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Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids Iowa Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mercy-Cedar Rapids"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids Iowa part-time

    Pros

    Health benefits are amazing and very cost friendly for families. Hours are pretty decent and they are very willing to work around schedules.

    Cons

    The compensation is not the best, even with a Bachelor's degree, depending on the department you are working in.


  2. "Great employees, very poor executive team"

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

    I worked at Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids Iowa full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful patient care and hard working employees. People truly believe is working hard.

    Cons

    Executives are distant, out of touch and not transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Be open with your employees, they are smart and caring and want to do good work for patients.

  3. "Apply cautiously"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids Iowa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good coworkers, work well as team

    Cons

    CEO doesn't care about employees


  4. "Great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids Iowa full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team work. The Mercy Touch is more than just a slogan. It's the Mercy culture. We treat our patients like family.

    Cons

    Management, from the CEO down, micromanage their staff. The bean counters also seem to be in charge at times, i.e. making decisions based solely on cost without asking staff how it will affect our work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging. You have great staff. Set the guidelines and turn us loose. Only step in when a minor problem threatens to become a major one. The budget is important, but it's not the only thing.


  5. "Shaky and somewhat shady organization"

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    Current Employee - BSN- RN Staff Nurse in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - BSN- RN Staff Nurse in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids Iowa full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, health insurance is good. Coworkers can be great people. Free parking although there is walking usually involved across busy streets. Can be risky at night.

    Cons

    Pay, no pay increase for several years, basically if the administrators don't reach their profit "goal," they will not give pay increases except to management to meet their goals.
    Management only cares about meeting their goals, can be cutthroat.
    You may work 4 hours one week and 70 the next. And thus you will not get overtime.
    As a nurse you may work 630am until 2am the next morning without a break and be expected to be at work by 630 next morning. Management does not care about employee safety, only staffing the minimum requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Healthcare is about care for people, not making as much as you can off of their illness.


  6. "Depends on your department, job title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids Iowa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall it is a good place to work for.

    Cons

    Some departments have poor management and lack management.

    Advice to Management

    Look to within for hiring or promoting. Remember that staff have many skills. Look for real world experience vs degrees.


  7. "Vacation and PTO Benefits"

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

    I have been working at Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids Iowa full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary for the position

    Cons

    You have to use PTO for all holidays. Life/Work balance is non existent

  8. "Department Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids Iowa full-time

    Pros

    Love my job, my co-workers and caring for patients.

    Cons

    Often understaffed in all disciplines. Straight across the board raise vs merit based raise. Staff often asked what can be improved upon but nothing really changes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees especially if it is the whole department with similar complaints. Show appreciation for employees that go above & beyond. Merit based raises vs. a staight percent raise would be nice. Discipline & make accountable those who choose to not do what they should. Follow-up periodically with staff about what is being done about issues or changes occurring within the company or department. Include staff in changes..let them feel a part of the change.


  9. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The president is very nice.

    Cons

    Taking almost 90 days to fill out a 7 day orientation. Policies were not discussed. Degraded in front of other staff. Told lacked initiative and lacked the Mercy Touch. Asked to get food/coffee for superior frequently. Degrading comments made about person previously in position.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to train your employees. Be organized.


  10. "Service Desk Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids Iowa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Solid benefits, good pay, great coworkers

    Cons

    Shortsightedness of management, grossly underfunded departments, poorly managed IT infrastructure, hard to get promoted and management will tell you they were passed up 4 times before getting promoted like it's supposed to make it better


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