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VCU Health Reviews

Updated February 13, 2019
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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. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VCU Health part-time

    Pros

    I love this job. I get a lot of experience.

    Cons

    Nothing is fixed if there are complaints.

  3. "Good Starting Job"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at VCU Health full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and access to management

    Cons

    Parking and new graduate pay


  4. "Burnt Out"

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

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

    Pros

    Paycheck, paycheck, some relationships, & tuition

    Cons

    Management is reactionary and slaps bandaids on breaking dams, burnout is rampant, trying out "cool new" staffing rations which is really only helping the hospital's coffers and hurting staff and patients, this place is miserable. The constant policy changes and other bull they're introducing is overwhelming and has zero follow through so you're constantly learning a new process that ends up being abandoned in a week or two when whoever is backing it gives up or is burnt out on that project.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be amazing - Is poor now"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VCU Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Teamwork is outstanding; physician coverage 24/7/365

    Cons

    RN staffing ratios have suffered a lot in the past few years. VCUH wants to keep RN staff to the absolute minimum-compromising safety. Work-life balance is nonexistent-very hard to get time off approved or take vacation time. There is massive RN turnover resulting in a lot of traveling RNs and new RNs and few experienced RNs and this impacts patient care and safety. A CFO stated he would rather have travelers than full time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to retain your RN staff. Minimum: Better work life balance and staffing


  6. "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


  7. "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!

  8. "Great Job"

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    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


  9. "Nice Place"

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    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.


  10. "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