Speaking from 5 years of experience, I should say that the best highlight of working for the company was it’s benefits. Forget about all you learned in nursing school about compassion, humanity and basic patient care. Every decision you will make as a nurse, will feel like a business transaction. My priority was to save company money, at the patient’s expense, regardless of department you work in VNSNY. Often, offering solutions to patients, as per management instructions, that were so absolutely horrible and inhuman. The management truly does not care about your opinion or feedback. They are busy re-creating work flows and processed on a weekly basis, that will make your head spin. It got to a point where you had to give up common sense and rational thinking and just do what they say. That pretty much sums is up, a culture where you have to fit in, put your head down and carry out a mission for VNSNY, to make them grow and make them money. Oh, last thing.. the bonuses are only awarded to management, if you are a regular, non union employee, forget about any form of incentives, recognition, bonuses or raises, except for a plastic lunch box or a towel with VNSNY logo on it. Management creates its own rules on vacation and PTO approvals, impossible to take time off during summer or vintner holidays. Typical corporative environment, at its worse, a modern form of slavery.
No job satisfaction, useless bureaucratic processes that change every week, lack of recognition, often incompetent, under qualified management hired due to personal acquaintances or favors