Marshfield Clinic

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A small town with small town politics in the workplace aspiring to be a world class I.S. organization

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Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Marshfield, WI
Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Marshfield, WI

I have been working at Marshfield Clinic full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Excellent selection of technologies in the infrastructure space. A willingness now to look at accountability when it come to chargeback, budgeting and the cost of I.T. investments and how it may affect the bottom line.

Cons

Unable to commit to complete essentials required to support and operationalize the technologies that are in use. Exceedingly "mom and pop" arrangement with respect to capital budgeting and chargeback. Very little communication on architectural direction and the desired implementation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Commit your resources so you can complete your priorities before moving on to a new project ( finish what you start ). Embrace your pro's, hire college graduates to run your intel infrastructure with the knowledge they will most likely leave within 18 months due to lack of accountability in promoting based on success.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely frustrating place to contribute.

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    Former Employee - Health Data Analyst in Marshfield, WI
    Former Employee - Health Data Analyst in Marshfield, WI

    I worked at Marshfield Clinic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None to really report here.

    Cons

    Isolated location that was not very friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ideas from lower management staff could add value to the organization, if you allow such ideas to be offered

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Easy pace of work, risk-averse management, and small-town mentality.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Marshfield, WI
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Marshfield, WI

    I worked at Marshfield Clinic

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. The work atmosphere is very relaxed with hardly any strict deadlines. You work at your own pace. Most people are from small towns around Wisconsin and are used to the easy pace of things. Good place to be if you can fit into that mindset. Compensation is not the greatest, but then again everything in Marshfield is cheap, so you don't need that much anyway. 21 days of PTO to start with is pretty decent. Coworkers are very respectful. Physical conditions at workplace are very good. It's surprising that such a state of the art facility in small-town Wisconsin. Top-down communication is very good, and it's very easy to get access to top management. Marshfield is a small town, very safe, no traffic, friendly people.

    Cons

    Senior management is very respectful and treat the employees as humans, but will not let you grow as a professional (probably because they feel threatened). Promotions are mostly based on seniority and not ability. So even if you are really good at what you do and qualified for the next level, you still have to wait in queue till the person who joined before you gets promoted first. Annual raises are a joke (they don't even cover inflation), and there are no performance bonuses. Not a lot of emphasis is given to professional development, or continuing education. They do not help with tuition, or provide any encouragement if you want to develop professionally on your own. Small town mentality means that they are very risk averse, and this shows in the decades old technology that they still use. Some people I worked with found it difficult to move horizontally into other areas within IT/IS, as such a move is not encouraged. In fact, some senior management will try to stifle such attempts.

    Marshfield is a town of 20000 people or so, in the middle of farmland Wisconsin; make sure you are aware of that before you start at Marshfield Clinic. There is absolutely nothing to do there in terms of entertainment (unless you like to spend your evenings at hick country bars). There are no other significant towns around, the biggest city is Madison about 2 and a half hours away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't curb personal/professional development. Give employees more opportunities to grow and explore different areas. Be clear about expectations.

    No opinion of CEO
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