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I have been working at Mayo Clinic full-time for more than 5 yearsPros
The best thing about Mayo is that everyone(well, almost everyone) really does realize that the needs of our patients come first, regardless of what time of the night or weekend it is.
That being said, working at Mayo in IT is mostly an 8-5 job. The reason for this is that there is not enough parking downtown, so at 5:00 pm there is a max exodus of employees trying to catch their bus ride home. There is an on-call rotation, however, so I can be paged in the middle of the night if a system has a problem.
Management is good, and I happen to work right now for an exceptional manager.
Salary and benefits are excellent, even though old timers grumble about the "good old days" where healthcare premiums were covered free of charge.Cons
IT at Mayo is what I would charitably call "mass controlled chaos". Doctors have a lot of power at Mayo, so in the past, if a doctor wanted a pet project, she usually got it. Regardless of whether it required special databases, middleware, etc.
Because of this, Mayo is rife with one-off applications, environments and technologies all over the place. Until recently, it was a free-for-all where almost anything goes.
Finally, Mayo brought in a new CIO who is working towards streamlining IT and attempting to introduce standardization. It's a slow process, but we have seen some positive changes already. Still lots of work to do in this area.
Work/life balance is very good, but Mayo is a bit conservative, so there is not the flexibility like there is at other companies like IBM. You're pretty much expected to be in the office from 8-5.
Parking in downtown Rochester is abysmal for Mayo employees. I think the current waiting list for a parking spot is about 12 years. Most employees park at "Park & Rides" and take the bus into downtown.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Mayo needs to continue to try to reduce the number of differing technologies in its infrastructure. It should also set a higher budget for employee training and education on new technologies.RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO