Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reviews

Updated July 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. Helpful (2)

    A Great Place to work, not necessarily best pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits like the partial college tuition reimbursement and the 100% matching 403b up to 5% of your salary are great. The culture is great - opportunities to grow in your area of expertise.

    Cons

    Salary increases have not occurred over the past 3 years. Recently a "market review" was done, but that still did not cover even cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Pay what we are worth. Don't let HR sway you to low ball the employee. We were all willing to "take one for the team" at the onset of issues in healthcare, but now it is time for you to fight for your employees.


  2. big place to work

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

    I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely large employer and easy to move around in. If you don't like your unit, you can easily switch to another.

    Cons

    Can have lots of bureaucratic hoops to jump through because of size.

    Advice to Management

    don't compromise patient safety to save money


  3. PhD Student

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to great resources, funding, and travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Very strict management that sometimes follow the word of the law instead of the spirit of the law.


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  5. Great Place to work But no raises!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Environment Great People Well-Known Business

    Cons

    No raises No Advancement for MA's


  6. Vanderbilt

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Training to expand your experience and then get out of there. Farmer's Market. A new outside hospital plaza that cost $9.2 million to redo. Discounts to various places.

    Cons

    Have not gave raises in 5 years, now matter how great of a job you do. Co-workers are lazy and management do nothing to solve problems and lie and say they will take care of a problem but they never do. Overworked and understaffed. Bad employees are given hundreds of chances instead of being punished or better fired just because we are so under-staffed. It is one of the lowest paying hospitals. Got to pay ridiculous amount for parking.

    Advice to Management

    Do not lie. Be truthful, if you are incapable of solving a problem or bringing in changes to make the work place a better environment, then just say so then giving everyone a false sense. Communicate, tell us when something is going on or there are going to be sudden changes, instead of acting like you did not know or avoiding the situation.


  7. VUMC Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RA I in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - RA I in Nashville, TN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great Work Environment - Opportunities for Advancement - Friendly Staff - Great Benefits

    Cons

    - 80 hours per two weeks but overtime starts after 40 Weekly


  8. Medical Professional

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Dietitian in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Registered Dietitian in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Great Learning Environment

    Cons

    They are always looking to cut expenses, poor pay, loss of benefits

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more


  9. Postdoc with good experience at Vandy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The city and environment are great

    Cons

    The university seems to be in a financial crisis.


  10. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You are helping to improve patient care.

    Cons

    Management is reactive versus proactive. Depending upon the department you work, some employees are made to feel like they have no value.


  11. Research Fellow

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is awesome to work here.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.



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