Inova Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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Inova President and CEO J. Knox Singleton
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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. Registered Nurse Clinician

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  2. Large not for profit healthcare organization, that rewards top management well but has staff turnover at lower levels

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Professional in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Finance Professional in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at Inova

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Location & facility, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Limited job growth, no salary increase

    Advice to Management

    In order to retain strong talent and reduce turnover, there has to be a better incentive system in place professionally and financially.

  3. Inova Fairfax.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Technician
    Former Employee - Clinical Technician

    I worked at Inova full-time

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

    Pros

    The pay is not bad compared to previous patient care technician/clinical technician jobs I have had. However, it is still not enough to keep up with the cost of living in the area. Health and 401k benefits are good. The hospital's goals and ideals laid out at orientation were admirable. My coworkers take a while to warm up to new people, but once they do, they are a pleasure.

    Cons

    Despite being an experienced tech, I feel incredibly micromanaged a lot of the time. Then when I need help from my clinical director, she is nowhere to be seen or is very defensive and will not give a straight answer. This could very well just be an issue that I have with MY manager. I have not experienced other managers here.

    The staffing here at Fairfax is not always super safe and can be erratic and change without notice. I will come into work thinking that the day will be well-staffed and have it change an hour before I expect someone to come in, because it seems like the manager is doing that particular employee a favor... Or something...? People are allowed to clock in to work 10-15 minutes late without any consequences, take an hour for lunch without anyone saying anything.

    Advice to Management

    Obviously you are trying to save money, but can't you do it some other way than by running the hospital on a skeleton crew?

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    Exercise Physiologist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Exercise Physiologist in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Exercise Physiologist in Alexandria, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I thought this was a great place to work. Country feel near a large metropolis. The job had great hours, benefits and staff training. CME's were easily available through regular grand rounds.

    Cons

    Relatively boring. Facility was not open to expand due to the limited size. Limited number of coworkers in my department.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the cardiac rehab program. Open it to spouses. Make it more of a community benefit instead of a money maker.

  6. Payroll Clerk

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inova

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

    Pros

    No pros with this management

    Cons

    Not much at all

    Advice to Management

    Get rid off current Management

  7. Helpful (1)

    Not as it once was!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inova

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with outside of management (more than half). You do have a feeling of helping the community. The Health benefits are still pretty good.

    Cons

    Middle and lower level management (not all, but more than half at the locations I have worked) bully their employees into submission and/or have their own little clicks. They have no clue on how to treat employees. They view us and want us to be Lemmings or sheeple. This has all manafested itself in that a lot of good employees have been pushed out (or Fired/let go) over the last three years (and not just in my department).

    Advice to Management

    I have been an employee for well over 10 years and at one time I really enjoyed working here, but over the past 8 years it has taken a wrong turn. With the last 2 - 3 being the absolute worst. Listen to your employees and please, please, please hire and promote managers who know how to manage people and not just projects and meetings.

  8. I'm a registered nurse working on the floor.

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

    I have been working at Inova

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff are encouraged to be involved in making changes in how patient care is delivered. Yearly performance bonus. Wonderful, caring staff to work with. Management staff are easy to access and visible throughout the facility on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Patient to staff ratio can be too high at times.

    Advice to Management

    increase nursing staff so patient ratio is 4 or 5 to 1.

  9. looks good on the resume

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist
    Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist

    I worked at Inova (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    will be able to see everything possible, great place for experience

    Cons

    under staffed and over worked staff, frazzled at the end of the day.

  10. Surgical tech job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Surgical Technologist in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Surgical Technologist in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Inova

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

    Pros

    good benefits, somewhat friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    low pay, no respect for your hard work, long hours

  11. Dynamic organization with lots more potential

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love the department I work in!

    Cons

    The leadership is out of touch

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they are worth

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