Inova Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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Inova President and CEO J. Knox Singleton
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Pros
  • Good benefits for part-time employees (in 9 reviews)

  • great co workers, give great nursing care, time off is generous (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Salaries seem low for the amount/type of work and the high cost of living in the area (in 4 reviews)

  • Little room for growth in non-clinical position (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Current

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pediatric RN in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Pediatric RN in Fairfax, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Offer room to grow. Transfer within the system to areas you like.

    Cons

    I wouldn't considered this a "con" but Inova is THE health system in Northern Virginia. If you don't like them, working in a hospital as nurse in NoVa, might be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Since transferring to my current position, I have actually saw the CEO of this OU a few times, its nice!


  2. Mixed bag

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cath/EP Lab Tech in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Cath/EP Lab Tech in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Inova full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working within my immediate department. I was always able to get the time off that I needed, the pay was decent, good benefits too. I felt like I was doing something that mattered.

    Cons

    Largest problem by far was how out of touch upper management seemed. Each year a new initiative would be undertaken by the hospital and pushed onto the staff. There was never buy-in at the lowest level, and it led to a lot of turnover. Our own department head was extremely out of touch and jumped ship as soon as he finished grad school for a better job.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your lower level nurses and techs. Find out their needs and work to meet them. Physicians are happier and patient care is better when employees feel valued and stick around.


  3. Helpful (2)

    patient advociate

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great work experence for employees

    Cons

    commute is too long and stressful


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  5. Registered Nurse Clinician

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Clinician in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Clinician in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Inova

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Health Organization. Many opportunities for career selection and advancement.

    Cons

    Hours can be long. Call required in some units.

    Advice to Management

    Consider streamlining process across all of Inova hospitals, according to department, to include policies, practices and work / life balance.


  6. RN

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN-Home Health in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - RN-Home Health in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Inova part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    large system so skills can be easily transferred between facilities

    Cons

    No separate sick time. Must use PTO for vacation, sick and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Be more accessible and proactive in dealing with the challenges in your department.


  7. From the minute you step in the front door, you are met by friendly and helpful employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Inova part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly & helpful co-workers, involved management, great benefits, they frequently ask for our opinions, identify areas for improvement, and make changes

    Cons

    30 miles from home, some employees complain but that is seen everywhere

    Advice to Management

    Continue to ask our opinions, make improvements, and community the plans for the hospital


  8. Inova Health System on the right path.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Inova

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worthwhile work, friendly coworkers, large organizationthat has the resources to grow and be competitive.
    Human Resources team is evolving with the industry and making an impact with employees, line managers and up through executive leadership.

    Cons

    The healthcare industry is having a rough time handling the impact from recent federal legislation. 2014 was a tough year of down-sizing staff and managers. Nurses complain of understaffing that leads to them not being able to provide the care that they would like to.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Bad bosses

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Inova

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company, well known in the area

    Cons

    Managers are not held accountable for high turnover in their dept. Human Resources does not enforce companies policies as the should(some do not even know what policies exist and how to find them!), but allow managers that the support to do as they see fit. Executive level staff does nothing about formal grievances that are placed about unfair treatment or wrong behavior of managers. No full investigations are ever done when these compliments are filed. They refuse to acknowledge that there is a problem with bad management in this organization. Instead, the employee suffers and either resigns or manager decides to devise ways to terminate the employee. Bad managers continue to exist and the cycle continues with the next victim.

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing managers to make decisions on disciplinary actions on their own.
    FULLY investigates all grievances voiced via your grievance process.
    Stop treating employees like a number or as if they are just bodies easy to be disposed of and replaced.
    Train your current HR staff and hire more competently in these departments.
    Provide management training for those who supervise staff and make it a mandatory requirement for ANYONE who fills this role, regardless of their level within the company.
    Focus in one your high turnover departments and DO something about it.


  10. Ok company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Inova full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many advancement opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Pays very low
    works you like a dog
    young company
    Horrible benefits


  11. Scathing

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

    I have been working at Inova

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with keep me here.

    Cons

    uncaring, inconsistent management. The upper echelon are merely mouthpieces and only interested in turning a profit. If you are a nurse and enjoy doing the work of two people at the expense of your license, this is the place to work!

    Advice to Management

    You might want to take care of your nurses or this place is going to be a ghost town



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