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Nashville, TN
10000+ employees
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Its reputation for excellence in each of these areas has made Vanderbilt a major patient referral center for the Mid-South. Each ... Read more

Mission: Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center President and CEO Jeffrey R. Balser
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  • "My overall experience was excellent. I worked hard, got excellent reviews, and worked my way through graduate school."

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Nashville, TN
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    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.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center photo of: VUMC celebrated Administrative Professionals Day yesterday with a reception and workshop led by inspirational speaker and author, Peggy Vasquez!
Vanderbilt University Medical Center photo of: The Women’s Basketball Family Night is just one of the wonderful perks of working at Vanderbilt! Throughout the year VUMC celebrates its employees with sporting events, discounts on tickets and more!
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Interviews



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    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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Company Updates

  • We're celebrating the extraordinary women who helped shape VUMC history and the next generation of women who are defining our future. Read about the women who are making a difference: #VUMCHerStory #IWD2017


    During March, we will feature female trailblazers in a series of posters around the VUMC and in the #VUMCHerStory group on Share a story about how you or a coworker are making a difference at VUMC. Craft a story, short testimonial, photo or video depicting how you or a female colleague is making an impact at VUMC.

  • What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?" You'll never have that problem at VUMC! Find your next career at #VUMCRocks

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Great Hospitals in America, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2015
  • Hall of Fame Recipient (Healthy category), Mayor’s Workplace Challenge, 2015
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