MedStar Washington Hospital Center Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2020

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3.5
60%
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63%
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MedStar Washington Hospital Center President John Sullivan
John Sullivan
83 Ratings
Pros
  • "The company offer great benefits(in 14 reviews)

  • "I learned a lot here; good pay, good benefits; cafeteria serves good food; very diverse staff(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Spread way too thin, responsible for more than any individual can handle, medstar lacks ethical practices(in 8 reviews)

  • "Mid-level and upper management are completely disconnected from patient care(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "NA"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse 

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

    Pros

    Great training program at this hospital

    Cons

    Very very busy hospital but you learn a lot.

  2. "Interesting place to spend a few years"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse, Critical Care in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Protected staffing ratios in ICU, parking available on-site for $20/month, interesting learning opportunities at Level I trauma center; due to large size, lots of other internal clinical and non-clinical opportunities for nurses if you grow tired of your job

    Cons

    Facility is old and in great need of repair, very low quality service staff (cleaning, nutrition, etc), pay is lower compared to other area hospitals, professionalism among all employees (MDs, RNs, etc. included) is low

  3. "WHC"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Washington, DC

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good teaching hospital, good work life balance

    Cons

    Pay, other than that good overall

  4. "Healthcare Organization"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Physician 

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

    Pros

    Slowly making improvements. decent benefits. All subspecialties present.

    Cons

    Poor management. inadequate staffing. Improvement needed in scheduling.

  5. "Challenging Operating Room"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Surgical Technologist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Variety of surgical cases Great staff Many competent sutures

    Cons

    Old operating room Not enough furniture for rooms Toleration for incompetent surgeons

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Nursing in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time

    Pros

    Liked them left to see the grass is not really greener on the other side

    Cons

    A bit of a political game for promotions

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Burn out central"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ER RN 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Teamwork, Hardworking co-workers, Unionized, fast-paced

    Cons

    Understaffed, way too many patients for one hospital to handle, rough patient population (who can be very abusive to staff), lots of room for unsafe practices, just so draining it will burn you out.. and the pay sucks (I make more in an office setting now)

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  8. "I enjoyed my job however got a better one."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I got great hours and benefits.

    Cons

    The patients were destructive and mean.

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  9. "Focus on excellence in patient care patient is first"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Patient care, continuing education , first responders in emergency, always looking to do more than what is required, will get the job done

    Cons

    Have to retire when you get older

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "MedStar"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Schedule, location, signing bonus, environment, people

    Cons

    Pay, pay, pay, pay, benefits

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