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I tell them it's an O.K. company. It's average. Nothing special about it. You do your job, collect your paycheck, then go home. There's a lot of drama and gossip that goes on here but I manage to stay out of it.

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For Philly's CHC Managed Care plan I spoke with a recruiter over the phone. It is important to have your "elevator pitch" handy and polished for the classic tell me about yourself question. Other questions about my work experience were asked so I tried to give examples putting me in a good light. The recruiter said she would get back to me in a week or less and she did. Onto the in person interview.

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It depends on the position but typically 8 hours unless you are told otherwise.

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You are allotted tens days a year but do not abuse them. If you have collected enough PTO, you can use those as substitutes. Just a fair warning, if you are ill and insist on coming in, you might be asked to leave until you are better.

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I'm verging on burnout. I'm on autopilot to get through the day. I'm drained when I come home. I like my patients — I tolerant my colleagues. Management doesn't exist. You manage yourself.

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Oct 6 -- Applied for job (Clinical Engineering)
Nov 6 -- Emailed by manager to setup an interview
Nov 9 -- Interview, approximately 2 hours long
Nov 20 -- Called by HR to accept offer
Dec 17/18 -- Company wide orientation "UPMC Beginnings"
Jan 9 -- Facility orientation "Beginnings @ Business Unit"

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Toxic. Keep your head down and your mouth shut and you might survive. Kissing up to the managers might improve your circumstance. Talking to HR about these problems is a waste of time. They will transfer you to another department or site, but then you are faced with the same problem. They have serious issues with management, and they refuse to do anything about it. They will, however, punish the employees who dare speak up. I resigned last year and happy that I did.

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4 weeks to get the time off you want is difficult

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Not often unless you are willing to suck up, brown-nose, and lacked a sense of pride. Some departments will give you raise based on merit but again... favoritism was a problem from what I could tell.

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None for part-time employees.

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