At Mayo Clinic, 84 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 840 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.82. It was published on Sep 20, 2016. 35830 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.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.

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: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Rochester, Minnesota US Sites: 7
Major Locations: Rochester, Minnesota; Phoenix, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; NWWI, Wisconsin; SWWI, Wisconsin; SWMN, Minnesota; SEMN, Minnesota US Employees: 63,480
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1864

At Mayo Clinic, the needs of the patient come first

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.

  • Quality of colleagues: Mayo’s physicians cite “the quality of my colleagues and the support they provide” as their top reason for working at Mayo. That quality is reflected in our work. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Mayo Clinic No. 1 in more medical specialties than any other hospital in the nation. Mayo Clinic also is top-ranked in quality more than any other health care organization. Mayo’s care and reputation brings more than 1.3 million patients to Mayo Clinic, from all 50 states and 140 countries. Employees come to Mayo Clinic because they want to make a difference in the world. They stay at Mayo because they are making a difference.
  • Mayo Model of Care: The Mayo Model of Care, developed more than 100 years ago, is essential to providing the highest quality care for our patients and maintaining an energizing and fulfilling workplace for our employees. The Mayo Model of Care calls for: • A collegial, cooperative environment with highly qualified staff, who are committed to the culture and values of Mayo Clinic. • A scholarly environment of research and education. • Salaried physicians able to focus on quality, not quantity. • Respect for the patient, family and the patient's local physician. • An unhurried examination with time to listen to the patient. • Availability of the most advanced, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic technology and techniques.
  • Core values: Emphasis on Mayo’s heritage and values extends to all employees, even before being hired, and continues in a robust orientation and ongoing leadership development. Mayo’s primary value, the needs of the patient come first, was first articulated by Dr. Will Mayo. Our eight supporting values – respect, integrity, compassion, healing, teamwork, innovation, excellence and stewardship – are based on the Franciscan heritage of the Catholic Sisters who raised the money to build our first hospital and staffed it as nurses, teachers and administrators. Since 1997, a Leadership Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome, Italy, to integrate the Franciscan heritage into the culture of Mayo Clinic has inspired and educated 185 Mayo Clinic leaders to date. Returning pilgrims take an active role in perpetuating the Franciscan heritage at Mayo.
  • Heroic employees: On every ordinary day, Mayo Clinic employees work with patients who are facing their most extraordinary day – from the joy of welcoming a newborn to the uncertainty of a life-threatening illness. Recognition of our employees, each one a hero, is important. Mayo Clinic’s recognition programs include formal platforms for recognizing tenure, exceptional work and commitment to our values, as well as team-specific and peer-to-peer recognition. Stories of employees’ jobs-well-done are highlighted in Mayo Clinic’s intranet, reaching all 60,000 employees throughout the national and are often integrated into media stories focused on grateful patients, practice innovations or research breakthroughs.
  • Research and education: More than 4,000 employees, including physicians, nurses, allied health staff, research personnel and students, collaborate in laboratories and at the patient’s bedside to solve complex questions in virtually every field of medicine. This close integration makes it possible to quickly bring proven diagnostics and therapeutics to patients and share this knowledge to train the next generation of physicians and scientists. The results? More hope. Fresh answers. Improved patient care. Better health. Mayo’s commitment to education is equally impressive. Each year, more than 3,000 students attend Mayo’s schools for medical and research training and 130,000 providers participate in Mayo’s continuing education programs, learning the latest advancements in medicine from the best educators and practitioners in the world. Many of Mayo’s graduates choose long-term careers at Mayo.
  • Safe and inclusive environment: Mayo Clinic is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for its increasingly diverse employee and patient populations. In 2015, Mayo conducted a climate assessment through Mayo Clinic’s Research Program on Equity and Inclusion to analyze the work environment in terms of unconscious bias in race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age and other characteristics. The results are guiding improvements to patient care, education and workplace culture across the institution. In addition, Mayo encourages and supports Mayo Employee Resource Groups, employee-organized groups that form around a common dimension of diversity or interest. With guidance from Mayo’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Mayo is making great inroads in building awareness and improvement in this critical workforce issue.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Mayo Clinic’s allied health staff site benefits as their top reason for working at Mayo. These programs are highly competitive vs. industry benchmarks and are designed with input from employees. From 2010 to 2015, Mayo Clinic contributed more than $2 billion to meet our commitment to current and future retirees. Mayo Clinic has continued its pension benefit, in recognition of the importance and peace of mind of pre-defined cash flow at retirement. This is in addition to the defined contribution benefit with matching dollars. Mayo Clinic offers excellent medical benefits, including access to Mayo Clinic physicians and facilities, a “priceless” benefit. Benefits are regularly reviewed for market competitiveness. Employer paid identity theft coverage was recently added as a safe-guard for employees’ finances.
  • Wellness beyond walls: Mayo Clinic’s wellness efforts focus on the collaboration and coordination of well-being for all, including employees, patients, communities and consumers. With employees in more than 38 states, wellness extends beyond Mayo’s walls. Mayo has a culture of health that includes financial wellness, mindfulness, resiliency and gratitude training. Each region works together to encourage wellness and healthy living, promote healthy food options, and offers multiple programs that meet local needs. For example, at a regional site in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the employee wellness program has been extended to meet local business’ employee health needs for surrounding communities, and in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo’s Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center operates two locations dedicated to providing quality facilities, services and programs to make healthy living accessible and enjoyable.
  • Building next-gen workforce: Health care organizations face a looming labor shortage. In response, Mayo offers a host of internships, mentorships, open houses, summer camps and programs to reach and train potential employees, including: • A weeklong Career Immersion Program for high school students to learn about allied health careers. • Bridges to Healthcare, where disadvantaged youth and young adults are given Mayo internships. • Project SEARCH, a transition program for students with developmental cognitive disabilities who are in their last year of high school. At the end of the school year, students are prepared for employment at Mayo or elsewhere. • The Mayo Clinic Dependent Scholarship Plan, which provides educational scholarships to children of Mayo employees.
  • Innovation creates pride, opportunity: Mayo Clinic’s significant innovations benefit our patients and also foster employee pride in the organization. Recent examples include two new Proton Beam Therapy Programs, which provide precise radiation to treat patients with cancer, and a new lung restoration center to significantly increase the volume of lungs for transplantation. And, in the works is a first-of-its-kind urban bioresearch campus that brings together renowned physicians, researchers, scientists and entrepreneurs to address unmet patient needs. Examples like these date back to Mayo Clinic’s founders: more than 100 years ago, Dr. Henry Plummer, a key figure in Mayo Clinic’s history, recognized the importance of bringing all clinical information about a patient together in one place when he developed the concept of a single, integrated (paper) medical record.


50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's salary84% Company-paid health coverage for employees (Full-time employees)
85% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 45% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Long-term care insurance to employees


  • 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
Teamwork is one of eight core values at Mayo Clinic


28 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 23 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Job sharing
  • Phased retirement planning
  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks


60 days Job-protected maternity leave25 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Job-protected paternity leave$10,000 Adoption benefit
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave.


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


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • 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 (only at headquarters)
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$1,502,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees
  • 50 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

Mayo Clinic's mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research


Mayo Clinic’s commitment to education attracts more than 3,000 students to its schools for medical and research training

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?

For more than 150-years, Mayo Clinic’s employees have fulfilled the organization’s primary value - the needs of our patient come first.  That’s why we aggressively pursue candidates who embrace patient needs, as well as live our core values: respect, integrity, compassion, healing, teamwork, innovation, excellence and stewardship.  After screening for alignment with values, Mayo recruiters deploy behavioral-based interview techniques, selection panels, and peer discussions to identify candidate who have a great fit with our culture.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Want to progress from being an applicant to being an interviewee? Use valuable networking opportunities to create additional impressions, even prior to applying. Whether attending college or community job fairs or connecting and communicating with company employees on professional online networks, making those impressions can further demonstrate communication skills and career passion—intangibles that are difficult to illustrate on a resume or online application. Once invited for an interview,  make an impression with interviewers by succinctly explaining relevant experience, actions or contributions to that situation, the results or outcome, and what was learned. Examples that relate to Mayo’s core values are ideal. 

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

Many Mayo Clinic positions—including some in nursing, laboratory and research— are part of a career pathway, enabling new hires to develop and advance their expertise with added experience, education and/or credentials. For instance, a high school or college student can quickly become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and while employed at Mayo, leverage tuition reimbursement benefits to become a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse. Many different pathways are available from there, including Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Informatics, or managerial/leadership 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 are encouraged to join the Mayo Clinic Talent Community, which allows 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 joining the conversations in Mayo Clinic’s social media presence. Just search “Jobs at Mayo Clinic” on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

hiring Outlook

5% Job Growth 292,352 Applications received
16,069 Positions filled in past year 18% New hires by employee referrals
7,312 Jobs filled by current employees Yes Recruits on college campuses
5% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 7% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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