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Virginia Mason Reviews

Updated 15 February 2019
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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. "Overall good"

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    Former Employee - Physician Assistant
    Former Employee - Physician Assistant

    I worked at Virginia Mason full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    Same stuff as other big hospital systems


  2. "Professional work environment"

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    Former Employee - Nutrition Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Nutrition Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Virginia Mason (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional. people I worked with are friendly and work hard.

    Cons

    There is a gap between what upper management's vision and mission and the employees.

    Virginia Mason Response

    21 Jan 2019 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    Thanks for providing feedback on your work experience at Virginia Mason. We’re happy to hear you found your co-workers to be professional, friendly and hard working. Having great co-workers around... More

  3. "Less than qualified manager and HR doesn't care if you have a disability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Mason full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a team that supported employees and provided the upmost in patient care.

    Cons

    Managers are less than qualified to their job, they lie about providing training, HR doesn't care about the employees at all. Don't dare say anything to the HR department you will not have your job almost immediately after contacting them. They boast as a teaching hospital, which is a direct lie. They do not help their employees and do not care about hostile work environments. They do not care if your a new employee, if you don't "fit in" but are good at your job it doesn't matter. Seattle is going down hill fast and VM is one of the organizations causing it to happen.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your job, learn how to manage, take care of your people vice treating them like they have the plague.


  4. "Best hospital to work in Seattle."

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    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best support, staffing and culture of any place I have worked.

    Cons

    Top heavy management and admins.

    Virginia Mason Response

    26 Dec 2018 – Strategic Recruitment Specialist

    We appreciate the time you took to provide feedback about your work experience at Virginia Mason. Thank you for recognizing our efforts to provide the support, staffing and culture our team members... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The best company"

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    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


  6. "Patient Care Technician"

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    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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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