Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Mattoon, IL – October 11, 2018
I worked for a decade for the company (never called in once or was late). I was always willing to do more than my share of work and help the team and company any way I could (often worked overtime). During my time of employment I obtained both my bachelor's and master's degree AND got a national certification WHILE working full-time. For 2 1/2 years (as soon as I got my bachelor's) I applied for transfers, talked to my supervisors, and reached out to other clinic directors/managers to give me an opportunity for a job interview more suited for my hard earned and expensive education. I never got one interview, helpful advice, encouragement, or anyone that even cared if I stayed with the company or not. I gave them 10 years of undying dedication. The only thing I asked for in return was an interview for another position and I could not even get the courtesy of that. The company was fine letting a long-time employee with an impeccable work record and a Master's degree continue to work in an entry level position. The company as a whole is growing and expanding but do not let their current employees grow with them. I have warned people about the lack of advancement with the company and they have all told me since that they too have experience the frustration and lack of appreciation as I did for 10 years. The hospital is fantastic for the community and patients but is severely mistreating employees and letting great caregivers leave. I would have stayed with the company the rest of my working days if they would have given me even the slightest bit of chance to advance.more... Lucky for me, I found a great new place to work at with ample opportunities to grow, learn, and be rewarded through advancement for my hard work, knowledge, and skill. It is just a shame I had to quit a job I had called home to get what I earned.less
No advancement, lack of appreciation or guidance from managers
Support Partner (Former Employee) – Mattoon, IL – June 14, 2018
A Support Partner is an entry level job. Most of the RN’s and CNA’s think that they can treat you like trash. They leaving things for you and don’t help you out on their free time. Support partners clean rooms, and you could have 10 rooms to clean in a night. That means you can’t clean them all, but no one even strips beds to help you out.
Boiler Operator/Carpenter (Former Employee) – Mattoon, IL – April 6, 2018
My time at SBLH was okay, I did work with some great people. The company has very good benefits, but is horrible about any kind of advancement or pay increase to its Facilities Employees. They also offer Bonuses but make them difficult to obtain. The work load was quite low on a daily basis due to meetings constantly which meant that it was a very inefficient from any kind of a business standpoint,
I think that overall ,I would rate employment at Sarah Bush Lincoln a good experience.
Registered Nurse (RN) (Former Employee) – Mattoon, IL – March 4, 2018
There is no typical day at work,I liked doing different things everyday.I learned more knowledge and improved greatly on critical thinking skills.I believe that management attempted to make a good work environment,although I wish that the director would have observed employees,rather than took a co-workers "concern" without getting both sides of the story and confronted employee in a accusing manor. I enjoyed the co-workers that worked on my shift,I did not like the co-workers that I gave report to,there were usually at least 3 different every morning and some of them with attitudes. I feel that you should not judge someone until you have walked a mile in his or her shoes. The hardest part part of the job is that you do your best,but you can not help everyone,people have to want to help themselves first. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you are able to help the patient and he or she has a good outcome.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Mattoon, IL – July 14, 2017
Dealing with employees who "just don't care." is the hardest part of my job. I have gained lots of experience from this place of employment, attended many leadership classes, where I have learned how to deal with a variety of issues.
LPN (Current Employee) – Mattoon, IL – July 29, 2013
This has by far been one of the toughest positions I've held because it involves giving immunizations to children. Although I do LOVE being around the kids all day, there is something about a child that can make you smile even on your worst day! My co-workers are a very fun and lively group of ladies whom I learn from on a daily basis. Management always seems to have encouraging words and they push you to strive to be a better nurse!
L.P.N. (Current Employee) – Mattoon, IL – August 16, 2012
Working in an enjoyable area with rural area clients. Flexibilty required. High traveling required with a high volume of clients/venipuctures..hospital lab drop offs included within this time phrame. Physician calls included and lab, phone calls. Very busy job.
able to set my own schedule, within an 8 hour work day, enjoy working with elderly clients
short breaks, much traveling, detailed and lengthy nursing visits