Good Ol' Boy Health System
Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Former Employee) – Grand Forks, ND – February 20, 2019
Where to start? Job culture would get a zero here if it was possible.They will post an ad about the position being evening shift, then bait and switch by saying it includes overnight shift as well.The work environment is highly stressful and toxic. Some of the people are friendly enough, others are rude or just plain fake. However, if you're new, especially to the area, expect to get verbally abused and bullied by trainers who've been there for years. Apparently, the longer one has worked in an environment the more they're allowed to get away with, especially if they're local. Expect the trainers to lie about what you did vs what they told you to do. Never in my life have I been treated with such blatant disrespect and hostility. It's as if some individuals go out of their way to try and make your day at work as stressful as possible. If you attempt to defend yourself, expect to be reported for daring to stick up for yourself. Don't expect anyone to have your back, not even human resources when you complain. HR will gang up on you along with the management to make you feel like you're in the wrong for filing a complaint. They will disregard your grievances, and tell you how "you are the problem" as reported to them by said trainers. Management themselves will never work directly in the lab with you and rely solely on reports from the trainers. Apparently, treating people poorly, trying to intimidate them, and breaking their confidence are effective training methods at Altru.
It's a surreal experience, as if bullying and unprofessional behavior is not the more important issue in this instance. Despite their own company policy of supposedly not tolerating this, the people involved in this situation will probably not be reprimanded, as it is obvious they have been allowed to get away with this type of behavior for awhile. The management are basically Facebook friends with said people so they will protect one another. If you can choose another place to work do it. Unfortunately, this hospital is the only place in the area offering employment in this career.
Blatant favoritism, terrible hours, the most hostile training environment I've ever experienced.