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George Washington University Hospital Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. "Good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great people for the most part, starbucks in the lobby.

    Cons

    Difficult techs, difficult patient population


  2. Helpful (1)

    "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at George Washington University Hospital full-time

    Pros

    -Increased base pay after pressure from nurses.
    -Prestigious name for resume boost.
    -Directly on top of Metro, super accessible by subway.
    -Excellent hospital educators and several top notch unit educators

    Cons

    -Parking 17 dollars per shift
    -Low pay, very low merit increase even for exceeding expectations, no cost of living increase for 4 years
    -Chain of command and Management hierarchy a bit skewed and confusing.
    -Policies not enforced with any discernable standard across the board
    -RNs morale is low throughout
    -Nurse to patient ratio gets dangerous some shifts

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you haven't placed a wolf in charge of sheep


  3. "It was a good place mostly"

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    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the people there are a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    Not enough structure or direction when things go wrong.


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  5. "not what it appears to be"

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    Former Employee - Contact Center Telephone Operator Analyst in Capitol Heights, MD
    Former Employee - Contact Center Telephone Operator Analyst in Capitol Heights, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at George Washington University Hospital (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    starts out great ends in dismay

    Cons

    not friendly environment work end too much strees

    Advice to Management

    support your team


  6. "Patient care technician"

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    Current Employee - Pct
    Current Employee - Pct
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Metro literally next door
    24 hour Starbucks

    Cons

    Tech to patient Ratio is horrible one tech 12 -14 pts.
    Mother baby /ICU responsible for the whole unit such as vitals or repositioning
    Short staff
    No union

    Advice to Management

    Please evaluate issues with employment retainability.work on effective communication with management and staff. GET A UNION


  7. "Technical Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at George Washington University Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Fast Paced.

    Cons

    The commute is terrible due to Washington D.C. traffic.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Good group of employees, commentaries pay

    Cons

    Expensive parking, understaffed, stressed management.

    Advice to Management

    Better unit staffing


  9. Helpful (2)

    "GWU Hospital Emergency Dept"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Convenient location for commuters.

    Cons

    High volume inner-city location, always very busy.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff.


  10. "tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Its located right by the metro.

    Cons

    Not enough staff to cover the floors. Nurses don't want to help techs do anything. Management don't really care and they think tech means super hero because they will work you to the bone

    Advice to Management

    respect the employees more especially the techs!!!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "New grad friendly but brutal"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Wheaton, MD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Wheaton, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great access to educational resources

    Cons

    Stress, stress, stress. High turnover, denied PTO

    Advice to Management

    Act like you care about your employees



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