Eastern Virginia Medical School

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Eastern Virginia Medical School Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun work atmosphere, nice facility, low pay

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    Former Employee - Research Office in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Research Office in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Eastern Virginia Medical School full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance in the Research department, nice modern facilities

    Cons

    Those with an MD rule, there is sort of an academic snobbery. Pay was low-moderate for the area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Competitive pay for hard-working, intelligent employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Place to Start, No Place to Grow if You Are Staff

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Eastern Virginia Medical School full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus/facilities.
    Convenient location to lots of restaurants, mall, entertainment and eclectic shopping in Ghent.
    Staff employees pretty friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Little to no professional development opportunities for staff employees. The primary focus is on faculty and student development.
    Low salary.
    Little advancement opportunities.
    Dependence of grant funds creates job insecurity for some departments.

  3.  

    Teaching Accociate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very reasonable and coworkers are great.

    Cons

    I was under employed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work environment, variable culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Eastern Virginia Medical School full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and great work environment. They continue to improve and grow the campus and programs. I think there is a lot of potential at EVMS over the year to come.

    Cons

    Outside of medically-based positions, fewer opportunities for advancement. Due to pay scales, no raises outside of promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to incorporate more students onto boards and within academics to improve the functionality of programs and the school for students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Faculty review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Eastern Virginia Medical School part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Wonderful colleagues and great environment to work for
    - Lots of opportunity for career growth and development

    Cons

    - Not a lot of interaction with division head

    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    OK the first four years of employment. Down hill after that.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Eastern Virginia Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Flexible. Work/Life balance (the first 4 years of employment)

    Cons

    Pay. No opportunity for advancement

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    preceptor to first and second year medical students as "generalist" introduction

    Current Employee - Assistant Clinical Professor in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Clinical Professor in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Eastern Virginia Medical School part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Helping to educate future physicians, introducing them to "real world" medical problems and management, problem solving, bedside manner.

    Cons

    wishing it was a paid gig, and having more of an impact on medical school education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  9.  

    3 year clinical health employee

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    Current Employee - Healthcare Provider in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Healthcare Provider in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Eastern Virginia Medical School full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My particular department is supportive up and down the chain from from desk staff to doctors. The general feeling in my department is that the support and understanding of the job do not travel any higher. It is a nice area to live in. For full time employees, the copay is waived for office visits within the EVMS network. Due to the affilitation with the medical school, medical expertise is very good for patients.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other organizations for the same job in the region. A feeling of disconnect between upper management and medical sites. Perceived lack of interest by upper management. No benefits offered for taking classes/continuing education within the medical school for full time employees. Some of the HR policies are antiquated (examples: must work 40 hours a week to be full time, anything less is part time without benefits. Many organizations consider full time to be 32 or 36 hours. Accrued vacation time is not paid out when employee leaves on good terms).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a disconnect between the medical school and the clinical sites. It's as if they are two entirely different companies who don't mix with each other. The organization is moving towards changing positions to part time temporary without benefits in lieu of full time positions. I think that erodes the dedication of employees and results in a less cohesive experience for the patient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Program Director in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Eastern Virginia Medical School full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    At EVMS, you know that you are positively contributing to the community and society. Healthcare is a critical need, and we're in the middle of it - teaching and delivering quality healthcare providers.

    Cons

    The commute into Norfolk can be challenging; this problem is endemic to our region.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing place to learn, work and succeed!

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant Then Graduate Research Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant Then Graduate Research Associate in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Eastern Virginia Medical School full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small campus and friendly co-workers! My dissertation PI was A++. In the heart of downtown Norfolk Va!! Location location location!!

    Cons

    The pay was Average. But enough to live decently on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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