Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reviews

Updated May 10, 2021

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center President and CEO  Jeffrey R. Balser
Jeffrey R. Balser
287 Ratings
Pros
  • "The culture is great and they provide good benefits(in 78 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, supportive team(in 77 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay compared to other hospitals(in 72 reviews)

  • "Pay for parking, requires walking/shuttle to work(in 71 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
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      Feb 9, 2021 - Security Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They take care of their employees and have great job security.

      Cons

      There are none that I have encountered.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good benefits!

      May 8, 2021 - Registered Nurse in Nashville, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Self schedule, good benefits. Competent colleagues

      Cons

      Needs more care partner during the shift

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to learn

      May 5, 2021 - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Nashville, TN
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      Pros

      You will see everything from Level 1 traumas, to heart transplants, and ECMO patients. Great place to learn.

      Cons

      There’s not a lot of accountability in place for people who just do the bare minimum, and people who just aren’t good at their jobs, they get by just fine with no repercussions. There’s no retraining in place even when some people could definitely use it... and almost no one gets fired, even when they should.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Wonderful place to work

      May 7, 2021 - Medical Coder in Nashville, TN
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      Pros

      Work life balance is wonderful

      Cons

      Too many meetings that take away from production

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great experience

      May 6, 2021 - Clinical Trials Associate I in Nashville, TN
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      Pros

      Overall, enjoyed my time at VUMC

      Cons

      At an organization this large, individuals often are treated as numbers

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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      May 6, 2021 - Medical Social Worker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible work schedule, great continuing education opportunities

      Cons

      Unfortunately lower pay for the area

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing Opportunity

      May 5, 2021 - Undergraduate Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      Welcome student ideas, flexible scheduling, great segway to post-graduate jobs

      Cons

      None! It has been an amazing experience

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good for the resume only

      May 10, 2021 - Medical Technologist II in Nashville, TN
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      Pros

      Vanderbilt has a good national reputation

      Cons

      Treat employees badly. Insist on making vaccinations mandatory.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good opportunities for professional development and training

      Apr 26, 2021 - Exercise Physiologist in Nashville, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good opportunities for professional development and training; good working environment with diversity.

      Cons

      Difficult to grow to full-time position in this field inside of Vandy.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Quality of employment depends on department and supervisor

      Mar 23, 2021 - Senior Research Specialist in Nashville, TN
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      Pros

      Tuition benefit if you began employment before 2019. Healthcare availability. I personally have a good work environment.

      Cons

      Retirement contribution not matched dollar for dollar, only up to 5% match. I suppose that's common though. Required to get the flu vaccine each year even if you have no direct patient contact. Healthcare cost is tiered, so you almost have to see a VUMC doctor. Otherwise you pay more. VUMC should not have so much information about their employees health and the health of their family.

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