Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Updated July 3, 2015
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos
Nicholas Zeppos
80 Ratings

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. Medical Professional

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    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


  2. 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.


  3. Research Fellow

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    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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  5. Good Organization and Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Organization and Work Environment is generally very healthy and people oriented.

    Cons

    My research position was very boring and didn't keep me as engaged as I would have liked. As a pre-med about to apply to medical school, I recommend that if you are planning on moving on to graduate or professional school you have to be very careful which labs you work in. Otherwise you will not get your name on publications.

    Advice to Management

    I think senior management does a very good job. You have to recognize the limitations in advancement and restrictions that exist in most all health related fields. Management tries to accommodate the high role over that results from this.


  6. MHS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Wonderful co-workers, awesome benefits, continued education highly encouraged... Personal and professional growth supported... Cutting edge research in a plethora of areas... A truly exciting atmosphere!

    Cons

    The pay is a little less than other facilities


  7. Program Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator 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

    There are so many opportunities to learn and grow here - it's a big place that is becoming more progressive each day. The health benefits are good and the work environments are clean and well kempt. It's easy to meet new people when you want to and to get advice on something when needed. I've been happy here, healthcare was a big change in my career path but I've enjoyed the perks of working at VUMC. I've been very happy for almost 4 years now.

    Cons

    A big organization like this employs a lot of personality types, it can be hard to get certain groups of employees to adapt to mandated changes. When you try to make the change happen, you need everyone's support and that's probably the biggest challenge. People need a bit more time here before they come around. It can be stressful and makes things take longer than they should, but eventually they will come around if you remain patient, open minded and persistent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work - you're doing a great job.


  8. Great benefits and work environement

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

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Pros

    Great work-life balance along with great benefits.

    Cons

    Need to rethink salaries. Most on the low end for very talented workforce.


  9. Only nurses are able to advance

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    Former Employee - Office Supervisor
    Former Employee - Office Supervisor

    I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loved working in an academic environment. Felt the providers of care were top notch.

    Cons

    No opportunity for career advancement for those without a Nursing degree.

    Advice to Management

    Many Managers/Directors require a nursing degree. Many nurses placed in these positions know nothing about managing people. You should consider folks with true leadership experience vs. a nursing degree.


  10. not my favorite place to work, but proud to have it on my resume

    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great reputation; great place to work if you want a good education benefit for your children; difficult and rare medical cases that offered great learning experiences

    Cons

    Very very low pay; they low-balled me and then when I questioned it later they told me I should have negotiated a better pay rate during the initial offer, but I was a new nurse and did not know you could negotiate

    Advice to Management

    Offer better unit specific education and Be more competitive with the pay


  11. Worked at Vanderbilt

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    Former Employee - Environmental Services Technician in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Environmental Services Technician in Nashville, TN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good health insurance easy job fun exciting job with alots of chances to make more money

    Cons

    They lay off alot and make sure you do the work or they send you home

    Advice to Management

    Give employee raise



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