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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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Pros
  • The benefits are great and work/life balance is valued (in 23 reviews)

  • Amazing co-workers and good benefits (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay for parking, which is miles away (in 33 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Receptionist"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Fun"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Research"

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    • Career Opportunities
    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


  4. "Culture of Bullying"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mental Health Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Mental Health Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Administration embraces a culture of bullying and racial bias.

    Advice to Management

    Provide employees with an outlet to report inappropriate administrative actions and ensure that the employee will be safe from repercussions.


  5. "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


  6. "Premium Academic Community"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Working as postdoc at Vandy"

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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 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.

  8. 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.


  9. "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) .


  10. "Staff RN"

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn. High acuity made me a better nurse, with good critical thinking skills.

    Cons

    high staff turnover on my unit, staffing ratio's, missed lunches and sometimes bathroom breaks.


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