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MedStar Health Reviews in White Marsh, MD

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
80 Reviews
3.8
80 Reviews
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MedStar Health President & CEO Kenneth A. Samet
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good work, competitive pay but poor communication from upper management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Interface Engineer in White Marsh, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Interface Engineer in White Marsh, MD

    I have been working at MedStar Health

    Pros

    MedStar has a very good benefit package and competitive salaries. As it is a mix of 8 hospitals and 20+ related businesses, it has combination of lots of systems / processes and gives a varied experience if your job entails integrating these systems. If you are working in one specialized system, it will also give you a chance to move into similar system which helps to gain experience and to build new skills. Most of the IT staff is knowledgeable and smart. I have met many people who have previously worked for reputed companies like Booz Allen, Cisco, CACI, Govt. contractors, Microsoft, MCI and they bring lots of experience with them.

    Cons

    There are no performance related bounces below the level of AVP. Annual raises are generally capped at 3-4% which is very much in line with Fed. Govt. COLA, so after a long tenure you start to lose out in terms or market rate if you are not promoted during that time. Depending on group, you might be subjected to stringent timings ( in by 8am !) and if you are in application support for hospital IT, you have to agree to an on-call schedule which means carrying a pager 24/7 for a week with no relaxation in day time duties. The company is going through a re-org for about 1.5 year which has brought about many changes in groups / duties and their work and management has not done very good job communicating these changes till now. Some of the work is being outsourced and that has brought about some apprehensions too, once again, communication does not seem fair / trustworthy regarding this process too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have seen that uncertainty and confusion due to poor communication in MedStar IT results in groups losing bright people. The communication should be very open, forthright and everybody should be allowed to ask anonymous questions during any of town hall / IT meetings. Also current review process is one way, and the company should seriously consider 360 degree review process in which every employee gets a chance to review his/her supervisor.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company if you can keep your mouth shut.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Billing in White Marsh, MD
    Former Employee - Billing in White Marsh, MD

    I worked at MedStar Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Full Time opportunities, good money if you move up. Education Assistance, benefits.

    Cons

    Tons of politics, there's the people who have been in the door and out the door and then the ones you have to deal with are the ones who have been there "20 years, 25 years, 15 years" that have their seniority (which is looked upon highly). You have to kiss rear to get anywhere and if you don't you will be blacklisted within the company. There's also favoritism when it comes to salary ranges. One person may be making $15 sitting next to you with less experience because they "know the manager" while someone else is making $12 because they didn't know anyone. It's definitely not based on merit. Also--get better training for specific jobs, universal training (with one trainer) doesn't work for everyone, try to find a way that benefits all learning types so people aren't fired or quitting all the time (high turn over rate).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites. Hold more people accountable when they're repeat offenders. Accept the fact that you aren't perfect and make mistakes as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst place ever, no parking available or car will get scratched/bumped

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Entry Level Financial Services Office In White Marsh in White Marsh, MD
    Former Employee - Entry Level Financial Services Office In White Marsh in White Marsh, MD

    I worked at MedStar Health full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice office setting, has a jean day 2x month

    Cons

    Cubicle environment, lots of backbiting and people listening to conversations. Hard to fit in. You will NOT be promoted unless you "know people". Notice there are NO reviews of this facility??? That tells you something

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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