- Mobilex01.Mar 2016
Company culture is nonexistent to the technologist.
Support from management
Management communication and expectation is extremely poor. Top heavy management with seemingly as many people in suits as in scrubs, all without a healthcare background. Management doesn't know what a technologist is not what their legal responsibilities are.
Job is isolative. You work alone, everyone looks out for themselves and can count on it to stay that way.
Freedom to work independently
Since you are alone, you tend to have some semblance of autonomy. Local management goes over your GPS times and routes with a fine tooth comb. Be prepared to explain every minute and decision made.
Right hand has no idea what the left hand is doing. Be prepared to recover contradictory e mails to your company address regularly.
Attitude towards older colleagues
They aren't pushing older techs out the door, but there is a focus on hiring the young, desperate and underemployed.
Career trajectory is down. There is nowhere to go. The door from tech to management is closed, and that's if you wanted to leave your field to go into the office.
Overall compensation for your work
Poor insurance, no bonuses. There is a free life insurance though. Current pay is extremely low. Company is focused on hiring the unemployable new techs at low wages.
Office / Work Environment
Conditions tend to be the fault of the facilities you service, not MobileX. They could score higher of they ever decided to get northeast technologists four wheel drive cars for the awful winter weather.
Scheduling is always a problem. Be prepared to work every 3-4 weekends at minimum and be married to a rigid on call schedule. Be prepared to be forced into extra time no matter who is sick, who's birthday it is or who is in the hospital.
Company has actively been hiring brand new desperate techs at sub basement wages. The company would rather have a C+ student who hasn't worked in a year make pennies than pay a tenured and experienced tech a fair wage.
New England techs... No four wheel drive on cars.
Sums up "employee safety" just fine.
You are on your own, there is nobody to help you in the field. In that case the work can be challenging.
Suggestions for improvement
- Increased emphasis on the technologist and not management. Company should be bottom heavy, not top. Office staff should be cut down significantly with increased resources placed into the people that actually make the company money. Celebrate the tech and phlebotomist as they are the people that keep the company afloat. Less emphasis on saving money, more on making money.
What I like about the company
Towards the end, nothing really. That is why I left.
What I dislike about the company
Just about everything. Clueless management, underpaid medical staff, poor equipment, awful communication, large and unwieldy company unable to do anything efficiently.
The following benefits were offered to me
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2016