MedStar Washington Hospital Center

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
55 Reviews
3.6
55 Reviews
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MedStar Washington Hospital Center President John Sullivan
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Pretty good entity to work for.

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

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Promote within organization is better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good place for experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern In General Surgery in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern In General Surgery in Washington, DC

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

    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;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Medstar Washington Hospital Center is a good hospital to gain experience and care for complex cases.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Pros

    The hospital offers a generous tuition reimbursement for staff.

    Cons

    It is a hospital and faces the same challenges as any other hospital facility.

  6.  

    Graet learning experience, enjoyed 20+ years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Radiograher/QA Specialist/CT Tech in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Radiograher/QA Specialist/CT Tech in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Newest technology, varied cases and learning opportunities. Very busy in middle of nation's capital.

    Cons

    Some management types brought in during hard times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more loyal to loyal employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for with plenty to learn and intelligent technologist willing to teach.

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

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Imaging equipment is state of the art , especially the Phillips Brightview XCT, and D Spectrum. Processing software produces high quality pictures plus is easy to operate.

    Cons

    As in most nuclear medicine departments there are less opportunities to get promoted. The only way to get promoted is either you get the floor coordinator position or venture into research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If funds available buy another D- Spectrum camera

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Co workers were dedicated, albeit overworked. Staff and physicians were conscientious and tried their best.

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

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

    Pros

    Patient population that needs the help, staff that understands the community and works hard.

    Cons

    Budget cuts, short staffed, overworked staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what the priorities are and reorganize

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    An experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time

    Pros

    It was ok to work.

    Cons

    Should include employees with happenings of the hospital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp.

  10.  

    This Hospital Has everything

    • 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 Washington Hospital Center full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are many opportunities that you can't get anywhere else within the area. For patients they take in everybody with or without "good" insurance.

    Cons

    It's a big hospital and that can make things complicated. Parking can be difficult depending on your position within the hospital.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful

    • 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 Washington Hospital Center full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow

    Cons

    Very big and is hard to stand out in the crowd.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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