Akron Children's Hospital

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It was a one in a lifetime job, where I learned great skills and was treated with respect by everyone.

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Former Employee - Respiratory Therapist in Akron, OH
Former Employee - Respiratory Therapist in Akron, OH

I worked at Akron Children's Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Everyone that worked there, worked as a team and not just for themselves.

Cons

If you were sent home for being sick then it counted as an absence and went on your record.

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    It's like a bad dream that still makes me flinch

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    Former Employee - IT Employee
    Former Employee - IT Employee

    I worked at Akron Children's Hospital full-time

    Pros

    The mission and rest of the hospital is great. You can truly tell the medical staff love what they do and have a passion for helping the children and the community.

    The opportunity to learn in the beginning was great.

    Cons

    A ton of childish politics, red tape, back stabbing, gossiping, game playing, unearned favoritism, and an overall poisonous environment to be in. Run and don't look back.

    Upper IT management can't let go of the out-dated ways they did things elsewhere 10 years ago, they have no appreciation for personal life outside work, and they rule by fear. This fear trickles down to mid-level managers, who then make terrible, knee jerk decisions and run to satisfy upper IT management's (or some doctor's) ever changing whim, no matter how ridiculous. This leads to unmanagable deadlines, poorly implemented solutions, and lack of direction. There is no free thinking and no opportunity to learn because management is too paranoid and unreasonable. These are the reasons waves of skilled (both short and long term) employees and managers have packed their bags and left.

    Several middle IT managers are too inexperienced in management and are incapable of standing up for their team technically, too busy trying to please the lazy dead weight, and too interested in playing games with or intimidating their own people. They pick their favorites by whomever will tell them what they want to hear regardless of how inaccurate it is and let them break all the rules they hold so stringently to others. Rather than including their SMEs in decision making for a given technology, they hold secret meetings with their favorites who know little to nothing about the technology and let them call the shots, resulting in millions of dollars in waste that's just swept under the rug.

    Their idea of a promotion or recognition is to pat you on the back and then slap you in the face, or just thank someone else. When you've given them all your blood, sweat, and tears, they wonder why you don't give more. When you express your concerns or dissatisfaction, all you get is lip service, or worse - flat out lies.

    Raises are a joke and pay is below market. Training is for the faves or those that cry the most. If you work hard, you'll just get abused. When you do leave, you better give four weeks notice otherwise you will lose your hard-earned vacation pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR - Pay attention and find out why you can't retain employees in IT. Then clean house. It used to be a great place to work and can still be, but a lot must change.

    IT Managment - Respect your people, their work, their talents, their opinions, and their personal lives. Be fair, be honest, be trustworthy. Stop abusing your people by creating / enabling the destructive working environment you have fostered.

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    Wonderful Place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

    I worked at Akron Children's Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The mission of the organization is excellent and the employees really enjoy working at Akron Children's.

    Cons

    I didn't encounter too many downsides to working there.

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