There has been a lot of change- not all for the better
Registered Nurse II (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 28, 2018
I have worked for this company for over 8 years; things have changed so much over that time. They are not as employee focused as they used to be. It's about the bottom line, numbers, and surveys. All of these things have a place in healthcare but there needs to be balance.
All clinical shifts are 12 hours, they do not hire for positions that are shorter. Pay in the Austin area is significantly lower than comparable markets in San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston (even though cost of living is more expensive here).
Raises are not guaranteed, and don't keep up with cost of living increases. There is high turn over in new nurses (and I work in a unit that you wouldn't necessarily expect to see that). There is more value placed on recruiting new people than there is in keeping staff that they currently have - staff with knowledge, experience, and many years under their belt.
It's been a good ride, but I am ready for a change.