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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center President and CEO Jeffrey R. Balser
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Pros
  • Amazing co-workers and good benefits (in 47 reviews)

  • My department has a great work life balance (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to pay to park at work (in 32 reviews)

  • No help from the Vandy upper crust for skills advancement when cost of living increases (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Cried when I had to leave"

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    Former Employee - Obstetrics Registered Nurse in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Obstetrics Registered Nurse in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I experienced a great work environment with diverse patient population. The unit I worked on had excellent management and intelligent, hardworking nurses and nursing assistants. I only left because I was moving. Otherwise, I would have stayed forever. My coworkers were kind and always willing to help in anyway possible. I highly recommend working here.

    Cons

    The patients are usually higher risk patients which can lead to a high stress work load at times.

    Advice to Management

    The management in obstetrics is incredible and so compassionate. As an employee you will always feel valued and heard. I could not have asked for anything better.


  2. "Very good assignment experience"

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    Current Employee - Epic Team Lead in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Epic Team Lead in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone was very professional and put the care for their patients first.

    Cons

    Parking is difficult.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people!

    Cons

    Lower pay than national average


  4. "Fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Had way too much fun

    Cons

    Didn't have enough time for fun

    Advice to Management

    allow us to have more fun


  5. "Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, friendly environment, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, over-inflated egos, unclear guidelines


  6. "Research Asssistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    excellent benefits for the employees

    Cons

    sometimes over competitive between similar research groups


  7. "Premium Academic Community"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Progressive academic medical community with a focus on patient care and advancing the limits of medical research

    Cons

    Transparency in communication is not always present

  8. "Working as postdoc at Vandy"

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

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    Great community, benefits, staff, location, city.

    Cons

    Difficult funding climate right now

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see more permensmt staff scientist positions available.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Marketing in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very proud of the care and research going on at Vanderbilt. These efforts make marketing the clinical services much easier.

    Cons

    Refusal to set priorities make marketing very difficult. Refusal to make decisions pushes difficult discussions down to manager level--which is not effective or fair.

    Advice to Management

    Make it clear to the organization that marketing resources are limited and therefore prioritizing projects/service lines is necessary. This means that some groups will not get marketing support. Sr. Management needs to be the one to deliver that message.


  10. "My nursing and physician colleges have been very respectful."

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    Current Employee - RN II in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - RN II in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My nursing and physician colleges have been very respectful. There is a good culture here, and plenty of opportunities for continuing education, as well as career growth.

    Cons

    Salary is not as competitive as the surrounding hospitals and the process to petition for a $2.- is so absurd and exhaustive that it serves as a major barrier to otherwise deserving employees ( you need to submit a full application packet to a peer-review committee to prove that you have earned your $2.00) .


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