George Washington University Hospital

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George Washington University Hospital Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. Retail

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Retail in Washington, DC

    I worked at George Washington University Hospital (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company was a work life balance company with lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    One of the cons was that there was not much room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Proactive management goes a long way versus dictatorial management.


  2. Need more staff.

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

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team work and wonderful staff. Friendly work environment. Decent cafeteria food. Starbucks on site is 24/7 which is a bonus.

    Cons

    Hospital is understaffed and staff is over worked and exhausted. Hospital tends to be reactive instead of proactive in attacking problems.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more seasoned staff.


  3. Emergency Department Technician

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Emergency Department Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Emergency Department Technician in Washington, DC

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great clinical experience, good resume booster, good introduction to healthcare

    Cons

    No job mobility--whatsoever, no bonuses, and little recognition. Not a job that you would want to stay permanently.

    Advice to Management

    Increase benefits for all staff members, not just RN's. For example, incentives, such as 1.5x pay should be made available for all staff.


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  5. RN

    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Glen Burnie, MD
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Glen Burnie, MD

    I worked at George Washington University Hospital (More than a year)

    Pros

    Values customer service. Quality and checks and balances in place to make it a streamlined work flow on the units. A lot of smart, dedicated staff members work here. The institution has a well known name in the area.

    Cons

    Physically limited my location in the city, parking can be challenging. Pay for new hires is low compared to cost of living of the Greater Washington DC area.


  6. OR Facilitator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Or Facilitator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Or Facilitator in Washington, DC

    I worked at George Washington University Hospital part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Hospitals encourages and supports their staff members to develop skills needed to maintain the highest standards of professional expertise.

    Cons

    The hospital needs to increase staffing.


  7. Research Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at George Washington University Hospital

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment, interact with a lot of patients, enthusiastic co-workers, great work in general

    Cons

    Some people are difficult to work with, limited tasks


  8. Helpful (2)

    Better environment than Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Staff is very friendly and helpful. Techs are not lazy and are willing to help RNs. Hospital is very focused on patient satisfaction and overall improvement - Going 90! I really enjoy coming into work :)

    Cons

    Staffing (yawn). No RN wants 5-6 patients. When things get busy, which they do often, it's nearly impossible to provide a level of care that's equal to all patients. I sometimes wonder if management has experience having 5-6 patients to care for, with q2h pain management, q4 assessments, documentation, admissions and discharges, sending your patient to the OR... on and on...

    Advice to Management

    No more uniforms requirements for RNs - scrubs are scrubs. A happy nurse is a good nurse! Work on the staffing! Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston) has a 3:1 patient to RN ratio during day shifts, 4:1 ratio overnight.. talk about having adequate time to deliver top notch care to your patients!


  9. staff nurse

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fair salary, and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    too management changes in a short period of times. Staff sometimes feel as though they are not being heard by management


  10. A hot mess

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Surgical Tech in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Surgical Tech in Washington, DC

    I worked at George Washington University Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    the money, always an opportunity to make extra money with overtime and bonus

    Cons

    management is a hot mess..the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing, SEVERELY UNDERSTAFFED AND TOO MANY NEW GRAD NURSES IN THE OR-NOT ONLY NEW TO THE OR BUT NEW TO NURSING..skill levels of most of the staff is low..everyone has some type of "side deal" with the director because she can't keep staff....VERY HIGH TURNOVER RATE

    Advice to Management

    Clean house starting with your Surgical Services Director


  11. Staff nurse on Maternity unit

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

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Co-workers are the reason that I am still here.

    Cons

    Management not receptive to employee needs.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee complaints and don't rush to blame



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