Mayo Clinic
3.8 of 5 185 reviews
www.mayoclinic.org Rochester, MN 5000+ Employees

Mayo Clinic Reviews

Updated Nov 11, 2013

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Pros:
  • "Directors and supervisors encourage a strong work/life balance"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Great benefits, great leadership, very friendly and professional co-workers"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "Need more non-patient care areas (lounges, courtyards, gardens, etc"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Nurses have very little leeway with clinical decision making"
    in 5 reviews
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Mayo Experience

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Rochester, MN

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

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

ConsManagement issues
Benefits packages keeps getting reduced
Run by committee

Advice to Senior ManagementHave 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

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

ProsExcellent benefits. Career growth opportunities. Respect by administration

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

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow your current employees to get promoted within the company a bit easier.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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high pressure research environment, high volume of patient access making clinical research the place to be

Research Fellow (Current Employee)
Rochester, MN

I have been working at Mayo Clinic full-time for more than a year

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementFoster 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Problems and Opportunities at Mayo Clinic

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Mayo Clinic

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

ConsNurses 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 Senior ManagementGive 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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Health Systems Engineering Analyst (Former Employee)
Rochester, MN

I worked at Mayo Clinic full-time for more than a year

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Life changing career.

Clinical Lab Technologist (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe 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.

ConsThe 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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contracting with DLMP-project management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Rochester, MN

I worked at Mayo Clinic as a contractor for more than a year

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

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementOne 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Rewarding Career

Human Resources Representative (Current Employee)
Rochester, MN

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

ProsStable organization, lots of opportunities for advancement

Consvery slow decision making, losing sight of their core business

Advice to Senior Managementremember that your people are your greatest asset

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work and job security

Finance Specialist (Former Employee)

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

ProsJob security, good salary and benefit

ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementThere 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Open environment

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Rochester, MN

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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