doubt that fact. The Security division could be managed more efficiently, but overall the job is as advertised.
Oddly, you are not awarded for excellent work. You are a cog in a machine. You have to motivate yourself to go above and beyond. But the patients are amazing and you'll find many co-workers are worth their weight in gold.
Great benefits, excellent mission
Deplorable human resources, secretive and uppity management
I absolutely love working for this company. They really believe in work/life balance and have great people working here. They are so helpful and willing to teach you to be better for your job or your next advancement opportunity.
Mayo is good at balancing life and work. Advancement is not easy though, nor is job security. They tend to focus a little too much on a diverse culture rather than hiring the right person for a position.