Inova Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
144 Reviews
2.9
144 Reviews
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Inova President and CEO J. Knox Singleton
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29 Ratings

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

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

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  1.  

    Great place to learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn Critical Care nursing. Many specialty ICUs. There is prestige of being able to add Inova on your resume.

    Cons

    Too many management tiers. Easy to get lost among the many employees and become just another number. Pay is mediocre. Easy to get burnt out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your Critical Care Nurses. Pay attention to staffing needs. It is not possible to give excellent care to the patients when the RN to Pt ratio isn't correct. It is also not safe! Hence the high turn over rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was the best of times....It was the worst of times.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Office
    Current Employee - Systems Office

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

    Pros

    The people (and by that I don't mean corporate or hospital leadership). I have never met a group of more caring, kind people. (oops, except IT)

    Cons

    Cuts that have no (despite the President's attempts at justification) rhyme or reason to them. All the recent layoffs were said to be built around benchmarks of like health care organizations. Uh, no they weren't. The staff who are caring and thoughtful get worked into the ground and run out the door. The jerks get promoted because they don't make waves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WALK THE WALK! I'll leave it at that because they know what I mean.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    excellent medical care, tight budget

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

    I have been working at Inova full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    top notch physicians all around

    Cons

    tight budgetary constraints, sometimes too tight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Their intentions are good, but senior leadership is focusing less on the patient and more on the almighty dollar.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN III
    Current Employee - RN III

    I have been working at Inova full-time

    Pros

    Lots of different avenues within company. Benefits are above average. Lots of educational opportunities. Good sense of teamwork. Cutting edge technology. Opportunities abound if you know where to look. Lots of multidisciplinary support. Always performing self assessments to see where they can improve themselves.

    Cons

    Micromanagement comes from the highest levels of leadership. Frequent changes in structure of middle management. Information frequently does not get from various management levels to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Registration Representative in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Patient Registration Representative in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Inova full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Inova is a premier health system in Northern Virginia and has multiple medical facilities in the area. Easy access for most facilities, great pay, growth potential and education reimbursement

    Cons

    The cons are what you make them to be, there is always a positive aspect for working in the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some management need to take a better look at procedures used for their employees and encourage growth and movement within in the system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, great people

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

    I have been working at Inova full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is lots of opportunity, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Inova is not afraid to paid employees BELOW market value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Level 1 Trauma opportunities with high acuity patients.

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

    I have been working at Inova

    Pros

    They have a variety of clinical opportunities available to help start and grow a clinical nursing career.

    Cons

    Few, if any, small raises. No loyalty to experienced staff. Location in DC Metro area creates tons of employment competition, making it difficult to get hired and advocate for change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve staffing ratios and manage staffing by patient acuity level

    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inova

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Inova

    Pros

    It was okay working there.

    Cons

    All of the slick people leave right away.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Working with this company for more than 5 years.

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Not a good place to work.

    Cons

    Management don't care about employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company without management. Management don't care about employee.That's why many employee went to rival hospital.No annual raise for last 2 years but spending millions for building construction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great boss, great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Inova full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stability, great benefits, very accommodating

    Cons

    None that I can think of, I am very happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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