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Valley Medical Center Reviews

Updated August 25, 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)

  • some challenges with upper management and how operations are managed (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work and learn"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers
    Intelligent pulmonary doctors
    Doctors are approachable
    Teamwork with all the caregivers of the pts (SW, DC planner, Nurse, RT, PCA etc)
    Pay
    Location

    Cons

    Buying lunch is expensive
    Every dept is not recognized for it's good work (i.e. EOM)

    Advice to Management

    Recognize every dept (Respiratory included) for their hard work.


  2. "Profee Coding Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The ability to work in a fast paced, growing, organization, with multi-specialty providers, in a face to face capacity.
    Friendly and Open clinic staff.

    Cons

    Expected work loads are at burn out levels.
    Vacated positions were not filled in a timely manner, causing remaining staff additional work load.

  3. "Family Medicine Residency Faculty"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Faculty Member in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Faculty Member in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valley Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Variety of responsibilities, excellent residents, good location, generous benefits

    Cons

    Frequent Call and Weekend Hours


  4. "Overall a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valley Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Valley is a patient focused organization that takes great care of their employees. I worked for Valley for 7 years and only left due to layoffs. Communication is excellent from leadership down and they have several employee recognition programs in place. The medical benefits and 403B contributions are phenomenal. I paid very little each month for myself and my 3 kids and had a VERY low $400 deductible.

    Cons

    To be honest, the negatives about VMC are the same as any other place: departments operating in silos, politics, etc. I can say that almost all of the Managers there have a big heart and truly want to do what's best for their patients and the organization. This is why there is such longevity among leadership. The hang-ups mentioned above, from my experience, were a result of leadership from the VP level and above.

    Advice to Management

    As with many hospitals, there are several unions at play. VMC is unique in that office employees (PFS) are represented by a separate union. Although not impossible, this added 'layer' does present big challenges when addressing performance issues.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Medical surgical technician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great ED staff, well conected medical system.

    Cons

    Management protocols, hospital budget cuts.


  6. "Physical Therapy Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Valley Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful community and benefits, great location and medical departments

    Cons

    The available involvement that employees could provide in the working daily systems. I wanted to have more of a voice but was not allowed to.

    Advice to Management

    Become more personable


  7. "Patient Resource Center shows the changing roles at VMC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PRR in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - PRR in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dress code is lax, desks are big and sit/stand capable, management is open and understanding, most co-workers are awesome, fun events, dual monitors, new facility

    Cons

    We have staffing problems (typical of a call center environment), but there is a lot of potential - we just need the right people in here to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep working with us and being patient. Get YOUR management to understand and meet our needs. Hire at least 1 more supervisor. Develop advancement opportunities within.

  8. "Valley has been a great opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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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 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.


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Patient Service Representative"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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