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Polyclinic employment is a sure disappointment due to phony management and blatant disregard for staff.

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

I worked at Polyclinic full-time for less than a year

Pros

- a learning experience showing just how much a healthcare professional can take before quitting.

-the pay is average

Cons

The Polyclinic orientation is a façade. Outside vendors supply their onboarding literature - no originality, creativity or vision. There is awful buffoonery during Polyclinic attempted software instruction. During your orientation they ask you to sign their job description agreement, and it has two pages of medical assistant duties, and then at the end, there is a clause that basically says management can ask you to do what ever management directs. A medical assistant may be asked to: change your job title everyday, empty garbage everyday, perhaps they'll ask you to do something outside your scope. Who knows? They ought to make you write that part of their job description out in long hand to make sure you recognize it. It's wrong to take advantage of a new medical assistant by asking them to sign a document which states Polyclinic can ask a medical assistant to do anything. Polyclinic hoodwinks new medical assistants at most vulnerable time, and they really ought to be ashamed of that.

The folks who represent management run an obvious rigged game. You can tell by the way they speak to you, an hourly employee, and the way they speak with each other. These are folks who have no insight in healthcare, or care for their medical assistants, let alone the people who come there to provide revenue, or may really be looking for medical help. The management at Polyclinic is fake. It's best to speak with Polyclinic management like you are trying out to be in a toilet paper commercial.

If you expect to keep your job here: do maintain a blunted affect; do not look at anyone directly; do keep your smartphone in your hand to appear awake, but allowing you to avoid direct communication with anyone while your at Polyclinic, do not exceed a working vocabulary of 200 or so words; speak in fragments, blend out, become a fixture.

As an employee, its understood you have nothing to say. Don't expect your attempts at email with supervisors to be answered. Supervisors have no shame in flagrantly ignoring you. There is no honest "above-board" employee communication at Polyclinic.

If your intention is to professionally help people who need help, this is not the place for you.
Polyclinic seems to be deaf (they don't want to hear or listen) and dumb (mgmt appears to not have real experience with people). Like other folks have said here, patient care is really an afterthought.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Constant circus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polyclinic full-time

    Pros

    Felt my job would not disappear during the recession

    Cons

    Benefits have been cut back yearly for the last 3-4 years. Less holidays came first (for me) then insurance costs and co-pays shot up. Have to stay employed through Dec 31st to get all of that year's part of profit sharing.

    How is parking subsidized when it's on company owned property and still so expensive?

    Then there's the working environment, it's a constant circus with constant knee-jerking. Too many people in management that don't know what's going on making decisions no one wants. I keep hearing "that's true everywhere", uh no not in my experience.

    One particular example of poorly choosing managers was one was hyper and considered crazy being replaced by someone who is well known to be easily confused by anything more complex then the "got your nose" trick used on infants that involves your thumb between two fingers. The same senior manager hired both and how one can sit in a room with these two people and think they're it is beyond many.

    Some doctors are wonderful people while some are outright nasty to all. I'm not sure how a doctor who is so well know as nasty with low patient numbers is not eliminated.

    If you're in a position requiring ordering parts and supplies count on everything taking multiple times longer than it should. This is if the item(s) gets ordered and correctly.

    I pretty much forbade my partner from working here.

    This ship is staying afloat only due to being medical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire an outside consultant to interview all management and analyze how the company functions. Follow the corrective recommendations presented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth the steady paycheck

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polyclinic

    Pros

    Paychecks never bounce and there are the few nice people that work there.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. Taking care of patients is an afterthought. This is not a place to work if you actually want to help people. No such thing as team work. If you can handle someone telling you how to work and how to think without having an opinion, this place has plenty of jobs for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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