Nurse (Current Employee) – Woodbridge, VA – October 30, 2018
There are many long-term employees here, which says so much about the culture of the organization. We have had staff leave feeling disgruntled, only to return realizing that the grass is indeed not greener on the other side - healthcare is hard work! Expect to come to work and provide the best care possible. Get involved in committees and teams if you feel change is needed. Find new friends at work, which makes the shift go so much faster!
new and engaged staff, stability, Nurse Residency Program (NRP)
many new graduate nurses, acute care is very hard but the NRP is designed to help with school to worklife transition
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – October 10, 2018
I didn't like the dept. I was assigned to. Way to many clicks! If you din't belong to a certain group you was pretty much treated like an outcast. My co-workers were lazy and relied on me and the new hires to pull much of the work load. And they cut corners which was very bad for patient health. Nothing nice to say about Sentara Virginia Beach General
Emergency Room Technician (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – October 8, 2018
Sentara is all about Customer Service numbers and less about employees. Sentara states that you are required to have Doctors notes if someone is ill however, they do not follow such rules and loosely follow the guidelines.
Tuition assistance, medical benefits (very expensive even if it is owned by Sentara)
Senior Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – October 7, 2018
Sentara has a lot to offer everyone employed. They have worked very hard to maintain compliance and has become a well functioning service. They offer employees several benefits and helps one to maintain skills for position. By far Sentara was one of the best places to work.
Health Information Specialist (Former Employee) – Harrisonburg, VA – October 5, 2018
I loved my job at Sentara In the Release of Information De[t. It was a stressful job but at the end of the day it was nice knowing you helped the patient and other medical facilities with patient information.. The benefits were great. There wasn't any job security at Sentara.
Great co-workers, great benefits, good working schedule
Changed computer programs that required us to work on weekends
Courier (Former Employee) – Hampton, VA – October 3, 2018
I hate that I have to have anything harsh to say about my time with Sentara. Overall it was an amazing experience. My co-workers were a treat to work with, my immediate supervisors were understanding and helpful. THE supervisor though...they were what drove me out. I was considered a good employee until I needed to make a change to my schedule for personal reasons.
Courier (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – October 2, 2018
I learned that in the health field you can not trust anyone. This company is full of people who love to put you down and get ahead any way possible. If you have a good idea, keep it to yourself. It will either get used as someone else's, or if you do share it, management looks at you as if you have horns growing from your head.
Disability Claims Specialist (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – September 30, 2018
This position was a new position that was very flexible and much needed at the time. Now its being eliminated, but close to the same work as case management. The co-workers were awesome and the salary was decent. Along with good benefits.
Nursing care partner (Former Employee) – Harrisonburg, VA – September 14, 2018
This is the worse place I have ever worked. The people are back stabbing and fake. The best thing to do if you work there is come to work do your job and leave. Don’t associate with anyone. You get wrote up for the stupidest stuff, which doesn’t make sense. The other employees try to get you in trouble. Which in my case was unfounded. Even when you have a death or 2 or 3 close together in your family there is no compation for you while you’re life is falling apart. They don’t care about the employees you are just another number.
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – September 14, 2018
My typical day at work consist getting service tickets for plumbing electrical issues for buildings I maintain. I have learned how to work with building control systems which is called DDC controls they control lighting, doors, HVAC systems etc. Management allows everyone to do the job instead of micro managing us, the culture in my department is very laid back . The hardest part of my job is working with other team members that don't want to do there job which makes my job harder. The most enjoyable part of my job is I really enjoy what I do, it challenges me the only problem is I would like to make more money.
Stable company secure
Not paying fairly compared to other companies in market
Medical Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – Suffolk, VA – September 7, 2018
Everyone knows their responsibilities and duties and everyone works together to make daily quota. Very fast paced and challenging position, works closely with supervisor and physicians. Time restraints are for most testing. Occasional troubleshooting techniques needed for laboratory analyzers when they are down. In the event of down times everyone is notified and results are sent via computer before turn around time. Most enjoyable part of job is the time flys by and the day is done before you know it.