Sentara Healthcare

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Sentara Healthcare Reviews in Woodbridge, VA

3 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits and salaries; still offer a PENSION; never have layoffs -- very impressive (in 9 reviews)

  • Relatively good benefits and pay for the area of Hampton Roads (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • nursing salaries not adequate for high cost of living in Hampton Roads area (in 3 reviews)

  • The upper management wants the employees to work understaffed and just "get by" to obtain the ultimate goal of getting more patients done (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sentara Healthcare has been a wonderful employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sentara has a fresh and forward thinking philosophy that runs through everything we do. My co-workers are enthusiastic and leadership has an aggressive and well thought out plan for each step taken. It's exciting to see changes happen rapidly and patient care improve as everyone her cares.

    Cons

    Sentara is a little far from my home, but the daily drive is worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Registered Nurse

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Woodbridge, VA

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were great, but that's about it.

    Cons

    Administration is clueless and greed driven. The nurse:patient ratios are DANGEROUS! Nurses and NCPs get reprimanded for voicing concerns. Management only looks out for themselves and as long as their units look good on paper, that's all they care about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time on the units with your floor nurses before making your dangerous decisions to 'flex up'. Invest in your nurses and NCPs, we are the ones who make this hospital have any positive remarks. Ask yourselves why you cannot retain nurses and why you're always short staffed. It's because you burn out your staff, treat them poorly, punish them for silly things and put their licenses in jeopardy every single day they work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Sentara Healthcare Response

    Aug 1, 2014Team Coordinator, Recruitment

    Thank you for your hard work and dedication. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Although we are unable to comment on your specific experience at Sentara Healthcare, we value ... More

  3.  

    Great job if you like drama, gossip and lack of organization.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and steady hours. Easy job for the most part, a lot of openings if you want to transfer departments/learn other areas

    Cons

    High turnover, so short staffed that there is no disiplinary action for bad behaviors because they don't want to lose more staff, so everyone pretty much runs rampant and does what they want. No patient focus, unsafe practices and you will be worked to death trying to pick up the slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce policies, treat staff fairly and recognize the people who do well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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