Valley Medical Center

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Valley Medical Center Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2014

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3.7 19 reviews

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    Great people to work with

    Psychotherapist (Current Employee) Renton, WA

    ProsFlexibility 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Staff are like family

    Staff RN In Critical Care (Former Employee) Renton, WA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOverall 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.

    ConsNot knowing how healthcare reform will impact the org; no upward mobility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Health Service Coordinator (Current Employee) Renton, WA

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

    ConsNo notice when laid off due to reduction in force

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more visible, and transparent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great People, Limited Career Development, Management Political Not Strategic

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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 Senior ManagementIf 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Supportive management; skilled and caring staff

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Renton, WA

    ProsYou 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.

    ConsWe 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 Senior ManagementContinue 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally good place to work, good pay/benefits

    SPD Tech (Former Employee) Renton, WA

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

    ConsColleagues 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 Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good strong company, a bit hard to get ahead

    Service Desk Technician (Former Employee) Renton, WA

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

    ConsA 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 Senior ManagementTake 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok place if you need a paycheck

    Technical Support (Former Employee) Renton, WA

    ProsGood peer workers. Cafeteria makes descent food if you know what to get.

    ConsNobody seems to know what is actually going on. You go from one mismanaged project to the other and only accomplish wasting money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to manage before you hire a "manager".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting Management Program

    Manager (Former Employee) Renton, WA

    ProsBeautiful facility, nice benefits for healthcare insurance, handy to have the gym with the hospital for workout.

    ConsThis is a union environment. Medical directors have a political force in the facility (a plus and minus) the staff can seem nice on the outside but do covert snipes. I believe the culture has hidden agendas that are not easy to read,

    Advice to Senior ManagementI believe upper management needs to ask why there are short stays for the position I had. The previous manager left after a short stay to a facility that was a longer distance away. Listen to your manager more.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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