Great Benefits. Horrible management. Horrendous work culture.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – February 6, 2017
I have worked at VHC for about two years in two different departments. Both of those environments have been nothing but toxic and unprofessional. While great benefits are a plus, work atmosphere and management will weigh on you. Not to mention the discrimination.
Credentialing Specialist (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – July 24, 2016
The new manager was the worst micro management. People seemed very frustrated in most departments. High turn over lack of training for new staff expected old staff to do management jobs. Lied about raise and growth opportunities.
Sonographer (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – February 7, 2017
As a relatively new Sonographer I learned a lot at VHC because I was expected to a little of everything. Aside from imaging out-pt's, in-pt's, and ER pt's in the main Ultrasound Department I learned how to deal with a busy portable schedule involving the NICU, Vent Unit, CCU, ICU etc. The work was demanding but rewarding and I became a much better Sonographer. The Radiologists were friendly and inspired me b/c they were willing to educate. I would be willing to work there again.
Patient Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – September 30, 2016
In typical work day at VHC expect the unexpected, because you never know what can happen. If you enjoy working in a fast placed environment and like helping people VHC could possibly be the place for you. This job isn't easy, but the satisfaction will come when you put a smile on a patients face.
The feeling of accomplishment when you help someone.
worker (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – August 25, 2016
I started looking for another job six months after I got in here. Terrible management. Terrible bosses. No training provided, they expect you to learn on the job. I felt so relieved when I got out of this hospital.
data entry (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – February 2, 2017
checking patient's in and out, filing, answering the phone, helping the doctor with there patient, taking patient to L & D, to have there baby, packing the paper files to be shipped to the wear house, pulling file for the next two day, front desk work, calling doctor and patient for informing, so admiration work, placing orders for the doctor and office
yes we had free lunch, partys for the staff and employees
Environmental Service Supervisor (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – November 15, 2016
I love meeting new people every day. However, Alco, Inc is a Storage Facility Company therefore, I worked alone. Sometimes it was just too quiet. This company didn't like for you to have company come visit even though they required us Managers to live on site
Student Nurse (Former Employee) – Springfield, VA – November 20, 2016
Nurses were friendly and willing to help the student nurses learn, they work as a team and love helping their patients. Morning meetings would help everyone to get acquainted with their patients and a good start for the day ahead.
Excellent facility and team members with the same goals of patient care
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – June 27, 2013
Typical shifts were 13-14 hours with overlap. I most enjoyed the team members that I worked with. My team was the greatest example of loyalty, hard work, determination, excellent patient care, going above and beyond for patients and patients families. I learned so many important aspects to caring for patients in the hospital, different treatments, diagnosis, interventions and care. My management was tough, and hard to go to, and it took a great team that I could rely on to help shoulder the blow of having a manager that wasn't as concerned with his team as he was for the administrative side of management.
Excellent benefits, wonderful hospital, great team of nurses, doctors, nurse assistants and schedule flexibility
long hours, no breaks, difficulty talking to manager, hard patient load
Great Hospital for patients, not so much for employees
Clinical Anesthesia Technician - Cardiovascular (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – February 16, 2015
There are some great people working at this hospital. And the service patients get is actually quite good. As a staff member though, there is noticeably bad management and poor pay. Annual raise is anywhere between 1-3 percent. Employee satisfaction is very low. There is considerable employee turnover in many departments. They are always hiring new people because of this.
Good staff, and good patient care. Not a bad cafeteria either.
Poor management, and high turnover for employees. Benefits are fair.
Nursing staff (Former Employee) – Virginia – April 21, 2016
Horrible Management, excessive turn overs, no job security, physician does not care about staff. The hospital is a great place to work however the Physician Groups are horrible. Hours great but alot of negativity.
Not paid for lunch, open during snow even icy weather.
Secretary (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – April 27, 2014
Customer/patient/family focused..... A job culture of genuine enjoyment of taking care of people Co-workers are friendly, most are extremely helpful Some managers are wonderful Some Growth opportunites, especially for clinical staff Clinical staff makes excellent income Some general staff make a decent income Educational opportunities Top 100, Top 50 hospital in the nation
The hardest part of the job is the lack of consideration to employees... We go the extra mile to provide an environment of compassion, integrity and superior medical care, but when we are sick or our families are sick - no compassion Upper and middle management has some work to do in their departments about behaviors. Some departments have high turnover rates Salaries could be better, this is an award wining hospital in Arlington County no less and employees are still making $8.00 to $13.00 an hour
Excellent benefits, job culture with co-workers is great, good area, some parking
If you are not in the clinical spectrum, your salary is not good. Some managers are horrible...
Medical Receptionist (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – May 8, 2013
Ensuring patients had the most accommodating experience available at VHC. Excellent coworkers most supportive , knowledgeable, individuals from diverse backgrounds. No development of internal staff, leadership not trained to support the department as a whole Division among staff and management. HR is one sided, not there for staff, supports management only. Militaristic environment you are given orders to follow do as told or you are forced out. They will not fire you, however will make your working environment unbearable until your quit.
Staff Nurse on Medical Surgical Unit (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – September 10, 2014
Virginia Hospital Center is an excellent place to work. The teaching environment is ideal for new nurses and nurses who want to advance their careers. The nurses and physicians were only too willing to share their knowledge and expertise. Everyone was given responsibilities and the opportunities as a part of a cohesive team.
I would never have left had my husband's job not warrant it.
Tuition assistance and in-hospital training; good 401k.
Sometime hectic workload, especially with fresh post-operative patients.