There is a lot of complaining and passing the buck. Nobody takes responsibility for their actions. Management is not supportive.
Support from management
Either no management support, or micromanagement. There is very little constructive support from management.
Coworkers are trustworthy, but there's like to no intention from management.
Freedom to work independently
Either no management, or micromanagement depending on which department you're in.
Most employees communicate well with each other, but management rarely shares successes with employees.
Mostly female staff, with a lot of nepotism. If you're friends with managers, then you'll move up quickly.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Mostly younger leadership, must be a "cheerleader" type to move ahead. Older employees are not offered management positions.
Professional development only happens for those with friends higher up.
Overall compensation for your work
IU tells nursing staff that their pay us competitive, however, all other nearby hospitals pay significantly more.
Office / Work Environment
Old buildings with poor technology. Nurses are expected to manage a gravy workload with little to no support.
Minimal recycling efforts, but there is paper recycling.There
Work is so stressful that a day off doesn't feel like a day off.
IU has the best doctors, it is a learning environment and I have learned a lot. However, they treat nurses poorly and they negatively talk to staff to convince them that there is nowhere else they can go.
There are no wheelchair bathrooms on the floor that I work.
Nurses are expected to manage a high patient acuity with minimal support. And employees who work dangerously are not reprimanded.
The work would manageable if there were more staff to share the work. And if management was more supportive.
Inclusive / Diverse
Often opinions are dismissed for more of the "tow the company line" type of ideas.
Suggestions for improvement
- More nursing staff, pay existing nursing staff better, reinstitute shift differential for nursing staff. Embrace and build up future nurse leaders. Teach management to help and be involved without being an "absentee leader" or a monkey on your back.
What I like about the company
I learned a lot from working at IU Health, and I gained some life long friendships.
What I dislike about the company
Staffing ratios for nurses, non-competitive pay, bad management and or not existing management, educators and CNS who are basically useless, "old girls club" - you only move up if you're friends with someone in management.