University of Tennessee Medical Center

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Malfunction Junction

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at University of Tennessee Medical Center

Pros

Watching medical residents learn and grow, some of the staff that work there are very hard workers and care deeply about their work, it was a good feeling in the air on Fridays before UT Football Game Saturdays. I had a lot of pride working there because of the UT name even though there really isn't a UT connection.

Cons

They will work you to death and use you up if you aren't careful, Upper Management really doesn't seem to care they only want the numbers to look good, they let the good and caring people go and keep the yes sir people, even some of the good doctors have left because of this. There are staff there that were university employees before UTMC privatized and they are constantly complaining about everything; that gets old. Everyone is afraid for their jobs all the time. The leaders have done nothing over the years to break down silo's between departments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please leave and let some new blood in from outside UTMC. You all have been there far too long. You yourself said that upper management should change over every five years when you first came in; that was over ten years ago. Other than that, I would say you need a complete culture change from what you have now, which is very dictatorial, to more of a true team based transparent approach where goals and obtainable and everyone works hard together (shared accountability) to reach them. Break down the silo's!

Doesn't Recommend
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    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Aid  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Aid in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at University of Tennessee Medical Center part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was a CNA floater. If I preferred a particular floor they worked with me to stay on the floor as long as possible. Also, since I was in school they were very accommodating to my schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes I would be scheduled for multiple floors at the same time as a scheduling error and get yelled at like it was my fault. It finally got worked out though.

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    Mixed Bag

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Pros

    Potential to give great service to underserved population; potential for career stability; some departments may give good support to staff.

    Cons

    At times highly politicized work environment, particularly for RNs (may vary quite a bit from department to department). Management practices at times highly nepotistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give greater credit to rank-and-file staff for considerable contributions; practice actual teamwork/team-building; hold management accountable for poor choices/policies/actual errors when applicable.

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