Cleveland Clinic Reviews

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36 Reviews

3.6
36 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 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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  1.  

    excellent place to work

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    Former Employee - Resident Physician  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Resident Physician in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland Clinic

    Pros

    everything moves in the right direction

    Cons

    Not academic enough due to lack of funding

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Cleveland Clinic

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    It'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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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 It reinforces an old and outdated (and standoffish) visual of doctors being the expert and running the show.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent!

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

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Outdated IT infrastructure. We still use Office 2003!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Organization lacks sophistication!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Organization 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 ManagementAdvice

    Rotate 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Working environment is acceptable

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

    I worked at Cleveland Clinic

    Pros

    The Clinic maintains a good reputation.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best Place I ever worked hands down

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic

    Pros

    They take VERY good care of their employees.

    Cons

    It's in Cleveland (bad weather)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Many changes over the years

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    Current Employee - Administrative Secretary  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Secretary in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility without the worry or threat of being penalized all the time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great to work because people do care and great benefits.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training for managment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland Clinic

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't teach your people to lie, then fire them for doing it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overwhelming, Educational, AmazingExperience

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    Current Employee - Administrator  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Administrator in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland Clinic

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get input from employees that work for you before making decisions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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