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University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala
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Pros
  • Good benefits, especially health benefits (in 15 reviews)

  • The UM is a reputable institution and has a beautiful campus (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of opportunities to grow and promotion (in 5 reviews)

  • Not the best feedback and room for growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    A handful of untenured faculty at first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Professor in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Miami (more than a year)

    Pros

    location location location location location

    Cons

    faculty faculty faculty faculty faculty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't just refurbish un-tenured faculty

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    UHealth System NOT in good health

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time

    Pros

    Private Company supported by Philanthropy.....will not go out of business

    Cons

    UHealth & Miller School lacks LEADERSHIP. Ethically challenged......dishonest to the board.... The C-Suite executives have NO vision or leadership skills - they have big egos and collect massive paychecks. They don't lead nor make decisions with any consensus. Employee morale is lower than low. Benefits no longer set them apart from other employers. Employees do NOT feel valued. Used to be the BEST place to work!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change at the top - - from the President down to all the of C-Suite executives at UHealth & Miller school. Value your employees, you are losing competitive advantage for your employees and patients. Compensate employees appropriately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Disappointed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Coral Gables, FL

    I worked at University of Miami full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    No comment! I was very disappointed overall with the company from benefits to pay.

    Cons

    No raises for 2 Years and then once we got one it was only a 2% raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to promote from within and allow current employees to learn and grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great at the beginning until new management took over

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Coral Gables, FL

    I worked at University of Miami full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits vacation time pension plan

    Cons

    Management should give respect to their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    NOT a place to grow in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Miami, FL

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tuition Remission is pretty much all I can come up with.

    Cons

    Senior leaders don't care at all about their employees, inept management throughout numerous departments, no room for growth, horrible pay, very low employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up some entry level tests for every position. It's sad and extremely unfair when an employee knows more than her manager. Increase the pay...it's horrible! Oh, and sell UMH. That hospital is going to be your downfall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a place to develop a career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Miami, FL

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    neuro science is fine, but that only.

    Cons

    Not a place to do science, efficiency is low, I am talking about all kinds of efficiency.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Need better managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at University of Miami

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Community leader/well respected
    -constantly evolving to make sure the organization has the best advancements and continues to be a leader in health industry
    -health system is growing quickly

    Cons

    -takes 20 steps to get approval
    -leadership spends their days in meetings but not enough time interacting with staff and actually leading
    -my manager refuses to develop talent
    -stressed manager causes stressed employee
    -understaffed
    -growing quickly without the appropriate man power
    -administration is disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have talent that is excited to work for you and is dedicated to the success of your organization, develop that talent. If an employee would like for you to provide them direction and clear expectations as to what you would like them to accomplish, provide them with the guidance. Do not threaten an individuals position and then never readdress.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    in a nutshell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Specialist in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Network Specialist in Coral Gables, FL

    I worked at University of Miami

    Pros

    Donna Shalala is turning this place into a world class leader, we've risen into the top 50 list of colleges in her term here, and its a great to see this recognition. There are people here who think very progressively and others who do not wish to cooperate with other departments. The campus is honestly a resort with palm trees and greenery everywhere. With it being a campus there is vibrancy and youth everywhere so its always high energy. There is always a place to go eat, always a place to stop and relax. So that is certainly a great thing.

    Cons

    Some managers and deans do not cooperate with other managers and deans in the university. politics still hinders some progress in terms of technology. we have 3 separate groups handling IT not just 1. Sometimes purchasing can be a really tough issue to tackle as most of us are required to purchase from the technology product center, which has a limited group of purchasing sources. Sometimes knowing we can get it elsewhere its difficult to pass through as a direct purchase. However these are issues that could be solved with an expansion of purchasing policies for the university for IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your ears open and stave off any politics

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's been a bumpy road lately

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

    I worked at University of Miami full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, good benefits. Brilliant physicians and scientists as well as hard-working staff, especially nursing.

    Cons

    Top-level management, especially at School of Medicine, made high-risk expensive decisions that are draining the university's most precious resources, money and talent. They created a demoralizing culture and recently laid off 800 employees. I'm hopeful things will turn around for UM, since it's such a beloved organization in the community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rats on a ship due to recent layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator
    Current Employee - Administrator

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time

    Pros

    Great weather. It's all about who you know for positions and salary, which can also be a downside. Some of senior leadership really do care and want to right the ship.

    Cons

    Traffic and location are pretty bad. Rapid expansion in recent years was overdone (read: egos), so promises aren't being honored (offer letters, bonuses), and layoffs have been required. Those have been managed so-so - voluntary reductions and management options weren't looked at strongly enough. Little trust in the highest levels of leadership where bonuses are still being paid, while lower management not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need some turnover in senior leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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