Harborview Medical Center

  www.uwmedicine.org
  www.uwmedicine.org
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A true mission-driven organization that successfully blends compassion with expertise.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Harborview Medical Center

Pros

Working at Harborview is enriching - both personally and professionally. The medical challenges are as diverse as the population. Patients are treated with respect regardless of their circumstances. The physicians are tops in their field and the nurses are skilled, warm and attentive. As an employee, I learned something everyday that I worked there.

Cons

As a trauma facility and regional burn center, the stress level is high. The enormous amount of charity care creates financial challenges that must be met, often resulting in disagreements about the best way to do that.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make good hires and then listen to and trust your employees. Their perspective is valuable. Micro- managing kills creativity and motivation.

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    Medical Assistant

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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Harborview Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits,Retirement, Great Co-workers, Tuition Assistance Program,

    Cons

    Micromanagements, No room for growth, Low Pay, Expensive Parking, Unstable work schedule, Management don't care, Hard to get Vacation approve even though you have vacation hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employee right!!! Know how to care for them and don't be self centered.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    I am astonished at the way they treat nurses

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Harborview Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    The mission population is wonderful.

    Cons

    1) Policy is a six month probationary period which means they can fire without reason at 5.5 months and you will have never got your vacation.
    2) Administration can make up whatever nonsense they want, and you never actually sign it or see it.
    3) Peer evaluations may be requested, but not utilized. Even with stellar evaluation by your peers, you can still be terminated without just cause.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your managers to managerial school. Just because someone is a good clinical RN doesn't mean they are a good manager.
    Give people good feedback along with constructive feedback. That is basic management skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
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