I have a good group of individuals that work within the IT division
What I wish was different
Although they promote from within, it is not based on your performance or seniority. Every eligible person must apply, be graded according to initial placement qualifications, and be interviewed by multiple panels. Even if selected, it takes months before you are promoted or hired. They also only offer education reimbursement options if you are in nursing or physician positions.
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