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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  • You will be underpaid and then have to pay for parking (in 29 reviews)

  • The cost of living is skyrocketing in Nashville but wages are not (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    love working here, great environment and promote the work/life balance

    Cons

    There are no Cons at this time


  2. "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Accountant in Smyrna, TN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Awesome atmosphere, work life balance, flexible, room for upward mobility

    Cons

    Lack of training, too quiet, not enough recognition


  3. "VUMC review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vandy keep the nurse patient ratios at a manageable level. The teamwork on my unit was excellent. Self-scheduling is also a plus.

    Cons

    The pay is not super high. Things that would help with patient satisfaction were not always available (i.e. cots, soda, jello). It seems like management doesn't really care about nurse retention. Unless you are going to grad school or you have kids that are going to college, there really isn't an incentive to stay.

    Advice to Management

    Work with staff to find what will make them stay on with the hospital. Grad school isn't for everyone and not everyone has kids on their way to college. Provide additional incentives for staff retention. Being a preceptor every time you work gets old.


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  5. "Registered Nurse 2-CC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    well oiled machine, helps pay for further education, great opportunities

    Cons

    do not pay well enough, consistently understaffed

    Advice to Management

    when you keep asking us what we want to stay working here, actually listen and give us a raise! I've worked here for over 3 years and have received 2 measly raises


  6. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Demanding environment but lots of smart people and great support. Great place to do your graduate studies. Lots of journal clubs and seminar opportunities.

    Cons

    Work life balance suffers, but I think that is the case at any graduate school. Working 50 to 60 hours a week and at least one weekend day is the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Do something to increase lab member moral. Also, make it acceptable to leave a 5pm. Every day we would all look around to see who was going to leave first.


  7. "Insurance Verification Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people from Director down to coworkers are friendly and make you feel apart of the Vanderbilt family from the get go. Great working atmosphere, and I would recommend working for this company.

    Cons

    The only downside was the fact I had to relocate back to NC for family reasons. Otherwise I would still be working for this great company.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be just to keep doing what you are doing and continue to treat employees with respect as you have been. You are a remarkable company to work for!


  8. "Statistical Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Statistical Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Statistical Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at Vanderbilt Medical Center for 10 year. It has collaborate and laid back environment. Good benefits and vacations days.

    Cons

    The review is for the medical center in the whole: Mediocre pay. Not a lot potential to growth. Crowded work space and a lot of traffic.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for growth. More transparent from the management team. More flexible work schedule.


  9. "Res Asst Prof."

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was good place to work.

    Cons

    My salary depends on Grants. We lost funding.

    Advice to Management

    I wish they will support our employment


  10. "Clinical Research Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent facilities, resources & benefits

    Cons

    lower salaries and harder to advance

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut employee benefits and time off


  11. "Decent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - AEMT in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - AEMT in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    People are great, working conditions are decent.

    Cons

    Pay and benifits are terribke


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