Inova

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1 person found this helpful  

Good retirement job (non-clinical)

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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 (more than a year)

Pros

well-known hospital looks good on your resume, nice co-workers (mostly)

Cons

No opportunity for growth or education, supervisors and directors give no feedback and do not move forward with changes, everyone seems like they are here to do their 8 hours & get a paycheck, micromanaging is severe, Salary doesn't actually mean salary, no flex time and you have to use your PTO on the few holidays you actually get off.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put intelligent people(who know processes) in management positions

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The IT Help Desk/Cutomer Support Line is falling apart due to poor management

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    Current Contractor - Customer Support Analyst in Sterling, VA
    Current Contractor - Customer Support Analyst in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at Inova as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers, you can learn a lot from the well-experienced people around you. Location of their IT building is very central, close to a lot of shopping centers.

    Cons

    Ever since they let go of some of their IT director, things have begun falling apart. The management seems to play favorites, rather than building a positive relationship with all employees. They are unfair when it comes to prioritizing seniority. The front desk receptionist is also only friendly on random days and chooses who to speak or give attention to. They have poor communication skills, considering its a Customer Service Center. They don't acknowledge good, hard-working individuals. Acting managers don't tackle issue, but shy away from them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate with your employees and be fair to those who work hard and want to grow within the company. Customer Support Line Agents are recruited via temp agencies, but that doesn't make the job they do invisible. Your staff only seems to respect the people they know with a title and act like some of us walked in from another planet.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great group of employees, struggling to stay afloat with turmoil in management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Surgical Tech II in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Surgical Tech II in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    The group of people i work directly with in the OR are great coworkers and friends as well. We care about eachother and definitely for our patients.

    the experience you can gain working in a level 1 trauma center is unparalleled.

    Cons

    in the year and a half ive been at Inova, there has been several management changes and little consistency. Out of 4 people in current management positions, 2 of them have clinical experience. A lot of changes and decisions are made that greatly impact the staff with no
    influence from the staff.

    we are currently required to take 40 hours of call in a 6 week period, and that requirement changes frequently due to a lack of staff.

    currently there are at least 7 travelers in the department which decreases moral for permanent staff because travelers come and go with little regard and no loyalty to Inova, its difficult to adjust to the constant fluctuation of travelers and their working styles, and of course compensation varies largely between permanent and temporary staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each room has its own environment and needs and varies day to day. what works today may not work tomorrow, so consider the staffs opinions on what will and wont help before making giant decisions about things.

    instead of paying so much to fill positions with temporary workers with no loyalty, try paying your permanent staff a little more and rewarding them for all the hard work they do.

    develop a plan for advancement. ive been told for months that even tho a tech III position is a possibility, that there is no current standard for being a tech III and thus the tech II's are unable to move up.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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