Valley Medical Center

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Valley Medical Center Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Way better than other companies to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center

    Pros

    They are very patient focused. Though budget is always a concern if you are publicly funded, they make way more emphasis on good patient care and prevention. Best group of employees. High long term retention. Appreciative to employees and staff with several recognition programs and high praise. People always say hi in the halls and always help lost patients or willing to go a step further. I have worked in another huge Co. And it is not even a close 2nd.

    Cons

    Hard to get people you refer for jobs to get called back. Sometimes makes me not want to tell people to apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try interacting everyday on a personal level. Visit employees, staff, patients make it really known you care to make a difference.

  2.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center

    Pros

    Help under-served and poor people

    Cons

    Work life balance could be better

  3.  

    Great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Psychotherapist  in  Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Psychotherapist in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility in hours and supportive staff environment. Coordination of care among providers is well instilled at the Psychiatry & Counseling clinic. Focus on providing consistent and compassionate care to patients among all staff. PSRs are well trained and detail oriented which supports the back end consistently and efficiently.

    Cons

    The building facility at the Psychiatry and Counseling center is in need of major renovations, ie HVAC, sound proofing and better functionality of space. There seems to be a lack of funding and/or low prioritizing these improvements would make to employees and patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention when the same problem consistently arises and address it with a long term solution, not a cheap quick fix.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Staff are like family

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    Former Employee - Staff RN In Critical Care  in  Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Staff RN In Critical Care in Renton, WA

    I worked at Valley Medical Center part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very nice facility, Excellent Physician partners, critical care staff are awesome and staff generally work in a collaborative manner.

    Cons

    Patient care load is often too heavy due to short staffing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to listen to the unit managers regarding the reality of what the work on their unit entails before enacting new policies. Unit managers need to be in a position to support their staff without fear of repercussions from upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overall people at Valley are great; great co-workers, flexible schedule, benefits, gym on campus, and management team are working on making it an even better place to work.

    Cons

    Not knowing how healthcare reform will impact the org; no upward mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Exit interview

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    Current Employee - Health Service Coordinator  in  Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Health Service Coordinator in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great People to work with, hard working, dedicated to populations served

    Cons

    No notice when laid off due to reduction in force

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible, and transparent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People, Limited Career Development, Management Political Not Strategic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Majority of staff members are caring and supportive, making VMC a great work environment
    - Decent benefits
    - Work schedule flexibility a plus
    - Community focus to help keep people healthy = rewarding
    - Alliance with UW Medicine is strengthening service offerings, management oversight

    Cons

    - Limited opportunity for education/training to aid in career development
    - Top management very hierarchichal
    - Goals & objectives not clearly articulated
    - Healthcare Reform negatively impacting business
    - New focus on cutting benefits, pay for front line and middle management; Upper management largely excluded from cuts, still awarded bonuses
    - Newly elected Commissioners are sabotaging VMC's reputation and inappopriately allocating resources for litigation rather than focussing on improving public health

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If pay and benefit cuts are necessary to remain competitive, then apply them equitably to upper management as well or risk losing credibility with employees at large.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supportive management; skilled and caring staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You will hear over and over again from the staff that they love working at Valley Medical Center because the management is supportive, the benefits are great and particularly because colleagues feel like family. If you layer on a highly skilled clinical staff, beautiful facility and administrators who truly care about their staff and the patients, and an affiliation with UW Medicine, a world-class teaching and research hospital - it's hard to find a job in a healthcare facility that's much better.

    Cons

    We have myriad problems with our five member Board of Commissioners; the majority are more focused on politics than ensuring quality patient care. Thankfully the Administration have their priorities straight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to utilize the benefits of the UW Medicine alliance; stay focused on improving the health of the public; and continue to trust your Managers to run their departments with autonomy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Generally good place to work, good pay/benefits

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    Former Employee - SPD Tech  in  Renton, WA
    Former Employee - SPD Tech in Renton, WA

    I worked at Valley Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay/benefits were very good for only requiring HS diploma. Work keeps you busy so your days go by pretty quickly. Management was very fair.

    Cons

    Colleagues can be lazy and drag their feet with getting work done. Can be hard to find other employees with high levels of drive. Job can get monotonous if you don't like doing essentially the same thing everyday with some items/quantities changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good strong company, a bit hard to get ahead

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    Former Employee - Service Desk Technician  in  Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Service Desk Technician in Renton, WA

    I worked at Valley Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    friendly team
    some offers for repayment for certification exams
    rotating shifts
    decent cafeteria
    Dept as a whole is an awesome group of people

    Cons

    A tendency to "pass the buck" from team to team

    rarely get credit when credit is due (to any team member)

    compensation is sub par considering the amount of work that goes into the day to day operations

    Ideas from one group about possible issue resolutions are quickly dismissed by another group with no reply or reason.

    new software training seemed to be an afterthought

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to consider what kinds of work your teams do. spend some time each month on the phones (during a rush) so you can see the stresses that are put on your teams when the calls are flying in from frustrated (or angry) callers.

    Often deployments happen and the service desk is either notified as an afterthought or not properly trained. Since they are the ones on the phone, it makes everyone look bad when they were not trained for the possible issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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