Southeast Alabama Medical Center

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Southeast Alabama Medical Center Reviews

Updated January 5, 2015
Updated January 5, 2015
9 Reviews
2.6
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    My experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN Staff in Dothan, AL
    Current Employee - RN Staff in Dothan, AL

    I have been working at Southeast Alabama Medical Center part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great staff to work with. The health insurance is great.

    Cons

    Management is very poor. Leadership is extremely poor. It is the good ole boy system so if you do not know somone you are stuck in the position which you begin in especially if it's just as a registered nurse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and what they have to say. It will help prevent the high turnover which you experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay Job

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

    I worked at Southeast Alabama Medical Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employee recognition and educational opportunities

    Cons

    Several floor employees are rude to service workers, inability to move up the ladder, low wages and extremely expensive health insurance. This job is like a totem pole and the ones at the bottom are treated accordingly. Rude staff should be disciplined the same as anyone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees concerns more often. They are the backbone of this organization.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not as good of an experience as I hoped for or imagined.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary

    I have been working at Southeast Alabama Medical Center

    Pros

    Supposedly getting higher in your career level. Heard alot about moving up the ladder. However, I've met people who are stuck in the same role and have a hard time moving to another role even with qualifications and education.

    Cons

    Horrible training and very rude staff. I have never met so many rude people working at one location. Not every unit but some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training on the unit should be with one person only and someone whose been working for many years. A new employee should not be left to take over duties on their own until orientation is over. Rude staff should be fired and replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I enjoyed my job here. Good place to work.

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

    I worked at Southeast Alabama Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fair pay, Good benefits, Good opportunities

    Cons

    Did not enjoy working 2nd shift. Discouraging departmental meetings that really brought down employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall a great place to work, but offer employees an occasional word of encouragement. Even though everyone makes mistakes that are pointed out repeatedly, sometimes some people also perform well at their job and a word of affirmation or praise is nice occasionally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Southeast Alabama Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Patient centered care and committed to employees

    Cons

    Career advancement is limited....need to focus more on strengths than weaknesses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    RN II

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

    I have been working at Southeast Alabama Medical Center

    Pros

    Benefits, employee pharmacy, co-workers, closeness to home

    Cons

    Small town, lots of politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunity for experience as LPN

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Dothan, AL

    I worked at Southeast Alabama Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will get some invaluable experience working here. It is under guidance of the Joint Commission on the Accreditations of Healthcare, of which this facility does adhere. Also good experience as far as how things should be done. LPN's work along side of RN's and are treated with equal respect from administration, RN's and physicians.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other jobs in the area. Evaluation packet to get a raise was time consuming lengthy and redundant. Raises sometimes go on hiatus. As a med-surg nurse you will frequently have a high nurse to patient ratio sometimes as high as 7:1. PCA/CNA are not well staffed on floors sometimes as low as 4 to a 42 bed floor. Staff turn over rate is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff your floors adequately to ensure your patients proper care and your employees an ability to do their job as nurses and greatly reduce stress. And for God's sake pay them...you do make enough money as evidenced by how you spend it. It is a poor excuse for you to expect the level of work you do for the amount of pay you give and then have the audacity to criticize when your expectations are not met, shame.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Growing, Growing, Gone all about the status not the quality

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Dothan, AL

    I worked at Southeast Alabama Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Educational opportunities abound for everyone.

    Cons

    Short staffed, high pt to staff ratio

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None couldn't work with what you have to deal with......

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Bad experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Dothan, AL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Dothan, AL

    I have been working at Southeast Alabama Medical Center

    Pros

    The nursing staff is very nice and helpful to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is awful needs to be in this decade! The nurse techs and nurse aids are very disrespectful. Management does nothing for this. The insurance is to expensive and we have to wear white uniforms which gets dirty too easily. Oh and no one has gotten a raise in 2 years. Bad ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate the pay scale and make sure to give raises every year! Listen to employees and atleast try to take these things to heart. If you don't have nurses you don't have a business!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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