School Based Occupational Therapist (Former Employee) – The Dalles, OR – March 1, 2018
I worked as the occupational therapist in the schools through MCMC. I was the first OT to work in the schools with MCMC holding the contract. I was a lot of work to set up the contract but I felt supported by supervisor and co-workers from other parts of MCMC. I worked 8 hour days that consisted of planning and implementing occupational therapy evaluations and treatments. I attended IEP meetings frequently. I enjoyed working with all the students and really enjoyed learning about school based OT through MCMC.
Western Region Pharmacist (Former Employee) – The Dalles, OR – May 3, 2018
I began my pharmacy career with this company and it was probably the best thing to happen to a young pharmacist. This company has a unique approach to patient care and education. With this, the employees are empowered to learn and achieve more, as well.
Patient Service Representative (Former Employee) – The Dalles, OR – March 14, 2018
The amount of miserable employees here is incredible. Lack of professionalism amongst staff is common. Often times I didnt have the supplies I needed to do my job. Chairs were held together with duct tape. A course in company morale would go far.
Terrible management, short notice change in shifts, lack of supplies, hospital is filthy
Patient Account Representative (Former Employee) – The Dalles, OR – February 13, 2018
was pregnant and wasn't treated the best. there were days when nothing i ever did was good enough. when going for dr apt. they had told me i needed to make them outside of work hours which was very hard seeing as though i worked for the hospital i was trying to make my appointment with
Not a nice town to live in if you are not a native
Histology Technologist (Former Employee) – The Dalles, OR – August 5, 2017
Currently having job cuts - many administration issues. Lost fantastic Lab Manager when she retired. Very nice staff in Lab, good teamwork. Not great upper management (admin) no clarity of future focus.
Administrative Assistant (Contract) (Former Employee) – The Dalles, OR – May 6, 2017
I cannot say enough of about my time spent here. Although it was short lived, I given a great deal of training and support. I was offered the opportunity to take on more responsibility and move into other parts of the organization. They are all about life/work balance and it truly feel family oriented!
Culture and Opportunity
Small town, so if you prefer a bigger city, this won't be the place for you. However, if you do like a small town, it doesn't get any better.
Added Group Exercise Instructor (Former Employee) – The Dalles, OR – December 23, 2015
It was a great place to begin my career but there was no advancement for me in my career. The people I worked with were great and I always loved coming to work, but the administration was always a pain.
Office work (Former Employee) – Campus – January 26, 2015
People who do well in political environments, or places where the letter of the law supersedes the heart of it would enjoy working here. Currently, MCMC is undergoing stringent cost-saving measures in hopes to become more attractive financially to prospective buyouts from a larger regional hospital.
The CEO was previously working in finance as the CFO, and is cutting costs wherever possible in order to make this Not-for-profit more "profitable" and also pay for a new 55 million-dollar wing that is slated to begin construction this year.
All upper management is LDS and as such it is a little churchy with dress codes and strict rules. This also makes it difficult for non LDS employees to advance.
The employee base is also 80% women, an interesting fact. As a man I enjoy working with women but it was difficult to endure the reverse sexism that plays a part in the political arena.
The Gorge has a repressed economy and as such, wages and raises are sparse. Several years during my employee-ship there we were denied COLA's, and a few years only token raises were given despite receiving very high marks in their "pay for performance" rewards based system.
The benefit package is fair, consists of 5 weeks paid vacation per year but no sick days, no paid holidays and required time off during Thanksgiving, Christmas week, and New Year's week. So more like 2 weeks with a furlow in winter. The healthcare package is ironically not very good and goes through a company called CoreSource (previously Healthscape). The insurance is fair if you stay in network but premiums aremore... high for an employee-paid plan $50, and copays are not great $20/$40.
The culture is small town and if you like The Dalles then it's probably a great fit. I lived in a nearby town and commuted because The Dalles' lack of progressive politics, restaurants, entertainment, and overabundance of fast food, truck stops, and car dealerships made it a non-starter as far as places to live were concerned.less
The People are very nice to work with
Healthcare not great, raises/advancement difficult, very conservative