Orgnaization that makes a contribution to the Middle Tennessee community
Program Coordinator-Human Resources (Former Employee), Nashville, TN – August 27, 2015
Pros: It is a good work environment with pleasant surroundings and people, There are a lot of opportunities to learn new areas by taking classess offered by my department, There are not many companies that have a department dedicated to individual development
Cons: It is very hard to advance, In 8 years I have never had a cost of living increase, There have been so many layoffs that most people are afraid of losing their jobs, Constant change
Vanderbilt University and Medical Center create an environment that is dedicated to the advancement of the human condition by educating young people to become future leaders, research which is groundbreaking, – more... and medical breakthroughs that save lives. It is a strong presence in the community and many students, teachers and medical professionals do a lot of volunteer work. They have many employee celebration events, (which I participate in planning and executing), to recognize and thank management and staff for the work they do on a daily basis. – less
Vanderbilt University inspires innovation & talent.
Director of Student Records (Current Employee), Nashville, TN – January 25, 2015
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine received an AMA grant in 2013 (a total of 11 schools in the US received this award). This grant allowed Vanderbilt University SOM to fundamentally transform their – more... Doctor of Medicine curriculum. Simply put, they are doing what few other schools are tempting to do.
A typical day at work is anything but typical. The work environment is fast-pasted and frequently changing. You must be flexible and very collaborative. These are truly the most enjoyable parts of the job.
Young Professionals Committee Member (Current Employee), Nashville, TN – January 20, 2015
Slave work. Exploit the present day internship culture. Vanderbilt Athletics does not pay their employees well (below minimum wages) while the Athletic director makes 3 million a year. Pathetic athletic department.
Vanderbilt pharmacy tech position is like warehouse work. You are pushing huge boxes of medicine throughout a HUGE hospital and is expected to put them in a machine in a timely manner. If you like hard "fedex" labor, then this is your place of work. Advancement will take over a year and they only choose the people they like, not the most qualified ones. Horrible because the people show favortism.
ATHLETIC TRAINER/CLINICAL COORDINATOR (Former Employee), Athletic Training – January 10, 2015
A wonderful place to work. A commitment to excellence. Nashville is a great place to live, and I am very proud to have served at VUMC. I would recommend this place of employment to anyone. The people are fantastic, the medical center is first rate, and it was a great learning experience.
Would not recommend. Very poor treatment of employees
Manager of Anatomic Pathology (Former Employee), Nashville.TN – January 6, 2015
Pros: good staff at lower levels and good medical directors
Cons: very bad culture and getting worse
Not a good place to work.Executive Managment has terminated or illegally laid off thousands. No severance, no payout of benefits, many law suits. Culture of institution needs overhaul from the top- particulary Diagnoistic Lab Directorship
Pros: benefits are pretty good, but not fabulous, and there is still tuition assistance available for full time employees.
Cons: poor pay, general disconnect between upper management and hourly employees
Care for 4-8 patients per shift. Very fast paced work with a lot of multi-tasking. Our unit was poorly designed for primary care so there was a lot of competition for resources including the medication – more... room/Pyxis and desirable computer workstations. Work was not always distributed evenly and infighting was problematic.
I learned how to function in the midst of chaos and how to be the calm in the storm.
At one time management was amazing. There are still some excellent managers on the units, but many resigned amid drastic changes affected by new upper management. One change was that the open door to our managers office was closed and our manager began spending more time off the unit in meetings than on the floor managing. There was a general gutting of senior physicians who were replaced by good, but relatively inexperienced psychiatrists. There also seemed to be a lot of haphazard, wholesale changes made to policy (particularly visitation policy) that have not gone particularly well. There were also major staffing cuts, Christmas bonuses were eliminated for hourly employees, there was a freeze on raises, and the employee and child tuition benefit that was such a nice perk was cut drastically. All of these cuts were blamed on the economy, and were made around the same time as the announcement of a new state of the art surgical center center being built on campus. Vanderbilt, on average, paid much lower wages than other area hospitals.
Like most jobs, there were some amazing people who worked there and some who were pretty bad.
The hardest part of the job was watching the mass exodus of people out of our facility after the big management change.
The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with patients.
Management at the unit level varies by manager, but upper management is pretty bad overall and seems to be very disconnected from the employees on the floor. – less
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee), Nashville, TN – December 29, 2014
A typical day at work involves working on the bench top and interaction with scientist from various departments. Co-workers are very helpful and provide intellectual suggestions. The most enjoyable part of the job is to present exciting scientific findings to the fellow colleagues and scientist.
Office Supervisor (Current Employee), Nashville, TN – December 29, 2014
I have enjoyed the oppurtunity given to me at Vanderbilt University. Have met many great people, and been a part of a great management team. I enjoy coming to my job and look forward to learning new ideas and programs within our department of Audiology. I love changes that are going to benefit my department.
Valet Attendant (Former Employee), 1201 Medical Center Dr – December 14, 2014
Cons: read review and choose your next job wisely!
Very sexiest in showing favoritism towards females. Management is a poor excuse. Management will lie to your face, don't believe a word the manager in valet says! Everyday you will feel like walking on egg shells so watch where you'll step.
Support Technician (Former Employee), Nashville, TN – December 4, 2014
overall busy and stable co workers very nice and very helpful great place to expand also they provide training to better yourself as an employee gives you a very great chance to move up in that line of work
Patient Service Medical Receptionist (Current Employee), Nashville, TN – December 1, 2014
Pros: friendly people
Cons: short breaks
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance – more... purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician. – less
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Nashville, TN – November 17, 2014
Most of the time, a technician I is taken advantage of, because they are new and the older employees have become lazy and don't want to do the work. Managment makes bad choices on who to put in charge.