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Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
57 Reviews
3.0
57 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.  

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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

    I worked at Inova

    Pros

    The majority of employees do a very good job and are focused on helping patients recover so that they can move on with the lives. The Inova Health System invests a lot of money and time in trying to make their hospitals a good place to work. Like most large companies, they invest in their employees because they want engaged employees - it's a win-win for all parties when employees like to come to work. The Patient and their families are the ultimate winners if they have engaged employees treating them.

    Cons

    Healthcare organizations are very stressful - people can die as a result of poor decisions and distracted, overwhelmed employees. Many clinicians are promoted into management positions - this path is normal and encouraged if the person wants to move in that direction. Therefore, management training needs to be a prime focus of the organization and those managers and employees who do not make the grade need to either be retrained, developed, or terminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more emphasis on what you have done to make it a better place to work (recruiting metrics; great employer awards; engagement score trending; innovative recognition programs; etc). There are some key leaders who are stuck in an industrial age mentality that thinks people should be happy to have jobs and those that complain are whiners and union moles. In the absence of a mentality change, everyone suffers and jobs just become paychecks. Also, get rid of the jerks who inhabit every organization and establish something innovative like 'Jerk Free Zones' - this goes for everyone, even doctors who sometimes feel they are above the common decency norms most people try to live by and don't feel like they have to be nice to their colleagues or underlings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Neurodiagnostics Dept

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

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is that, at least in my dept, people are laid back and honest. They are happy and I don't feel any negativity, gossip, or hostility between anyone. Inova has a lot of departments so I suppose you could always more around. And of course, Inova has tons of amazing benefits.

    Cons

    I am hourly and find that my work schedule continues to be varied. My work schedule was up in the air when I got hired, but half a year later, it is still being worked out...I get called off without pay sometimes....I'm having trouble budgeting with all the variations in my hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The manager is friendly and fine. My position should be salary-then I would be much more likely to stay after 6 months. Also, they should have the work available and figured out before hiring me. I shouldn't have to worry about not making my hours week to week. Its very stressful living this way and hourly employees increase turnover because of this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inova

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

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

    Pros

    I love my patients. Lots of opportunity to learn new skills on unit.

    Cons

    Hard work load, unsatisfactory compensation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Desktop Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Inova

    Pros

    Chances for moving up within your job title are there and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    The annual raise is less than 1% and becomes less the more time you have under your belt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in your employees and treat them with respect. Don't show favoritism especially in front of them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Its ok

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

    I have been working at Inova

    Pros

    Good people overall to work with

    Cons

    highly political, and gaps in processes and management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked as an ED tech for 3 years

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

    I have been working at Inova

    Pros

    Good workplace. Good people. Nice pace of work. Able to learn many different skills in a health environment. Also able to work with doctors closely so there are many opportunities to learn. MY immediate supervisors were great.

    Cons

    payscale. Little room for advancement within the current ER tech structure. Employees often get the brunt of budget shortfalls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop building new facilities while your employees are having their hours cut. pay them fairly for the area they work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tech

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Technician in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Clinical Technician in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Inova full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good and fellow employee are very helpful to you

    Cons

    Too much put on employee and NO appreciation of experience employee management go along to get along too many supervisor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on yourselves and give money to the real workers...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was extremely good early in my career. Every year since, the experience has declined.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inova full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Giving back to the community.

    Cons

    Administration and management is out of touch with their employees. Additionally, expansion does not match the skill sets of the organization. We are taking on businesses that we do not know how to manage (i.e. insurance). Also departments open and move without any rhyme or reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and find out what they would like to see.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people to work with, no incentives to work hard or stay with the company

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

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

    Pros

    -Good people
    -Able to learn a lot from doctors and providers
    -nice environment
    -not too stressful

    Cons

    -raises are non-existent
    -expected to work hard and take on more responsibility without any reward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to retain your employees. Be more willing to listen to employees. Stop giving yourselves bonuses and painting the walls instead of giving hard-working employees a raise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inova

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, short commute, complex environment, new things to learn, teamwork

    Cons

    Flat structure, minimal advancement opportunities

    No opinion of CEO

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