Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island - A decent place for union employees, otherwise look elsewhere | Glassdoor
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"A decent place for union employees, otherwise look elsewhere"

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pawtucket, RI
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pawtucket, RI
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

MHRI's most attractive benefit to employees is free family health insurance for full-time employees. This benefit sets the hospital apart from other hospitals in the area. Another attractive feature of working at MHRI is the opportunity to meet many different medical interns and residents who take part in patient care, as the hospital is a teaching hospital of Brown University.

Cons

MHRI's greatest flaws rest in management. Many of the department managers have been employed with the hospital for decades and were grandfathered into their positions. In some cases this means that college-educated employees are working for managers with little or no college education, who are making several times their salary. The lengthy tenures of management can also prevent opportunities for advancement among lower-ranking employees. As of the time I left MHRI, upper management also began reducing the hours of certain positions to make employees ineligible for the free health insurance or tuition reimbursement program.

Aside from the general managerial issues, the work experience at MHRI varies greatly from one department to the next. Some employees work in departments with high morale and job satisfaction, while others are downright miserable. It all depends on the leadership and management styles of the particular department managers. There are managers in certain departments who govern their employees through threats and fear, treating their workers as disposable labor. Unfortunately, these managers have been grandfathered into their positions, and will most likely remain with the hospital through retirement.

Advice to Management

Given the hospital's financial situation, as well as management issues, it would be in the best interest of the hospital to enter into buy-out negotiations with one of the major regional healthcare networks (such as Lifespan or Partners Healthcare). Most other hospitals in Rhode Island have already taken this step.

Other Employee Reviews for Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

  1. "allied health"

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    Former Employee - Lead in Albion, RI
    Former Employee - Lead in Albion, RI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with who put the patient first

    Cons

    Consolidation with hospital network is painful

    Advice to Management

    Try putting the patients first


  2. "Good Learning Opportunity, Lack of Stability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great new grad experience, health plan used to be 100% paid for (not sure if it still is, prob not)

    Cons

    New management by Care New England, job insecurity, lots of lay offs


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