MedStar Washington Hospital Center Reviews

Updated April 5, 2015
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MedStar Washington Hospital Center President John Sullivan
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Pros
  • Good variety of patient diagnoses, diverse staff, good benefits, good support from union (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good pay, nice co-workers (in 4 reviews)

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

  • There is little to no career advancement in this dept (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Challenging cases with a great team of nurses and doctors

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff and leadership are excellent.

    Cons

    Trauma area and emergency department are under separate control

    Advice to Management

    Merge the trauma area with the emergency department

  2. great opportunity

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    Former Employee - Pct in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Pct in Washington, DC

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I found working for mother and baby unit very rewarding and great learning experience.

    Cons

    My only downside was my hours were not always the same which prevented me from going back to school.

    Advice to Management

    It is always great to be flexible when an employee is trying to further their education.

  3. Employer about bottom line

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    Current Employee - Employee
    Current Employee - Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The compensation package could be better

    Cons

    High patient nurse ratios on med/surg units

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  5. Great opportunity for learning, but not enough staff

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    Current Employee - Allied Health
    Current Employee - Allied Health

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn--grand rounds and conferences.

    Cons

    Not fully staffed--we work with less and always get added work

    Advice to Management

    Need to show appreciation to dedicated employees

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Washington, DC

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Good pay and good schedule

    Cons

    Sometines nurse patient ratio is not very good

    Advice to Management

    To increase patient safiety, nurse should have less patients on med surg floors.

  7. I'm a registered nurse and started in the nurse residency program

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    For new grads, they offer the highest rate in the area. It is a great experience to start your career. You will learn a lot and will have the support from others.

    Cons

    No raises, nurse staffing needs work.

  8. Great Learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dispatcher
    Former Employee - Dispatcher

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome Schedule, Good Pay, Great Benefits, Great Co-Workers

    Cons

    Hard to move up the ladder, Bad Communication, leadership in the department had a huge turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Do Better

  9. Pretty good entity to work for.

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist II in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist II in Washington, DC

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Union membership was a plus. Loved the medical benefits, 100% coverage for Medstar network. Work-life balance was tolerable.

    Cons

    Management was not very supportive at times. Not a lot of respect for employees with long employment history. Not very much recognition for extra effort.

    Advice to Management

    More recognition to employees that take extra time and effort to address/solve patient concerns. More support to front line employees with proper equipment, supplies, etc., to perform their tasks.

  10. Good

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    Current Employee - Lead Floor Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lead Floor Technician in Washington, DC

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment and benefits, great leadership and employee friendly

    Cons

    Parking availability is not good and less micro managing will increase is work productivity

    Advice to Management

    Promote within organization is better

  11. good place for experience

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    Former Intern - Intern In General Surgery in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern In General Surgery in Washington, DC

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center as an intern (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Superb surgical staff and experiences. Top rate trauma center, state of the art technology, well trained and capable support staff.

    Cons

    surgical program operates on pyramid system;

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