Mission: Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)
Amazing co-workers and good benefits. The tuition assistance program was the best benefit for me. I left and took a job making twice the pay I would have if I remained at Vanderbilt.
You have to pay to park at work. There's no excuse for that. If you park in the wrong place you are fined $100. If you don't pay, your car is booted. Vanderbilt was the lowest paying hospital in Nashville and benefits were being cut rapidly before I left, including the tuition benefit. Unit managers were quitting in droves around 2011-2013 and high profile physicians were being unceremoniously shown the door.
The bottom line is that this is an extremely wealthy university/medical center that has allowed an enormous disconnect to develop between the workers and those in power.
Advice to Management
You're sucking the life out of some wonderful people. Many of your employees hang in there because they need the benefits and love doing what they are doing. You at the top have little, if anything at all to do with how things are operating at the level where the rubber meets the road.
Develop some genuine care for your employees.
Seriously, you were building a new medical center and paying obscene salaries to executives at the same time you were taking the hatchet to employee benefits because times were hard.
I applied online. I interviewed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
1 interview with two managers, 1 hour, discussed my fit in terms of immediate needs of the project, and my long term career goals, tested language abilities, asked a lot of questions of my own
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