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Inova Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Pros
  • great benefits, compatible co-workers, good work environment (in 26 reviews)

  • Accommodating for personal issues, good salary, good benefits (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • They fail to understand the cost of living raises is needed (in 13 reviews)

  • Lacked Transparency from upper management on decisions affecting clinic staff (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Registered nurse - adult msicu"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Inova part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good, supportive coworkers. Coming to work is enjoyable. Top notch docs in msicu. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Underpaid, unsupported beside nurses. Out of touch management. Nurses leave too often for better pay and/or masters programs because they're tired of exhausting bedside care.

    Advice to Management

    Try working a shift in an RN's shoes. (Where's Undercover Boss when you need it?) Or have your loved ones come here for care and watch us rush around them trying to get all the ridiculous JCAHO-related tasks done instead of providing excellent care, communication and proper education. Upper management has lost touch with appropriate day-to-day bedside care. It's heartbreaking that Inova is too busy buying naming rights to the Redskins training facility, advertising at Nats games, and building a "wealth care" center across Gallows Rd instead of focusing on supporting nurses who provide thorough critical medical care. The nurses are the backbone of the hospital system, yet we feel like management doesn't care and considers us disposable.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It's great at first and then..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Inova full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great resume booster.
    Teamwork between coworkers is always great.
    Great patient outcomes.

    Cons

    Terrible insurance (well over 75% of my claims are denied for any reason)!
    It is nearly impossible to take a day off (it is 7/6/17 and the next day use my PTO is on 10/26/17).
    The salary/compensation is awful compared to other employers. Treated as someone who may be replaced at any time. Lack of room for growth or promotion.
    Senior Management seems to promote due to nepotism.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "No Growth"

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    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Inova (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Helping people with health and related financial issues was a big plus.

    Cons

    Too many non IT people have IT positions. You could be an administrative assistant one day and a Senior IT Systems Analyst the next. They also just let 50 at a time go with no warning at all after 15 years of service. In Healthcare IT they don't want you touching the keyboards when they dismiss you so out the door immediately you go.

    Advice to Management

    Hire electricians to do electrical work not plumbers. Hire real IT people to do IT work... not nurses.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "IT Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Inova full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    * Fast paced environment. Many challenges. Rapid expansion.

    * Most of the staff are very friendly and are dedicated to doing great work.

    * Beautiful new facilities

    Cons

    * The IT department at Inova is currently undergoing major upheavals. A large percentage of the "old timers" have been displaced over the last 18 months and replaced with contractors. Many of the more talented staff that were not downsized have left already. Most of the remaining staff are now afraid to speak up or make any suggestions for fear of reprisal.

    * Raises are based upon the performance of an entire hospital or division and not on that of an individual's accomplishments.

    * Raises are often a token gesture (a 0.5% increase one year after several years with no increases.)

    * Health care benefits are mediocre in comparison to other companies in the area.

    * The company has perhaps expanded too quickly over the last decade and may be vulnerable to a downturn in the local economy.

    Advice to Management

    * Base raises & compensation on individual performance.

    * You are losing talented staff due to lackluster benefits and low morale.

    * While many of the IT security initiatives were needed, the manner in which they were implemented was inefficient and disruptive to much of the clinical staff.

    * The contractors you brought in to replace staff are mediocre.

    * Work harder to hire and retain talented staff.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Interventional radiologic technologist"

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    Former Employee - Interventional Radiologic Technologist in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Interventional Radiologic Technologist in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Inova full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    New procedures and techniques used.

    Cons

    Lack of management supervision; poor working conditions and hours; cliquish and cheating employees; poor parking.

    Advice to Management

    Please replace alcoholic managers by overseeing/checking their decisions that affect the employees.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Director in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Clinical Director in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Inova full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work with a great team of individuals. None of us are paid fairly but we all like each other

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive. I just need to get some leadership experience so that I can move on. May of the other clinical directors are contracted. You can make more being a staff nurse than you can managing 60 staff nurses

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay across the board


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Not the best, not the worst"

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    Current Employee - Patient Registration in Lansdowne, VA
    Current Employee - Patient Registration in Lansdowne, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Inova full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job security. Always able to pick up hours.

    Cons

    Equipment never works, understaffed. Under-minded. Not flexible with scheduling or if emergencies arise.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Chaotic, Lack of Strategy"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Inova full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large, matrix organization where you can learn a lot from working for many services services and on many projects

    Cons

    Lacks direction and strategy. It's a very political organization. Doing a great job does not secure your employment. We saw many employees who earned awards and were terminated within weeks because someone didn't like them.

    Advice to Management

    develop a strategy to gain market share, consider employee reviews before making job decisions.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Rn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Inova full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues. Great experience for resume and great doctors.

    Cons

    Administration and management is a revolving door

    Advice to Management

    Work on changing the culture to be true patient centered while balancing the budget


  10. Helpful (3)

    "It's a trap."

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Inova full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Big company. Looks good on paper; if only this held true for all circumstances. Medical benefits are good; discounts available for healthy activity.

    Cons

    Department management is a joke; employer has zero respect for its employees. High turnover rates. Employer does not understand; but refuses to truly hear what employees have to say. Other departments may be better but be fair warned about department you are interviewing for. HR is impossible to deal with. No real people just phone numbers to route you back to e-mails that are never resolved.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Offer more transitional assistance & overall support to those who request.


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