Lowell Community Health Center

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Lowell Community Health Center Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
4 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience working with all different cultures.

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Lowell, MA

    I worked at Lowell Community Health Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I felt that the staff at Lowell Community Health Center really wanted to make changes in the community and better the health and safety of the center's patients. There was a strong spirit of wanting to reach out and help the under served people in the area.

    Cons

    Often, I did feel that management under appreciated the work that the employees in their department were accomplishing every day for not much pay. This does happen everywhere but people working in community centers are really there for more altruistic reasons and should be treated as such.

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    Less micro-managing, more training at the start of the position.

    Recommends
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    stressful and burnt out, but the experience gained was fantastic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lowell Community Health Center

    Pros

    great group of coworkers, developed bonds that goes beyond coworkers. benefits could be better but have noticed slight improvements made (slowly)

    Cons

    too much focus on 'growing' and not much focus on the employees; at least in the last few yrs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make your current employees happy versus focusing on finding new ones

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    If you love the urban community setting and it's clientele, it's a great place to work/try out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at Lowell Community Health Center part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The co workers are wonderful (both supporting staff and clinical staff), the experience gained is valuable; fast paced, patients are complicated and the language/culture adds to the challenge. Staff tends to stay for long periods because they care about the work they do for the underserved city despite typical community setting benefits/salaries.

    Cons

    lacking structure in organization making it chaotic and overwhelming. Sometimes chaotic is fun, but can be draining. Unsure if this is common to community settings, can't compare, but from speaking with employees of nearby community clinics, they appear to have better organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the staff that are in direct contact with the clients and support them

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  5.  

    Great experience for someone interested in community health, amazing connections and services

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    Former Employee - Community Health Worker  in  Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Community Health Worker in Lowell, MA

    I worked at Lowell Community Health Center

    Pros

    Comprehensive community health center that serve patients in multiple languages. Great way to get involved in community health.

    Cons

    Most positions require some nights and weekends. Does not pay as well as some jobs in Boston MA

    Recommends

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