Suburban Hospital

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Suburban Hospital Reviews in Bethesda, MD

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Suburban hospital is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Surgical Technologists in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Surgical Technologists in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Suburban Hospital part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is located in a great area.

    Cons

    Competitive to some of the other hospitals in DC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer the staff a little more money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a great place to start a career

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Suburban Hospital full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people i worked with were very nice in my department

    Cons

    Parking is horrible. Laboratory staff gets treated like second class citizens by other departments. Your patient had a potassium of 7.5 in an unhemolyzed sample, the nurses don't care. You're constantly talked down to by lab administration and other departments. There is very little room for advancement or continuing education. If you're looking for a job with minimal oversight,this may be it. Lab administration is more concerned with checking the box than doing the right thing. Don't forget the critters that crawl around on the floor, this is the dirtiest lab I've ever seen. Lots of cliques and rumors fly around like the end of the world, which somehow end up on your annual review without even being asked if it was true or not. This is a terrible lab and hospital. I would never want to be a patient here!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I was very disappointed that my first job in a hospital didn't turn out like I hoped it would.

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    Former Employee - Pct in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Pct in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Suburban Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Seasoned employees that I worked with that I learned so much from. Some units, employees, managers and employee morale good.

    Cons

    Poor Communication/Low Salary/Poor employee morale/Very few team players/Poor Management support/Dysfunctional Training i.e. 2 employees train different on same procedure!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Setting the tone of the department or unit starts at the top. If the manager walks in and says nothing to the employees, it sets a bad tone. Come in say good morning to EVERYONE you pass, put your things in your office and get out there and talk to your supervisors. How was the shift? Walk around and say good morning to EVERYONE on that shift and the next shift. The manager can't show anything but upbeat! "Loose Lips Sink Ships" Management shouldn't be offering information that clearly is not for all or some employee's ears!! In employee meetings it's nice to recognize employees not just for patient accolades, but outstanding work by an employee who for example may have taken the initiative to do something that made a big difference. It's not a good idea to have employees you favor or let other employee see that you favor certain employees. Managers are support for employees to run interference when an employee needs help. It would be nice if when an employee asks for help they get it instead of "Well what do you want me to do about it" It would also be nice if when an employee came to management the manager wouldn't say "go back and tell....." It's not the place of the employee to be telling anyone what to do. That should come from management. Human Resources- Exit Interviews may be a good idea and also a short basic workshop on management might be a good idea. When you heir an RN immediately they are put into a supervisor role. They supervise the PCT. Some can't even do confrontation! It's hard because its uncomfortable. They ask a PCT to do something and the PCT says no and the RN shrugs and does it themselves. THATS WRONG!!

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start a nursing career.

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    Former Employee - RN II in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - RN II in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Suburban Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a new nurse I felt that the other employees at Suburban offered a lot of support both personally and professionally. It is a small enough hospital where you get to know the "higher-ups" and really feel like you are a valuable asset to the organization.

    Cons

    Just like in any hospital work environment there are lots of different personalities, cultures, and beliefs of both other employees and patient's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the accomplishments and value of the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Undercover BUST

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    Former Employee - Hard Labor in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Hard Labor in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Suburban Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved working at this place, gave my 110% everyday 35 years, liked the co-workers, comfy workplace. Great Location. Respect to: Dennis Parnell !

    Cons

    Don't even want to go there. Rip my soul out, and flushed it! New Management - See the good people you have that have gave 1/2 of their life to you, Be fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ever heard of the show "UNDERCOVER BOSS"?? They need them! i Wish 1 ever noticed me, I might still be there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Suburban Hospital Review

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    Former Employee - Ops- Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Ops- Manager in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Suburban Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot about my self and about being an manager.

    Cons

    Working there was very stressful because of the hospital employees. They are a mean group of people and don't believe in team work. A lot of them felt they were to good to even pick up a piece of paper off the floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to work on all departments to work together to keep the hospital running and clean. They need to work on their attitudes towards each other not only the patients.

  8.  

    Great hospital and great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Suburban Hospital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people at the hospital were very friendly and very dedicated to providing good health care to the patients. There was also a very strong sense of community among the employees as well as with respect to the surrounding physical community.

    Cons

    There were really no cons about working at this hospital. It was really a wonderful and rewarding experience. I would definitely recommend it to others.

  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Suburban Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of competent staff, at every level, devoted to patient care.
    Diverse employee and patient population.
    Flexible schedule.
    Accessible and supportive program coordinator.
    Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Parking- clinical staff assigned to off campus lots while middle managers park on site.
    Concerns shared with upper management slow to be addressed or resolved.
    Little employee recognition from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Patient experience at the hospital is influenced by perception of the quality of care provided. All it takes is one indifferent employee to cancel out the best efforts of the team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting, professional, multi-disciplinary

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    Former Employee - Audiologist in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Audiologist in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Suburban Hospital part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice working in the Rehabilitative Medicine Department, along with the other allied health professionals, OT, PT, Speech Language Pathology. Interesting work with outpatients and inpatients, including hearing monitoring of ototoxic drugs, coma patients, and interoperative monitoring.

    Cons

    Salary and lack of advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When I was providing interoperative monitoring, I would sometimes arrive at 6 a.m., before my regularly scheduled time, and leave after my regularly scheduled time. Was not paid overtime. Also, interoperative monitoring is a high-level service, and I was the only one in the hospital who was able to do it, although was paid my regular salary. Interoperative monitoring should be compensated differently than regular audiology services.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good small community hospital

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Suburban Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a private hospital that has now joined Johns Hopkins Medicine and has many partnerships with the hospitals surrounding it. The small atmosphere allows employees to get to know each other and have a sense of family.

    Cons

    The hospital does not involve their nurses in decision making processes. There is also very little compensation for education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest to involve the nurses in the decision making process, add more incentives for education advancement, and to learn what it is like to work on the floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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