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Virginia Mason Medical Center Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Work with a awesome team members, feel challenged and respected with opinions on patient care (in 9 reviews)

  • They want everyone to have a voice in the process and they also use the Toyota Production System to implement changes in the hospital (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Mid-level management cannot make a decision on their own, they need approval from upper management to do anything (in 5 reviews)

  • Lots of middle management positions that seem unnecessary (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "RN"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Mason Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    You feel valued as an employer

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons.

    Virginia Mason Medical Center Response

    Sep 12, 2017 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. We appreciate you taking time to write a review of your overall experience at Virginia Mason.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company with a great peer to peer recognition program."

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    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with lots of benefits. A lot of programs you can do within the company to increase education. Cafeteria on site in the hospital so you don't have to go anywhere to get lunch.

    Cons

    Location. It's downtown an uphill which was kind of a pain I thought. If you take the bus it's not so bad but parking is very expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Middle managers need more experience.

    Virginia Mason Medical Center Response

    Sep 12, 2017 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    We appreciate you taking time to write a review of your work experience at Virginia Mason. It is very important to visitors to be able to hear from our employees past and present. We will share your... More

  3. "Good vision and mission, poor execution by management"

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    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good organization culture
    Forward thinking senior management
    Everyone cares about their patients

    Cons

    Departmental culture can be very toxic and graining
    Overtime is expected
    Middle management will listen to your concerns and do nothing about it, but their favorite employees get away with anything.
    Too much "process improvement" which adds more work and decreases productivity.
    Too many managers and not enough staff

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and keep them happy before they leave. Trying to make them a better offer to keep them on board after they've already accepted another job isn't addressing the root causes of why your employees are unhappy. They tell you very clearly why they aren't happy and what needs to change to improve their working environment. I'd suggest listening to the people who are doing the work.

    Virginia Mason Medical Center Response

    Sep 13, 2017 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your feedback about your work experience with us. We strongly encourage you (and all employees) to talk through your concerns and constructive feedback about management with a... More


  4. "Formerly a great place to work but no longer the case"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Mason Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Competitive compensation
    Great co-workers
    Many dedicated front line staff

    Cons

    Senior executives now turn a blind eye to incompetent middle management (too many "Peter Principle" middle managers)
    Lack of leadership accountability
    Senior leaders no longer "walk their talk"
    Many managers and staff severely overworked

    Advice to Management

    Senior executives need to actually go to their genbas and talk to staff at all levels on their teams. Too often it appears that senior leaders now just accept status reports from middle managers who are telling them what they want to hear rather than how things really are in many departments.

    Virginia Mason Medical Center Response

    Aug 18, 2017 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your input about your work experience with us, and we are very sorry you feel this way. We strongly encourage you (and all employees) to talk through your concerns and... More


  5. "My time at VM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virginia Mason Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits were available to me.

    Cons

    Micro Management sometimes too much.

    Virginia Mason Medical Center Response

    Aug 14, 2017 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback regarding areas for improvement – we continuously strive to be the best employer we can be. Your comments have been shared... More


  6. "Surgery Scheduler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Mason Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to Work.
    You get bus passes.

    Cons

    Horrible Commute
    No parking for employees in Seattle location.

    Virginia Mason Medical Center Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    Thank you taking time to write a review of your work experience, and are happy to hear you are enjoying your employment with Virginia Mason. We appreciate your feedback regarding areas for... More


  7. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great supervisors and coworkers all around

    Cons

    lots of red tape and sometimes there is a lot of overtime

    Advice to Management

    Less bueracracy

    Virginia Mason Medical Center Response

    Aug 14, 2017 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    We appreciate you taking time to write a review of your work experience at Virginia Mason. We value our team members and strive to create an environment where everyone feels respected and their... More

  8. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virginia Mason Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Location and history and patient satisfaction

    Cons

    Center software and old small hallways

    Advice to Management

    Find budget for support staff raises

    Virginia Mason Medical Center Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    Thank you taking time to write a review of your work experience. We appreciate your feedback regarding areas for improvement and have shared your comments with the appropriate teams.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Mason Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture, values, mission, vision with the patient at the top.

    Cons

    Sometimes things progress/move slowly. Staff sometimes receive conflicting messages. A lot of policies that are unclear/not enforced across the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Get more in touch with staff.

    Virginia Mason Medical Center Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We’re glad that you describe our overall culture as positive, and that you find we are true to our core values, mission, and commitment to putting our... More


  10. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Mason Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great teamwork and collaborative environment. Genuinely care about their patients

    Cons

    Not enough evidence based practice or continuing education for nurses

    Virginia Mason Medical Center Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    We appreciate you taking time to write a review of your work experience, and are happy to hear you are enjoying your employment with Virginia Mason. We appreciate your feedback regarding areas for... More


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