Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Reviews
56% would recommend to a friend
(605 total reviews)
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- "Great benefits and feel of belonging" (in 43 reviews)
- "Good pay and excellent employees" (in 37 reviews)
- "Great People and Values." (in 29 reviews)
- "Great coworkers and there are variety of services you can be a part of." (in 28 reviews)
- "MAs work hard, GI nurses and staff always friendly." (in 23 reviews)
- "Poor management, too many merges" (in 26 reviews)
- "If you take the bus it's not so bad but parking is very expensive." (in 19 reviews)
- "Too many managers and not enough staff" (in 13 reviews)
- "lack of recognition from upper management" (in 8 reviews)
- "Management, Scheduling, Micromanagement, Horrible Training" (in 5 reviews)
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Found 605 of over 628 reviews
Updated Dec 4, 2023
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- 2.0Nov 21, 2023Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)Current Employee
The pay is comparable to other starting roles.
The culture of the company is about profits not patients. Chi constantly pushes its ideological beliefs into every day practices at Virginia Mason. The unique culture that put patients at the top is a distant memory replaced by a push to see a minimum number of patients regardless of complexity. As an employee it is next to impossible to align with an organization so out of touch as chi and vm. Truly sad to see a decline of a fantastic healthcare system.
- 1.0Nov 22, 2023Certified Medical AssistantFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSeattle, WA
There are some good qualities, but I would not advise other clinical professionals to work here. The only people who believe in the high-minded talk that the organization professes are some of the administrative staff. In my experience, none of the clinical staff actually believe that Virginia Mason is practicing any of these values.
It's easy to end up stuck in a very unfair situation. For as much as Virginia Mason talks about being a place where everyone has a voice, you don't want to find out what happens when you take them up on it. If you do choose to work here, I recommend keeping your head down and your eyes on the ground, so to speak. Get your bonus check, work a year, and get out of there without getting injured or becoming cynical or jaded in the process. More, the consensus among the staff seems to be that quality of patient care has seriously diminished after the merger with outrageous pseudo-conservative organization Common Spirit, which takes its direction for the Catholic Order of Bishops. I'm not anti-Christian or anti-Catholic whatsoever, but I'm concerned about the encroachment of the Catholic Church in American Health Care. I understand that financial difficulties led to the merger, but it's been entirely awkward for the staff, to say the least for the patients. The first encroachment to 'Common Spirit' was the end of "death with dignity" in hospice care. It's likely that CS will eventually try to make a move on abortion. It's also a non-union workplace, which means you don't have any recourse when you're being treated unfairly. More advice to prospective clinical staff at Virginia Mason, I would avoid talking to Human Resources almost at any cost. If you have a concern, try your best to handle it horizontally or let it go. I'm very sorry to say this, but it's true all the more so if you are a minority. The only job-safe question to Human Resources is a very simple question of clarification about your benefits. I would go as far to say that it's better for you if the Human Resources staff don't know you by your name, again, especially so if you are a minority. You can end up with an accusation levelled against you, it will be humiliating. Staff understand this to be a kind of reflexive self-defensiveness on their part. If you can't afford a lawyer, you don't have any recourse whatsoever. It's also quite possible to end up in a situation that is unsafe to you physically when you work here. You may witness patients in less than safe circumstances and feel helpless.
- 3.0Sep 8, 2023Nurse ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsSeattle, WA
VMMC still tries to keep everyone involved in how things are improved. VMMC continues to provide accessible care despite being purchased by a catholic org. There are still motivated leaders willing to build you up and pitch in when things are tough. They have done a couple of market increases for pay in the last year.
Now part of one of the largest “non-profit” catholic healthcare systems. Despite market increases still challenging to fill positions d/t being on the low end of pay scales for the Seattle market. Adopted parent organization management structures which have increased direct reports and decreased manager/leader availability for their staff.
- 5.0Sep 19, 2023GastroenterologistCurrent Employee
Top notch colleagues in training and patient care. Hybrid model with a highly desirable city. Better pay than academics.
Cerner EMR (switching to Epic without a definitive timeline). Old downtown infrastructure. Merger with CHI means there is no escaping volume-driven care.
- 1.0Nov 5, 2023Registered NurseCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsSeattle, WA
teamwork with nurses and PCTs
Violence against staff by patients, visitors/family members, people outside the hospital and even our own security team is not being addressed by the hospital. Search online for the news article where our Union filed a complaint with the Department of L&I
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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 628 reviews left anonymously by employees. 56% of employees would recommend working at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health to a friend and 40% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
56% of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Virginia Mason Franciscan Health 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.