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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Reviews

Updated January 4, 2017
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Pros
  • I learned a lot here; good pay, good benefits; cafeteria serves good food; very diverse staff (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits for those who have become full-time (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great people, bad schedule"

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers, nice bosses. A lot to learn and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    The schedule is too inflexible. Management seems to care more about minimizing new full time employees than providing employees with a reasonable schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Either pay more or change the schedule to retain talented employees


  2. "Working Here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great patients and coworkers here

    Cons

    Long, repetitive orientation and little interoffice communication


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Staff RN"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are so many opportunities for growth at the Center. One can start in an entry position and can work their way up. The benefits are also great. There is a tuition benefit for all the use to their benefit.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the hospital, except, don't think your just gonna be there for a year or two. It's like Hotel California, you get so involved in the culture that the time flies by.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You will learn a lot and see a lot of different things and will be able to move up in the hospital very well.

    Cons

    Very money conscious, short staffed a lot of the time.


  6. "Resident"

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    Current Employee - Medical Resident in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Medical Resident in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    none You are a work horse

    Cons

    pay is terrible, you work way to much


  7. "Intern Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great hospital to work for. Interns received lunch vouchers. Hospital campus is non-smoking. Great work environment with friendly employees. Easy to get to on metro.

    Cons

    Employees still sometimes smoked on campus. Management was more concerned about quantity than quality. But if you can look past this, there were no other cons.

    Advice to Management

    Quality of care is always more important than the quantity of those cared for. Don't downgrade on the quality of care given to patients just so that more patients can be seen.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not the place you see in the commercials"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Emergency Department RN in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Emergency Department RN in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The sickest patients in the area are sent here.
    Nurses here 10 yrs or more in a specialty area have seen and treated some of the most complex cases of medical and surgical conditions.

    Cons

    Doesn't staff adequately,
    Rushed pace is unsustainable,
    Doesn't value retaining experienced RNs,
    New RNs frequently trained by RNs with less than 2 yrs experience.

    Advice to Management

    Value you staff in actions that are important. They upper levels of administration do little to recognize or appreciate the multiple extraordinary efforts the staff makes to deliver care to patients with challenging conditions. So many staff members work overtime to fill staffing vacancies. The few and rare staff appreciation activities that happen are shallow recognition activities.


  9. "Patient Care Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The Benefits are great and pay is ok.

    Cons

    upper management not very friendly


  10. "Administrative Asst."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Commute, Coworkers, Associate Engagement, Fullfillment

    Cons

    Stability, Room for growth, Micro managment, Old building, Small raises


  11. "Wonderful Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    One of the largest hospitals in the area, you are sure to get tremendous experience here. The staff is wonderful and the benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    None that I can think of, I had a wonderful experience here.



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