Cleveland Clinic

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Cleveland Clinic Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
355 Reviews
3.5
355 Reviews
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Cleveland Clinic Chairman, President, and CEO Toby Cosgrove
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • We have great benefits including great health care coverage (in 28 reviews)

  • Good benefits, flexible schedule, lots of jobs, tuition reimbursement, room for growth (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Also, there is a contradiction between stated work/life balance goals and real expectations (in 6 reviews)

  • You have to pay for parking, which is the only way unless you live on a bus route (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    This was a great company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cleveland Clinic

    Pros

    Great name. Excellent physicians.

    Cons

    The company is so big one could get lost and become a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to include staff when changes are needed within the company.

  2.  

    Communications Associate

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    Former Employee - Communications Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Communications Associate in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland Clinic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work/life balance, great insurance, great PTO, good culture and values

    Cons

    limited room for growth, minimal raises and no bonuses, minimal feedback from management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    ok company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic

    Pros

    benefits package
    plenty of room for advancement(depending on who you know)

    Cons

    favortism
    no work/life balance
    VERY short staffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat everyone fairly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cognitive dissonance: Espoused values ≠ Reality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    On the whole patient care comes first. The benefits are reasonable, though it can be difficult to muddle through the 'employee health plan' requirements each year. This prestigious name goes a long way on a resume in the healthcare field.

    Cons

    The espoused value of 'patients first' goes only so far as to benefit those with MD behind their name. For example, nursing voices are by-and-large silent at this organization. Data shows that strong interdisciplinary teams create better patients outcomes - but the Cleveland Clinic seems determined to stick to it's "Physician-Led" model, even in the face of undeniable evidence that leaders can come from any discipline. The culture is espoused to be 'just', but those who speak up put themselves at risk. Peer organizations in the area are reported to pay more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Front-line workers have an important voice - listen to them. Stop this silliness about only physicians being able to lead; if you don't change, you'll be left behind by a changing healthcare system (Where teamwork between disciplines provides better patient care than organizations where silos are enforced systematically).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Top Care for Patients Despite Silly Rules Made Up By "Suits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland Clinic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most of the healthcare professionals are very talented. Its the right place to go if you have serious medical condition

    Cons

    Admin people make the health care workers want to quit and they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's all business

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    Current Employee - MRI in Lakewood, OH
    Current Employee - MRI in Lakewood, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The People in our department are like a big family. Very friendly staff.

    Cons

    No room for advancement at all. Try to pick up extra hours 7 months ago and were dragging their feet. Was promised a lead tech role and was then shot down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Patient safety is becoming a big issue! Not only is it becoming unsafe for patients but it is becoming unsafe for the staff as well since hours are being cut. It's going to take a serious and series of events for something to be done to correct it but by then it will be too late.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good starting point

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    Current Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    don't have to deal with a lot of management
    good charting system
    keeps you busy

    Cons

    too big
    demanding patients
    poor management
    poor communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Just a number

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large hospital system with opportunity to move within the organization

    Cons

    Can feel like "just a number" in this huge organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Initially it was a good experience that turned out disappointing.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cleveland Clinic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The chance to work with good employees that work hard was definitely a pro.

    Cons

    There is little employee loyalty and part-time job work for business professionals. Hundreds of employees are losing their jobs and these are folks with 15 - 30 years of service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While hiring someone new for less money seems like a good idea, they cannot offer the loyalty and experience of a tenured employee. It costs more to retrain and hire new rather than keep loyal and dedicated employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not an ideal place for researchers

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits, work environment, research core services and support, collaboration among peers and labs, access to an enriched library and access to a wide array of research papers and journals

    Cons

    Does not promote researchers in alternate career opportunities, poor guidance with regards to jobs in non academic areas, extremely stressful, low pays for researchers, if asked for a raise you may lose your job instead, poor funding situation for researchers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide researchers with alternate career opportunities.... Merely doing career development series does not help... It actually requires helping the researchers as they try along those paths.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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