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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • I learned a lot here; good pay, good benefits; cafeteria serves good food; very diverse staff (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits for those who have become full-time (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time

    Pros

    Supports staff development and growth; leadership attempts to maintain transparency; the general principle of patients first can be seen in the services provided.

    Cons

    Lacks follow-through, you have to be proactive to get things done.


  2. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great . Great employees.

    Cons

    Management's inability to listen to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to suggestions coming from employees

  3. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time

    Pros

    Benefits
    PTO
    Good tuition reimbursement
    Awesome interdisciplinary staff!

    Cons

    Staffing ratios
    Management
    Salary not inflated for cost of living


  4. "Special Police Officer"

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    Current Employee - Special Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Special Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sergeants and Management are very supportive of our role protecting the hospital from the inner and outer threats that may occurre through out the day. Department Provides quarterly firearm training for level III officers and annual DC criminal code and nonviolent crisis intervention training across the board as well with defensive tactics. Salary could be a little better but we are highest paid hospital spo agency in the district, so no complaints there. Benefits are great and leave a rarely get denied unless we are short of staff.

    Cons

    All staff needs to make the realization that security are not here to bully or intimidate people into submission. 90 % of disorderly calls are patients and visitors that are dissatisfied with the patient care they are receiving and just need somebody to hear there complaints and not to be ignored.

    Advice to Management

    No complaint to management.


  5. "Rad Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time

    Pros

    having great co workers allows you to do your job effectively

    Cons

    no ability for growth opportunites at this company


  6. "Critical care"

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    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training environment, lots to learn to make a better clinician
    Good pay

    Cons

    Stressful environment
    clique-y personalities
    Bad work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Make clinical skills and competencies more apparent
    Be less critical and more supportive


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Takes 3 years to get vested in fidelity retirement

    Cons

    No real retention benefits so lots of agency staff

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retention of staff

  8. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's got a union so that helps to keep working conditions better than at some other hospitals (that I've heard about)

    Cons

    The work that you have to do can be very challenging (compared to work I've seen/heard been done at other hospitals with different pt populations)


  9. "Great Learning Experience for Nurse Extern!!"

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    Current Employee - Nurse Extern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Nurse Extern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Felt very educational and the people were very friendly and took me under their wing while I was employed there.

    Cons

    None that I could think of besides parking at times


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experience for new nurses. Trauma center. Opportunities for advancement. Union.

    Cons

    Pay increases are minimal. the electronic charting system we use is a headache to say the least. I prefer EPIC.


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