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Valley Medical Center Reviews

Updated March 3, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, awesome people to work with; and patient to help" (in 7 reviews)

  • "They are always striving to provide advanced patient care" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "New focus on cutting benefits, pay for front line and middle management; Upper management largely excluded from cuts, still awarded bonuses" (in 4 reviews)

  • "It was nearly impossible to learn the job because different people kept trying to tell new hires to do things different ways" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Pharmacist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great relationship with coworkers, flexible schedule and good benefits

    Cons

    None, I’m very satisfied with my job


  2. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No cancellations. You are guaranteed of your hours

    Cons

    Valley Medical Center has the lowest pay in the whole of Silicon Valley geographical area hospitals

    Advice to Management

    Consider the pay raise for your staff. Bay Area is too expensive for the kind of pay you given to your staff

  3. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - ER Tech in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - ER Tech in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valley Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with directly in the ER were great. There was always a sense of comraderie and as long as you pulled your weight, everyone was nice to you,

    Cons

    Upper management was quite hard to reach if you don't work days

    Advice to Management

    Have some sort of liason for night shift and actual ways of dealing with night shift employees.


  4. "culture"

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

    I worked at Valley Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    Some of my coworkers were great and I really enjoyed the doctors I worked with.

    Cons

    I really struggled with the resignation around the use of dated technology. Generally speaking, people made the best of what they had, but it sometimes felt like I was the only one interested in making any workflow improvements. Equipment was used well past its relevant lifetime - while it was still functional, it was being used for a far longer time period than is standard

    Valley Medical Center Response

    Nov 12, 2018 – HR Manager, Recruiting and Onboarding

    Thank you for the insightful feedback. As a public hospital we are always conscious of our fiscal responsibility to the hospital district but we also want our staff and providers to have the best... More


  5. "Best jobs for students"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great job for Work and school balance.

    Cons

    Co-workers who are only there for the checks.

    Advice to Management

    Work on your communication skills instead of having favorites.


  6. "Customer service rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valley Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Love to help great benefits

    Cons

    You have to leave at the end of the day


  7. "PRR"

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    Current Employee - PRR in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - PRR in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They are always striving to provide advanced patient care.

    Cons

    Some managers like to micro manage and others are complete opposite.

    Advice to Management

    Work on providing a more empowered positive response to employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "RN"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team work, work family, parking

    Cons

    I do not want to say

    Valley Medical Center Response

    Jun 18, 2018 – HR Manager, Recruiting and Onboarding

    Thank you for your review. If you would like to discuss your concerns, please reach out to your Business Partner.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Management intimidates staff they don't like"

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    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good and there is union representation

    Cons

    Culture of fear and favoritism. The union is seen as a bad thing by management. Management is not honest and is aggressive about pushing out staff they don't personally like, despite their good work performance.

    Advice to Management

    HR recognize upper level bullying.

    Valley Medical Center Response

    Jun 18, 2018 – HR Manager, Recruiting and Onboarding

    Thank you for you feedback. We would like the opportunity to work with you. Please contact your Manager or HR Business Partner if you would like to discuss your concerns further.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Frustrations"

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    Current Employee - Leadership in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Leadership in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent nursing staff. Interested in evidenced based medicine.

    Cons

    Upper administration failure to see big picture of all areas other than what they come from. HR not supportive when there is a serious concern. Would rather coach out healthcare professional with known addictions than to actually provide information to get them help. Those people just end up at other area facilities and are a risk to others. Several director level new hires not given proper support and mentoring, All let go during their first 90 days. At some point they need to realize it’s not the new hires fault and look at the lack of support for new managers.

    Advice to Management

    Provide support to all areas. Mentor new leaders, don’t throw them to the wind and hope for the best. Stop bringing back people who didn’t work out years earlier. Recruit to hire the best, don’t settle to fill a hole. Listen when staff bring up bullying behavior. People talk, offer similar fair wages for similar positions, nothing makes someone feel cheated and used that they type of salary practices you promote. Satisfied patients begins with happy employees, your forget this with the government’s push for satisfied patients. You look at this approach backwards. You have lots of good leadership walking out your front doors and you don’t seem to notice/care.

    Valley Medical Center Response

    Apr 30, 2018 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback. HR and Administration would like the opportunity to improve and address your concerns directly. Please let us know if you would be willing to share your contact... More