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"the only game in town"

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Former Employee - RN  in  Burlington, VT
Former Employee - RN in Burlington, VT

I worked at Fletcher Allen Health Care

Pros

It is the only hospital in the area and therefore pays the highest salaries for nurses.
Great professional and knowledgeable staff .
Patients come to FAHC from all over VT and upper NY state.
FAHC is an academic medical center with 430 + beds and a level 1 trauma center.

Cons

There is no real clinical ladder in place for registered nurses.
The hospital was unionized (RN's and LPN's) recently due to a variety of issues...staffing levels, low salaries, overtime, etc. Morale, hopefully, has increased since I left in 2006.
Working with the residents and interns can be problematic depending on your point of view......

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Talk to staff and really communicate what is happening and what is projected to happen to FAHC>

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    Moving in the Right Direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT

    I have been working at Fletcher Allen Health Care

    Pros

    Fletcher Allen Health Care is well known as one of Vermont's largest employers. There are a lot of growth opportunities at Fletcher Allen Health Care. The best thing about this organization is the number of different jobs available that will open up. Fletcher Allen encourages its employees to stick with a job for 6 months to a year before transferring to a different department, but during those 6 months to a year you can get some valuable experience for future jobs. This place is great especially because the healthcare industry is a safe and dependable industry to be in. Great place to work for Vermonters!

    Cons

    The parking situation at Fletcher Allen is TERRIBLE. Employees that work at the Main Hospital as well as University Health Care are forced to park in satellite lots and ride shuttles (school buses) to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more growth for employees within in the organization. Offer better compensation packages for tuition reimbursements.

    Recommends
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    Horrible management, stay away!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fletcher Allen Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are average, Health care provided to patient is exceptional. The pay looks good when you start then reality hits. You are paid according the the wage guidelines for the job description however reality is that you are expected to do your work and your managers.

    Cons

    Horrible management on the business side. Higher ups are only concerned with what makes their bonus high, no matter who they step on. Always pushing clerical and office staff to do more with less, had to work holidays with no additional pay (I was salaried) very little recognition from upper mgmt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring people from Vermont instead of folks from out of state that never really move to Vermont. These folks are here to make the $ and don't care about the people that call Vermont home. This use to be a great place to work, now it's all about knowing the right people and the hell with the workers behind the sceens

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