UMass Memorial Medical Center

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Everyone needs to experience a professional hardship in their career

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA

I worked at UMass Memorial Medical Center full-time

Pros

Friendly people. The work environment is community spirited as well as being community oriented within Worcester. Laudable outreach programs which were fun to participate in.

Cons

Tactical, firefighting with either no time or ability to see beyond the present. Administration which is inefficient and change resistant with senior management thinking that balancing the books can be achieved by simply continuing to cut the workforce.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize that you are out of your depth and that the halcyon days are long gone; the realities of health care reform are bearing down on you

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great place to work - excellent salary as Med Tech but lab was sold

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at UMass Memorial Medical Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time there in Lab

    Cons

    Sold to Quest - 400 lay offs to come

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    Streamline

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to work - would be great if there were less politics

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    Former Employee - Information Systems in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Information Systems in Worcester, MA

    I worked at UMass Memorial Medical Center

    Pros

    The benefits at UMass are really good. Excellent health care, competitive PTO/sick leave, good low-cost day-care. The IT department is kept rather lean in its staffing levels, so there are enough avenues where a person can really take on new responsibility and carve their own path. It feels alot like a start-up company.

    Cons

    Politics abound. Not just at the C-level, but permeating through all levels of the organization. Reviews and raises are arbitrary, not based at all on your performance but on the discretion of the manager. People get hired because of who they know, not necessarily because they are qualified. Any form of promotion, raise, advancement, or betterment within the organization can only come after a good deal of politicking and selling oneself. As a result, there is a good deal of personal drama that is exposed throughout the work day, often to an unprofessional extent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any senior level person who was there when UMass and Memorial merged in 2000 needs to go. Umass would be far better off if its managers were outsiders who were not part of any of the politics of the last 10 years. The place just needs a good house cleaning - the workers that are there are great.

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