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Inova Reviews in Fairfax, VA

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
159 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, flexible hours and nice people to work with (in 9 reviews)

  • Benefits, great co-workers, great place for beginning a career in healthcare (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The financial compensation was minimal when considering the cost of living in the area and that was my only serious complaint (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Inova

    Pros

    The company really takes care of its employees. Help with education and lots of benefits.

    Cons

    Offices are open during snow storms. The hospitals are open so all offices must be open too. Hospital rules apply to offices far from the hospital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay close attention to what goes on in the office

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Desktop Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Inova

    Pros

    Chances for moving up within your job title are there and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    The annual raise is less than 1% and becomes less the more time you have under your belt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in your employees and treat them with respect. Don't show favoritism especially in front of them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top Executives Doesn't Care About Employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Inova full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Inova has diversified culture. They give benefits like health and dental insurance.

    Cons

    Management does not value the employees contribution to the company. They only care about their big paycheck but not the employees welfare. They contracted a lot of departments so they won;t have to pay for benefits to those employees who has been with the company for a long time. They also laid off a lot of people and they promised that they will help them get a job but they lied.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be great, but it's grown too much, too fast.

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

    I worked at Inova full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Pride of working for well-known organization
    -Friendly co-workers
    -Pleasant work environment

    Cons

    -Rapid growth in short period of time without the infrastructure to support it
    -Little to no advancement opportunities
    -Leadership focus is the "bottom line," not employee satisfaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train managers to be leaders, not dictators. Satisfied employees = better patient outcomes and reimbursement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cardiac Tech

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cardiac Tech in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Cardiac Tech in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    "Powers that be" does best to, understandably, balance budget for expense vs. pay for workers (a challenge for a non profit)

    Staff can be friendly (unless busy and stressed - some)

    Cons

    Director is always nice and cooperative, Supervisor and other staff could do better (professionalism and fairness would be nice - although it is improving a little bit)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep budget flowing, and staff happy and fair, a discussion with staff and hear experiences of individuals would be nice. There are some nice, hard working workers in this sector of IFH, yet, they are taken advantage of by other staff (work politics)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Benefits bad management No communication

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Tech in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - IT Tech in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Inova full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The non management staff are good people

    Cons

    Management no communication very fake and two faced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with people, Respect the employee
    Working in the same job for over 10 years without any problems until new manager decides to over hire,
    One week you can be walking on water the best employee ever then the next week she hits menopause or is PMS and HR is in the office giving you warnings management is so two faced and focused on making themselves look good the employee gets the short end of the stick, Morale is so low in every department yet all they focus on is how we can talk bad about other groups and colleagues, Stop the surveys and wasting millions on things that do not make a difference and focus on the staff the ones who do all the work and not upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Difficult place to work infrastrucure is poor. Spend alot of time chasing things that should be automated and work well

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

    I have been working at Inova full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunties, you can get experience here that you cannot other places. The size of the organization provices opportunites for career advancement and development

    Cons

    Negative culture too much blame verse process improvemtn. Goals are set that are arbitray and not based on reasonable expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more carrot lest stick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    RT at Inova

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

    I worked at Inova part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent compensation, fair leadership. Job security seems ok.

    Cons

    Very high work load, lack of work hours, not enough staff on schedule to handle workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Politically Driven Corporation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Majority of co workers are kind, caring and friendly
    Good physicians
    Excellent support staff

    Cons

    Senior Leadership
    Unethical hiring processes
    Lack of advancement if not willing to pander to leadership
    No value for employees
    Low compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire individuals that are qualified instead of those willing to be "yes" people. Value your employees more and redefine the working environment from political backstabbing to focus on providing outstanding patient care. Take an interest in the turnover that exists and have a compliance department that is unbiased and addresses issues appropriately and in a fair manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No respect for nursing

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

    I have been working at Inova full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, compensation is ok...on the level with other hospitals. We take pride in our work and in our hospital (Inova Fair Oaks).

    Cons

    Nurses Week was a joke and a slap in the face. Asked to bake cookies for other departments to show our appreciation -- hello, where's the appreciation for us? This would be like my child asking me to make him breakfast in bed for Mothers Day! Oh, we also had the opportunity to bring in a casserole for a potluck lunch, and admin brought around a tea cart with Entenmanns snacks, but only stopped at the main nurses station, didn't even bother actually coming to the other nurses stations where nurses were actually working. Not even the customary "thank you nurses" banner in the lobby. I know money is tight, but a heartfelt thank you would have been nice...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some appreciation for those in the trenches

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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