At Mayo Clinic, 85 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 921 employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.20. It was published on Aug 21, 2015. 26149 Visitors

What Employees Say

This is a physically safe place to work.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.

What They Do

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

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to medical care, research and education. We have major campuses in Rochester, Minn.; Scottsdale and Phoenix, Ariz.; and Jacksonville, Fla. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

About this Company

Website: US Headquarters: Rochester, Minnesota
US Sites: 3 Major Locations: Rochester, MN; Phoenix, Az; Jacksonville, Florida
US Employees: 44609 Founded: 1919
Industry: Health Care


Perks and Programs

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

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Mayo Clinic's defined benefit pension plans provide employees with a retirement benefit funded completely by Mayo. Employees bear none of the investment risk, and they can choose to take their pension benefit as a monthly payment or a lump sum.
  • Air Ambulance Service: Mayo Medical Plan offers employees and their covered family members peace of mind when traveling far from home. Should they become ill or injured, and require hospitalization, they can get air ambulance (small plane) service to the nearest Mayo Clinic facility. This is a worldwide, 24/7 service provided at no cost when approved by the plan.
  • Family Benefits: Family friendly benefits at Mayo Clinic include adoption assistance, back-up child care and the Mayo Clinic Dependent Scholarship Award. Adoption assistance reimburses up to $10,000, with no limits on the number of adoptions eligible for reimbursement. Back-up child care fees range from $2/hour to $15-$20/day, depending on location and the number of children. And the scholastically competitive Mayo Clinic Dependent Scholarship Award offsets the cost of tuition and other academic fees for eligible employees’ qualifying children for as many as four years of post-high school education.
  • Help for Severe Hardship: When something unexpected happens that places temporary but severe hardship on an employee, Mayo Clinic's Spirit of Caring Fund offers financial assistance. Employees can receive up to $3,000, which they do not have to repay.
  • Transportation Assistance: A variety of Mayo Clinic transportation programs and services help take the bite out of traveling to work: Free (although limited) parking, subsidized intra-city and commuter bus passes, support for carpools, bicycle racks, free jumpstarts, if needed, in the employee parking lots, and Security escorts to parked cars when leaving at late hours.


85% Company-paid health coverage for employees 85% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
20 hours Weekly hours at which part-timers receive health care coverage $5250 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b plan
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Personal concierge service
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Banking
  • Take-home meals on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Dry cleaning
  • Subsidized public transportation


28 days Holidays & vacation days after one year of employment $10,000 Adoption benefit
60 days Job protected maternity leave


  • Unpaid sabbaticals
  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Job sharing
  • Phased retirement planning
  • Elder care resources


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


  • Breast cancer screening
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Fitness center
  • Medical facilities
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships



How to Get Hired

We asked Mayo 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?

At Mayo Clinic, we look for people who share our values, who want to do good, who enjoy being part of a team. Mayo’s hiring philosophy is firmly rooted in the core values of the clinic and our founders. With this focus, it is critical that prospective employees have demonstrated qualities including: respect, compassion, integrity, healing, teamwork, excellence, innovation and stewardship. Mayo rigorously screens candidates for these qualities throughout the hiring process as evidenced by low annual turnover rates and offer acceptance rates commonly above 95 percent.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

It is important that prospective employees first and foremost look inward in determining whether their personal qualities and career aspirations align with Mayo Clinic’s core values. Next, candidates must be able to demonstrate—both in their online resume and application, and in an interview, if selected—how their past experiences demonstrate their commitment to those values. This requires candidates to share stories of not just what they have accomplished but the thought processes, successes and challenges, and interpersonal relationships associated with those accomplishments.

Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?

While the initial screening of candidates may begin with the resume, online application profile, and even a web-based interview, the formal in-person interview process gives both Mayo Clinic and the prospective employee valuable insights about each other.  The interviews consist of at least one panel and possibly more depending on the position.  Each panel may consist of the hiring manager, future team members, Human Resources and, potentially, other internal customers whom interact with the position.  Behavior-based interview questions are used, giving the candidate the opportunity to share past experiences. The interview panel members then consider how those experiences and responses fit our culture and suggest future performance.  Additionally, physician and scientist candidates may be asked to give a presentation to a search committee and department leader, sometimes as part of the interview and other times preceding the person’s candidacy for an open position.

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

Mayo Clinic offers broad and diverse career opportunities. Careers range from physicians and scientists, to allied health patient care positions (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, technologists), to laboratory and research positions, to administrative leadership and support positions.

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

Candidates are encouraged to begin researching careers and applying for open positions at During that process, candidates may also join the Mayo Clinic Talent Community, which will allow them to be among the first to learn of new job postings relevant to their career interests, in addition to other career-related information and updates shared via email. Another great way to stay informed and engage in career conversations is by joining the conversations in Mayo Clinic’s social media presence. Just search “Jobs at Mayo Clinic” on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

hiring Outlook

2% Job Growth 5% Total voluntary turnover of full-time employees in the past year
68705 Applicants in past year 8948 Openings in past year
20% New hires by employee referrals

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