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Former Employee - Upper Management  in  Walnut Creek, CA
Former Employee - Upper Management in Walnut Creek, CA

I worked at John Muir Health

Pros

Medical Benefits were exceptional, Holiday, vacation and leave time fair. Work environment was good, clean and pleasant.

Cons

Upper management was unavailable and unapproachable. Work load was unevenly distributed and there were obvious favorites within the department. Constant pressure to reduce FTE's. Lots of stress leaves by employees who couldn't take the pressure but that were not qualified for a lateral move. Bad JMH policy of Supervisors being notified automatically if staff applied for a position in another department caused a conspiracy trype of situation where staff were denied a move for various reasons. They fight everyone for unemployment no matter what the cause. HR is very busy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reach out to Supervisors who get bushwacked by Managers. Figure out why staff are unhappy, offer safe reporting environment for people who have worked hard for JMH. Understand motivation of Upper level management to place blame for things they are ultimately responsible for. Longevity doesn't mean loyalty, some of the managment on Treat need to go. Nothing wrong with Ken it's the people below him, he's a good man.

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    Magnet center w/ strong nursing leadership involvment

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    Current Employee - Preoperative Nurse  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Preoperative Nurse in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at John Muir Health

    Pros

    Provide 5 days of paid education training, free CEU's, $1000 incentive for certifcation, Health incentive, discounts tickets for movies, entertainment etc.

    Cons

    Current construction for building expansion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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    John Muir is overall a pretty good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at John Muir Health

    Pros

    I chose John Muir because of the overwhelming community commitment to this organization. Bottom line, when the consumer is greatly satisfied, it generally speaks volumes about the organization. Of the hospitals I've worked at, John Muir is the best staffed, the best supplied and has the best reputation. The employees are carefully chosen, and they fit a profile of the "ideal employee". Therefore, the entitlement problems and the insubordination seen in other hospitals are generally not seen in this environment. If you are a nurse who believes in ideals, this is definitely your place. If you are a slacker, looking for more money for less work, you will not be hired. They are very good at weeding this mentality out. Overall, a great place to work if you want to work and adhere to the hospital's culture.

    Cons

    The expectations of the management are very high. They are generally intolerant to any employee that doesn't fit within the norm. Those employees that fall outside of the "norm" are quickly ostracized and eventually ruthlessly fired. The critisisms from the management can be very harsh and intolerant. This sometimes leads to a culture of fear and submission. The result is suppression of the average employee. This can be disheartening. Also, there is not much cultural diversity in this facility. The average nurse is white or asian. I would say that comprises 95% of the employee base, and really reflects the Walnut Creek population.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd love to offer feedback to the leadership, but that would really be a vain attempt, as the management at John Muir tends to be too caught up in patting themselves on the back to listen to employee feedback. They put out "feeler" surveys routinely, but regardless of the results, they do not make any attempt to heed the advice of the results. I have to say that even though this doesn't sound very complementary as a review, the hospital IS phenominally successful and enjoys a low turnover of employees. The benefits are great and the opportunities for advancement are definitely there, although tolerance for perspectives outside the norm are not.

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