Cleveland Clinic Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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Cleveland Clinic Chairman, President, and CEO Toby Cosgrove
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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 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Also, there is a contradiction between stated work/life balance goals and real expectations (in 7 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. fantastic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stability and intellectual environment to work in

    Cons

    part of a very large corporation

  2. If you thrive in organized chaos this is the place for you.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to work! Excellent benefits, plenty of opportunity for career development, work-life balance, fast paced environment,...

    Cons

    None. I plan to work here forever.

  3. Benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic

    Pros

    Great benefits package. There are many locations to choose from. It's a great way to build your resume and make yourself more marketable.

    Cons

    The management is a bit disconnected from staff especially if you work in lab medicine. It is difficult to break the mold of one department.

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  5. lab

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    some of the people you work with are amazing. retirement match is good.

    Cons

    work harder with less. management does not get how hard people are working. the only thing they care about it the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    what happened to caring about the patients. poor training of employees will only have the worst outcome.

  6. Representative

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    Current Employee - Representative
    Current Employee - Representative

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience developing customer service skills

    Cons

    Can be very stressful working with patients

  7. Helpful (1)

    Senior Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Cleveland Clinic offers great healthcare and employee benefits for all of its employees. The Cleveland Clinic has a good work atmosphere.

    Cons

    There is not much opportunity for growth and development. The overall pay is a consistent % each year rather then based on overall performance

    Advice to Management

    Make sure during the interview process you discuss potential advancement and opportunity for growth rather than after you become a current employee

  8. Helpful (1)

    Better be willing to do "more with less".

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    Current Employee - OHIO in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - OHIO in Cleveland, OH

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great environment for wellness. I gained industry expertise and had to opportunity to show my value to the organization.

    Cons

    Since a cost cutting program started, the general feeling is that you better be willing to do 2x the amount of work and be grateful to just have a job. I have been working 50-60 hours per week for the last 2 years. Not much quality of life....I do get some minor pats on the back, but truly do not feel valued for my unwavering dedication.

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees that you value them both financially and do more to assure a work/life balance. Morale is low and you may lose some really valuable people. Train your management to recognize the warning signs of burn-out and find ways to support dedicated employees. Create a better path for growth for long term employees.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Stimulating but heavy-handed & heartless

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    Former Employee - Therapist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Therapist in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland Clinic full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bright people and stimulating work with high standards but quite political in managing work teams. Stress levelas are high due to needing to cut millions of dollars from the annual budget. Benefits are average, not great, as they do just enough to attract talented people. Commited people can find plenty of advancement opportunities due to the rapid pace of shifhting alliances within and between departments. Beware, one minute you get good support and the next minute you can be seen as 'the problem'.

    Cons

    Their motto is "Patients First" which is OK but, in actuality, employees are "second" as the motto becomes a big stick used to beat down employees. Archaic, militaristic, top-down power structure where the M.D.'s have all the power, God forbid 'lower' health workers have a say. This results in huge turnover of nurses and non-MD's.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of the demoralizing effect of cut-throat, panic-mode policies in trying to trim costs, rather that doing the hard work of increasing efficiencies. Current employees deal with growing mistrust of administration. Now it is survival mode for 'Employees are Second'.

  10. Best Experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland Clinic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a lot and interact with many areas. A diverse and wide range of dynamic projects to work on.

    Cons

    Highly political organization to deal with projects evolution

    Advice to Management

    Secure opportunities for top candidates and growth opportunities based on qualifications and performance

  11. Staff RN

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, nice people, clean, great resume builder.

    Cons

    It's a Doctor's hospital, RN's aren't always happy here

    Advice to Management

    Pay better. You're hiring new grads, training them, then they are leaving with your training to go to Metro and UH to make more money. If you want to keep the nurses you invested in, keep investing in them!

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