University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Fair benefits yet promoting or opportunity for career advancements for all is not; and unbalanced.

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Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III  in  Jackson, MS
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Jackson, MS

I have been working at University of Mississippi Medical Center

Pros

The best reason to work at UMMC is the opportunity to help patients.

Cons

Can be very stressful and work assignments can be disproportionly distributed.

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There is a false sense of encouragement in some departments. There are a few managers who should not be. These managers promote/acknowledge only those that are a personally tie and/or favorite.

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    Compensation and benefits are excellent but Administrative positions are based on seniority, not merit.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MS

    I worked at University of Mississippi Medical Center

    Pros

    There is a feeling of dedication to helping others in the air that is not limited to the medical staff. The cafeteria food is cheap and can be sent to a digital tab. The facility is clean and constantly being updated. It was a pleasure working with the children's wing of the hospital. They threw birthday parties for everyone in their department and on holidays, large banquets were held.

    Cons

    Policy requires employees to wear uniforms. It was a high stress environment, at times, due to the nature of the work. Nurses were not properly trained in any specific way to communicate with the other departments which lead to confusion and misunderstandings. Management doesn't back up their co-workers and was suborn about doing things their way; even if it didn't work and cost a lot of time/money to backtrack. Totally avoidable outcomes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the feedback your workers are giving you; they are first to recognize opportunities for advancement. Don't horde emergency contacts forcing someone to call you any time there is a problem. Employee of the month certificate is just a piece of paper and will be forgotten by the next time you sell us down the river because you don't want to back us up.

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    Disproportionate level of accountably for Nursing staff compared to other departments at the hospital.

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    Current Employee - RN I  in  Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - RN I in Jackson, MS

    I have been working at University of Mississippi Medical Center

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Outstanding Benefits. Employee Discounts 20% on medical services throughout UMC. Ability to gain superior nursing skills based on types of patients we see . See things on a daily basis that most people only read about in medical textbooks. If you rub elbows with the right people you can advance. Working in the only level 1 trauma center in the state of Mississippi.

    Cons

    Floor nursing departments are always understaffed. Hard to balance work and time off. If you volunteer to work extra or overtime, you will be called ALL the time to come in and work. Focus has changed recently from patient care to financial gain. Administrators adding more and more duties/tasks on top of already overwhelmed, over worked nursing staff. Recurrent theme: "ITS ALWAYS THE NURSES FAULT." Lack of accountability in other departments (ie: housekeeping, dietary, ancillary staff, phlebotomist, pharmacy) Several lucrative job titles/positions created where compensation is not based on merit or work ethic. It is IMPOSSIBLE to get through HR. All job applications go through HR and I have recommended several people to apply for jobs at UMC and not a single one has gotten a call back. And these are good hard working people who would be an asset to this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees first. Then make patient care your primary focus. When your workers feel valued and appreciated it creates a positive work ethic, which in turn creates positive word of mouth amongst employees. This in turn maintains employment retention and will make UMC a first choice of employment among new grads or people who have just moved to the state. You will get the most out of your employees if they feel like there are people knocking down the door trying to get into UMC to work because it's a preferred place of employment.

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