MedStar Health Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
69 Reviews

3.7
69 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.  

    excellent

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

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

    Pros

    cutting edge, practice what they preach

    Cons

    there may be more of a complicated management structure than need me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Patient care director

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

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits for full time

    Cons

    None to speak at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome place to work

    Current Employee - Full Time Registered Nurse  in  Leonardtown, MD
    Current Employee - Full Time Registered Nurse in Leonardtown, MD

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

    Pros

    Working on Magnet status; good salary; excellent team; people really work together here and the managers work to improve the culture all the time

    Cons

    there are many different skill levels, but this is true of nursing everywhere. It takes time to achieve Magnet status and there will trials and errors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little more time on the floor with staff. Allow for vacations in the month of December!!!

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  5.  

    Southern Maryland's healthcare employer of choice

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

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

    Pros

    Dynamic administrative team with the backing of the MedStar system.
    Transformational leadership at the administrative level.
    Award winning performance.
    Passionate care providers.
    Good benefits under MedStar.
    Educational opportunities for professional growth.
    Constant expansion of services for comprehensive care locally.
    Small community friendliness.

    Cons

    Rural location, but that makes traffic manageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fully support Magnet application.
    Standardize within the MedStar system but maintain autonomy as much as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good place to work in Baltimore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    great opportunity to learn

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Lot sof opportunities to work on high profile and impactful projects

    Cons

    Older management structure that is set in its ways but is changing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best places I have worked.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at MedStar Health

    Pros

    The opportunity to advance in your position.

    Cons

    The underlying gossip, but you find that everywhere.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at MedStar Health

    Pros

    management cares about employees, good communication, team feeling

    Cons

    Columbia office location is not near major city

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great progressive place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at MedStar Health

    Pros

    MedStar Health is a leader in Healthcare in the Washington-Baltimore Region. The company is clinically innovative and working hard to move from "Good to Great." You should be proud to work for MedStar as it is very progressive and will be a surviver and leader in the years to come as healthcare evolves.

    Cons

    MedStar has grown through acquisition and as such the culture is still evolving. There is tension between the desire to have a single integrated corporate culture and at the same time to maintain autonomy between the operating units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more assertive in developing an integrated organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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