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MedStar Health Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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  • "Expensive health plans, not much room for advancement" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance is beyond abysmal" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent employer for social workers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time

    Pros

    Good management at Union Memorial, competitive benefits, interesting work

    Cons

    No pension, stressful working environment


  2. "Patient care technician"

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great place to work great people

    Cons

    It depends on the type of employee u are.

  3. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at MedStar Health full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome co workers

    Cons

    Not much room for growth


  4. "Awesome place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MedStar Health full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and innovative atmosphere

    Cons

    Not many at all! Great place!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Just like any hospital"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, shift differentials, occasional bonuses for OT.

    Cons

    The hiring/orientation process is a major headache and does not well prepare you for your duties. Once you learn your way, it's just like any other hospital. Nursing ratios are average, 6:1 on medsurg. Often don't have techs or secretaries causing dangerous conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Your system utilizes too many "crutches" for nursing staff causing them to lose their basic nursing skills. For example: Nurses struggle to read tele strips or identify critical rhythms and rely on tele monitoring techs. Poor IV skills due to no nursing driven phlebotomy and the ability to call charge nurses or the rapid nurse for IV starts. Many nurses can't identify wounds to even begin to choose the proper wound treatment or continue ordered treatments like wound vacs or ostomy care without a Wound RN. Incompetent staff need to be weeded out, not have their poor skills covered up by ancillary staff.


  6. "Night pharmacist"

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    Current Employee - Night Pharmacist in Sherman, TX
    Current Employee - Night Pharmacist in Sherman, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small friendly staff with good hospitalist

    Cons

    Only pharmacist during the night


  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, great leadership, awesome work/life balance

    Cons

    not a lot of room for advancement

  8. "Unit secretary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits in the company

    Cons

    Short staff all the time


  9. "Clinical Dietitian"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Dietitian in Leonardtown, MD
    Current Employee - Clinical Dietitian in Leonardtown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great boss, great co-workers, everyone is nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Understaffed, the nurses are too busy and there are too few CNAs.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more CNAs, RNs and RDs


  10. "Good, not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and 403b match

    Cons

    Little opportunity for personal or professional growth