Inova Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
137 Reviews

2.9
137 Reviews
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Inova President and CEO J. Knox Singleton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, flexible hours and nice people to work with (in 8 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)

  • No room for upward growth in company (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Place To work but room for growth questionable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Records Clerk III  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Medical Records Clerk III in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Inova full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, Good Company organization, Great Atmosphere

    Cons

    Compensation is not the best in terms of salary and room for growth is based on department, or managers. Recruiter only could offer me based on what others were making that had been there for years and it was sub-par in expectation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on salary ranges for positions. But otherwise no real complaints.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Difficult place to work infrastrucure is poor. Spend alot of time chasing things that should be automated and work well

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunties, you can get experience here that you cannot other places. The size of the organization provices opportunites for career advancement and development

    Cons

    Negative culture too much blame verse process improvemtn. Goals are set that are arbitray and not based on reasonable expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more carrot lest stick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Atmosphere, Lack of Corporate Jobs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inova

    Pros

    - Seems as though they are trying their best to improve employee satisfaction

    Cons

    - Wasn't very help in advancing my career
    - Down-sizing is a hot topic right now
    - Personal experience as an employee depends on your direct leader

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    RT at Inova

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Inova part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent compensation, fair leadership. Job security seems ok.

    Cons

    Very high work load, lack of work hours, not enough staff on schedule to handle workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Promotion and Growth potential is horrible in some departments

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PFS  in  Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - PFS in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    Job security and stability, Selecting your on work hours

    Cons

    Hiring practices from within are horrible. I have been here ten years applied for at least 30 jobs and only been interviewed for 2.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at the people you have and place those that are deserving of a promotion into the right positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work if your not looking to advance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    Friendly helpful employees. Always look forward to going to work

    Cons

    Health Insurance options limited to one provider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management top heavy . Only interested in the bottom line. They do everything possible to eliminate older seasoned employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Program Assistant

    Former Employee - Program Assistant  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Inova full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers
    Fulfilling to be able to work on healthcare setting and interact with patients
    Incentives given to employees for hard work each month

    Cons

    Salary was not competitive
    Transition to EPIC was challenging
    Admin staff given the grunt of the work
    The promotion potential was slim to none

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    No respect for nursing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, compensation is ok...on the level with other hospitals. We take pride in our work and in our hospital (Inova Fair Oaks).

    Cons

    Nurses Week was a joke and a slap in the face. Asked to bake cookies for other departments to show our appreciation -- hello, where's the appreciation for us? This would be like my child asking me to make him breakfast in bed for Mothers Day! Oh, we also had the opportunity to bring in a casserole for a potluck lunch, and admin brought around a tea cart with Entenmanns snacks, but only stopped at the main nurses station, didn't even bother actually coming to the other nurses stations where nurses were actually working. Not even the customary "thank you nurses" banner in the lobby. I know money is tight, but a heartfelt thank you would have been nice...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some appreciation for those in the trenches

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Little room for growth

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

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

    Pros

    -Colleagues become like your "family"
    -Well-rounded benefits plan

    Cons

    -Little to no room for growth/promotion
    -Leadership's lack of understanding what their departments "do"
    -A lot of "What does that person really do?"
    -A lot of recent layoffs

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for some, not for others

    • 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

    -Inova is the absolute best place for quality health care. The doctors, nurses, techs, are all top-notch. I wouldn't go anywhere else for treatment
    -Flexible Schedule
    -Great co-workers

    Cons

    -Poor management from top to bottom
    -Extremely disorganized/no communication
    -Not good for an HR career...HR structure has changed so that the career path for HR is virtually non-existent... multiple HR Leadership vacancies
    -Inova generally hires good people, doesn't know how to keep them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Collaborate and listen to your employees. Good leaders hire great people and get out of their way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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