Vanderbilt University Medical Center

www.mc.vanderbilt.edu
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos
Nicholas Zeppos
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Pros
  • Good benefits, start at day one of employment (in 19 reviews)

  • Great benefits and great people (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to pay to park there and we won't be able to use the tuition benefit because I will be replaced by the time my kids go to college (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay, sometimes not being challenged enough (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Mental Health Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, opportunities to advance, and flexbility in switching shifts. Furthermore, as a graduate student (not through Vanderbilt) they are very understanding on conflicts with schooling.

    Cons

    Shifts varied and when hired was difficult to have a set schedule (which made childcare problematic). Furthermore, it was very stressful and hard work to work with the geriatric population.


  2. RN Night Shift

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pros: Benefits, prestige, cutting edge medical facility

    Cons

    Cons: High patient ratio, ever-increasing expectations on nurses, 2% raises per year, no bonuses, no union

    Advice to Management

    Hire more care partners. When increasing responsibilities, increase pay.


  3. Great Medical Center

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant I
    Former Employee - Research Assistant I
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge in medical research Clean and open environment Beautiful campus Kind people who love what they do

    Cons

    Doctors in leadership positions can be difficult at times to work with

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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  5. Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and retirement package

    Cons

    non-communicative, back-channeling, cold nature, sacrifices employees to save a dollar

    Advice to Management

    To to know your employees


  6. Program Coordinator II

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Cared about employee's growth.

    Cons

    Due to lay offs and hiring freeze there were no pay raises for 4 years I was there.


  7. Administrative Assistant II

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and growth opportunity if willing to go cross departmental is unparalleled.

    Cons

    Working with educated professionals they are not always the easiest people to get along with nor do they think your the smartest person to get the job done. Have to be willing to take things in stride and take criticism well.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let others do your job. Talk with all of your employees and schedule a reoccurring meeting with them so they feel as if their time is just important as yours.


  8. Staff nurse

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gallatin, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gallatin, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    great teamwork, job stability, reputation

    Cons

    Raises have been scarce over the past few years


  9. Plenty of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities for training and excellent resources for education and research.

    Cons

    Vanderbilt University and VUMC are separating, so while the separation is not expected to impact employees too much, it is a time of change.


  10. Clincle supply

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    The company it self is not bad to work for. Hard to transfer to other departments.

    Cons

    Watch the department you work for. My department had 3 different bosses for the position so one whoukd say to do something and the other would ask what are u doing. THat part gets old!


  11. Program Director

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Goodlettsville, TN
    Former Employee - Program Director in Goodlettsville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Focused on Healthcare, making improvements in structure, etc.

    Cons

    Budget cuts, staff cuts, unsettled environment in the past few years due to on-going cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work of improvements overall for the institution.



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