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VCU Medical Center Reviews

Updated September 27, 2018
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  1. "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at VCU Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment. Shared governance—-so nurses get a say in policies, and practice. Safe patient ratios, excellent health benefits (I didn’t realize how excellent until I saw other packages at other companies). I will always miss having worked here!

    Cons

    The usual cons that are everywhere —-weekends, holidays, etc etc. nothing glaring and horrible that bothered me a lot.


  2. "Registered Nurse Clin 2"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Waived tuition (Full time-15k a calendar year. Part time-7500 a year) owed zero for grad school.

    Cons

    Low pay. I stayed for the tuition assistance.

  3. "Love it here"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse I in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse I in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VCU Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Their health insurance is well nigh invincible.

    Cons

    Shortstaffing sucks no matter where you are.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more CNAs.


  4. "Positive work environment"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at VCU Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All the coworkers I've had are friendly and helpful. Most units have a strong team spirit. Patient ratios are manageable, and you are usually given the lightest possible load when made to float, which isn't too often. There are great benefits (although they are for full time employees only), lots of training opportunities for new grads, plus education reimbursement if you or your family decides to go to college at VCU.

    Cons

    PARKING. 50-100 bucks a month if you are even approved, cheaper to walk/bike/carpool. Salary is tiered and non-negotiable. Inner city hospital with sometimes less than pleasant patient population. As a teaching hospital, working with residents can be frustrating at times. Janitorial services and meal tray workers slack on the job and leave work for CNAs and RNs.

    Advice to Management

    Great job with positive reinforcement.


  5. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at VCU Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    -lots of opportunities for advancement
    -friendly and unstressed staff

    Cons

    -lots of busy work that is not related to the job

    Advice to Management

    -organize more efficiently


  6. "Don't work here"

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

    I have been working at VCU Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good and affordable health care benefits

    Cons

    Employees have to pay high monthly prices to park FAR and have to take the bus from the parking lot and back after long shifts. Low pay, unprofessional environment, and not worth your happiness. The culture of this company should be realigned. Management gossips about personal things going on with employees. Leaving soon

    Advice to Management

    Stop ignoring your team's needs and give people the pay they deserve.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at VCU Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    continuing education assistance, good management on certain floors, good environment to work for new grads looking to learn new things

    Cons

    doctors are not the brightest, low pay, not enough diversity, parking is ridiculous, hospital is not well built, semi private rooms are messy, the whole hospital needs a makeover, no option to opt out of some benefits (not a good place for single new grads to earn decent pay)

    Advice to Management

    Management is awesome. I wouldn't change anything about what they are doing

  8. Helpful (1)

    "VCU Medical Center"

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    Current Employee - Care Partner in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Care Partner in Richmond, VA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Experience with all different medicine; much opportunity for education and to move to different departments; much variety in medical cases

    Cons

    Frequently feeling underappreciated for help given


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Place to Work But..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Benefits are pretty decent.

    Cons

    Having to pay to park or park FAR away. Moving around within the health system is not always as easy although the have lots of openings. HR process takes a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Give More Compensation to Your Employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Clinical Staff Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Staff Nurse in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Clinical Staff Nurse in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at VCU Medical Center part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    VCU is a Level 1 Trauma center that has a fair deal of highly acute patients. The medical Center is renown for many specialties including transplant, cardiology, pediatrics etc. Overall it is a great teaching hospital and has a collaborative work environment. Great Benefits. Health care, SDL, LDL, insurance, vacation etc.

    Cons

    Employees are charged for monthly parking which takes a dent out of the pay check. While the benefits are excellent, they tend to low ball the nurses with starting base salaries. IN addition, VCU has a clinical ladder system which makes it challenging to move up the ladder and receive a raise.