Vail Valley Medical Center Employee Reviews

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Not a kind work environment
Direct Patient Care (Former Employee) –  VVMCSeptember 19, 2016
Loved working with the patients. Most were educated and with few comorbidities. The direct patient care staff were mostly good people to work with. But management is the worst. No support of their staff, if staff has suggestions.... Look out! Watch your back! Terrible working experience. The only staff that stays at the hospital are the people can't leave the area.
Pros
Great patients
Cons
Management the worst ! Too expensive to live in the area
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Beautiful Area for a Hospital Location
Manager (Former Employee) –  Vail, COAugust 30, 2016
Beautiful Area and very supportive front line staff.
Benefits are fair in comparison to other facilities. The Board and Administration is only worried about the dollar. They do not support or value staff.
Pros
Front Line staff is friendly and very caring
Cons
Administration does not support or value frontline staff
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Ski town
Staff RN (Former Employee) –  Vail, COJune 6, 2015
A great place to work. There is a good cohesion of co-workers and management does listen. It is in a beautiful setting. It can get a little tedious for the hard core critical care RN, as this is a small hospital
Pros
good pay, nice area, good benefits
Cons
housing is expensive in the community
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not supportive of employees
clinical support (Former Employee) –  VailMarch 27, 2013
Administration was not supportive of employees- taking away benefits, cutting pay, cutting budgets for conferences. There is a lot of fear because those who have spoken their opinions were let go. There is a lot of turnover at the mid-management level. No chances for advancement. On the other hand, the working staff are great and care for the patients.
Pros
good retirement matching
Cons
expensive to live in area; administration's culture; no advancement
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Snow blind
clinical support (Former Employee) –  clinical supportApril 19, 2015
Management and board do not understand the modern culture of medical care. They cater to the wealthy and forget about the employees that take care of those wealthy patients. Yes this is a very specialized facility with world class orthopedics but the arrogance of the CEO and board make it just another small city medical center.....would never go back to work there!
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Vail OR services could be hazardous to your career.
travel RN (Former Employee) –  NYNovember 15, 2012
BE VERY CAREFUL.......worked there last year, they fired 3 top managers in OR services and ICU. Hired 2 new people from Denver that are absolutely the worst managers I've seen in 20+ years. Out of 14 RNs in PACU, 11 left within the first yr with new .manager. Micro-managing @ it's absolute worst! MDs and the other staff are great but hospital environment is wicked. Let go their entire anesthesia MDs that were there for yrs and hired all new, and then fired some of them within months of relocating to Vail.WATCH YOUR BACK!!!! Manager gave entire PACU horrible evals that went on permanent work record and litrally destroyed careers. Administration totally backs this manager, despite numerous complaints to HR. Try Frisco or Aspen, seriously!! Most of staff and MDs are great but all are afraid for their jobs. So sad, it should be the perfect job, too bad!
Pros
beautiful mt town.
Cons
written up if you're 1 minute late, no parking ever @ hospital! sent home with lots of loss of hours.
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Great experience in life and career.
CST (Former Employee) –  Vail, COJune 22, 2013
When it comes to sports medicine you learn from the best. They work on a lot of Olympic athletes, pro athletes, college athletes. When it comes to life lessons Vail teaches you a lot. The mountains challenge you every day. I loved it but one thing the mountains don't do for me. My family was not near and seeing them once a year is not good enough for me.
Pros
learn a lot and from the best
Cons
winters is like boot camp, you work long hours and do alot of over time
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Authoritarian leadership styles
Prefer not to say (Former Employee) –  Vail, CODecember 15, 2012
Because of the authoritarian leadership styles of senior management, working at Vail Valley Medical Center was demoralizing at best. Employees are not valued, and seen as an expendable commodity. With their alarming employee turnover, patient safety comes to mind. It was ironic to me working for a hospital provided the least healthy job environment one could imagine.
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Beware of awful micro-managers
RN (Former Employee) –  Employee healthNovember 14, 2013
I was recruited here from a great job in another state. After 3 months I was forced to resign; manager of Employee Health was a monster! Very controlling and a total micromanager. I did find a job with nice people in a nearby town. My time at Vail was a nightmare though. BEWARE of taking a job here. Commuting to work in Winter snowstorms is not fun either. It is also way too expensive to live in this town.
Pros
pretty town in summertime
Cons
unpleasant working environment.
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Provided great experience for in hospital care.
Emergency Room Technician (Former Employee) –  Vail, COOctober 27, 2014
Great season for orthopedic trauma! Saw amazing cases and got to see Steadman-Hawkins operate in person.
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World class hospital for professional athlete, skiers, and residents.
President and Chief Executive Officer (Former Employee) –  Vail, COJuly 24, 2012
VVMC was a high performing vital hospital serving Western ColoradoCAHO scored VVMC 97, the highest in the Mountain Region.
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Great working environment - people love working here and it shows!!
Medical Staff Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Vail, COMay 16, 2012
This company is a tight knit group of people who are working in a world class community.
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Great Place
Care Tech/Unit Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Vail, COJuly 11, 2013
Everything about working here was amazing, the pay, people, location, support and atmosphere.
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3.3
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