Hennepin County Medical Center Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Lack of good caring managers only worried about what they can do that makes them look good.

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    Current Employee - Lab in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lab in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I get paid on time and have decent benefits.

    Cons

    Time off is impossible. Issues of daily workplace are not addressed in a timely manner. Too much politics, clicks and silo mentality amoung management.

    Advice to Management

    Unless their is an epiphany and change of heart and soul by mangement to care not only for their staff who gives excellent care to the patient high turn over will ensue.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Hostile environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy to reach from bus lines

    Cons

    Being a government owned entity there is an environment of dual politics, both office type power struggles and positioning and then government related both from a regulation of a health provider to the heavy political correctness garbage.


  3. Helpful (1)

    get along well with staffs. No face to face patient service. Great experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hennepin County Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    awesome workers to work with and the experience to get your feet at the door for career.

    Cons

    Working at home is not what they say until you finish your specialties and good performances. Never a settling job and no goals to achieve on work. Poor training due to shortage of analyst and never a stable work environment. Always new management or manager comes and go, which ruins your ability and the work to be effective because it's always changing constantly. They say flexible schedule but literally not. There's no increase negotiable for salary.

    Advice to Management

    Read policy carefully in every detail you can because it is a union and you have rights. If it's not documented it's not done. Speak up and know that you have rights. Good experience but wouldn't recommend to be permanent.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    it is the most disorganized care in some units and the best of care in others - research!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Committed to its mission of working with the poor.

    Cons

    upper management is extremely disorganized and changes from one initiative to another without explanation. Trying to establish data driven decisions but the workforce is about 10 years behind. Slow to make technology easily accessible and working properly.

    Advice to Management

    Bullying staff will get you know where. You are losing good staff because the upper management creates change that they don't totally understand and then expect high performance in a manner of weeks. Take a look at your goals and stick to them.


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hennepin County Medical Center full-time (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 Management

    Hold people accountable.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Poor management, constant turnover and chaos.

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    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hennepin County Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, not much more.

    Cons

    Management, Scheduling, shortages of staffing, professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Employees who are there to actually work should be rewarded and used as the example and not taken advantage of and abused for those that just take up space.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Top heavy in directors and lack of managers causes confusion amoung workers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Improvements do occur when senior management is aware of benefits. Company has long history will be around in 100 years.

    Cons

    Not enough recognition, pay increases, training or upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Re-analyze current mangement structure and get the reall management back down to line level and not director level. The less there are directors the better, more managers that roll up to less directors. Directors are not managers at HCMC they are misplaced.


  10. Helpful (2)

    HCMC

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -altruistic/mission focused environment -your work can actually make a difference -independence

    Cons

    -No career path -Poor financial health -Layoffs -Poor training

    Advice to Management

    Show your workers that you care about them, and make an investment in their progress.


  11. Helpful (1)

    HCMC--still a first-class hospital, but in crisis

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Still has good benefit package. Can feel you are doing Important work in community. Nationally recognized hospital, can be proud of workplace.

    Cons

    Extreme budget shortfall--constant reductions of staff and increase of work pressure and responsibilities for remaining staff. Unstable management--frequent changes of management people and of goal focus as hospital separates from County management. Poor moral in almost all departments.

    Advice to Management

    Most employees take pride in their jobs and are aware of extreme budget pressures. But they can not be stretched beyond a certain point--many departments are already running only by allowing massive overtime and running employees at burn-out level.



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