Maine Medical Center

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Maine Medical Center Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
44 Reviews
3.2
44 Reviews
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Maine Medical Center President and CEO Richard W. (Rich) Petersen
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  1.  

    Enjoy working with the group

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Portland, ME

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

    Pros

    Large knowledge base of doctors

    Cons

    Difficult working 12 hours always

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Maine Medical

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    Former Employee - Staff Nurse  in  Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Portland, ME

    I worked at Maine Medical Center for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good environment to learn and grow. Great benefits, decent pay. If you can stay out of the politics and focus on patient care it'll be very rewarding and challenging.

    Cons

    Management fosters a culture of dog eat dog, you can only advance if you spout the party line. If you criticize upper management you are punished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop relying on numbers to create quality, and stop forcing senior staff nurses out. Quality comes from trust, and employees don't trust management here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent place

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    Current Employee - Dietitian  in  Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Dietitian in Portland, ME

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

    Pros

    Good camaraderie, positive environment. 403b was decent as they matched equally. Positive health care environment. Huge company so there were lots of people who would be hired around the same time and you would get to know them through trainings. Lots of educational opportunities

    Cons

    The management was a little stuck in their old ways. Like training an old dog new tricks. They were apprehensive to take ideas from younger employees. Also the nurses could be very unpleasant, but I believe that is a general feel for a lot of health care as their is a hierarchy that takes place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to ideas, allow for growth so that the management doesn't remain stagnant.

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  5.  

    Great patient care and clinical programs. Do not value their staff in spite of mission statement.

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    Former Employee - Clinical Analyst  in  Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Clinical Analyst in Portland, ME

    I worked at Maine Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities but very chaotic and at times toxic environments. A lot of cultural challenges.

    Cons

    Toxic atmosphere, employees are not valued, training offered but never executed. Don't attempt to take FMLA or they'll fire you for "substandard performance" or some such nonsense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture and mentor new employees, don't just throw them to the wolves and expect them to sink or swim.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A fantastic place to intern

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    Current Employee - Academic Intern  in  Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Academic Intern in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Maine Medical Center as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are wonderful to work with at MMCRI. I have gained a ton of experience in a short period of time. The work is interesting and self paced. Everyone has been willing to help whenever I have asked. I can't say enough about the great people here.

    Cons

    I have spent a lot more time on the computer than I am used to, often 6 - 7 hours a day. The financial compensation is fairly modest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good place to eork

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maine Medical Center

    Pros

    Benefits pay schedule patients good physicians

    Cons

    Micromanagement coworker conflict management turning eye to problems

  8.  

    Middle Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Maine Medical Center full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The hospital makes every attempt to be patient and family centered. Staff consistenly work to make the patient experience the best it could possibly be. Very collaborative.

    Cons

    To acquire and retain the best managers and directors the hospital needs to compensate them adequately. Salaries for these people are dismal, they are the glue of the organization. The organization is top heavy with Vice Presidents.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Progressive health care

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    Current Employee - CNA I  in  Portland, ME
    Current Employee - CNA I in Portland, ME

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

    Pros

    You never get bored at Maine Med, you get to see all the complicated cases that surrounding hospitals aren't equipped to deal with. The benefits are good and the longevity of employees speaks for itself, most people have been working there for ten years plus. I have worked with some really great people and even though its a big hospital within departments it feel like a small family where everyone takes care of each other.

    Cons

    It's a big hospital and it's easy to get "lost" literally and figuratively. Sometimes it feels like decisions are made without and consultation with the people who actually have to implement the changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult your employees more, make them apart of decision making. Stop treating CNA's like they are disposable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Long time clinical and administrative manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maine Medical Center full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are very good. There is some opportunity in a company as large and geographically dispersed to move around for new or better environments.

    Cons

    Executive management values are not aligned with the stated mission. Little employee engagement or participation in planning. Centralized control does not let managers manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think back to when the culture was more closely aligned with values. Respect and encourage employee input. Consider transparent communications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maine Medical Center

    Pros

    excellent benefits, excellent people and coworkers

    Cons

    flexibility required, work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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