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Southeast Alabama Medical Center Reviews

Updated October 6, 2017
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  1. "ER Registration"

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

    I worked at Southeast Alabama Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    It is a great organization to work for. The registration & emergency department have leaders that encourage a friendly, productive environment.

    Cons

    The benefits package isn't the best especially for part time emoyees.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the patients & the work not so much on the employees petty complaints.


  2. "Lab assistant"

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

    I have been working at Southeast Alabama Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Manageable work schedule with changes in progress so hopefully things will be more equal and rewarding

    Cons

    Low ability to reward workers for hard work and dedication, large number of negative attitudes and poor work ethic in coworkers, overwhelming job responsibility due to staff shortage and poor work ethic of coworkers

  3. "SAMC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southeast Alabama Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Had good health and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Unfair in optimization. Laid off employees that had been there the longest in order to hire people for those positions at a lesser pay.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not surprised about layoffs"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and most coworkers are nice. Easy work environment.

    Cons

    There were too many employees and people with any foresight had to know layoffs were coming. There were a lot of employees working 40 hours who "worked" perhaps 18. Chronyism and favorites. Good old boy network exists here.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to make a decision without 5 revisions. Oh and right after you lay off 80-plus people, don't name new vps and put them all over Facebook. You don't get that that looks bad.


  5. "Great Healthcare Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southeast Alabama Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Organization has a great future.

    Cons

    Management is not held accountable in many instances.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good IT depending on your position and mentality"

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Dothan, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good corporate structure. Somewhat competitive salary.

    Cons

    Some management and coworkers do not foster an empowering environment to help others. Egos get in the way. I've seen many HR rules broken but the rules don't apply to some.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using the buddy system for applicant selections. Be more realistic about the job market or you will continue to get what you pay for in employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not the place it used to be, or should be."

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

    I worked at Southeast Alabama Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    SAMC was the employer of choice for years and although pay and benefits are not equal across the board for everyone, it is often better than most in the community. Coworkers are awesome for the most part. They make everyday life better.

    Cons

    Leadership has no conscience. Pay is not equal based on experience, education, etc. Moving up is not determined by loyalty, hard work or success, it is determined by who they want to promote, and who they can control to continue the plan of the current regime. The CEO is no longer Ron Owen, SAMC was in good shape under him. The CEO is Richard Sutton. Google him and you will find out who he is for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Being in the top 10% in the nation as a hospital isn't everything, the way you treat your employees makes a difference in morale and their desire to provide excellent patient care or service to their employer. "Managing up" is a deserved recognition for true leaders... not forced. Board members should be voted in by the community, rather than appointed by their "commissioner buddies," that way the community has a say in what they experience as a patient from the top of the SAMC leadership chain down to the care they receive. Senior leaders need to be held more responsible.

  8. "Registered Nurse"

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

    I worked at Southeast Alabama Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Good education department.

    Cons

    Low pay. Upper management issues.

    Advice to Management

    Look into implementing staff ratios so that you can actually have enough staff to keep the doors open. :)


  9. "Anonymous"

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

    I have been working at Southeast Alabama Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My favorite thing about working at SAMC is the sense of teamwork and community

    Cons

    A new benefits package was implemented in January 2017 and I personally haven't been as happy with the health insurance coverage but it's still affordable with a large network of providers. The new dental insurance is disappointing compared to what we used to have; however, the vision insurance is AWESOME.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! The culture of SAMC has definitely changed for the better since Mr. Sutton came on as our CEO.


  10. "Past Time"

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    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Dothan, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southeast Alabama Medical Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome staff and place to work. Some of the most lovable families to work with and for

    Cons

    Pay scale somewhat on the low side

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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