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MedStar Health CEO Kenneth A. Samet
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  1. "Patient care technician"

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      Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Washington, DC

      I have been working at MedStar Health full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great place to work great people

      Cons

      It depends on the type of employee u are.

    • "Great pay"

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      Former Employee - Medical Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at MedStar Health full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Team work and hard dedication

      Cons

      Not enough hours to complete

      Advice to Management

      Thanks

    • "Current employee"

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        Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Baltimore, MD
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at MedStar Health full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Good benefits especially health insurance and PTO

        Cons

        Same cons most places have

        Advice to Management

        None

      • "ok job low pay"

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        Former Employee - Unit Secretary 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at MedStar Health full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        flexible schedule, tuition reimbursement, the chance to move around if you go to school

        Cons

        working holidays, working every 3rd weekend, 10 cent raises every year

        Advice to Management

        Management rotates so often ,your secretaries are valuable whether they have been there for 5 years or 30. Don't undercut your newer secretaries whom do more work than those who were there for 20 years when they are making 5-10 dollars less per hour

      • "Great place not great salary"

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        Current Employee - Nursing Technician 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at MedStar Health part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        You fain alot of experience and work with great people.

        Cons

        You dont get a good pay rate or advance very quickly.

        Advice to Management

        Pay the employees a living wage and the turnover rate wont be so bad

      • "Inflexible. Does not respect employees."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at MedStar Health full-time

        Pros

        I cannot honestly think of anything.

        Cons

        Inflexible. No work / life balance. Lack of respect for employees by management.

      • "Poor Leadership with No Strategic Plan"

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        Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at MedStar Health full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great benefits Some nice people Hard working employees Has good training for leadership

        Cons

        Poor Leadership No HR support unless you are a manager trying to get rid of an employee Average pay No Diversity in Leadership Leadership more concern with personal career and not organizational concerns or growth Not enough resources to get the job done Leadership does not put the training provided to use. Leadership does not coach or mentor staff

        Advice to Management

        Lead and not your personal career Plan- Create a strategic plan to move the organization forward Invest in your people (training, coaching and mentoring) Hire more resources so people are not overworked resulting in burned out employees

      • "Initially Positive"

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        Former Employee - Web Content Specialist 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at MedStar Health full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Nice, intelligent people in the web department.

        Cons

        Vendor took over and dismantled leadership, hurt morale, lots of turnover.

      • "Too many cooks in the kitchen"

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        Current Employee - Applications Developer 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at MedStar Health full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Good benefits. That's about it, really.

        Cons

        No upward mobility at smaller hospitals It takes forever for a problem to get solved because, if you're lucky enough to have people who own the problem, there are Lengthy Discussions that must take place before anything happens. In Corporate IT oftentimes decisions don't make sense.

        Advice to Management

        For Corporate IT: make it efficient, make people use common sense and get rid of dead weight.

      • Helpful (3)

        "Just like any hospital"

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        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...

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