Detroit Medical Center Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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Detroit Medical Center CEO Joe Mullany
Joe Mullany
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Pros
  • Great place to work but management was changing (in 4 reviews)

  • Great Benefits and growth within the organization is/was relatively easy (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Benefits can be sky high and there is no room for growth whatsoever (in 5 reviews)

  • hostile work environment, inadequate nursing staffing, it's all about profit for the investor not patient care (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Health Information Management Failure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Detroit Medical Center

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

    Pros

    Service to the patients is very good

    Cons

    Within the Health Information Management department, no accountability held on supervision and management when it comes to treating hourly employees ethically nor fairly. Consistent lies from management staff towards their employees and manipulation of policy and procedures despite multiple complaints against management staff. Human resources also share private employee information with lower level management to use against their own hourly employees for disciplinary action or ability to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    none. The shareholders and executive leadership staff needs to clean house because lower level management are doing nothing but increasing turnover of good quality employees and increasing the chances of legal action against the owners of DMC


  2. DMC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Detroit Medical Center (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a noble place to work in an environment that and with people who badly need help.

    Cons

    For profit status has compromised the staff's ability to be as effective as they can be


  3. Supply Chain Coordinator Central Sterile Processing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Detroit Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great work hours and benefits. Leadership allowed for a lot of autonomy and self direction. Location was close to home.

    Cons

    People didn't seem to retire, so moving up or making lateral moves could be difficult.


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  5. nurse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Detroit Medical Center full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    the potential for growth within hospital are good.

    Cons

    The nurse patient ratios are too high for them to provide adequate care for their patients.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your senior employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    Voluntary Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Voluntary Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Voluntary Research Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Detroit Medical Center part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Clinical research experience - Opportunity to publish findings - Working with some of the best physicians

    Cons

    Do not offer a paid position and make you work as a volunteer

    Advice to Management

    Hire the volunteers


  7. Disappointed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Detroit Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, good on resume

    Cons

    not much room for growth, doctors nasty to staff, overtime cut

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES...If it doesn't make sense to you, how will it make sense to us


  8. Pathetic lies.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Detroit Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much anymore. Some of staff in department are team players, but everyone is so done with all the lies from management. Everyone is burnt out from neglect.

    Cons

    We have no permanent manager for many reasons, but mainly because the last manager was burnt out from all the ridiculous demands put on managers. In order to get one RN hired all RN's got a raise while others, many of whom have more education and professionalism were left severely underpaid. Management continues to give excuses. Higher paid staff is salary and has greater privileges, but are not held to a hire standard. Their error are either ignored, or never known. And if you do bring issues to management you are the one that gets chastised. This is in direct opposition to what the company claims will be done with complaints. So much more I can say, but anyone working in healthcare these days knows exactly where I'm coming from.

    Advice to Management

    Management - stop the games and quit feeding into culture of profits before patient care. If you continue down this road you will land up with employees you deserve(lazy, uncaring, self serving). Think about patients for a change, and stop feeling threatened by intelligent, kind hearted, hard working employees. Quit relying on high turn over rates to keep wages down. We all see whats going on. It's sad and inexcusable.


  9. Orthopedic Surgeon

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    Current Employee - Physician
    Current Employee - Physician

    I have been working at Detroit Medical Center

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

    Pros

    Superior doctors and training and education

    Cons

    None I am very satisfied

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  10. Easy but unprofessional,unorganized, and chaotic

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    Former Employee - Respiratory Therapist in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Respiratory Therapist in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Detroit Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Easy work and easy to get a job, first time employees are wanted : does pay well do to the fact they can't keep or recruit experienced employees

    Cons

    401k Match : Discretionary Health care : must use DMC facilities 1% raises (equals $0.21-$0.25 a year : Inflation is 3-4% so you get poorer in real world value every year you work there Will make you work with 4-5 therapist if call offs No overtime

    Advice to Management

    Take your time to recongnize skilled individuals : stop hiring your friends and family that are unskilled and incompetent : invest in your employees because all your left with is employees that have no other choice but to stay because they probably were fired from all the other facilities and then you ask why your scores are 1 star because you have no innovative people and no truly skilled employees. I was once your star employee with highest production and best customer reviews but your company made me realize I would never been rewarded so I drifted away and finally quit.


  11. Helpful (1)

    clerk

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Detroit Medical Center part-time

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

    Pros

    Pay ok, benefits, cool staff

    Cons

    For profit organization, doesn't care if you have a degree, no room for growth unless you're a nurse , and not enough pay for someone with a degree.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and start helping those who want/ have an education.



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