MedStar Washington Hospital Center

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
44 Reviews

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center President John Sullivan
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  1.  

    Disorganized.

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    Former Employee - Contractor  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Contractor in Washington, DC

    Pros

    The work schedule was flexible--no real deadlines.

    Cons

    There was no parking available. Hired everyone as contractors because they didn't want to give benefits.

  2.  

    It was a great opportunity to advance in my career with the skill sets I had and acquire new ones.

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    Former Employee - Patient Access Officer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Patient Access Officer in Washington, DC

    Pros

    It has great job opportunities,the best medical benefits, education and pay is not bad at all but most of all you meet some lifelong friends and comrades.

    Cons

    because its a hospital your always expected to be there rain, sleet, snow or shine and that doesn't always work out for employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Means well but overcome by bureaucratic inertia

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    Current Employee - RN Float Pool  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - RN Float Pool in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Experience and staff and second to none; they work hard and do well despite the day to day challenges.

    Cons

    Woeful IT infrastructure, supplies are hit and miss. Management is always at odds with union, especially during contract negotiation times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees well and unions are not necessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to gain work experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, good benefits

    Cons

    No room for growth. No sense of job security as there are major layoffs every year. Parking here is also very difficult.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    All about the show and not about the performance...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Nurses are represented by a union
    -Level-one trauma facility, great experience with the sickest population

    Cons

    -Management doesn't seem to care about nurses, working conditions, supplies; its all about the brand and image, they'll throw you under the bus at any opportunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I work in the er and I take the people who come in with pain in there chest so I am the ekg tech

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    Former Employee - Cardio Tech  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Cardio Tech in Washington, DC

    Pros

    You get to meet different people and see a lot of things. It makes me feel good because I am helping people plus Washington Hospital Center has the best Cardio Doctors.

    Cons

    It is a very fast pace job and you have to be on point at all times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always take care of your self and eat right to prevent Heart problems and fluids around your heart

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Highly political.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse III  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse III in Washington, DC

    Pros

    If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere! This hospital sees everything under the sun. I feel fortunate that my education and experiences have grown so much by working here. My co-workers (nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, clerks, etc.) make a great team, too.

    Cons

    It's a high pressure environment, not only because of acuity, but also because of staffing issues. The culture here is very political because of management-union relations. Experiences vary widely based on your unit. And ICUs seem to take priority for staffing, which is problematic if you don't actually work in an ICU.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a better staffing matrix. Improve your mandatory cancellation policy. Make your staff feel indispensable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    opportunity to achive new goals

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    Current Employee - Environmental Service Aide  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Environmental Service Aide in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Learning new things and meeting new and different people on a daily basis

    Cons

    having to deal with budget cuts and lay offs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Has been solid employment with extremely rocky experiences!

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    Current Employee - Medical Office Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Medical Office Assistant in Washington, DC

    Pros

    To get a paycheck only.

    Cons

    Dealing everyday with arrogant attitudes of management and doctors and the fact that you are just an employee when it comes to patients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the "little people" a lot more. Appreciate what they contribute to this organization!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Don't Do It CRM Department

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    Current Employee - Clinical Social Worker  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC

    Pros

    There are great co-workers in other department. They are friendly.

    Cons

    This department has a VERY high turnover primarily because of management of the department. The managers are very unprofessional in speech and attire. They are not supportive and uncaring. The salary is very low compared to the amount of work required. Long hours and mandatory evening and weekend work w/ no overtime compensation. Those requiring supervision for the clinical license will be waiting a while. It will not be earned in 2 yrs. There is little to no career advancement in this dept. Position is 99% discharge planning and not really social work. You have to beg to take off of work. Don't be fooled RUN!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If this department constantly has people leaving and there is one common factor management why isn't anything done about it?!? In addition, years of experience do not always make effective managers and leaders. Management clearly turns a blind eye to this department they clearly do not know what's really going on. They should ask the social workers in the department of their experiences.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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