- Duke University Medical Center24.Jan 2020
Management has no idea how to do their job. From the low managers to the higher ups.
Support from management
I have to work very independently
Nothing is ever straight forward here.
Freedom to work independently
I guess since they don’t bother to communicate with us, that they must trust us some.
We get very little communication from management. If you don’t hear anything you assume you are doing well.
They may actually do well in this one area
Attitude towards older colleagues
Nope. We have favoritism towards the younger new nurses.
No growth in most areas. Just nurses have growth potential
Overall compensation for your work
Duke pays the least amount in the area. They do a market adjustment maybe once every 10 years.
Office / Work Environment
We definitely could use an ergonomics assessment. I’m standing on concrete floors for my 10 hour shift
We don’t recycle here
Vacation time is often denied. We have a play favorites culture. There is a lot of age discrimination as well.
No room for growth and we aren’t allowed raises more than 2% a year. Our health insurance goes up each year more than the 2%
We are good with this area
Quite honestly it’s hard to get management to listen to actual infection problems.
I’m in a high stress area with surgical patients. We have very little help and oversight from management.
Inclusive / Diverse
They do take people’s ideas and opinions. I’ve started putting my ideas in writing because good ideas were being stolen by management and proper credit to the employees was not happening
Suggestions for improvement
- I’d offer competitive pay and give the staff the option to ask for merit based raises.
What I like about the company
The only positive thing about my job is the team I work with. They are cutting edge of technology and we do a lot of studies for advancement. I feel undervalued and underpaid in my position.
What I dislike about the company
We need an overhaul of management. The problem is they don’t offer competitive compensation so we get the bottom barrel management staff. It’s not just me saying that. Multiple coworkers think that as well. Duke also needs to treat their staff as assets instead of liabilities.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyDuke University Medical Center
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee