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Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
21 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, flexible hours and nice people to work with (in 9 reviews)

  • Benefits, great co-workers, great place for beginning a career in healthcare (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The financial compensation was minimal when considering the cost of living in the area and that was my only serious complaint (in 4 reviews)

  • Little room for growth in non-clinical position (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bad bosses

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Inova

    Pros

    Large company, well known in the area

    Cons

    Managers are not held accountable for high turnover in their dept. Human Resources does not enforce companies policies as the should(some do not even know what policies exist and how to find them!), but allow managers that the support to do as they see fit. Executive level staff does nothing about formal grievances that are placed about unfair treatment or wrong behavior of managers. No full investigations are ever done when these compliments are filed. They refuse to acknowledge that there is a problem with bad management in this organization. Instead, the employee suffers and either resigns or manager decides to devise ways to terminate the employee. Bad managers continue to exist and the cycle continues with the next victim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop allowing managers to make decisions on disciplinary actions on their own.
    FULLY investigates all grievances voiced via your grievance process.
    Stop treating employees like a number or as if they are just bodies easy to be disposed of and replaced.
    Train your current HR staff and hire more competently in these departments.
    Provide management training for those who supervise staff and make it a mandatory requirement for ANYONE who fills this role, regardless of their level within the company.
    Focus in one your high turnover departments and DO something about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Admin/Health Educator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Inova

    Pros

    I enjoyed the holiday potlucks/parties
    medical benefits
    good place to start

    Cons

    I had a terrible experience with INOVA HealthSource. I thought very highly of them before working here. Although my record showed i was promoted twice in a year and i was a hard worker. I was talked down took, belittled, and abused by my manager. Only popular employees allowed flexibility. Do not report to Human Resources on gatehouse because managers and human resources work together. After going all the way to the top to the CEO, nothing was done about my abusive manager. There is no respect for anyone here other than nurses/ and upper management. You are not valued at this organization. The morale here is horrible. I developed pneumonia from being over worked and have chronic anxiety now. The CEO did nothing to address my issue after i voluntarily left. I applied to another department and was shunned for complaining. I find it ironic that this is a Healthcare facility and the environment and workplace treatment is very toxic to your health.

    Very low pay for positions.
    Popular employees who kiss up get promoted not the ones who do their job and work hard
    Not flexible
    No pay increases or merit

    MANAGERS HOLD ALL THE POWER...run!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more accountability/monitoring of managers. Seems like managers can make up their own rules. There needs to be training for managers and their behaviors. This organization has a high turnover and has lost many great employees.

    Departments vary. But the theme is similar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Scathing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Nurse in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Inova

    Pros

    The people I work with keep me here.

    Cons

    uncaring, inconsistent management. The upper echelon are merely mouthpieces and only interested in turning a profit. If you are a nurse and enjoy doing the work of two people at the expense of your license, this is the place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You might want to take care of your nurses or this place is going to be a ghost town

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Corporate Director is Toxic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Inova

    Pros

    Inova is highly regarded and recognized in Medicine

    Cons

    At least one senior corporate director is allowed to blatantly disrespect and mistreat staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who is responsible to ensure senior leaders are following Inova Standards of Behavior?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disconnect between Inova Standards of Behavior and Corporate Leadership Behavior

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Inova full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Highly recognized in medicine and trauma care

    Cons

    In my case, toxic boss and department. Non-clinical area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accountability by organization for corporate leadership poor behavior. Dysfunctional, toxic corporate departments with high turnover rates and numerous employee complaints should be evaluated and figured in to bottom line losses.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Treatment of Employees

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Leesburg, VA

    I worked at Inova (more than a year)

    Pros

    Close to home and employee discount for meals. HR is useless if you have compliant go directly to EEOC.

    Cons

    Worst hospital I've ever worked for. There was favoritism, hiring of unskilled friends. Lacked knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some type of consultant come in and gage how employees feel and actually listen. Investigate Complaints throughly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Benefits bad management No communication

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    Current Employee - IT Tech in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - IT Tech in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Inova full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The non management staff are good people

    Cons

    Management no communication very fake and two faced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with people, Respect the employee
    Working in the same job for over 10 years without any problems until new manager decides to over hire,
    One week you can be walking on water the best employee ever then the next week she hits menopause or is PMS and HR is in the office giving you warnings management is so two faced and focused on making themselves look good the employee gets the short end of the stick, Morale is so low in every department yet all they focus on is how we can talk bad about other groups and colleagues, Stop the surveys and wasting millions on things that do not make a difference and focus on the staff the ones who do all the work and not upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Low pay, few holidays, decreased morale.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Inova full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most jobs at Inova offer a chance to help people both directly and indirectly. Corporate Perks Buying Program (reward points and discounts off several items, including computers); deep discount from various phone providers. Very small annual bonus given dependent upon goals reachedsuccessfully by the entire organization.

    Cons

    Low pay, 5 paid holidays per year, too many chiefs, young people with masters degrees with no management experience hired or promoted to management with deleterious results, "old boy network" mentality, phony enthusiasm from top down and empty, meaningless staff retreats, picnics, and recognition activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look deeper and more sincerely into employee morale. Provide real bonuses. Stop promoting and hiring based on favoritism and degrees only--skills and experience matter!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Politically Driven Corporation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Inova full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Majority of co workers are kind, caring and friendly
    Good physicians
    Excellent support staff

    Cons

    Senior Leadership
    Unethical hiring processes
    Lack of advancement if not willing to pander to leadership
    No value for employees
    Low compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire individuals that are qualified instead of those willing to be "yes" people. Value your employees more and redefine the working environment from political backstabbing to focus on providing outstanding patient care. Take an interest in the turnover that exists and have a compliance department that is unbiased and addresses issues appropriately and in a fair manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    RUN AWAY!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cardiovascular Specialist II in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Cardiovascular Specialist II in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Inova full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I have absolutely nothing PRO to say about this company. Deciding to work here was the the worst professional decision I have ever made.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. When you start, you start out at the same pay and level as a new grad. The staff are horrible people in general. They are very knowledgeable, but suck as humans. There are more managers than there are staff, so every one thinks they are are in charge. If you want to try to move up the ladder, you have to do some silly project that a bunch of people who don't want you to move up have to approve. These people only meet once every 6 months. Doing this project is the only way to get a raise.
    The pay compared to what they expect you to do, is ridiculously low. Instead of hiring more staff, they want you to work at your assigned hospital and then go to other hospitals after you finish your long 10 hour day for call. Call is another issue. They have multiple call teams, way more than they need. More staff than is needed for the case load, but need this many for call coverage.
    The hospital as a whole, felt very "cliquey".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire some of yourselves, there are way too many of you guys. Pay your current experienced staff appropriately. Hire managers and directors with current department experience. Discontinue the usage of staff members as managers within the staff. Seriously, there were so many people in charge within the staff, no one knew who to actually report to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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