Inova Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Inova President and CEO J. Knox Singleton
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. okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inova

    Pros

    Good pay overtime nice coworkers

    Cons

    High levels of stress can def br a con

    Advice to Management

    Mote organization please


  2. Stability

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inova

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

    Pros

    room for growth, good benefits

    Cons

    some politics not much though


  3. Pharmacy Technician II

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician II in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician II in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Inova (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Was able to have a set schedule that allowed my husband and I to be creative with childcare. Never had to put the children in day care!

    Cons

    none, at least not for me

    Advice to Management

    Great job, maybe recognize the "little people" more often.


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  5. Expanding

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff RN
    Former Employee - Staff RN

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Great coworkers
    Room to advance

    Cons

    Bad staffing practices
    Not always supported when conflicts arise with MDs
    Put on a facade of listening to nurses but nothing seemed to change

    Advice to Management

    Stop investing in buildings and start investing in people


  6. Current

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    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!


  7. Great place to learn but career advancement is for nurses only

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    Former Employee - Clinical Technician in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Clinical Technician in Falls Church, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked on medical floor. Working with the other clinical personnel was great. Great teamwork. Everyone had your back.

    Cons

    Constant management changes. Understaffing of nurses and clinical technicians. Poor coordination between departments means that you have to get someone to keep calling to get something done.

    Advice to Management

    Need more opportunities for clinical support personnel to advance.


  8. Inova Health Systems

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    working non-profit offers lower wages


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    Non-Clinical Support Services Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Inova full-time

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive salary compared to other health systems, and reputable place to work. This is a good place to work if you are satisfied with the status quo, prefer equal redistribution regardless of performance, and stability-- basically fans of the federal workforce will love it here.

    Cons

    If you are a high performer, you may be frustrated here. HR runs the organization similar to a government entity. Performance based compensation structures are lacking and recognition of accomplishments are dispersed, rather than focused. The 80-20 rule applies in many instances where 80% of the work is being done by 20% yet compensation and bonuses are equally distributed and recognition is dispersed as well. If you're a socialist at heart that is satisfied just coming home each week with a paycheck and not doing anything to improve yourself while still receiving bonuses, this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation needs to be aligned with how the healthcare industry is changing. If healthcare is to be performance based, so does the compensation structure for the staff that is making it happen. Change agent cannot be someone with decades of experience in an industry where anyone would agree is a disaster. Look outside of healthcare and reward performance vs. seniority.


  10. Case Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Inova full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Inova good company to work for.

    Cons

    Poor working environment, but I hear it has chnaged.


  11. Mixed bag

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    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.



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