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MedStar Health Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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MedStar Health President & CEO Kenneth A. Samet
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  • Management and little room for advancement (in 8 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is beyond abysmal (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "A great progressive place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MedStar Health is a leader in Healthcare in the Washington-Baltimore Region. The company is clinically innovative and working hard to move from "Good to Great." You should be proud to work for MedStar as it is very progressive and will be a surviver and leader in the years to come as healthcare evolves.

    Cons

    MedStar has grown through acquisition and as such the culture is still evolving. There is tension between the desire to have a single integrated corporate culture and at the same time to maintain autonomy between the operating units.

    Advice to Management

    Be more assertive in developing an integrated organization.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    management cares about employees, good communication, team feeling

    Cons

    Columbia office location is not near major city


  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Always good communication
    * "I Care Always" slogan translates to real action
    * A place where you can take responsibility and be recognized
    * Good networking among colleagues

    Cons

    * Could always add more communication, but overall very good job
    * Sometimes the bureaucracy is a little much, somethings are very slow to change.

    Advice to Management

    Look to trim the bureaucracy where possible.


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  5. "One of the best places I have worked."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for those who take the initiative.

    Cons

    Hierachary abounds....very slow in decision making

    Advice to Management

    Have more opportunities for the Sr. Management to meet/talk with mid level and front line staff.


  6. "MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    community based hospital, not too large and not too small

    Cons

    Would like to see more mentoring regardless of age


  7. "Good place to work in Baltimore"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    professionalism. Place where you are respected

    Cons

    lot of rules. dificult to keep pace with changing rules

    Advice to Management

    keep your experience staff


  8. "Wonderful hospital to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good ,working conditions are great

    Cons

    I have no cons for union


  9. "Southern Maryland's healthcare employer of choice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leonardtown, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leonardtown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Dynamic administrative team with the backing of the MedStar system.
    Transformational leadership at the administrative level.
    Award winning performance.
    Passionate care providers.
    Good benefits under MedStar.
    Educational opportunities for professional growth.
    Constant expansion of services for comprehensive care locally.
    Small community friendliness.

    Cons

    Rural location, but that makes traffic manageable.

    Advice to Management

    Fully support Magnet application.
    Standardize within the MedStar system but maintain autonomy as much as possible.


  10. "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Full Time Registered Nurse in Leonardtown, MD
    Current Employee - Full Time Registered Nurse in Leonardtown, MD

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

    Pros

    Working on Magnet status; good salary; excellent team; people really work together here and the managers work to improve the culture all the time

    Cons

    there are many different skill levels, but this is true of nursing everywhere. It takes time to achieve Magnet status and there will trials and errors.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little more time on the floor with staff. Allow for vacations in the month of December!!!


  11. "A very rewarding and dedicated company to clients and employees."

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    Former Employee - Facilities Manager of the Washington Region in Calverton, MD
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager of the Washington Region in Calverton, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    A company that holds you to your word. Being a self started and working independently without supervision is a plus to me. Either you do your job or someone else will. MedStar Health and all its companies are a great place to work.

    Cons

    You must be knowledgeable in computers and their functionalities, in order to accommodate those that are great workers, but lack knowledge in key areas. Free job training in basic software should be available to employee’s onsite.

    Advice to Management

    "Too many chiefs and no Indians can reunion a company. Provide growth options to all, and then folks will work harder to achieve and learn all aspects of the business. It will definitely increase productivity.


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