MedStar Washington Hospital Center Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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MedStar Washington Hospital Center President John Sullivan
John Sullivan
29 Ratings

Pros
  • Great work atmosphere, good benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits, chance for educational development with classes offered, have some great doctors and knowledgeable (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for career or salary growth (in 3 reviews)

  • Budget cuts, short staffed, overworked staff (in 2 reviews)

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  1. MedStar Washington Hospital Center

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere with "teamwork" implementation amongst associates. Benefits are "excellent" and competitive with other employers.

    Cons

    Layoffs were extremely high in 2013.


  2. Medical office assistant

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    Former Employee - Medical Office Assistant III in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Medical Office Assistant III in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I made more working there then any other job I have been offered and I have more years of experience now

    Cons

    If I wasn't laid off I would continue to be making a great salary. Unfortunately they are still laying off at this facility.


  3. Depends on Unit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay, tuition assistance (hospital center is the top paying for RNs and PCTs to go back to school) and the union

    Cons

    The patient to RN ratio is horrid. PCT workload and how they are looked upon

    Advice to Management

    Reconstruct management. Investigate things before taking extreme actions.


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  5. Medical office assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center part-time

    Pros

    Great environment, pay is great and great management, lots of chances to advance.

    Cons

    it can get boring, I always finished my work before the day ended

    Advice to Management

    None, excellent and professional people


  6. OR Staff

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learned a lot here; good pay, good benefits; cafeteria serves good food; very diverse staff

    Cons

    OR had a revolving door, i.e. high turnover; toxic environment created by lack of respect from some physicians to nursing leadership and staff; nursing staff pushed to their limits and many were very unhappy; low morale across the board. Parking situation is terrible...forced to park offsite and catch a shuttle to the building, adding 30+ minutes to the daily commute

    Advice to Management

    Don't just hold meetings and take surveys, but actually listen to the concerns of your staff. Give them incentives to want to stay, including helping them to develop their skills to move up the ladder; handing out ice cream and popsicles every few weeks isn't enough.


  7. Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced, stimulating learning environment, opportunities to collaborate with other departments.

    Cons

    Unions influence all decisions made by Hospital Administration and negatively impact finances for the entire hospital.


  8. Diamond Healthcare in the very rough.

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Technician in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Mental Health Technician in Lanham, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Patient contact. I really enjoyed working with the patients.

    Cons

    Most of the nurses and techs were cousins or brothers and sisters (but you weren't supposed to know that) and acted more like psych patients than the official psych patients. Many got offended by patients who said they couldn't understand their accents (Yorubo and Ibo).

    Advice to Management

    It wouldn't do any good.


  9. registered nurse

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    gained experience saw more/learned more than other hospitals in the area

    Cons

    large hospital comes with systematic hurdles


  10. Physician Assistant Student

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great learning environment, supportive preceptors, lots of available learning resources and curriculum. Employees seemed to really like their jobs. Good communication between care teams

    Cons

    rotation was too short, but that is probably more my program's fault that MedStar's fault. Would have liked to see/do more procedures.


  11. Helpful (1)

    RN Staff

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time

    Pros

    I love caring for my patients.

    Cons

    Rotating days and hours sometimes is challenging.



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