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University of Tennessee Health Science Center Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Memphis – “UTHSC campus”

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3.1 14 reviews

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    Overall good

    Instructor (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsUT-HSC is not a bad place to work, hours are pretty flexible but the nature of research being what it is you can also work some long hours and weekends to meet deadlines. Its a pretty informal working environment.

    ConsIt is an academic institution so things like salaries are not as high as in industry. But again hours are flexible, vacation packages are pretty good. Vacation days do not cancel at the end of each year but roll into the following year.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not what it used to be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany nice people. Good cooperation. Multicultural.

    ConsLOTS of politics. No longer about what is best students and advancement of science, but $. Some departments still suffer from the good 'ol boy club.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReevaluate priorities and consider investing in new, young researchers willing to think outside the box

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good pay, but university HR staff and higher ranking faculty are often rude and unhelpful

    Instructor (Current Employee)

    ProsPay
    Amount of Leave
    Easy vacation scheduling
    Retirement Benefits
    Health Benefits
    Flexible Schedule
    Support in immediate workplace
    Support in grant writing and publications

    ConsBeing made promises that cannot be kept, rude staff, impossible HR system. HR staff are not friendly and, although I know they are trying to keep the university from being sued, they make hiring people almost impossible even if they are qualified. UTHSC frustrates me a lot.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAct your age and know that others rely on you for help. Be the wise people I know you were brought up to be.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA great and friendly environment.

    ConsDoesn't pay enough to employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    steady

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    Prossteady and secure job to feel comfortable

    Consnot much improvement when it comes to make changes

    Advice to Senior Managementnot much

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Administrative support assistant to administration staff and faculty

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsGreat benefits.
    Pay Time Off.
    Educational Assistance.
    Great HR training opportunities

    ConsGrowth in other job opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management needs to clean house.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorkload is not very taxing with adequate leeway to organize your work. Facility manager is easy to get along with most days. Lots of opportunity to explore individual projects. Lots of opportunities for attending seminars and classes.

    ConsTop level management is useless. They accumulate supervisors and other employees that are only a drain on the facilities budget. Current supervisor can barely organize his own work, let alone maintain and supervise the current lab. As a benefit of being an employee, the university is supposed to waive fees for classes...however, you can only attend a total of 9 hours of classes through each college. Management has difficulties securing grant funding, yet continues to pour money into projects and personnel that give no return in the investment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house starting with personnel and projects that do not give any type of returns on the investment.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    not good place to work as researcher

    Assistant Professor (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

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    Consunstable position, low salary, etc

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Biomedical Research for the Future

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsNice benefits and work environment.

    ConsFlexible work schedule is practically unheard of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open and listen to employees. To institute a great place to work, you must be willing to implement employee suggestions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent place to work.

    Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsGreat benefits, annual leave, sick leave, and personal day are earned in addition to paid holidays. Provide tuition assistance, employee assistance program, various training and learning opportunities.

    ConsPay and some members of managment. I feel like the faculty defintely have the upper hand. If you are administrative support personnel, there are not many opportunities for advancement. The pay could also be better or at least pay you reasonably for your experience and education.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowlege employees when doing a good job more or a small acknowledgement period would be good. My immediate supervisor doesn't even say good morning or hello to her employees in the morning. She has to walk right by us and doesn't even look up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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