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Inova Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
160 Reviews
2.9
160 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 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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Employee Reviews

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    Consultant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Inova as a contractor

    Pros

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

    Cons

    very large system to navigate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Low pay, few holidays, decreased morale.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Falls Church, VA

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

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    RT at Inova

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Inova part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent compensation, fair leadership. Job security seems ok.

    Cons

    Very high work load, lack of work hours, not enough staff on schedule to handle workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Politically Driven Corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Fairfax, VA

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

    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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Atmosphere, Lack of Corporate Jobs

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

    I have been working at Inova

    Pros

    - Seems as though they are trying their best to improve employee satisfaction

    Cons

    - Wasn't very help in advancing my career
    - Down-sizing is a hot topic right now
    - Personal experience as an employee depends on your direct leader

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Promotion and Growth potential is horrible in some departments

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PFS in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - PFS in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    Job security and stability, Selecting your on work hours

    Cons

    Hiring practices from within are horrible. I have been here ten years applied for at least 30 jobs and only been interviewed for 2.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at the people you have and place those that are deserving of a promotion into the right positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Program Assistant

    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers
    Fulfilling to be able to work on healthcare setting and interact with patients
    Incentives given to employees for hard work each month

    Cons

    Salary was not competitive
    Transition to EPIC was challenging
    Admin staff given the grunt of the work
    The promotion potential was slim to none

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work if your not looking to advance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Inova full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly helpful employees. Always look forward to going to work

    Cons

    Health Insurance options limited to one provider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management top heavy . Only interested in the bottom line. They do everything possible to eliminate older seasoned employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No respect for nursing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Inova full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, compensation is ok...on the level with other hospitals. We take pride in our work and in our hospital (Inova Fair Oaks).

    Cons

    Nurses Week was a joke and a slap in the face. Asked to bake cookies for other departments to show our appreciation -- hello, where's the appreciation for us? This would be like my child asking me to make him breakfast in bed for Mothers Day! Oh, we also had the opportunity to bring in a casserole for a potluck lunch, and admin brought around a tea cart with Entenmanns snacks, but only stopped at the main nurses station, didn't even bother actually coming to the other nurses stations where nurses were actually working. Not even the customary "thank you nurses" banner in the lobby. I know money is tight, but a heartfelt thank you would have been nice...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some appreciation for those in the trenches

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Program Assistant life support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Assistant Life Support in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Program Assistant Life Support in Fairfax, VA

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

    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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