Mayo Clinic Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
238 Reviews
4.1
238 Reviews
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Mayo Clinic President & CEO John H. Noseworthy
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127 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Directors and supervisors encourage a strong work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great leadership, very friendly and professional co-workers (in 20 reviews)


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

  • Need more non-patient care areas (lounges, courtyards, gardens, etc (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Not a good career move for someone with prior experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Lab Technologist  in  Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Clinical Lab Technologist in Rochester, MN

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

    Pros

    As a science major, I would see this is as a good place for a first job. But if you are looking at Mayo as a replacement to your present job, I would not recommend it unless you are coming in with a medically related background (doctor, nurse, etc.) or are moving into what you want to do for a long time. Opportunity for advancement is not good so unless you are willing to wait, this is probably not where you want to be. Compensation is good for what you are doing, but it comes at a big price.

    Cons

    When you first come on board here, your prior experience means something. Once you've been here for a time, what you did prior to coming here means little or nothing. And movement within the organization is based on who you know, not what you know. I can say that the job I hold has really turned me off on staying in a lab related job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe looking at internal candidates within your group from time to time might be something to consider unless you are happy turning over 1/4 of your staff every couple of years. Hiring external candidates to your groups tend to make people within your group look elsewhere for opportunity (whether in or out of the company).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great pay. Very welcoming.

    Cons

    There really are none that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can not think of any advice to give.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Loved working for Mayo Clinic as an RN.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff RN  in  Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Rochester, MN

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

    Pros

    Excellent management, work loads was fair. Company that gave a great raise every year that I worked there. Excellent and easy to navigate benefits. Truly felt supported by management and physicians. Conferences and learning opportunities were encouraged and paid for.

    Cons

    Working for such a large organization sometimes there are changes made company wide that may not make the most sense for your particular position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mission Driven

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrator
    Former Employee - Administrator

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

    Pros

    Mayo really does put the patient first in virtually all of their decisions, which makes for a rewarding work experience.

    Cons

    It has added several layers of administrators over the past 10 years which has created a more bureaucratic work place and has reduced the decision-making roles of those who interact with patients the most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the management structure before it starts having a negative effect on patient satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A place to work for physicians

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mayo Clinic

    Pros

    Great place to work for passionate docs

    Cons

    Terrible city, bad weather, overall likely that you will have isolated life

  7.  

    Excellent work experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Mayo Clinic has an extremely professional work environment with state-of-the art facilities. Collaboration within and between departments is encouraged. Mayo also has an excellent work culture and business integrity.

    Cons

    Parking close to your building is limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Employer

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

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, diversity, staff, culture, leadership

    Cons

    Waits, staff attitude, consistency, communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your staff, it helps with their trust in you and the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience with the Mayo clinic was exceptional, the needs of the patients clearly come first.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rehab Aide  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Rehab Aide in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Mayo Clinic part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good medicine is practiced.

    Cons

    Switching to a new electronic medical record was time consuming and stressful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Clinical Pharmacist

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

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

    Pros

    Progressive thinking, abundant resources, intelligent young minds

    Cons

    Scheduling is and pharmacist coverage areas are always not as advertised

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Hard working, but worth it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mayo Clinic

    Pros

    Health and dental Benefits, 405b/401k, vestments, PTO, etc

    Cons

    Very internally hired- difficult to get into, frequent hiring freezes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand reasonable workload of each employee, promote swift career advancement.

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