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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Reviews

Updated November 1, 2018
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Pros
  • "I learned a lot here; good pay, good benefits; cafeteria serves good food; very diverse staff" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Great benefits package, great tuition reimbursment program" (in 13 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. Featured Review

    "RN"

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

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

    Pros

    Tuition assistant
    Career development

    Cons

    Need updated equipment
    Need increase pay


  2. "NP"

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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

    Wonderful company to work for,

    Cons

    In the city, traffic is heavy

  3. "EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION"

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked in many hospitals and nursing homes in the DC area, and this is the only job that didn't make me feel like I was easily replaceable. They wanted me to be a part of their team because they believed that if I was happy to be there, then I would be able to provide quality healthcare to my patients. I am grateful to be a MedStar, and I look forward to advancing within the organization. They have flexible scheduling and opportunities for educational assistance.

    Cons

    Parking off-site on weekdays and having to take a free shuttle.


  4. "Love MedStar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, great tuition reimbursment program.

    Cons

    Chroniclly understaffed, very difficult patient population


  5. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WHC is a great place to learn and advance. I have been working there for 6 years. I first started as a PCT, then became a RN. The opportunities for Nurses are endless! You just have to go out and get it! This place will make you a STRONG nurse. You will be able to work ANYWHERE!

    Cons

    WHC is very disorganized. Many services are just terrible. The department environmental service is horrid. The hospital is always dirty. Dietary is also bad, they always messed up the pts orders. There is also a lack of communication between the interdisciplinary teams. This sometimes causes pts care to be delayed, and therefore stay longer then needed. Medicals supplies are also always lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Management always depends are the personalities that hold these positions. However, WHC as a whole will cut costs at anyone's expense. The hospital expects employees to work harder with less.


  6. "Medical Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pays the best in the DC area

    Cons

    management really doesn't know how to manage the people. the hospital is filthy.


  7. "Transporter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get meet and help some amazing people

    Cons

    Snow days when you tuck at work because your coworkers didn’t make it

    Advice to Management

    Scheduling is key and listening

  8. "ICU"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience. If you want to learn and have the experience, it is the best place to learn. You get the sickest patients in the ICUs.

    Cons

    The most unfriendly coworkers to work with, with god-like complex who look down on floor nurses. There is very little supportive system among the staff. Dog eat dog world.

    Advice to Management

    Try to change the staff culture so the more experience nurses won't eat their youngs.


  9. "Great place to work for new grad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good staff
    Job development
    Friendly people
    Patient’s first

    Cons

    Understaff
    Residency commitment
    Management issues
    Poor construction on other floors


  10. "PCT"

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work with good benefit

    Cons

    Good management great benefits

    Advice to Management

    Management is good


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