Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic Reviews

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Mayo Clinic President & CEO John H. Noseworthy
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Pros
  • Directors and supervisors encourage a strong work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Working in this place gives a great Job satisfaction, and has great benefits for employees (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Working here helps you to have a great work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Centralized decision-making and administrative infrastructure with decreased autonomy for individual departments (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Mayo Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at Mayo Clinic full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation package.
    Midwestern values
    Encourages furthering education
    Constantly changing environment

    Cons

    Management issues
    Benefits packages keeps getting reduced
    Run by committee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more follow-through. Don't encourage furthering ones education as a way to advance at Mayo and do nothing to assist in that advancement. Seems to be more interested in finding talend outside of mayo instead of advancing from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best employer in healthcare industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Research in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Mayo Clinic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Career growth opportunities. Respect by administration

    Cons

    Takes longer to get promoted as current leaders are very satisfied in their positions and are not easily moved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your current employees to get promoted within the company a bit easier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Systems Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Systems Engineering Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Health Systems Engineering Analyst in Rochester, MN

    I worked at Mayo Clinic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Belief at being the Best is instilled throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Decisions take too long to make. Opportunities are lost in the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money on making sure processes are done correctly. Infrastructure / Systems are there to support future growth. Open up better communications and direction throughout the lower ranks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    high pressure research environment, high volume of patient access making clinical research the place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at Mayo Clinic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Access to human specimen and diverse patient population. Lots of smart, driven clinician-researcher, making it THE best place to do translational research.

    Cons

    low career mobility for PhD scientists. Takes long time to get tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster strategic, high leverage research as oppose to low impact, low return projects. Fund the excellence, not mediocre. Please give younger scientists more chances to succeed, not the ones been here for 30+ years without active funding or research any more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Problems and Opportunities at Mayo Clinic

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mayo Clinic

    Pros

    good benefits,internationally recognized,superior care in most areas.

    Cons

    Nurses have very little leeway with clinical decision making. Top-heavy.Nurses are expected to run unnecessary tests to get the institution to get more money or paranoia about lawsuits, or both..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give nurses more flexibility, within legal and safety boundaries, to try different modalities of care. Be more pragmatic than policy and paranoia driven.

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    contracting with DLMP-project management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN

    I worked at Mayo Clinic as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people were down home and nice to get along with.

    Cons

    The teams did not have a good grasp as to what they were doing and why they were doing the tasks. My reporting director was bios against women. Hense laying off 6 of them while I was there. He spoke down to them and took their work away from them trying to have them feel belittled and not sure of their work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One one on one time should be for me to have and reach out for help. They should tell you what they do not and they do like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Life changing career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Lab Technologist
    Current Employee - Clinical Lab Technologist

    I have been working at Mayo Clinic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best that health care has to offer. Working here you can tell there is a difference in how they approach health care. This is the place people come to get answers.

    Cons

    The only real con is hearing back from human resources is painfully slow in a company of 40k employees. Be patient, they get a lot of applications for the jobs they post and there is a reason for that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Rewarding Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at Mayo Clinic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable organization, lots of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    very slow decision making, losing sight of their core business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember that your people are your greatest asset

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work and job security

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Specialist
    Former Employee - Finance Specialist

    I worked at Mayo Clinic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security, good salary and benefit

    Cons

    No movement, no productivity measures, some people work and some do not but they do not loose their jobs because of lack of productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be movement of people within the company regardless of title or experience. HR really needs to look at overall qualification of an employee rather than just experience alone. Many position that require a four year degree hire GEDs which demotivates other employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Open environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at Mayo Clinic as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to share new thoughts, down to earth managers, access to tons of study materials, exposure to various technologies, excellent employee health safety standards

    Cons

    Slow decision making, lots of committees, lot of managers, lack of integration between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce duplication of effort by allowing departments to share what they're developing or working on, departments being more transparent as to what technology/product they are developing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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