Hennepin County Medical Center

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I am a staff nurse mostly working nights.

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Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at Hennepin County Medical Center part-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

If possible, managers try to be flexible with work schedules to accomadate life schedule. Good health benefits and scheduling preference at clinics for employees. New leadership seems to be trying to change the culture.

Cons

Lack of communication system wide. Improving culture but "it's not my job" is a frequent refrain. Issues take so long to get resolved that it appears they do not get resolved. Supervisors and managers that do not always understand the jobs they are managing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learning and self improvement oportunities are scheduled around a day shift perspective even though the hospital is open 24/7. Job sharing should be an option. Continuing education is only encouraged if it means getting a degree or certificate. On site, off hours daycare would be fabulous.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Flexible and great benefits, super stressful at times.

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    Current Employee - BA MA in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - BA MA in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Hennepin County Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits package, great health insurance for individuals. Some amazing people work here and keep the place afloat. Cool location and mission, great medical library with tons of educational resources and super helpful staff.

    Cons

    Wretched management, high turnover, and random firings when departments are planning improvements, which significantly stalls upgrades and delays progress.

    Way too much favoritism, and ironically, the 'favorites' are the worst employees. The more trained and skilled you are, the more they work you to the max to cover the slack of the inept, chronic sick callers, & FMLA abusers (there's a lot).

    Possibly the worst human resources department I've ever had to deal with. I wouldn't even give them a job at McDonald's mopping floors if they volunteered. They frequently lose critical paper work, and viciously hunt out good employees for the most trivial issues, while ignoring the worst, do nothing employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull it together and show better direction. I've seen too many wonderful people leave here due to confusing tactics and promotion of bad workers. It really deals a huge blow to morale and you're practically encouraging bad work habits.

    Clean up the hospital's imagine, it's known to area residents as a place to get pain killers, and frequent dealing is done in plain sight of visitors and patients.

    Encourage overweight smoking staff to not smoke at the emergency room entrance and up their insurance premiums. Better yet, fire them, it's embarrassing, unwelcoming, and hypocritical.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunction at it's best

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hennepin County Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great employees who have done more with less for years and years.

    Cons

    This organization is the most money, personnel and common sense starved place to work I have ever seen. Manager do not have the dollars or the people to get the job done. Money is always at issue, even for simple infrastructure refreshing. Leadership has been unstable since the governance change of 2007, so manager and line staff have no feeling of being cared for and don't believe administration can solve the issues of budget shortfalls, retention, aging infrastructure, siloing and poor performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Clearly, senior management has failed - especially in the nursing hierarchy. Why do you continue, from CEO to CEO to allow mediocrity to continue?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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