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Boring, political and stagnant

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Data Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at UPMC Health Plan full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Work flexibility: You can telecommute and also go to doctor's appointments and other short appointments without taking time off
- Peers: Most people are kind hearted, loyal and good employees

Cons

- Executives: The executives in this company are mostly all fashioned people who do not manage this company as if it were a data oriented company. This is evident when you see the skills and products of the people they trust to give them advice. Most decisions are made on low tech disease accounting masked as "data analysis".

- Management: Most managers are incompetent. Managers tend to focus on protecting their feud rather than improving the information they create or the processes they administer.

- Incompetence: Due to the low wages there are lots of people who lack the skills to do a good job in their role.

- Low wages: less than competition (Highmark) or similar jobs in other companies

-High turnover: Key departments have a high high turnover of employees due to the incompetence of the directors and the high profile executives.

Overall: The Health Plan is a lousy company managed by incompetent managers that are directed by old fashioned and ignorant executives. Highmark should have no problem crushing them and taking over the entire market.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Diane: you should can treat the company with respect. Find competent analytical people, get rid of the relics that you have leading the analitycs area and the IT area. Stop throwing tantrums and re-structure the company to make it functional and not like a puzzle glued with water.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at UPMC Health Plan full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There are flexible work hours, there is opportunity for growth, several locations if you work at one of the hospitals, they focus on health initiatives, nice atmosphere, also most positions are Monday through Friday.

    Cons

    There is no free or discount parking available. Very few days to dress business casual in the office where you do not deal with customers face to face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to have free and/or discounted parking and business casual days.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Started out great but I soon realized that there was a high turnover rate and the average tenure in the dept was 2-3 yrs

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

    I have been working at UPMC Health Plan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Upmc is a very stable company, they allow people who aren't very good at their jobs to remain employed.

    Cons

    In my specific dept., the management runs it like its high school, plays favorites, and creates an atmosphere where its every man or woman for themselves with absolutely no teamwork and way more back stabbing than I've seen elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that we all should be working towards a common goal as a team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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