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MedStar Health Research Institute Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. "Nice people - big company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MedStar Health Research Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love the people who work here, they are willing to help and support employees.

    Cons

    It's a big, bureaucratic place and easy to get lost.

    Advice to Management

    Notice things people are doing right or well


  2. "Clinical Research Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Hardworking coworkers
    Research Participants really want to help with research
    Some studies are beneficial
    Great Location

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance
    Guilted into doing more work than possible
    Very little flexibility
    Upper management doesn't readily act on the needs of the department
    Some PI's aren't cooperative

    Advice to Management

    Listen and act on what the employee's need
    PI re-training needed


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Bio Statistician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Bio Statistician in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    20 days paid time off, good starting salary, very nice people! The environment is very collegial. The close ties with Georgetown make this a vibrant place to work. The work-life balance is enviable.

    Cons

    I cannot find any downsides to working here. I am not too keen on the location in suburban MD but that is not really a complaint.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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  5. "Overall a positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MedStar Health Research Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    There are some good managers

    Cons

    They need to work on retaining talent
    There are a few people in management positions who really should not be
    They really should do more for employee morale

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees
    Try harder to retain good talent


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Wasted potential."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The Scientific Director is an outstanding leader and colleague. The Institute constantly gets input from employees on how satisfied they are with the Institute and what suggestions they have to improve the Institute.

    Cons

    Lack of resources, overworked and overburdened employees, lack of parking options, ignorance of nursing staff on research and its demands, lack of professional growth.

    Advice to Management

    Create a position for a regulatory specialist-CRCs spend too much time doing this job. Dedicate resources for research-laboratory staff, equipment, ancillary supplies. Obligate nursing staff to get minimal education on research-nurses consistently fail to document IP administration and in many instances, fail to administer IP at all. More staff should be hired in the Contracts Office and at the IRB-the staff is seriously overburdened. Consider allowing central IRB review of Phase III and Phase IV trials to expedite internal IRB reviews and approvals.


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, great manager, education benefits

    Cons

    location of the office is in the middle of nowhere


  8. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Inclusive and professional work environment

    Cons

    Some disorganization with work flow.


  9. "Hell on earth"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    none I can think of

    Cons

    high turnover
    disrespect from director
    too much focus on quantity rather than quality
    heavy work load

    Advice to Management

    replace director


  10. "Could be better..."

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

    I have been working at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    I have learned a lot through my job about research and different patient populations.

    Cons

    HR can be difficult to deal with and not that flexible. Turnover is very high. Decisions are made for the employee population without doing their homework first and thinking it through. Employees are always asked to do more but if you ask something of HR, there is a lot of push-back.

    Advice to Management

    Please take into account feedback you receive from the associate surveys


  11. "Great employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough


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