Cleveland Clinic

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Cleveland Clinic Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • We have great benefits including great health care coverage(in 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits, flexible schedule, lots of jobs, tuition reimbursement, room for growth(in 21 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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    2 people found this helpful  

    Great to start in medicine, or if you are senior person

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsGreat name, works hard to improve their image and facilities, has many long-term people who stay there for entire careers, lots of training and development, great job opportunities once you are inside to change areas.

    ConsIt's Cleveland (what else can I say), although there are plenty of really nice areas in Ohio to live and do a little commute. As a very large health system, it has a heavy political element. And you can drink the Kool-aid and be a "team" player, or be part of the majority of people who are happy to have a job in the area. Lots of cross-town rivalry between Case Western and University Hospitals, but it also provides another opportunity to change jobs if you don't like one (join the other).

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pushing the curve in transforming the healthcare paradigm, and striking a balance with valuing people and diversity of thinking and lifestyles. Think harder about all doctors wearing their labcoats everywhere. It reinforces an old and outdated (and standoffish) visual of doctors being the expert and running the show.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    excellent place to work

    Resident Physician (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

    Proseverything moves in the right direction

    ConsNot academic enough due to lack of funding

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Organization lacks sophistication!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsBenefits - health insurance
    There are some good hard working people who want to see things change.

    ConsOrganization lacks sophistication in decision making, has dismal employee development programs and is not open to new ideas. There are too many chiefs bossing around and throwing weight around for no reason. Titles don't go with salaries and titles don't mean much. Like any other healthcare organization there is growing discontent among physicians and management, each think the other is lazy/incompetent or building turf.
    Not a place for someone who is driven and has a natural disposition to learn/grow.
    Because employees work in same position for decades, people are resistant to change, see younger talent as threat and don't care about improvement.
    All the senior management cares about is growing their turf and protecting it, even if it reflects on poor performance.
    If you are lazy or incompetent or aspire to be a sloth or if you were a high school cheer leader, you will still have a job. I can't imagine working with some of the people here, physicians might be brilliant but the staff clearly lacks any sort of sophistication.
    Still a not-for-profit at the end of the day. Explain what is NPV or IRR or DCF or simple profitability concepts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRotate senior leadership
    Promote ideas (just don't say it)
    Teach physicians humility and how to respect employees
    Curb egos
    Cut down number of chiefs and increase worker-bees to get job done
    Hire people from out of state (out of Cleveland area) and hire people from for-profit sectors

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent!

    Associate Staff (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsExcellent opportunities and potential for growth. Amazing benefits package, especially at the Staff level. Access to the best doctors and scientists nationwide.

    ConsOutdated IT infrastructure. We still use Office 2003!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working environment is acceptable

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsThe Clinic maintains a good reputation.

    ConsThe Clinic is a very large organization. It emphasizes its health care achievements but does not strongly support research.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Best Place I ever worked hands down

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsThey take VERY good care of their employees.

    ConsIt's in Cleveland (bad weather)

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Many changes over the years

    Administrative Secretary (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsThe benefits are great, they promote wellness and for the most part keep employees informed about changes within the institution.

    ConsVery little flexibility for emergency situations or between work and home life situations.
    Too many 'cooks in the ktichen' regarding management levels/work leaders/supervisors, etc...

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore flexibility without the worry or threat of being penalized all the time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great to work because people do care and great benefits.

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsCulture and people, benefits, wellness plan, and #1 in ohio and #4 in nation.

    ConsToo Many Chiefs, managers need some training, need to be more flex schedule.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining for managment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overwhelming, Educational, AmazingExperience

    Administrator (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsHealthcare experience at probably the largest healthcare facility in the world.

    ConsBig Business Politics slow down everything in an environment that everything moves at the speed of light.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet input from employees that work for you before making decisions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I'd rather earn minimum wage at an ethical workplace than a salary there.

    Supervisor (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsReasonably secure work, health care is still growing, location is centric to local communities, brand name adds prestige to any resume'.

    ConsVery insular, politics play a more important role than merit. Connections are more strongly measured than skillset, and communication is virtually non-existent from management to supervisory staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't teach your people to lie, then fire them for doing it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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