- Valley Health Winchester Virginia27.Mar 2019
Some departments seemed to have cohesiveness, sadly the area I worked in did not. Little to no help from management, but you couldn’t do anything without express permission from manager. Everything was done through chain-of-command and employees weren’t really allowed to think for themselves.
Support from management
It’s not in the budget and “I’ll look into it” were regular responses to issues with no resolution.
Manager often pulled the “he said/she said” card and would throw employees under the bus to keep himself out of disfavor.
Freedom to work independently
Everything had to be ran through the manager first.
Majority of successes were mentioned at the time of the Employee Engagement Survey.
Manager had openly said Im going to hire a man, there is too much women drama. He did indeed hire a man.
The management seemed intimidated by anyone who had more formal education than himself. He denied additional training to a coworker and told him he didn’t need it for his job (the class was on process improvement and waste elimination)
Overall compensation for your work
After working for 4 years, denied a salary review did the hospital do a formal analysis did I get my raise and it was significant (along the lines that I was asking).
Office / Work Environment
Always seemed cold to me and ergonomics was sometimes impossible given a patients condition.
Can’t recycle much in healthcare.
Manager always granted vacation requests,even if that meant being severely short staffed and employees having to stay very late to complete work.
Our manager wouldn’t let go of people even when they neglected multiple rules, created drama and refused to see certain patients. So everyone else had to pick up the slack.
Handicapped accessible but on a hill from the parking lot making is difficult to get patients to and from vehicles while in wheelchairs if they cannot walk very far (Heart and Vascualr Center on a small hill)
Webinars are part of training, but are not very realistic.
It was a very busy department and productivity was the managers top priority but never showed appropriate appreciation for hard working individuals.
Inclusive / Diverse
They claim to, but I did not notice it in the department I worked for.
Suggestions for improvement
- Management training is needed. I left this organization because of poor management. A manager who wanted sheep to follow his orders, but he was the biggest “yes man” I’ve ever met.
What I like about the company
I did work with some very wonderful people and I was sad to leave them.
What I dislike about the company
Management training should be a requirement. It would hopefully help individuals understand the diversity and importance of how there management style affects their team and the organization as a whole.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyValley Health Winchester Virginia
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee