Blake Medical Center

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Blake Medical Center Reviews

Updated June 18, 2014
Updated June 18, 2014
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    An ok for profit hospital

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradenton, FL

    I have been working at Blake Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - added a trauma center (good for community)
    - good benefits for full time employees
    - staff mostly nice
    - has a great ER and ICU as well as stroke center

    Cons

    - Staff worked like dogs
    - PTO can be a pain to get to use during season(Dec - May)
    - Staff complains alot due to recurring issues
    - some departments are understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, and be more visible throughout hospital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Hey, it's a job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blake Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Public hospital serving the community.
    Adequate training provided for clinical staff. Next to non for non-clinical.

    Cons

    Compensation is very low and non competitive for similar jobs in the area.
    The Hospital is money driven and as a result, there is no money put back into employees for appreciation, team building, salaries, etc.
    Time off bucket (PTO) is HORRIBLE. Especially when your Director FORCES you to take off days during low census in order to be under budget. You lose time for what you truly need... like a vacation.
    If you do not have the time to have off, you will go unpaid. Even if you are salaried. There is no negative PTO, either you have the time or you don't.
    Because this is a Union hospital, some employees can act however they like and there is little that can be done about them... it takes a lot of time to hire someone and even longer to get rid of them, so you just need to learn to go with the flow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on a culture that makes employees feel appreciated across the board. Not giving them a candy bar for completing a survey. Instead of insulting employees with a taxed $30 gift card during the holidays, give them a decent raise when the time comes to show you appreciate them. $.05-$.15 is NOT a raise. Work towards having a better work/life balance and understand that people usually have families to take care of and as such should be fairly compensated or you will continue to lose employees to other hospitals who will.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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