Inova Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. Case Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Mixed bag

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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. No room for advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Inova full-time

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

    Pros

    Good experience that goes towards opening other doors

    Cons

    No room for advancement Below market pay Management doesn't know what it is doing

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some the upper level management Give people the opportunity to advance - i will definitely not want to work for this hospital ever again - Get in then get out


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  5. Emergency room nursing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Emergency Department RN
    Current Employee - Emergency Department RN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Culture of taking care of patients with compassion

    Cons

    hourly rate is low for the hard work that we do

    Advice to Management

    increase pay


  6. Inova Medical Group

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

    I worked at Inova

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

    Pros

    COO is supportive and nice.

    Cons

    Management individuals lack leadership and management experience.


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    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


  8. Helpful (2)

    Change for worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Inova full-time

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and a direct leader that doesn't micromanage. Benefits are typical but can get significant discount on health insurance by participating in wellness activities.

    Cons

    Pay is not to market although compensation dept. claims to do annual surveys. Directors/Managers are bonus eligible but metrics set to unachievable levels in most cases. Tuition benefits are low for those that want to further their education unless you are a nurse. They should be equal to all. Cash balance plan canceled for all employees rather than just those that entered the organization on January 1, 2015. 401K match is low. Little opportunity to grow within organization.

    Advice to Management

    Live the Standards of Behavior. Use LEAN to run business but not to make like a factory. Appreciate that leaders in the hospital have had staff trimmed down and patient care comes first.


  9. Helpful (1)

    RN

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Grad RN in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - New Grad RN in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Inova

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

    Pros

    It is a good location if you live in northern virginia

    Cons

    Not room for advancement with higher pay


  10. Registered Nurse Clinician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  11. RN

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

    I have been working at Inova part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent, committed, passionate staff. Many recent major capital investments. Strong sense of community among hospital employees. Cafeteria gets better all the time.

    Cons

    Management (at all levels) is out of touch with the front line staff. Middle management is too busy going to meetings and putting out fires. Survey after survey (employee engagement, etc) with no meaningful changes. Poor morale due to staffing issues, increased workloads, no overtime allowed to complete the extra work. Frequent rumors of people getting canned out of the blue. Health insurance plan has no flexibility to use non-Inova facilities or physicians in the area unless you want to pay out the nose.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should do more to make their staff feel valued and respected. A lot can be done that doesn't cost money. Yes it's a challenging environment, but it costs a lot less to retain staff than to keep chasing after turnover. Happier employees make for happier patients who tend to score us higher on patient satisfaction surveys.



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