At Cleveland Clinic, 82 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 740 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.00. It was published on Jun 2, 2016. 4145 Visitors

What Employees Say

When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".

What They Do

We asked Cleveland Clinic to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Cleveland Clinic is a 95-year old integrated health system with over 43,000 caregivers across eight community hospitals, 18 family health centers and locations in Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Canada and Abu Dhabi. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Cleveland, Ohio US Sites: 143
Major Locations: Cleveland, Ohio, Ohio; Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Ohio; Independence, Ohio, Ohio; Weston, Florida, Ohio; Beachwood, Ohio, Ohio US Employees: 40,948
US Revenues: $7,145.37 million Worldwide Revenues: $7,156.97 million
Employees Worldwide: 40,988 Corporate Structure: Non-Profit
Founded: 1921

Cleveland Clinic has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Health Care 2017 (ranked 17)

World Class Care

Perks and Programs

We asked Cleveland Clinic to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Caregiver Celebrations: Established in 2010, the Caregiver Celebrations program allows caregivers throughout the Cleveland Clinic enterprise to recognize co-workers and managers for work that supports the core values of quality, innovation, teamwork, service, integrity and compassion. Via an online website, caregivers can nominate their peers, managers and direct reports for recognition. Since the Caregiver Celebrations program inception, over 1,000,000 awards have been given with more than $9M to caregivers.
  • Employee Hardship Fund: The Employee Hardship Fund enables Cleveland Clinic to financially assist caregivers who face short-term emergencies or catastrophic financial hardships. Since its launch in 2009, Cleveland Clinic has awarded more than $2.8M to nearly 5,000 Cleveland Clinic caregivers in need throughout the enterprise.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: The Tuition Reimbursement program at Cleveland Clinic provides caregivers with the opportunity for further education and career development. Cleveland Clinic has provided over $10M in reimbursements to caregivers pursuing degrees with over $7.9M for nurses preparing for the RN to BSN degrees.
  • Wellness Programs: Cleveland Clinic offers a comprehensive array of wellness programs aimed at supporting caregivers and their families with their wellness goals. From smoking cessation to healthy eating and exercise programs, there are many options for caregivers to take an active role in their overall health and wellbeing. Fitness center memberships, Weight Watchers, and yoga are available in addition to programs to assist caregivers with spiritual needs; impairment- mental or physical illness; child or elder care; legal needs; and adoption.
  • Investment Pension Plan: Cleveland Clinic caregivers are automatically enrolled in the Investment Pension Plan when they are hired. Cleveland Clinic makes contributions to caregiver’s plans at each pay. Contributions are increased based on years of service. For example, at the time of hire, the contribution amount is 2.5% of pay at 20 years, the contributions goes up to 5.5%. Contributions are also vested after three years of service.
  • Employee Discounts Program: Cleveland Clinic provides an employee discount program for all caregivers throughout the enterprise. The program includes discounts to family destinations including amusement parks, sporting events, concerts, theatre, retail, banking, mortgage loans, etc. The discounts are advertised on Cleveland Clinics' intranet and provide thousands of dollars in discounts to employees each year.
  • Caring for the Caregiver Program: The people who work at the Cleveland Clinic are its greatest asset. No matter what we do on a daily basis, we are all caregivers. One of the ways we maintain world class care is by taking care of ourselves. The Caring for Caregivers staff and Employee Assistance programs expert services to identify personal issues affecting mental and emotional well-being including stress, work/career issues, grief, relationship problems, health, legal/financial matters, substance abuse issues and psychological disorders. The program offers free and confidential assessments, short term counseling, problem solving, coaching, change facilitation, prevention, trainings, group interventions, referral, and follow up services. In 2015 alone, over 2,760 caregivers were counseled through the program.
  • Employee Resource Groups: Our 13 employee resources groups are groups that support a more inclusive, productive environment. The purpose of the groups is to help drive Cleveland Clinic's mission, fundamental values, practices and global diversity objectives. At Cleveland Clinic, these networks provide education and build awareness of our differences and offer opportunities for professional and personal growth for participants. Examples of the groups include the African-American Caregivers group, The Pan Asian Employee Resource Group, The Disability Task Force, Clinic Pride, Native American Caregivers, Hispanic/Latino Caregivers, Interfaith Network, International Caregivers group, Military/veteran Caregivers, Women In Search of Excellence, Circle of Healers, The Minority Physician Network, and SALUD.


$61,584 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Hospital Registered Nurse - bedside $99,396 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Nurse Practioner
50% 403(b) match of employee's contribution, up to 3% of an employee's salary83% Company-paid health coverage for employees (All)
81% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 72% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $7,500 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 403(b) plan
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free snacks during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Convenience store
  • Banking
Caregivers Save Lives


23 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 12 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (5% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (35% use it)
  • Telecommute option (5% use it)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave55 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$10,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents


  • Onsite child care (at all locations)
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative
  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Elder care resources


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Breast cancer screening
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Medical facilities (at all locations)
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at all locations)
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$682,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • 'Executive Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion' is accountable to formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language
  • 135 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

Caregivers Celebration Annual Caregiver Award


We are all caregivers

How to Get Hired

We asked Cleveland Clinic for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

When hiring caregivers, we look for qualities that we believe will enable them to be successful in their roles.  We look for caregivers who embody our six core values – quality, innovation, teamwork, service, integrity and compassion.  All Cleveland Clinic employees – from the shuttle bus driver to the CEO- identify themselves as “caregivers.”  Being a caregiver describes our united behavior.  Our credo is that every life deserves world-class care.  We hire caregivers who can support our “Patients First” mission and provide outstanding care to our patients and their families.  We look for the best and brightest in the respective fields. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees should spend time on our website and social media channels to learn about our organization and culture. They should come to their interview prepared with questions not only about the specific  position, but also Cleveland Clinic  itself. As a global healthcare leader, we look for individuals to join our team who are innovative and demonstrate a serving leadership quality. In other words, we look for people who show us they understand that the growth and development of their team means success for all of us.   

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are especially focused on hiring nurses in 2015.  To that end, we are hosted three nurse recruitment fairs in the community and hired over 700 nurses throughout our enterprise.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Candidates should learn more about our organization and model of healthcare delivery as a physician-led, patient-centered organization. Visit our website ( or connect with us through social media for a glimpse into our culture and what makes Cleveland Clinic a great place to work and grow. Our current career opportunities are posted on our career website ( The site is updated daily. If a candidate does not see a current opportunity in their area of interest, they can join our Talent Community to receive email notifications when new positions are posted to our website in their areas of interest.  

hiring Outlook

11,000 Job openings forecast for coming year 4% Job Growth
10 Average applicants per opening 134,374 Applications received
13,396 Positions filled in past year 14% New hires by employee referrals
3,339 New positions created 5,791 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 550 New graduates hired
10% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 12% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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