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Howard University Hospital Washington Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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  1. "Good Hospital"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Residency Program Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Residency Program Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Howard University Hospital (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hospital is a great place to work

    Cons

    More raises for the employees

    Advice to Management

    Be fair when giving out raises


  2. ""Badd Times""

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    Former Employee - Special Police in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Special Police in Washington, DC

    I worked at Howard University Hospital part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Medical staff were nice to work with.

    Cons

    The hospital security department was hell.The leadership was arrogant ,and closed minded and the heat they were under rolled down hill into an environment of insecurity

    Needed better leadership that cared about it's staff.

    from day to day.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your staff.Promote a more positive atmosphere.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Shameful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Howard University Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good doctors, teaching institution, helping to care for a population that is underserved in many cases. Much of the equipment is state of the art.

    Cons

    The administration and management is horrific. They need to learn how to treat employees with respect. Communication is poor, the infrastructure is crumbling, and everything is very slow. No one in a position of power listens.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who keep your lights on and doors open.


  4. "Hospital"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Student Therapist in Washington, DC
    Former Freelancer - Student Therapist in Washington, DC

    I worked at Howard University Hospital (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment to work in. A hospital that offers services to heart of D.C. located near Howard University's campus.

    Cons

    Employees lack urgency an can have attitudes at times. My not offer the best customer service when compared to other hospitals in the metropolitan area


  5. "Sr. Systems Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst/Programmer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst/Programmer in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Howard University Hospital (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Enthusiastic, eager to learn, team work oriented Sr.system analyst with enterprise wide EHR systems implementation and providing sustainment support for our customer’s integrated EHR and other health systems.

    Cons

    Competitive and sometimes perform the functions myself in order to meet deadlines instead of appropriately delegating to the team.

    Advice to Management

    Setting clear goals and timelines, establishing good communication with the team.


  6. "PHARMACY TECHNICIAN"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Howard University Hospital full-time

    Pros

    The retirement benefits and the opportunity to have free tuition for myself or any immediate family member at the Howard University makes it an attractive place to work.

    Cons

    The salary paid is not competitive with industry standards and there is no objective structural process for promotion in the hospital; the promotion totally dependent on the immediate supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Review of general management style and should incorporate a management style of getting employee input about innovative ideas and practical challenges on the job


  7. "Providing service at Howard was extraordinary"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Services Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Patient Services Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Howard University Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best reasons to work at Howard ; employees, patients, family members and community

    Cons

    Unstable upper management, repeated turnovers in administration.

    Advice to Management

    Show respect toward employees in truth telling

  8. "Overall Positive Experience"

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    Current Intern - Executive Offices in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Executive Offices in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Howard University Hospital as an intern

    Pros

    Management was easily accessible and very friendly to talk to if I had any questions. They were also very willing to support any initiatives that I wanted to pursue myself, and made me feel as if I was a valuable contributor to the team. Overall there was a lot of room for personal growth so long as you were proactive.

    Cons

    The only major con for me was the consistency of workflow. Often times they would run out of projects for me to do as an intern, and I would get stuck with more administrative tasks to kill time.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice that I have is to make sure that workflow is consistent for interns.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The good....the bad and the UGLY!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Howard University Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefit packages. Low rates, excellent medical, dental and vision coverage. Credit Union on site. Retirement plan well put together.

    Cons

    Low wages, workplace bullying, mobbing, poor customer service, unattainable work processes (e.g. working harder and not smarter), no room for advancement, unethical practices (e.g. hire external applicants over qualified internal applicants), high turn over rates, poor leadership, unorganized unions, and conflict of interest amongst managers and employees. In other words.... pure DRAMA!

    Advice to Management

    Reframing this entire organization is highly recommended. Starting with senior level management and patient access. Both areas have a significant impact on the organizational culture. For decades, Howard University Hospital has been recognized of the cons listed above. Perhaps eliminating old practices and replacing troublemakers with qualified and respectful employees will redefine the culture of this institution. This will enable workers, patients and families to coexist in a warm, friendly and efficient environment.


  10. "Helpdesk Operations"

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    Current Employee - Network Support Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Network Support Specialist in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Howard University Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None really to talk about

    Cons

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    Advice to Management

    Allow and Listen to the input from those on the front line


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