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Virginia Mason Reviews

Updated 8 December 2018
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Pros
  • "great and friendly work environment" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Great training, good benefits, feels like family" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes the units were short staffed" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Senior executives now turn a blind eye to incompetent middle management (too many "Peter Principle" middle managers)" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Patient Care Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Mason part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team. Best manager I've had yet. The company is always looking to improve and grow.

    Cons

    Frequently understaffed but our managers work hard to bring people in. Always opportunities for overtime/incentive shifts.

    Virginia Mason Response

    11 Dec 2018 – Recruiter

    Thank you for highlighting our commitment to focus on continual improvement. We're fortunate to have amazing leaders who are committed to our core values and the success of our team members. Thank... More


  2. "The best company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Access Specialist in Bothell, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Patient Access Specialist in Bothell, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Mason full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training, good benefits, feels like family.

    Cons

    No cons so far, don't think I'll ever have any!

    Virginia Mason Response

    6 Dec 2018 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    We appreciate you taking time to share your comments about working at Virginia Mason. Thank you for recognizing our focus on great training and benefits. We value our team members and believe that... More

  3. "I mean if you really need a job....."

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Mason full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay compared to other labs. Feel secure in job because they can't really afford to let anyone go due to the already high turnover.

    Cons

    High turnover, low moral, poor management, no sense of direction. No real upward mobility or career growth opportunities. Equipment frequently isn't working correctly or broken, frequently run out of supplies due to either back orders or not ordering in time. The lab is a real mess and lacks any real leadership. Management is out of touch and doesn't seem to really care that the entire department is feeling defeated and unhappy.

    Advice to Management

    Get some real leadership that is dedicated to learning how the department works from the employee level. Make sure this leadership is good at assessing and tracking goals and progress and creating an actual team. So far the only team building exercise seems to be the bond we all have over being miserable and feeling hopeless.

    Virginia Mason Response

    26 Nov 2018 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    We appreciate you for taking time to provide feedback about your work experience at Virginia Mason. We work hard to create an environment where our team members feel respected and valued, so it is... More


  4. "Horrible Management very understaffed"

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    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Issaquah, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Issaquah, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Mason part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid time off is decent.

    Cons

    Seriously understaffed, poor training, and some of the providers treat you like dirt if you let them. I worked at one of the medical clinics as a medical assistant for a year and it was like running on a hamster wheel nonstop. The clinic was seriously understaffed and the providers and some of the RN think they are worth more than you and treat you like dirt. Clinic should work as a team if they want to be successful.

    Virginia Mason Response

    26 Nov 2018 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    Thank you for taking time to share your feedback regarding your work experience at Virginia Mason. We appreciate you acknowledging the paid time off benefit we provide to our staff. We value our team... More


  5. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN
    Former Employee - Staff RN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Mason full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Select therapist, nurses, and PAs are a delight to work with and are so knowledgable and passionate

    Cons

    Fear based management techniques implemented in the therapy department. I cannot speak to other disciplines. While on the units, it was disheartening to see the lack willingness for RNs and PCTs to go above their minimal job duties.

    The culture at VM claims they foster innovation, but in reality, many ideas are never taken seriously, and problems addressed by employees are rarely resolved by management teams.

    Advice to Management

    Fear Based management techniques with a strong emphasis on negative feedback to facilitate improvement. Management is unorganized and does not listen to concerns expressed by their staff- unsure if they no how to make positive change.

    Virginia Mason Response

    14 Nov 2018 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your work experience at Virginia Mason. We appreciate the acknowledgement of our staff and how they are so knowledgeable and a delight to work with... More


  6. "Overall - Positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Mason full-time

    Pros

    great working environment with nice, smart professionals

    Cons

    can get short staffed and busy

    Virginia Mason Response

    11 Sep 2018 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    Thank you for taking time to share your comments. Having a great working environment and co-workers around you is important, and we work hard to hire, develop, and celebrate the best people. We... More


  7. "Patient Flow Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Mason part-time

    Pros

    People were always nice to work with and always willing to help out.

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets really understaffed

    Virginia Mason Response

    27 Aug 2018 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    We appreciate your taking time to share your comments about your work experience at Virginia Mason. Thank you for recognizing how helpful and nice our staff is to work with. Having great co-workers... More

  8. "Customer service representative /front desk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynnwood, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynnwood, WA (US)

    I worked at Virginia Mason full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great friendly staff and laid back environment

    Cons

    Little room for progression

    Virginia Mason Response

    29 Aug 2018 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    We appreciate you taking time to share your comments about your work experience at Virginia Mason. Thank you for recognizing how friendly our staff is to work with. Having great co-workers around you... More


  9. "Staff RN"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Virginia Mason full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, supportive coworkers, regular schedule

    Cons

    Intimidating management, high RN turn over, new grads get promoted to charge positions and do not have enough experience for it,
    Administration is aware that some patients are verbally abusive and staff was told they have a right to do so
    Often worked short staff

    Advice to Management

    Value experience, treat your staff well - how can staff show compassion when they are being verbally abused

    Virginia Mason Response

    10 Aug 2018 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    We appreciate the time you took to share your comments regarding your work experience at Virginia Mason. We are glad to hear that you found our pay to be competitive and your co-workers supportive... More


  10. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Mason full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Respectful culture and fantastic mission.

    Cons

    Not a lot of promotion opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue growing more of your employees and create more career paths.

    Virginia Mason Response

    20 Jul 2018 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    Thank you for sharing comments on your work experience. We are glad to hear you find Virginia Mason a great place to work. Respect for People is at the core of who we are, and we believe this culture... More