Unhealthy work environment
Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – November 14, 2014
My experience during the application process was wonderful. Human resources was friendly, welcoming, and helpful. The manager of the department was enthusiastic, open, and boasted his belief in a great work/life balance. After accepting the job, it all went downhill.
Human resources was difficult to get in touch with regarding orientation and a start date. The manager deferred everything to them. I was not able to attend orientation until two months after my start date. The HR assistant handling my onboarding did not have answers to basic questions such as was a new hire physical required to be done in employee health and they did not make an attempt to find the answer nor direct me to where I could find an answer.
Management was passive aggressive, fostered a negative and gossipy work environment, changed schedule requirements and expectations without warning, and put up barriers between his staff and other key players.
The staff in occupation health and safety are the most unprofessional and rude "professionals" I have ever encountered.
The overall atmosphere of the organization was negative and unwelcoming which was apparent once I was finally allowed to attend new hire orientation.
When I reached the point that I could not try to make it work any longer, I met with HR. The recruiter was understanding, respectful, and helpful. However, the manager decided to change my schedule for the final two weeks to the point that it was not possible for me to complete the two weeks.