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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good education opportunities, job salaries/benefits getting lower all the time.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BSN in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - BSN in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge medicine and care to patients; excellent reputation.

    Cons

    Benefits are slowly being cut to off set decreased medicare/medicaid reimbursements; no pay raise in over 3 yrs; no longer feel my job is secure; physicians are not held to the same employee expectations that other staff are-- for example... being hateful & condescending. If I am not allowed to exhibit those behaviors, then why are they?? Very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees more- not everyone needs to be micromanaged.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Times are changing in the Health Care Profession.

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    Current Employee - Mid Level Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Mid Level Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady pay check, better than average benefits.

    Cons

    Due to reductions in Health Care reimbursements and Federal budget reductions, we have gone two years without a pay raise. Our paid time off benefits are also being reduced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Leadership needs give advance notice lower and mid level level managers of the changes that will effect the employees they work with every day. They should not be learning of the changes on the same day their employees do. These managers should also have the opportunity to provide input on the planned changes that will effect the employees under them.

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    i loved my job at vumc

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    Former Employee - Sleep Tech in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Sleep Tech in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    working for a university, most coworkers got along very well

    Cons

    laid off due to budget cuts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider needs of others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people, but low pay as expected for research.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, incredible people, fun place to work most of the time. You gain a lot more knowledge working here than at other jobs.

    Cons

    Low pay, sometimes not being challenged enough. Sometimes I would go to work and not have anything to do for several hours, which gets boring eventually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more to research assistants as they do so much of the work that gets the university money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Times they are a changing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Tuition Reimbursement is the benefit that most employees use.

    Cons

    A Physician run organization. Scientists can only see things as they are and refine them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visionaries are needed to make improvements and change the course.

    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great Place to do biomedical research

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Research projects are high cooperative. You have a lot of chance to interact with different people. The University offers a lot training opportunities for your career development.

    Cons

    Living expense is higher than what I expected. The traffic is terrible during the rush ours. There are no straight road in Nashville. And whenever there is a rain, there is a flood.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stress free environment and great culture for a start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Stree free, benefits, exposure to society meeting and conferences, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    No room for personal growth, too much politics in upper level positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create opportunities for staff to prosper.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, work overtime, experience at Vanderbilt looks good on a resume, tuition reimbursement, free mta ride.

    Cons

    Don't properly get breaks, have to pay to park, advancement is limited, communication among employees not the greatest, some departments are understaffed.

  10.  

    Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice and stimulating environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Uncertain funding for biomedical sciences

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The only game in town...mostly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge research; supportive, collaborative environment; tons of research resources; the best place to do biomedical and biotech research in Nashville (and one of the best in the Southeast)

    Cons

    Academic research is a very challenging field; Vanderbilt as an institution has little loyalty to researchers or research staff - if they don't bring in their own funding, they don't get paid; research perspectives are driven by the medical center's very traditional medical-centric vision; traditional academic research is going to change immeasurably in the next 5-10 years; huge pay gaps between basic science (PhD) researchers and clinical (MD) researchers - this seems universal, but a challenge, nonetheless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ahead of the coming changes that will affect the training and research structures at academic research institutions. Support the people with the research ideas that are making the buildings and the gigantic salaries of the top executives possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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