Inova Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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Inova President and CEO J. Knox Singleton
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Pros
  • Good benefits for part-time employees (in 9 reviews)

  • great co workers, give great nursing care, time off is generous (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Salaries seem low for the amount/type of work and the high cost of living in the area (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. Surgical services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the job that I do and the people we work with its great

    Cons

    Management is not good too many directors and not enough workers. No support from upper management. Department needs restructuring badly


  2. Hospitalist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Physician, Hospitalist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Physician, Hospitalist in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Inova as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It has a strong market share

    Cons

    There is not enough support operationally.

    Advice to Management

    Don't shortchange employees


  3. Great place to learn but career advancement is for nurses only

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Technician in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Clinical Technician in Falls Church, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked on medical floor. Working with the other clinical personnel was great. Great teamwork. Everyone had your back.

    Cons

    Constant management changes. Understaffing of nurses and clinical technicians. Poor coordination between departments means that you have to get someone to keep calling to get something done.

    Advice to Management

    Need more opportunities for clinical support personnel to advance.


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  5. No room for advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Inova full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience that goes towards opening other doors

    Cons

    No room for advancement Below market pay Management doesn't know what it is doing

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some the upper level management Give people the opportunity to advance - i will definitely not want to work for this hospital ever again - Get in then get out


  6. Helpful (2)

    Change for worse

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Inova full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment and a direct leader that doesn't micromanage. Benefits are typical but can get significant discount on health insurance by participating in wellness activities.

    Cons

    Pay is not to market although compensation dept. claims to do annual surveys. Directors/Managers are bonus eligible but metrics set to unachievable levels in most cases. Tuition benefits are low for those that want to further their education unless you are a nurse. They should be equal to all. Cash balance plan canceled for all employees rather than just those that entered the organization on January 1, 2015. 401K match is low. Little opportunity to grow within organization.

    Advice to Management

    Live the Standards of Behavior. Use LEAN to run business but not to make like a factory. Appreciate that leaders in the hospital have had staff trimmed down and patient care comes first.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Not as it once was!!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inova

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with outside of management (more than half). You do have a feeling of helping the community. The Health benefits are still pretty good.

    Cons

    Middle and lower level management (not all, but more than half at the locations I have worked) bully their employees into submission and/or have their own little clicks. They have no clue on how to treat employees. They view us and want us to be Lemmings or sheeple. This has all manafested itself in that a lot of good employees have been pushed out (or Fired/let go) over the last three years (and not just in my department).

    Advice to Management

    I have been an employee for well over 10 years and at one time I really enjoyed working here, but over the past 8 years it has taken a wrong turn. With the last 2 - 3 being the absolute worst. Listen to your employees and please, please, please hire and promote managers who know how to manage people and not just projects and meetings.


  8. Ok company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Inova full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many advancement opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Pays very low works you like a dog young company Horrible benefits


  9. Helpful (2)

    Big Business Has Taken Over Health Care

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inova full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits; opportunity to take CEUs within the organization; decent pay for clinical positions; some managers who understand that a happy, cohesive staff provides better care.

    Cons

    The totem pole has become entirely too top heavy, and is so far disconnected from the lower support that it doesn't realize the damage it's doing to nurse:patient ratios and patient care. The culture and values it claims to hold itself and staff to on its advertising material is nothing more than propaganda and hypocrisy at its finest.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Top Executives Doesn't Care About Employees

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Inova full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Inova has diversified culture. They give benefits like health and dental insurance.

    Cons

    Management does not value the employees contribution to the company. They only care about their big paycheck but not the employees welfare. They contracted a lot of departments so they won;t have to pay for benefits to those employees who has been with the company for a long time. They also laid off a lot of people and they promised that they will help them get a job but they lied.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Wage workers feel like wage workers.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inova full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Healthcare incentive plan is great. If you jump through the hoops you can pay as low as $15/pay period for comprehensive healthcare

    Cons

    Treat wage workers like children. Not trusted with time management. Even if you are on time 351 days out of the year you get "dinged" for being one minute late. You aren't allowed to swipe in "early." Even if you are assigned patients through your lunch break you are not allowed to swipe "no lunch."

    Advice to Management

    Work on employee satisfaction.



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