MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2020

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3.5
44%
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MedStar Georgetown University Hospital President Michael Sachtleben (no image)
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21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, lots of overtime(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, supportive work environment, listen to resident concerns(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "consultin"

    5.0
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    this was a friendly enviroment.

    Cons

    better vending machines could be added to campus

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Washington, DC

    I worked at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Nurses are knowledgeable and easy to work with. Physicians respect mid level providers as peers. The working environment is very friendly.

    Cons

    You know every place has some cons, but some of that is more due to regulations/paperwork - which you can't avoid. And some might be departments specific, ie ineffecient scheduling procedures. But the cons are very minimal.

  3. "Nursing Satisfaction"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC

    I have been working at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Most of the staff is great, many employees have been there for decades but the nursing retention is sub-par.

    Cons

    Little benefits, many old school policies and the salary is not competitive for the area. Expensive to park and not very assessable in general, also it's like working in a food desert.

  4. "Reactive vs. Proactive"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Healthcare benefits, Innovative Institution (medically), promising future

    Cons

    No merit raises, unskilled management, stuck in the past, resistance to change, little room for growth, lack of team work, blame based rather than solution based, poor communication, parking

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  5. "Happy former resident employee"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Resident in Washington, DC

    I worked at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, supportive work environment, listen to resident concerns

    Cons

    Hospitals vary with regards to on-call sites for residents (WHC has the best on call facilities with showers)

  6. "Good experience, terrible management"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse, BSN in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will see a wide variety of patients, providers, and disease processes at this hospital. It is an excellent place to learn, if that is your ultimate end goal.

    Cons

    The management from the top down is poor - the lines of communication are very limited, especially in times of crisis.

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  7. "Would work here again"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC

    I have been working at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Supportive staff Very good to new graduate nurses Great retirement

    Cons

    High turn over of nurses- people do their two years and then go back to school a lot. Hard to negotiate pay

  8. "Could be better, could be worse."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC

    I have been working at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay and differential are competitive, some very nice people work here.

    Cons

    No cafeteria, water shutoffs, massive scheduled construction for at least 3 more years, parking is $75 a day without a pass and very limited.

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  9. "Burnout is common"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Clinical Coordinator 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Upper leadership would like bedside team to work better together. I enjoyed working with other disciplines to come up with better work processes. I liked the SPIRIT values that were used as guidelines for everyone to follow. It matched my own beliefs to make me feel that I was working in the right place for my personality. I had strong leaders willing to mentor me to be a better leader. I had diverse opportunities to learn and grow beyond my role at the bedside.

    Cons

    Finding ways to help all bedside staff feel like a team and work together better. Bedside staff expect leadership to be there at all times without regard for a work/life balance.

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  10. "Rewarding But Hard Work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Procedural Area Materials Technician in Washington, DC

    I have been working at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay for amount of education required. Benefits Some nice people

    Cons

    Sloppy Management Understaffed Manual labor Sometimes crazy schedule

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