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Marshfield Clinic Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
48 Reviews
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Marshfield Clinic President Brian H. Ewert, MD
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Marshfield, WI
    Former Employee - Director in Marshfield, WI

    I worked at Marshfield Clinic full-time

    Pros

    The people are awsome. Great work ethic for 99% of the non-physician staff.

    Cons

    Physicians tend to feel entitled yet not engaged in the organization and/or culture. Management of the organization is poor as a result of the governance model where too many physicians can impede growth or process improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Financially credential each physician. If they don't meet minimum standards, free their future so they can contribute to another organization who doesn't mind going down the tubes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Never will shine.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marshfield Clinic as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Thankfully a contracted position and not permanent.

    Cons

    Managers were not respectable. Lack of leadership and power struggles were apparent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Upper management micromanaging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marshfield Clinic

    Pros

    Some people are really great to work with.

    Cons

    Micromanaging, requests for information - no formal process, not very flexible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave the details be and allow the competent individuals you hired do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    MCIS is not the amazing start-up they think they are.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marshfield, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marshfield, WI

    I worked at Marshfield Clinic full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good. These were carried over from the parent company, Marshfield Clinic. Vacation policy is generous. Flexible work schedules are nice.

    Cons

    Leadership in MCIS is lacking. The CIO and senior leadership tell people what they want to hear, not what they can actually deliver. Many people resigned in the the last year because of lack of confidence in leadership, and the toxic work environment. There is constant churning with re-orgs and changing technologies so that little has been delivered in the past 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the CIO. The organization will be better served with someone in that postion that can actually lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Feeling less proud all the time.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marshfield Clinic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Has average employee benefits, but they are chipping away at a steady pace of what was once a really wonderful deal in benefits. There are many truly wonderful dedicated people to work together and consider them as friends.

    Cons

    It seems like they are teetering at the edge of destruction. If you are an employee who gives the extra, be prepared to not be rewarded but simply given more work and ask to be appreciative you didn't lose your job.
    When initiatives to improve the business are launched the enthusiasm is like a bonfire. Then somehow before it even reaches all levels it fizzles to a match light. One is left wondering often.."hey what ever happened to that idea they spent so much time and money on?" And then here comes the next launch
    without any explanation of the outcome of the last rah rah.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest to the employees and the public. Reward those who do reach to give more than their job description.
    Start good ideas and follow through even when it becomes difficult.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    MCIS Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marshfield, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marshfield, WI

    I worked at Marshfield Clinic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best part about working at Marshfield Clinic and MCIS is that if you want to live in a small city in the middle of no where, it is really the only place to work as a professional.

    Cons

    Leadership is horrible. No one is empowered to make decisions. If you are not one of the favorites, you are no one and you can't get anywhere in the organization. Leadership has no conceptual understanding of the reality they are living in. They don't know how to deliver software and solutions in a timely manner. If there was a fundamental change in leadership, they might have a chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a deep hard look at what you are trying to accomplish and why. Then fire all those C-Level people and get in people that can deliver.

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

    Most physicians who've written reviews need to find out how bad things are in much of the rest of the country.

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    Former Employee - Physician  in  Marshfield, WI
    Former Employee - Physician in Marshfield, WI

    I worked at Marshfield Clinic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    While not the highest compensation in the midwest, you are protected from much of the painful hassles existing in most small clinic operations that exist in most of the country. Also, compensation is considerably more than in an academic center or on the west coast. Benefits during my employment were excellent, but appear to have settled into the ordinary range, except to note that Marshfield still has a defined contribution retirement plan, _in_addition_ to the 401k. Time off is more than reasonable and CME benefits are far more than most other clinics. Finally, while it may seem like the electronic medical record will take over your life, it actually works as advertised, which is more than I can say for most 'certified' systems.

    Cons

    I think others have summed this up nicely. If you 'fit', you'll do very well. If you want everything to be your way, you'll struggle - to be efficient, there has to be some uniformity. Many of the patients are spoiled, and imagine they could get the same level of care anywhere. Despite some of the micromanagement concerns, some longtime physicians seem to flout the rules. And corporate counsel are extremely risk averse, but I honestly miss the deliberative approach not that I've seen how willy-nilly delicate issues are managed elsewhere. While the salary setting process for physicians seems excessively labor intensive and detailed (described elsewhere), it is largely in response to physician demand. Some managers have never worked outside the system and have a very limited imagination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so secretive. I've heard about the recent management shake-up, and am appalled at the way people were notified of their job status by email. People need to have hope for the future, and I'm not sure that really is apparent now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Uncertain times for everyone.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marshfield Clinic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefit package - keeps me here after 30+ years. Ability to transfer to different departments to broaden skills and value as an employee.

    Cons

    Financial difficulties that the company is going through is disconcerting. Many layoffs and no communications from leadership - everything is a big secret.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate. If they would communicate employees would feel like trusted members of the organization. Physicians didn't want to change practice due to current financial constraints until their pay was cut. Suddenly it was then it was a big emergency and the physicians finally took it seriously - After employees hasn't gotten a pay raise for 2 years. That's a hard pill to swallow.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Promising future, on paper

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marshfield Clinic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great starting pay for someone out of college or for coasting through. Not a horrible place to work for if you want to live in central WI.

    Cons

    Open floor plan = lots of noise and distractions. Peers have no incentive to improve themselves. The place is rife with nepotism, favoritism, and a good 'ole boy mentality. If you have talent and are willing to move, you can almost certainly get more money and better benefits by going elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Many in senior management positions have been there too long and have proven themselves incapable of evaluating quality output. Even those who are "hard workers" need to be given the boot if what they produce isn't at all helpful to the company's business goals. Also, get some actual business goals.

    I would advice management to pick up a book. Direction needs to be guided by thoughtful analysis of what is going on in the market versus what the business's current and future needs are; not by sitting in on sales pitches from your vendors. I'm sure they will still buy you drinks or take you on trips, even if start to make decisions yourself.

    The health of MCIS will fall squarely on it's ability to deliver products and services. And if they fail at that they will still be able to coast on the backs of their obligations to Marshfield Clinic and it's subsidiaries. Just don't expect any of those promises from management about how the place will be a wonderland for employees to come true anytime soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marshfield Clinic part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    First job after graduating. Mostly pleasant co-workers.

    Cons

    Very little incentive for career advancement. Nigh impossible to get a straight answer from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm not going to pretend that I understand the ins and outs of your position, but I am certain that spotting talented employees and facilitating their advancement should be a higher priority. With the current financial climate, nepotism and favoritism only undermine Marshfield Clinic's already plummeting reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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