MedStar Health

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MedStar Health Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
85 Reviews
3.6
85 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN BSN, IBCLC in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - RN BSN, IBCLC in Washington, DC

    I have been working at MedStar Health

    Pros

    company proactive about making great changes within hospital culture.

    Cons

    Could give employees better leave time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase leave time accrual for employees. Offer nurses more educational reimbursement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Too big of a company

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

    I have been working at MedStar Health

    Pros

    Large enough to have other opportunities

    Cons

    Too large that some entities are not recognized within the larger MedStar Network

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want something done, do it yourself. It takes a long time to get a project done in MedStar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Reasonable expectations and work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Reasonable pay and time off is flexible.

    Cons

    Various silos throughout the system. Disjointed at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company. Great benefits. Great people.

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

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

    Pros

    I love working for a healthcare company that puts patient safety first and foremost in everything. The benefits are great. The atmosphere is pleasant.

    Cons

    The merit increases are quite low in comparison to other healthcare companies. The hours are long for salaried employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In addition to the merit increase, there should be incentives when goals/major milestones are met within budget and on time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company that looks to hire from within.

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

    I have been working at MedStar Health

    Pros

    Great company to develop within.

    Cons

    Low ball employees on salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great benefits

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

    I worked at MedStar Health

    Pros

    Fantastic insurance plan with benefits.

    Cons

    Low increase in pay per year increment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Hard to tell if it's worth staying... this review is strictly for the Transplant Institute

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Health

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Great employer to have on your resume...

    Cons

    Horrible Management... no care for employee concerns... I think they let anyone become a manager. no training, no knowledge...
    HORRIBLE parking.
    Old and Dirty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Horrible turnover rates mean something is wrong!!!!!
    Facilities needs to clean up. The floor all over the hospital/transplant center is disgusting. Bathroom in the new transplant center looks like it gets cleaned once a week. The transplant center opened it's doors two months ago, yet the floors have not been vacuumed one time

  9.  

    Only stayed about one year in a job that I thought would be great

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

    I worked at MedStar Health

    Pros

    Not Many. Physicians/nurses, employees at the various hospitals generally seem to care about patients. Its the higher level c-suite that needs to be improved.

    Cons

    C-Suite doesn't get it and most of them don't have the experience or credentials to do their job. Legal department is not run well or efficiently. Salary is awful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    In flux

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

    I have been working at MedStar Health

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Opportunity to transfer to many locations
    Flexibility, depending on your position

    Cons

    Employee raises don't compare to leader raises/bonuses
    Confusion related to hospitals merging services, so it's stressed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live the values through transitions
    Stop favoring the D.C. side

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging and a lot of opportunities for personal and professional growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Informatics in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Clinical Informatics in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Many professional growth and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Conservative politics and leadership within the corporate and hospital settings. Not very family friendly work-life atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most people work to live rather than live to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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