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Virginia Hospital Center Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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James B. Cole
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Pros
  • A great place to work, salary's are comparable to local hospitals, good benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • The benefits are great, better than any other place that I've worked at (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • High rate of employee turnout, Hiring many new grads (in 5 reviews)

  • Full time nurses with experience are not awarded on campus parking (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Loved working for this organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Hospital Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Low drama, management does listen and respond to employees concerns and needs. Employee health makes yearly quals easy to accomplish-which is phenomenal when are on the night shift. Friendly people that are all patient and team oriented

    Cons

    Parking can be difficult to impossible late in the day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees and continue putting patients first.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Laboratorians beware"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Hospital Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, campus is nice

    Cons

    Never fully staffed, no room for professional growth, no work-life balance, pay is low

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people!


  3. "Radiology Receptionist/Call Center Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Radiology in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Radiology in Arlington, VA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Hospital Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Friendly patient population
    -Small, family-like hospital environment
    -Great supervisor
    -Great staff
    -Fair pay

    Cons

    -The Radiology Department at VHC is terribly-run! Very hierarchical and so hyperspecialized that there is not enough communication between the various segments of Radiology (e.g. Radiologists, receptionists, technicians, etc.)
    -Radiologists are extremely rude

    Advice to Management

    -Take the time to recognize employees that are doing something well.
    -Foster a supportive environment in which staff members of all levels communicate effectively and understand how each other's roles contribute to the functionality of the Radiology department
    -Work with Radiologists to treat other employees in Radiology with more respect


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "VHC is awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Hospital Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    shared governance; evidence based practice

    Cons

    need more staff; need to pay better

    Advice to Management

    increase the pay


  6. "Great first impression"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Care Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Patient Care Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Hospital Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are great
    Most people seem to be really kind

    Cons

    Some nurses and doctors won't help the PCAs because they're "too busy" or "its not their job." But they're actually just lazy and feel that the work is beneath them. But that behavior can be found in any and every hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better hourly rates and offer more opportunities fir promotion and career building.


  7. "Attorney"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to work.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Definitely one of the best hospitals in the area if you're a patient."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Hospital Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Willing to hire new grads. Good benefits. Can typically choose your own schedule. A heavy emphasis is placed on education and staying up to date.

    Cons

    Staffing shortage. Too much emphasis being placed on being the best hospital. They should make equal attempts to be one of the best employers. Stress levels are high and no one seems to care about the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your greatest resource are the people who work for you. Be good to them and they will go above and beyond.


  9. "Duty Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Duty Supervisor in Temple Hills, MD
    Former Employee - Duty Supervisor in Temple Hills, MD

    I worked at Virginia Hospital Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A friendly people to work with, A great place to work.

    Cons

    The way they did when they let us go. The company did not offer us a job.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with the employee


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Just don't"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Hospital Center full-time

    Pros

    Pleasant MDs to work with, friendly nurses, benefits are reasonable

    Cons

    Staffing! Understaffed and unsafe are norms at this hospital. Nurse overload. Parking is also an issue, got locked out of offsite garage in Balston very late at night. Needs improvement with relations with parking contractors. Bullying by managers, hospital not easy to get to.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep your employees treat them with respect and don't burn them out. Then they may stay longer


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Registered Nurse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in White Plains, MD
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in White Plains, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Hospital Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly nurses, great working with doctors.

    Cons

    Management was terrible, never received any respect. Extremely understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as if they have value.



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