MedStar Health Reviews in Baltimore, MD

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
68 Reviews

3.7
68 Reviews
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MedStar Health President & CEO Kenneth A. Samet
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really nice people to work with and good benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Offers Great Benefits to employees (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • there are many different skill levels, but this is true of nursing everywhere (in 5 reviews)

  • Everything in the hospitals is now a numbers game (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    MedStar is a nonprofit organization that strives to take care of the individual as well as the community

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at MedStar Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The staff are professionals who care

    Cons

    As with all healthcare their have been cutbacks due to regulatory and finance issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep striving to be the best and don't get complacent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall I am happy with Medstar Health

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse II  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse II in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Offers Great Benefits to employees

    Cons

    Hospital Bonuses and perks werereduced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take care of your nurses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was okay.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at MedStar Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the managers were very nice and caring.

    Cons

    Some of the managers didn't know what they were doing and shouldn't be in a supervisory position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not what you say it's how you say it! If you want respect you have to remember to give respect!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    NOT Spirit. NOT Care. NOT NOT NOT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at MedStar Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Sad..used to be a great, caring place to work. But has steadily gone downhill and future looks bleak!!

    Cons

    Everything in the hospitals is now a numbers game. How do you treat a patient in 15 min?
    -move them in and push them out. Dropping of medical services all around. Overworking the managers and staff. If they complain-they are let go. Fear and intimidation rule the day.
    Smile to the public but cry in your office. Absurd working conditions but hide them! Absurd
    budget analysis. Keep the Hospitals Top heavy with administration but reduce all your support workers to save money! Do phony straw polls (Employee evals) and because of fear nobody is telling the Emperor(Medstar) that he does not have any clothes on! Sorry State for Maryland as we lose major Hospitals in the Balto Metropolitan due to reduced or eliminated financial support from local,state, federal gov;t. and the worst part is nobody is hearing about this crisis!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to REALLY listen to your support workers on ways to improve working conditions(not just lip service from your own group of yes people)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work in Baltimore

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    professionalism. Place where you are respected

    Cons

    lot of rules. dificult to keep pace with changing rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep your experience staff

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Medstar Health Public vs Behind the Scenes

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    benefit package competitive for area except tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    input of frontline staff devalued; voice of nurses silenced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen, and change based on advice of those in the numbers, not the $

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best places I have worked.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for those who take the initiative.

    Cons

    Hierachary abounds....very slow in decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more opportunities for the Sr. Management to meet/talk with mid level and front line staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do more with less

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and they are affordable. Amount of vacation time is good too (although actually taking a vacation is frowned upon due to work loads)

    Cons

    Not a good work/life balance for corporate employees. Raises are terrible, the past 2 years we received 1.25%. You are expected to work through your lunch and past 5:00 in order to keep up with your workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff and stop promoting, doing more with less people. Start giving better raises or you will start to see employee turnover rise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience but room for improvement

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    Former Employee - Legal Intern  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at MedStar Health

    Pros

    Laid back environment, challenging work

    Cons

    very isolated atmosphere, very little supervisor feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more attorney interaction would be helpful

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to secure employment and opportunity for advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at MedStar Health

    Pros

    Excellent tuition reimbursement and health care benefit packages offered.

    Cons

    Close-knit community. Show discernment in securing a position. If it doesn't feel right, look elsewhere within the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aggressively address employee feedback and satisfaction issues.

    No opinion of CEO

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