I can only speak to the Business Office side. I have never worked in the hospital environment. The face that is shown is one of "Employee and Patient Centered Satisfaction". Employee morale is terrible and here is why. Raises have NOT been given 8 out of the last 15 years. Those years that one was received, it was only 2%. Which covered the Insurance increase and parking increase (yes, you have to pay to park to come to work). Raises are across the board if given. They are NOT performance based. There is no continuity of management expectations (i.e. dress code, time off, etc.). They do offer flex time, but even that will be scaled back very soon. You have to use you own PTO time for Federal holidays. They say that time is added to your PTO, but that is in fact false. Senior Leadership do not interact with lower staff in any way shape or form, although they say they do. You will never receive a bonus. Compliments and encouragement is rare. It is difficult to obtain the tools you need to effectively do your job. There are many medical offices in the Nashville area, don't waste your time applying at Vanderbilt for a Business Office position of any kind.
Limited flex time
Under paid employees, no raises, PTO time used for federal holidays, pay to park to come to work
Vanderbilt has below market pay for medical staff, In the 4 years I've worked there I have had 2 2% raises and no increase for cost of living. In addition, our benefit cost and amount that you pay for your own parking was more than the tiniest of "raises" that were received. I essentially get paid less now than I did when I started 4 years ago. This organization is willing to pay more for new hires than existing employees, employee retention is not valued.
This is a great place to work! The pay is not where it should be but the Benefits help weigh out the difference. Management is amazing here and you can be cross trained between departments. Everyone is friendly and helpful
Located in Nashville in the middle of all the traffic
Whatever you do, don't get placed on the Application Integration and Development team. The Director has been there for 20 years and is absolutely clueless about new tech and the way development teams work. There is NO SDLC at all and a mockery of attempted scrum.
There are zero advancement opportunities.
The director and managers in that team micro-manage everything you do and never let you make decisions on your own. You are not allowed to suggest practices that might provide more efficient development or deployment, either.
I joined VU during the legal split and was beyond excited about proposed opportunities and work-life balance. All of it was a lie.
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – July 10, 2018
working at Vanderbilt was a wonderful experience. The only thing that made me leave was the pay and management did not seem appreciative. It seemed like they liked the fact of having a person there rather than also appreciating the employees in my department. I was also not getting paid enough In my department. I had to do what was best for me and my family so I had to leave. Other than those things I really enjoyed my years spent with Vanderbilt.
Data Entry- Peabody College (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – June 28, 2018
This position was working with student during registration. . Also, my position was working with Admission office, Dean's Office. I also, worked entering student course books, Adjust the tuition for student that need refund
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – June 24, 2018
Academic laboratory managements are obviously differ by lab managers. However, at Vanderbilt University the medical research laboratories are stressful and that transfers down to every rank. It is not only because of high impact research. There is hardly any good oversight or accountability of the individual research lab managers. The benefits are certainly good,
Administrative Lead (Current Employee) – Nashville, TN – June 18, 2018
You have the opportunity to learn many administrative task, programs, departmental management skills, financial skills, etc.. You can make of it what you will. Overall, it is a very good place to work. I really do not have any major complaints. Thank You.
i guess they tried to make the best of it they could but it seemed like there were to many chiefs and not enough indians.i learned dishwashing for a university is harder than you think. most management seemed nice.hardest part of job sometimes it would seem overwhelming.