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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Reviews

Updated February 21, 2018
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Pros
  • I learned a lot here; good pay, good benefits; cafeteria serves good food; very diverse staff (in 13 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot and see a lot of different things and will be able to move up in the hospital very well (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Very money conscious, short staffed a lot of the time (in 6 reviews)

  • Mid-level and upper management are completely disconnected from patient care (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "RCIS"

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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

    Great Place to work and grow.

    Cons

    Increase the salary for the staff.


  2. "Clinical Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Perinatal Loss Coordinator/Outpatient Clinical Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Perinatal Loss Coordinator/Outpatient Clinical Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, flexibility, support, and easily accessible.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement in my position.

  3. "Lied to and misled by HR"

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    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Clinician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Clinician in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co workers, love my clients, love my job, supportive supervisor

    Cons

    HR beats around the Bush, dishonest, will go to any lengths to not pay what you are worth

    Advice to Management

    Spend a day In the life/ job of your employees so you understand the demands


  4. "RN II Operating Room and Floor Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Busy environment, opportunity to learn new techniques. Many chances to enhance clinical skills. Basically, if you can work here for a year you can work anywhere. Very strong senior nurses. Most nurses have a team mindset and are willing to help on the floor. The operating room can be tough at first but there are many knowledgeable employees.

    Cons

    The facility as a whole runs poorly. Every single department is short staffed in some form. The pay is NOTHING in comparison to the amount of work you will do with this very sick patient population. Unionized hospital and there is no opportunity to negotiate pay. The hospital is constantly at max capacity which means the nurses can float where they are needed, and patients will be stuck in any place they can find to put them regardless of safety. You will have to be assertive at times for a fair assignment.

    Advice to Management

    They are extremely swamped and we totally understand but please address the issued that are brought to you with more than writing on some little notepad and then shoeing a person out your office.


  5. "PCM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nursing department has great way to support the nurses.

    Cons

    Middle management positions have unreasonable expectations.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Clinical Resource Management-Social Worker"

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    Former Employee - Social Worker
    Former Employee - Social Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will see it all here! If you're looking for extremely diverse experience-this is a place to get it. From the patient population to the staff, you will get a ton of experience very quickly. Free clinical supervision towards your LICSW if you are interested.

    Cons

    Mid-level and upper management are completely disconnected from patient care. Employee turnover rates are sky high. I worked here for 2 years and was one of the most long-term employees in the CRM department. No flexibility or work/life balance. Extremely high and complex caseloads with little to no supervision. Lack of teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees! I can't imagine how much MedStar loses with their extremely high turnover rate. Show your current employees that you care about and value them.


  7. "Registered nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work environment among staff members

    Cons

    High Nurse to patient ratio

    Advice to Management

    I can’t complaint! My unit manager is awesome

  8. "Clincal pharmacist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large hospital with different departments. Opportunity to learn different area of pharmacy

    Cons

    Very Busy, have to work night

    Advice to Management

    Adding more staff to the department


  9. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of different jobs available.

    Cons

    Mixed bag of management and other staff


  10. "Terrible nurse-to-patient ratios"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great nurses, great residency program for new graduate nurses, challenging but kind patients

    Cons

    Awful staffing, overworked to death, burnt out, TERRIBLE manager, felt like I was not cared about or valued, one of my patients had cockroaches in his room, lazy staff members

    Advice to Management

    INSTITUTE SAFE STAFFING!!! It is SO dangerous for a nurse to have 6 sick patients at once.


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