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VCU Health Reviews

Updated December 12, 2018
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  • "Pay, having to pay for parking, lack of food on night shift" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Low pay and long hours simply isn’t sustainable while attending college full time" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VCU Health part-time

    Pros

    Worked in the Critical Care Hospital, very supportive environment with great management and on-the-job training.

    Cons

    Hard work, but worth it


  2. "VCU Health"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VCU Health full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Terrible pay increases for internal candidates for promotions/vacant positions

    Advice to Management

    Pay internal candidates as you would with external. They have the knowledge or internal processes and can hit the ground running

  3. "Physician"

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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 VCU Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly staff and boss

    Cons

    Unwelligness from higher ups to change

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to young physicians who are trying to make changes for better!


  4. "Great Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VCU Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    VCU is currently expanding so many career opportunities are here.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and too much negativity at times


  5. "Nice Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Administrator
    Current Employee - Associate Administrator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VCU Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Committed to safety and innovative health care

    Cons

    Salaries are all over the place. If you work here and get promoted from within, there is no account taken for this and your pay becomes out of line with others in the same position

    Advice to Management

    line up the salaries.


  6. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome health care plan for employees

    Cons

    hours aren't great but you get used to them

    Advice to Management

    more part time workers


  7. "Supportive environment with alot of learning opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VCU Health part-time

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, Tuition reimbursement, Self-scheduling

    Cons

    Really expensive parking, hospital location, staffing issues

  8. "If you need the money; don’t waste your time with VCUhealth"

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    Former Employee - Care Partner - ICU in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Care Partner - ICU in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VCU Health part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible scheduling, overall positive work environment. Management is approachable and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Pay is FAR below average. Other hospitals in the area pay their techs/CPs around $2-4 more per hour. Low pay and long hours simply isn’t sustainable while attending college full time. Maybe it would work out for nursing students, but if you need the money - don’t waste your time at VCU.
    Also, care partners are often severely understaffed, sometimes with 1 CP for an entire floor, especially at night.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your entry level employees what they’re worth. Or at least a competitive wage. I thought working here would be a major opportunity but ended up going back to my old job in EMS for the higher pay.


  9. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VCU Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large academic medical center with much opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    New leadership is a whole new regime. Which is not always bad, however, there is significant issues with VP level individuals claiming success when it is not deserved.

    Advice to Management

    True transparency and actual and honest follow up on reported issues is essential.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VCU Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable job with good benefits. Affordable health insurance and a 401K.

    Cons

    Difficult to increase your pay rate due to arbitrary HR restrictions. Forces employees to jump around departments so they can increase their pay rate. No upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Management is beholden to HR and need to push back on pay policies that hinder professional growth and wage growth. Employees should not have to pay for parking.