UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UT Southwestern Medical Center Reviews

Updated January 6, 2015
Updated January 6, 2015
229 Reviews
3.5
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UT Southwestern Medical Center President Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, great benefits, being part of a renowned research institution (in 24 reviews)

  • Work life balance is good if you met a good boss (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Bad management, low pay, make you think you are bound to "two full years of work" even though it is not a contract job (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management have no clue how to manage, without trying to do so through intimidation (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good working space. Good work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center

    Pros

    Good opportunities for knowledge aqcuisition and a great environment to foster learning and research. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to initiate collaborations and interact with other groups. Salaries do not match with the work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to foster collaborative and interactive work environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what I expected.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center

    Pros

    Regular hours. Good retirement. Friendly environment

    Cons

    Not enough compensation for the amount of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    GREAT care and retirment benefits, but not the best company when it comes to compensation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    retirement, good healthcare, and alot of PTO given as your years with the company increase.

    Cons

    Overworked in most offices, always understaffed due to budget restrains, and very low annual increases given to the majority of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees the way you would like your OWN children to be treated in the work place. With respect, kindness, and appreciation. Hiring enough workers to get the job DONE ON TIME instead of overloading staff and causing health issues: hypertension, strokes/heart attacks, .migranes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice employees...Horrible leadership!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Again, the employees here are some of the nicest people you will ever work with. People come here expecting the ship to be run by a first-class captain, but will quickly learn that it is run by a deck-hand in a suit.

    Cons

    The leadership has poor management skills. They treat you like a position and not a person. This is a very stagnant work environment. Don't pass up the opportunity to work here if you don't have anything else on the table, but if you do, take your other option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example, not by intimidation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience will be rated okay, but that great.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefit package is good and reasonable.

    Cons

    Management need more trainings and they do not support their staff at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to be more accessible and available. Also they need people with advance degee and experience, not just anybody to fill the position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Research Administrator in Dallas, TX

    I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and a learning experience.

    Cons

    Department and supervisor were there absolute worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Negative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center

    Pros

    Benefits are good for the US.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges of working there are a young mgmt team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train everybody equally.

  9.  

    Poor, Tons of Politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    In research you have some freedom to do what you like. Very diverse culture with lots of people from different countries working here.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape. Takes forever to get tasks done. English is a large portion of peoples second language so getting points across can take a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Both good and bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pro to this place is great insurance benefits

    Cons

    The department I work in had become a joke. In the past 3-4 years this department has consistently gone down hill. We have people coming and going faster than anything I have ever seen. I don't necessarily think UT is bad overall, but stay away from OB/Gyn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new department manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    No life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant I in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant I in Dallas, TX

    I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    World class reputation. Very famous in the medical, biological research field.

    Cons

    UTSW is a very boring place. In a lot of the labs, there is no life balance. Student and Post-Doctors work day and night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Host more activities to let the student and post doctors to relax.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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