MedStar Health Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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MedStar Health President & CEO Kenneth A. Samet
Kenneth A. Samet
47 Ratings

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. Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large company with many different opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get things done because of the excessive chain of command. Pays about 20% less than most healthcare organizations in it's league.

    Advice to Management

    Higher salaries and less chain of command tiers.


  2. Low compensation and no support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits(health, dental,401b)! They do offer cells phone and computer assistance buying programs and some (but low) tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Do not give employees any compensation based on performance. They do not give raises, except for their idea of a cost of living increase which is way bow what cost of living is for the area. They overwork their employees and management AVP level and most likely higher do not provide support the the staff (clinical or administrative).

    Advice to Management

    They need to recognize the value in their staff. Mangers seem to think employees are disposable and not willing to go the extra step to keep good staff which creates lots of turn over and low patient and employee satisfaction.


  3. MedStar

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Paid time off allowance

    Cons

    The lack of Growth and Development


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  5. Nurse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment, pleasant co-workers. Over-all good company.

    Cons

    No urgency to accommodate employees needs or wishes. One of the lower paying companies without bonuses.


  6. Accounts payable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Health ins. Vacation time sometimes Flex time

    Cons

    Micro managed ,don't listen to employee's, low pay,

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  7. Great portfolio builder

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of work, did tasks I could show future employers, friendly and flexible environment

    Cons

    Wish there were more hands on and collaborative projects to work on.

    Advice to Management

    Everything was ok, really enjoyed my internship. Maybe add more intern structure.


  8. Registered nurse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great place to work for

    Cons

    No clear path for growth within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Create activities within staff that encourages comrade.


  9. pharmacy

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MedStar Health part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None none none and none.

    Cons

    No training and disorganized. Rude. Understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. Learn how to train people and be polite.


  10. Great for Entry-Level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start out at. Easy to grasp information about tasks. Love the pay and the "leave time" process.

    Cons

    You're expected to work as a team, however, this isn't equally enforced throughout.

    Advice to Management

    If you keep one aspect "fair", keep every aspect fair, and keep it mutual for all team employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Big organization that takes advantage of employees

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    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits (outside of salary). The clinical staff in general seem to care about patients.

    Cons

    Compensation is low if you're not clinical. Employees are treated as disposable. The management is a lot of talk, no action. I haven't received a significant raise (outside of cost of living) in 7 years I've worked here, despite always receiving glowing evaluations. I can't seem to move up or climb the ladder.



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