Best employers

  1. I'm really fed up with the use and abuse of many of my past employers and I'm ready for a change, who do you think is the best outfit to work for in the DFW area as far as pay scale, conditions, benefits, etc. goes?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   mattsmom81
    Are you asking about LTC or acute care or?? I came to this area from a union area and have been appalled at the way nurses are treated here for the most part. I have found the smaller community hospitals to be a warmer environment. The $$ is in the bigger hospitals but the conditions and pressures are high, IMO. I am ready for less pay in exchange for better working environment personally.

    I agree about the fed up feeling. I am looking for a new job too. Good luck to both of us and welcome to the board!
  4. by   LindaLou2
    Quote from mattsmom81
    Are you asking about LTC or acute care or?? I came to this area from a union area and have been appalled at the way nurses are treated here for the most part. I have found the smaller community hospitals to be a warmer environment. The $$ is in the bigger hospitals but the conditions and pressures are high, IMO. I am ready for less pay in exchange for better working environment personally.

    I agree about the fed up feeling. I am looking for a new job too. Good luck to both of us and welcome to the board!
    I've worked mostly in LTC and currently in Hospice; I think I'd like to try acute for a change but want the best buck for my bang so to speak. What can one expect from hospitals in N Texas these days?
  5. by   Bailarina
    From what I've heard, Baylor is a good place to work, and they have hospitals all over the metroplex. I am actually looking to switch jobs also, and I applied there.
  6. by   mattsmom81
    If you know somebody who can give you the inside scoop on a place thats the best way to find a good job here...one you're compatible with. The people and managers always make or break a job for me, personally. So...start with what is important to you. The places with sign on bonuses may not have the best conditions. Do you prefer large places? or smaller ones? if you don't like corporate mandates and bottom line tactics you may want to stay away from the corporate giants. (HCA and Tenet, etc)Acute care is my bread and buter, but its harder than it used to be. Everybody wants us to do more with less, the patients are sicker, and the staff can be stressed. To me, a little less $$ is worth it if the people are nice and the pace is reasonable.

    If you've had a year of experience, consider doing some agency perdiem staffing and scope out a few places directly...I did that for several years before I settled into a staff position. Giood luck to ya!

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