West Virginia University Hospitals

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West Virginia University Hospitals Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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    Anesthesia Tech

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    Former Employee - Anesthesia Tech in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Anesthesia Tech in Morgantown, WV

    I worked at West Virginia University Hospitals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hospital staff are excellent sources and learning tools. Anesthesia Techs are highly valued there, and perform a lot of duties that are critical to daily OR operations. Good benefits and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Pay for an Anesthesia Tech in general is low and is more of a stepping stone to an advanced career rather than an end point to ones career. Sometimes conflict can exist between Techs and OR Techs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Worst job I have ever had.

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    Former Employee - Allied Health in Martinsburg, WV
    Former Employee - Allied Health in Martinsburg, WV

    I worked at West Virginia University Hospitals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    None at all. Worst place to work in the tri-state area.

    Cons

    No pay increases. Lots of workplace bullying that organization turns a blind eye towards. Dangerous RN to patient ratios, Constant reminders of budget constraints when it comes to employee raises while building multi-million dollar ad campaigns and grounds improvements. Cost-of-living increase below market average. RN's commonly verbally assault technicians and allied health. No teamwork. Doubled job responsibilities but did not increase wages. No lunch breaks. Ineffective leadership and management. Upper management is royalty. Physicians do not stay. Stress levels are bad to horrendous. Lots of chiefs, no Indians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead or leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work as an RN

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Morgantown, WV

    I have been working at West Virginia University Hospitals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is so much to learn at WVUH, and many departments to choose from. For the most part the environment is friendly, and people seem to enjoy what they are doing. Schedules are flexible. It relatively easy to change departments when you are ready for something new in your career. There are lots of opportunities for professional growth. Pay in average.

    Cons

    benefit package is average,its a huge organization so to upper management you are really just a face in the crowd- however, the individual nursing units have their own culture that gives you a sense of belonging. its a teaching facility, so you deal with several "teams" of doctors and interns- at times there is a lack of communication between the doctors and nursing staff, which makes patient care complicated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Nurse Extern Program MICU SICU

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    Former Employee - Nurse Extern MICU/SICU in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Nurse Extern MICU/SICU in Morgantown, WV

    I worked at West Virginia University Hospitals as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    able to participate during advanced procedures and learned a wide variety of new skills.

    Cons

    Had many different preceptors due to low census

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consistency with preceptors will facilitate a better learning environment

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do yourself a favor and leave

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    Former Employee - STaff Registered Nurse in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - STaff Registered Nurse in Morgantown, WV

    I worked at West Virginia University Hospitals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and supportive ancillary staff

    Cons

    Rampant horizontal violence, senior nurses take advantage of the newer ones, management turns an eye from bad behavior, consistently short staffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you put more energy into supporting new staff in their roles the turnover would be less apt to occur.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Morgantown, WV

    I have been working at West Virginia University Hospitals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Studer has been contracted. Everything is changing for the better

    Cons

    Not able to telecommute as much as I would like. As a project manager, other than meetings I could perform my job at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better peer to peer communication would be nice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learning experince and gained knowledge

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor/Medical Technologist in Martinsburg, WV
    Current Employee - Supervisor/Medical Technologist in Martinsburg, WV

    I have been working at West Virginia University Hospitals

    Pros

    Benefits have always been fair and enjoyed most people I worked with in all departments

    Cons

    Communication is not always a strong suit by all. To much resistance by some to help promote change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice more of what is preached and do not get envolved in departmental issues that beed to be handled with in the departments but get involved when the departmental mangers are not doing their job.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corrupt bunch of leaders in Martinsburg at WVUH-East, only interested in furthering their careers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Martinsburg, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Martinsburg, WV

    I worked at West Virginia University Hospitals

    Pros

    The staff they manage to bring on may begood at their jobs. Too bad they are beaten down over time and cease to care about their jobs or their patients.

    Cons

    There is very little to recommend WVUH-East. Both in Martinsburg and in Ranson. The leadership is a joke. Its not about what you know, it's who you know. You are asked to provide your best, which many do, with little in return. No pay raise, no performance raise. No one in a position of management or leadership can really be called a leader, despite the fact they've taken "classes" to "learn" to be good managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking about your own career goals and start doing what right for the organization. Infighting will get you no where fast. Better yet, resign and let them put someone better in your place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get the experience, then leave.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - N/A in Martinsburg, WV
    Current Employee - N/A in Martinsburg, WV

    I have been working at West Virginia University Hospitals

    Pros

    Good for an entry-level position if someone has no hospital experience. Good for someone just out of school or attending school. Does have a tuition reimbursement plan.

    Cons

    Below fair-market pay when compared with area hospitals. Ongoing staffing issues. Working very short staffed. Health Insurance is cheap but bit of a bait and switch insurance provider. (InforMed)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time somewhere other than your office. Address the needs of patients as well as staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been working at West Virginia University Hospitals

    Pros

    Benefits are better than most...Hard to get fired, but for an individual that is hard working and determined to do their job, this is really a con as this makes others do the bare minimum

    Cons

    The pay is MUCH less than what you would expect for the given position. Especially considering the cost of living in Morgantown, WV. Management is poor, the amount work and projects in such a short period of time with no training makes for a very stressful environment.

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