Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
207 Reviews
3.3
207 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits including health, subsidized daycare (in 19 reviews)

  • Great benefits, convenient location, looks good on your resume to work at Vanderbilt (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Systematically cutting of staff benefits, have to pay to park (in 6 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Pros

    Overall my experience has been nice. The process is long. I phone interviewed, 2 weeks later I had my in person interview, a week later was my panel interview and finally an offer was made. The salary was more than I thought it would be, which is a plus.

    Cons

    The only challenge is the verification process is slow. I would not have been happy to start another job only to get a call a month later with a start date from Vanderbilt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Faster hiring process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Working at this organization is fulfilling.

    Current Employee - Care Partner
    Current Employee - Care Partner

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Pros

    My work schedule is very flexible.

    Cons

    Salary lower than I expected.

  3.  

    Average At Best

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Supply Specialist II in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Clinical Supply Specialist II in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tuition assistance for your children
    Stable
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Poor pay
    Understaffed
    Poor management
    Pay to park

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about your employees more. The image Vanderbilt projects and the actual conditions are very different. Management has a much better working atmosphere and conditions compared to hourly employees who make the place run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A Collaborative Research Atmosphere & State of the Art Medical Facility

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Manager
    Current Employee - Lab Manager

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Intellectually inspiring. Lots of opportunity to learn from colleagues, seminars and in the classroom. Audit or tuition discount. Convenient location to downtown and excellent campus recreation center.

    Cons

    If you are in a research lab and funding is short, you are dispensable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Due to restructuring, funding cuts, stagnant salaries and benefit reductions moral is low in certain areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Not so Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great reputation nationwide; exciting research; children's hospital is flourishing. A lot of the changes occurring at Vanderbilt that have received negative publicity are actually good for the organization and will help it in the future.

    Cons

    Antiquated IT systems and processes in the School of Medicine. Favors males employees in both pay scale and promotions. Time spent working at Vanderbilt equals promotions as opposed to talent, ambition and success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote people just because they have worked at your organization for a long period of time. Continue to benchmark against other organizations and incorporate best practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    If you're not a doctor or department head, you're not part of the royalty.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Pros

    There were lots of intelligent, good natured people. There was interesting research going on and lots of expensive toys. There was tremendous access to resources to learn from. The campus and surrounding city were very nice with lots of places to eat out and convenient on-campus dining.

    Cons

    I thought the general level of BS and hypocrisy was high. The HR stuff started to feel like I was joining a cult. Also, if you're not to the political left, it's probably best to hide it. Just drink the kool-aid and try not to stand out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The egos in medical research were too large for mere mortals like me to advise them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Vice President in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Parking is a nightmare for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent working environment, keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great work schedule. Employees are devoted to their jobs and have a lot of experience.

    Cons

    Work can sometimes be dull and repetitive. Some work is tedious but that is the nature of working in a lab.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Solid Place for Research

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Pros

    I interned in one of the labs at VUMC, and the people in the lab were amazing! Super friendly and super helpful especially to just a high school student. The research being done is top notch, and it really challenged me.

    Cons

    I didn't get paid to intern here, so there's that. Also if you're from out of town, that finding a place to live is a bit inconvenient. The housing at Vandy is pretty expensive.

  11.  

    Just doing this for access

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Ability to move up and around

    Cons

    Huge facility, too many people work here it feels like you're a number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should do random drug tests

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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