Hennepin County Medical Center

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Hennepin County Medical Center Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Hennepin County Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great people who are compassionate about patients

    Cons

    costly parking and congested location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communications to employees of all levels helps to create a team atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great staff and great work being done while in leadership transition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Hennepin County Medical Center part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    We have really great, talented, and compassionate staff. I love that we are a teaching and learning hospital. There is really some great work being done here and, as we are transitioning leadership, we have a great opportunity to change how we are engaged within our community.

    Cons

    Currently we are transitioning leadership with new management and new staff. Change can be scary, but I'm hoping for the best. A lot of older employees have been here a very long time and need to choose between retiring or continuing to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more employee growth and team cohesiveness - continue with the positive changes you are making and help us strive for excellence in every area so we can become a better hospital all together

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Care and compassion

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    Current Employee - Lactation Consultant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lactation Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Hennepin County Medical Center part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people at HCMC really CARE about the people we serve.

    Cons

    It is a BIG organization, sometimes change is difficult to accomplish.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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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 for 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.

    Recommends
  6. 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 for 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unethical behavior supported by management and staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Hennepin County Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    The pension is a plus, but that's only if you're able to become vested. The educational opportunities available to employees were also a nice perk.

    Cons

    1.) Unethical behavior supported by management. 2.) Poor communication by lower-level management. 3.) Backstabbing and spreading rumors by co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've known several former employees who were wonderful at their jobs but burnout got the best of them because of the lower level management and low morale. You're losing good employees and I suggest you find a way to fix it soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great pension if you can handle staying there long enough to be vested.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Hennepin County Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pension, if you can handle staying their long enough to be vested.

    Cons

    Horrible working conditions, unsafe work environments, constantly changing peoples roles, laying off, demoting, and not following through on improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top Level Benefits

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    Former Employee - Principal Office Specialist  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Principal Office Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Hennepin County Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best benefits of any job I've had, top pay, and great people!

    Cons

    It's a hospital so lots of sick people so you must be good at keeping yourself well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have 1 on 1's monthly with your employees. Check in with them, even though they are getting paid well, just see how they are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a great place to work at and good people to work with while I was an employee.

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    Former Employee - Communication Operation  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Communication Operation in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great place to work wish I still did

    Cons

    None that I see at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mission and people!

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst III  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst III in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Hennepin County Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The organizations mission and the dedication of the staff to serve the local community. Great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Dis-functional departments and too many silos. Managers do not seem to understand what is going on within their department or outside their department. Lack of growth opportunities. If you are ambitious I will recommend to try to lean as much as you can about the department you are join to make sure it is a good fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on breaking down the silos that exist through out the organization. The place is been managed as a government entity and not as a not for profit focused on providing efficient and cost effective services. Too much waste. Also increase the focus on the outreach to more paying patients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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Our new state-of-the-art Center for Hyperbaric Medicine opened in 2012 and is comprised of three multiplace chambers and one monoplace chamber
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