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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reviews

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3.6
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61%
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66%
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center CEO Jeffrey R. Balser
Jeffrey R. Balser
146 Ratings
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  • "Pay for parking, which is miles away(in 46 reviews)

  • "must pay for parking; navigating campus; lower end of pay scale in area; cost of living in Nashville(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Research Analyst I"

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

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hands off, a lot of freedom. Really what you make of it. Won't get rich, but good for grad school.

    Cons

    Underpaid and a lot of sitting around. Can get boring.

    Advice to Management

    Nashville costs are rising, and salaries should rise accordingly

  2. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Interpreter/Translator in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    It's a good place and I think I most likely will keep my job here although I got some good other offers.

    Cons

    A pretty busy fast paced environment

  3. "Fantastic hard working people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Incredible people to work with

    Cons

    Salaries are not as competitive with market

  4. "Grateful Employee"

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

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    I know many like long employees. Once you are in the system, many opportunities to grow and develop. A culture of caring and customer service.

    Cons

    Moderate compensation based on competiton

    Advice to Management

    Happy with Management

  5. "Experience at VCH"

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      Current Employee - Care Partner 

      I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Patient to medical staff ratio is fair, nice facility, good benefits, great co-workers, love working with the patiebts

      Cons

      High turn over rate, management, long hours, floating without additional pay, workers not having supplies when needed, behavioral health patients may become combative and proper safety for enployees is not always taken into consideration

      Advice to Management

      Listen to your employees.

    • "Great opportunities; Very very underpaid"

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      Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Nashville, TN
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Benefits themselves aren't bad; great networking opportunities if you pursue them; ability to work with amazingly talented physicians, professionals, etc. If you have experience, your salary is meant to be calculated on your relevant experience- not necessarily your job title.

      Cons

      Salary- if you have a position the only way to really move up in ranking is to "reclassify" your position (for example a Coordinator I to a Coordinator II). HR is strict on reclassifying employees and you essentially have to prove that you've already been doing the position you are reclassifying for. The other way is to apply for a completing different position within VUMC (new department, boss, etc.).

      Advice to Management

      To keep loyal employees (not just physicians and professors) there needs to be a better system for promotion and salary increases. People can't sustain a life in a growing city like Nashville with the salary ranges.

    • "Patient Services Representative"

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      Former Employee - PSR in Nashville, TN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      4, 10 hour work days with 3 days off. No weekends. Great benefits.

      Cons

      Low pay for industry. Poor management style. Outlying clinics make their own rules that differ from VUMC rules and orientation.

      Advice to Management

      Discontinue leading via email. Outlying clinics should comply with VUMC employment guidelines.

    • "Place to start"

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        Current Employee - CTRC1 

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

        Pros

        benefits, coworkers, training, experience, mentorship

        Cons

        low pay, inconsistent hours, management,

      • "Meh"

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          Current Employee - Associate Access Specialist 

          I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          The atmosphere there is great!

          Cons

          The pay is way less than you deserve.

        • "Pay"

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          Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse 
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Great company to grow in professionally

          Cons

          Low pay for your experience

          Advice to Management

          Raise pay

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