Holyoke Medical Center

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    Metal heAlth assistant is a rewarding job hear at holyoke hospital.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mental Health Assistant  in  Holyoke, MA
    Current Employee - Mental Health Assistant in Holyoke, MA

    Pros

    The management makes an extra effort to help out all of the staff. The managers on the unit welcome new staff with open arms and truly help new employees succeed in there career.

    Cons

    Working in a hospital in general can be very emotionally and physically demanding and this is the same at holyoke medical center. Another downside is That in the emergency room it is very clicky and this can be Distracting experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the floor management is great but I think the higher management should make more of an effort to learn the staff by name or at least by face I think this should be easily accomplished due to not being that big of a hospital.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Phlebotomy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist  in  Holyoke, MA
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Holyoke, MA

    Pros

    This is a good place to get your foot in the door if you are a NEW Phlebotomist. You will learn a lot due to the other employees passing off their work load but as soon as you gain enough experience to find work elsewhere, RUN FOR THE DOOR! if you have experience, don't waste your time. Go somewhere where you'll be paid what your worth.

    Cons

    To sum up the phlebotomy department specifically: IT SUCKS!! I If you are not personal friends with with the female supervisor or don't figure it out in time to kiss her and her cliques' butts, you will get no where fast. Almost all new employees are treated as gofers and the worst thing you can do is stand up for yourself about it. It's easy to get burned out in this dept. because the supervisor will assign duties that only her friends are trained to do which require you to sit down at a computer or general busy work, while everyone else is going to every floor and department of the hospital to collect blood from patients. The same people have the same two hours of computer time every day. When asked to be trained to do the things that the "clique" gets to do, the excuse is always "it's too busy." In other words, 'I need you to keep working so my friends can keep slacking.' New positions that become available are quietly posted and filled so that the friends of the supervisors get them before any one even knows there was even a new position, whether they have more seniority or not. No one that the supervisor is friends with has anything damaging in their employee file, no matter how habitually late they are or how many mistakes are made. It always gets covered up, but to anyone outside of the circle, everything is documented, no matter how big or small the incident. Lastly, as much as they will deny it, most of the "clique" are straight up racists, mostly against hispanics or any one who can't understand or speak English.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the cover-ups and treat everyone the same. Start making the Supervisor accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3.  

    just average

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Holyoke, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holyoke, MA

    Pros

    Center for behavioral health has a lot of nice staff but i can not say that for the rest of the hospital.

    Cons

    there is not much support from upper management. there is not a that much potential for job growth without being a nurse or doctor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the upper management and human resources department should be more visible within the workplace and not just in certain situations. you do not take into account how hard some of your employers work. when they get sick you just let them go.

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