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great for average people

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

Pros

good benefits package, flexible work schedule

Cons

not very progressive, resistant to change, average to mediocre people work here

Advice to ManagementAdvice

get a clue. learn about business, be more visible

Doesn't Recommend

Other reviews for UPMC

  1.  

    It was ok

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Nurse  in  Farrell, PA
    Former Employee - Head Nurse in Farrell, PA

    Pros

    it was a job with decent benefits

    Cons

    it was a job but no chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Certainly not ideal, but is a job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    UPMC is on the cutting edge of technology, so electronic documentation is state of the art. Cancer care is good, as well as cardiac care ( caths and EP).

    Cons

    Because it is a monopoly in the city, the pay is poor. Nurses in ancillary departments locked into low wages, yet it's imperative to possess advanced knowledge. Some very senior staff nurses have reached the top of the pay scale and that is it...no bonus or anything. There is no way that RNs can go to any conferences, Grand Rounds, Library Services how-to do sessions, etc. unless they take that day off. Management seems to rule through fear. I have seen lots of good talent leave the system because they were never recognized for accomplishments or given a chance to advance (i.e. getting MSN and applying for Clinician position, but outside person brought in who does not have advanced degree). One is never given a chance to redeem themselves because nothing is ever removed from employee file, so employee may have improved self (not been in "trouble" for several years), but is still pigeon-holed in some position. Lots of positions go to friends, fiance's /-cee's of sons or daughters of higher ups. If RNs from ancillarys do OT, the pay is not brought up to what floor RNs make, but is based on current low pay. Tuition reimbursement could be MUCH better. Employees are not given discount for co-pays for diagnostic tests/ procedures or ER visits. Shadyside obtained Magnet Designation, but CNO took all of the credit. Nurses are not appreciated: no special meal or pin or activities for nurses. Last year even visitors got in line for the poor meal we were given. We were told that to celebrate us for Nurses' Week would be exclusionary, yet, Physicians Day is coming up and they are getting a special exclusive meal expressly for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that it is very well known in industry that UPMC is not a very nice employer. You have the lion's share of the market and make tons of $$$. How about raising the pay? Why not try to be the employer that takes the lead and pays nurses what they are REALLY worth? Why not take the lead and offer retiring nurses a pension plan similar to teachers and allow them to have a decent retirement? Could you be a little more fair in hiring: not posting positions for the required 7 days, but maybe only 2 because you have already hired who you wanted instead of giving people a fair chance at advancing. Be fair and stop being a big bully to employees, the community, the city.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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