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Inova Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
137 Reviews

2.9
137 Reviews
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Inova President and CEO J. Knox Singleton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, flexible hours and nice people to work with (in 8 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)

  • No room for upward growth in company (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Wage workers feel like wage workers.

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

    Pros

    Healthcare incentive plan is great. If you jump through the hoops you can pay as low as $15/pay period for comprehensive healthcare

    Cons

    Treat wage workers like children. Not trusted with time management. Even if you are on time 351 days out of the year you get "dinged" for being one minute late. You aren't allowed to swipe in "early." Even if you are assigned patients through your lunch break you are not allowed to swipe "no lunch."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on employee satisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Inova imaging

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

    Pros

    Friendships, team work and time off policies

    Cons

    No cross training or ability to advance in pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff complaints and act on them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Low pay, few holidays, decreased morale.

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

    Pros

    Most jobs at Inova offer a chance to help people both directly and indirectly. Corporate Perks Buying Program (reward points and discounts off several items, including computers); deep discount from various phone providers. Very small annual bonus given dependent upon goals reachedsuccessfully by the entire organization.

    Cons

    Low pay, 5 paid holidays per year, too many chiefs, young people with masters degrees with no management experience hired or promoted to management with deleterious results, "old boy network" mentality, phony enthusiasm from top down and empty, meaningless staff retreats, picnics, and recognition activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look deeper and more sincerely into employee morale. Provide real bonuses. Stop promoting and hiring based on favoritism and degrees only--skills and experience matter!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place To work but room for growth questionable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Records Clerk III  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Medical Records Clerk III in Alexandria, VA

    Pros

    Great benefits, Good Company organization, Great Atmosphere

    Cons

    Compensation is not the best in terms of salary and room for growth is based on department, or managers. Recruiter only could offer me based on what others were making that had been there for years and it was sub-par in expectation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on salary ranges for positions. But otherwise no real complaints.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Love it

    • 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

    Pros

    Inova is growing and expanding to include ambulatory and outpatient areas. It is definitely a world class organization. Lots of room to grow within the company, big a promoting from within.

    Cons

    Your promotions are based on years of service. Yes you can technically move or transfer into another job within six months but it pays better if you complete a full year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Micromanaged and disrespected

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Blood Donor Specialist  in  Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Blood Donor Specialist in Sterling, VA

    Pros

    INOVA definitely offers good employee benefits, such as retirement, life insurance, employee assistance programs. It is a popular organization, with a growing popularity. Salary is fair.

    Cons

    INOVA has a policy that declines any time off request if a department is understaffed, even if you've maxed out on PTO. I was hired as a part time employee for blood donor services, yet I was scheduled full time. My manager never approved a single time off request of mine, and always scheduled me for shifts that were the least convenient or that would conflict with my personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Boost employee moral, hire more full time non student employees to relieve the work load on the over worked employees. Longer breaks (30min for 9-15hour shifts is unacceptable).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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

    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
  9.  

    Consultant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great working environment with positivie attitude, willingness to go the extra mile

    Cons

    very large system to navigate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

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

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

    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
  11.  

    Program Assistant life support

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

    Pros

    good medical benefits
    Managers allowed to work from home when and if they want
    managers create new policy
    directors leave control of their employees to managers discretion

    Cons

    heavy and poor leadership
    managers are not held accountable
    retaliation is real in the healthsource department
    HR does nothing when you cry for help
    burnt out heavy heavy work load for few employees
    low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold managers accountable for employee treatment/turnover
    invest in your employees and value the great ones get rid of the poor managers
    put strict bullying/retaliation policy's in place. It would make a world of difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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