Inova Fairfax Hospital

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Inova Fairfax Hospital Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    CRA, work is okay

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

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

    Pros

    Big name, might be good on the CV
    Not overworked
    Can choose my own hours

    Cons

    Lacking management everywhere
    Very hard to get promotion
    Impossible to get salary increase except the annual 1-2%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Old management style from top to bottom. In this age it should be opposite. Impossible to get promotion. HR would rather hire non experienced person who demands higher salary than giving real increase to current employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Colleagues are great to work with.

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

    I have been working at Inova Fairfax Hospital

    Pros

    Location, patient population, highly experienced nurses, and hospital has resources to support growth(i.e. infrastructure).

    Cons

    Traffic surrounding hospital can make for a challenging commute.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Okay place to work

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

    I have been working at Inova Fairfax Hospital

    Pros

    Good place to get experience

    Cons

    Salaries not competitive, leadership isnt always in touch with staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire leaders who can work with departments rather than just bark orders down to them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Facade

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - INOVA Fairfax RN in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - INOVA Fairfax RN in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Inova Fairfax Hospital

    Pros

    hours, food, gift shop, discounts

    Cons

    Allowed physician to basically say and do whatever they want to you. They hold staff to a level of professionalism which they themselves are not held to. Bullying sums it up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    walk the walk stop your bullying in HR and Management

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Lots of lip service, no delivery

    • 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 Fairfax Hospital full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Committed health care providers; nurses, etc.

    Cons

    No paid holidays -- have to take PTO for Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc. (6 Federal holidays) with no option to work
    New employees get 24 days of PTO per year, including 6 mandatory holidays, for sick leave, vacation, etc.; employees of 5 years or more get 28 (22 after 6 mandatory holidays); PTO does not accrue
    6 weeks of maternity leave
    No merit increases
    No cost-of-living increases
    Health insurance is a self-funded plan through Aetna -- highly bureaucratic, often makes mistakes, no plan administrator to talk to
    Entire organization uses antiquated and outdated IT system (Windows XP), which often fails

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inova stresses that its employees are its most important asset, yet fails to live up to that sentiment. Employees are NOT valued at Inova. Management is penny-wise and pound foolish. Inova might want to ask itself why so many of its lead nurses have left or forced to leave, which means that the hospital no longer qualifies for Magnet status.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toxic Executive Admins

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Falls Church, VA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Inova Fairfax Hospital as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment, most employees are very nice

    Cons

    Toxic and petty Executive Admins with conduct below common decency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The C-level executives at this company are all wonderful people with high standards of interpersonal treatment and professionalism, but have a blind eye to their Executive support, of which about half have no moral compass, no integrity and behave at the level of schoolyard bullies. Just incredibly unprofessional. Think twice, especially if you are a professional and principled EA and want to be in a positive and professional environment-this is not that, it's high school politics and a definite lack of basic courtesy and compassion.

    Also, do not enter this structure as a contractor-they will string you along so they don't have to pay a regular salary (which, when they do, is not what it should be). Horrible experience. I don't know about the whole structure, but this dynamic definitely exists in the department I worked in. Very sad, because as a whole it is a wonderful hospital and most of the employees are fantastic. The doctors are certainly first-class. But if you are an honest, decent person and professional C-level Exec Admin, go elsewhere. They don't deserve your time. I was there on a contract, and after the way I was treated, my family now simply refers to their Executive Administration Assistant team as "those sociopaths." Find something better for yourself!

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Understanding and caring management, flexible

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inova Fairfax Hospital

    Pros

    exceptional co workers, team driven

    Cons

    not challenging, people aren't held accountable for tasks.

  9.  

    Great People

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

    I have been working at Inova Fairfax Hospital (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Co-workers
    Staff really care about the patients

    Cons

    Management needs to be more proactive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    It was a rewarding experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Technician in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Inova Fairfax Hospital full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The department made me feel like I was part of a great team. Leadership was available. Tuition assistance was great.

    Cons

    I always felt like I was a valued team member, but, when I got a copy of my performance evaluation, my score was "Competent." I really feel that I was above the "competent" level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to speak up and do something about it. Sometimes, you have to put your foot down and simply let go of an individual who is just that, an individual and not a team player.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Unprepared disastrous failure of epic infection waiting to happen !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Registered Nurse in Fairfax, VA
    Former Contractor - Registered Nurse in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Inova Fairfax Hospital as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful Valet parking is available !

    Cons

    Inova has not posted the CDC guidelines and "donning" of equipment directions which are laminated and double side with a convenient hanging chain attached , printed with blue and yellow animations ? They have not purchased enough isolation gowns (PPE) and face shields for everyone to use and then change after each suspected "NOT just proven" Ebola patient ? Inova does not require employees to practice the donning of said isolation equipment and then the removal UNTIL those employees do not contamination themselves or other surfaces ?

    Patients are left in common waiting areas and not moved into isolation soon enough, sometimes not at all...just released back home.

    The motivational meetings remind me of what some family members said of flag waving during the soviet times over in Russia.

    But they did have enough money and time to make several attempts to stop staff from unionizing to protect themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise management to take this Ebola outbreak seriously and to stop playing politics or "business as usual" with the lives of our workers and our patients who sit in the waiting room.

    Doesn't Recommend

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