The Miriam Hospital

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The Miriam Hospital Reviews in Providence, RI

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI

    I have been working at The Miriam Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits and flexibility, Highly stimulating with many interesting projects happening.

    Cons

    Was a great place, I would say the only downside is that there is so much research going on that it is difficult to know all that it happening. But, can be proactive to learn more.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Pharmacy - Decent pay, Flexible scheduling, but poor management

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Providence, RI

    I worked at The Miriam Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Worked here for about a year, schedule is mostly flexible, supervisors willing to work with you, pay was decent but still under local average, but great shift differentials. The pharmacy didn't really allow for much room for promotion. almost nothing at all.

    Cons

    Management and supervisors only care about themselves. Working in the pharmacy had employees constantly fear for their jobs. Managers stoop to a "finger-to-point" mentality and only want someone to blame instead improving policies. Co-worked complained all day long about work but would never say anything unless it would get someone else in trouble. A lot of gossip. Technicians are constantly undermined and are treated like garbage compared to pharmacists. Management will not hesitate to continuously write you up or fire you if they feel you're not up to the task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually talk to employees about how they feel with certain policies, and stop pulling people into trouble left and right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Hematology lab is stressful, understaffed, and needing a big change...

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Providence, RI

    I have been working at The Miriam Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are okay but if you go out of lifespan service for a procedure or lab work they tack on huge fees. Job stability is there due to massive amount of specimen to process...

    Cons

    Specimen volume for this core lab is huge and continuing to grow yet staffing is always a problem. It is stressful because it's so busy. It really burns you out after some nights to be honest and it's hard to walk away for a dinner break. There should be more staff on second shift to help. Some coworkers are team-driven but there are some who are definitely not, so working with them will really make the night even more stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more staffing for such a large volume. Schedule is not flexible and it's tremendously hard to get a weekend off. If a problem shows up between staff management and HR do not do anything until months of this has happened.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Worst job in world if you are a hospitalist at Miriam, that too on J1.

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    Former Employee - Hospitalist in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Hospitalist in Providence, RI

    I worked at The Miriam Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice support staff including the nurses and the ground staff, managers suck.

    Cons

    Abuse of hospitalists in the name of Brown University, where as there is nothing which even mentions about brown, it is just another community hospital where brown students rotate.
    Lowest salary, no nocturnists, so you will end up doing 3-4 months of nights in a year. If you are on J1 they know you are bound by it, and will schedule you on all worst possible shifts.
    They promise teaching positions on interview, which you will never get in year1 , probably a month in year 2.
    PLease do not do the mistake I did, all my J 1 compatriots, unless you want your blood sucked out for your 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sooner or later USCIS will know about the abuse of people on J1 in the name of Brown university as compared to the non J1/PR/citizens. Time to stop the bonded -labour situation on J1 workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Not the friendlist hospital to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    I have been working at The Miriam Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    salary is reasonable. Some employees are nice to work with. Decent Earned time.

    Cons

    Some Rude Managers. Work staff to death because short staffed and blame the budget for it. Allow to accrue only 1x your yearly ET. Policies vary department to department, some allow a max of 2 weeks off at a time, others allow a month at a time. Lastly, Lifespan Health Insurance sucks. Expect to pay extra copays if you go outside of the lifespan network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff with utmost respect and communicate more efficiently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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