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Valley Medical Center Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, awesome people to work with; and patient to help (in 6 reviews)

  • Strong patient care focus, benefits, creative thinking, growth and the ability to share ideas especially those that are out of the box (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • While it's a good problem to have the volumes are growing at a rate that no one could imagine (in 3 reviews)

  • Patient care load is often too heavy due to short staffing (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "It's a Cool time to be at Valley"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Periop in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Periop in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong patient care focus, benefits, creative thinking, growth and the ability to share ideas especially those that are out of the box.

    Cons

    While it's a good problem to have the volumes are growing at a rate that no one could imagine

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and interacting with front line staff. Create and or expand on the existing culture of family between staff.


  2. "Valley has been a great opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and parking. Leadership is very accessible. They want to hear what can be improved and they work on it. Valley has been a great move for me professionally. I feel like my work is valued and I have more work life balance than I ever had at my previous employer. The team I work with is awesome too!

    Cons

    So far I've had a very positive experience.


  3. "What happened to the mission?"

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

    I worked at Valley Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good location
    Some good apples (people)

    Cons

    Valley is a house divided which means it is not mission focused (odd for a public hospital). This makes for an unhealthy atmosphere/culture.

    Advice to Management

    Remove silos (less VP's).
    Add team based incentives.

    Valley Medical Center Response

    Feb 3, 2017 – Senior Recruiter

    We appreciate your feedback and it has been shared with Leadership. We're always open to a conversation as well. Please reach out to us if you would like to discuss your concerns more.


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  5. "Patient Service Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valley Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, wages, had a great place to work. Loved my coworkers. Worked as a team which was a plus. We knew what needed to be done and got it done

    Cons

    Inept Management. Not having a clue as to what you even do. We run the place not them. When management shows up tornado. Upper management doesnt feel we deserve the pay we get for running the clinic!

    Advice to Management

    Learn what your employees actually do. Do their job then you can judge them! Remember word of mouth. Well it goes around!

    Valley Medical Center Response

    Jan 23, 2017 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback on Valley. We would like to be able to focus on the management at the clinic where you worked so we can make Valley an even better place to work ... More


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Renton, WA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team work, 4:1 patient ratio for med/surg nurses, break nurses to break staff nurses for breaks, great management.

    Cons

    Vague policies, slowly being changed


  7. "Beware of Patient Resource Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Resource Representative in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Patient Resource Representative in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    No dress code, can wear jeans

    Cons

    If you want to be treated like a kindergartner, never hear positive feedback, be constantly watched and experience complete disrespect then this is the place for you! High turnover, always short staffed and if you have a voice they shut you up immediately. This place will destroy your self esteem, no one is ever good enough. Only get to park on site every other month and soon every 2 months.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror, the problem is not with the employees it's with the non existent integrity of the manager. If you treat employees poorly they don't stay. Be honest about the parking issue and that it is a "call center" instead of a "patient resource center" so new employees know what they are getting into.

    Valley Medical Center Response

    Jan 30, 2017 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Your review will be shared with Patient Resource Center Leadership. We are committed to making Valley a best place to work. If there is ... More


  8. "Nice Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Friendly organization, Morally rewarding work, good pay, Everyone in the company has one ultimate idea in their mind : patient care.

    Cons

    Employee parking is not the most convenient in the world, but that's because patients need the best parking, 100%. Not really a con at all, just not a pro.

    Advice to Management

    Please bring back drinks that contain sugar and/or fat inside of them. You'll sell donuts and candy and lattes, but whole milk and regular soda (which is less unhealthy than diet soda) is not sold.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Glad I don't work there anymore"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valley Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing, many front-line staff members are truly dedicated to improving patients' health, geographically located in a convenient area

    Cons

    Senior management thinks that it is adequately balancing the best interests of the patients and its budgets, but even if it is, this is not being effectively communicated to the worker bees (read: this directly affects employee morale). Middle management is too busy fighting internal political fires instead of expediting improvement of patient outcomes. Nepotism, favoritism and department coddling are rampant, and this impacts service/work/relations on all levels. Compensation is below industry average and career growth is minimal.

    Advice to Management

    You hire great people but make them salty by ignoring their good efforts.....listen to your staff, or else they'll leave (like I did).


  10. "Good Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Regular 9-5 job, worked with really fun and and prompt employees, Great Location

    Cons

    Different roles where sometimes hard to learn


  11. "Troubling counseling dept"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Psychotherapist in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Psychotherapist in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valley Medical Center part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good psychiatry and counseling practiced by clinicians. Good direct patient care by most

    Cons

    "squeaky wheel" employees get attention. Physician/prescriber needs are prioritized over other staff. Institutionalized classism, racism, lack of inclusion for differing outlooks/employees that don't fit preconceived mold are marginalized.

    Advice to Management

    Management is not fair here and encourages negativity/competition among staff.



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