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Penn Medicine Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
17 Reviews
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    I really enjoyed the personal experience of working on a small research team

    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Penn Medicine part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people and the resources were great. It was also nice how diverse the group of people I was surrounded by were. Furthermore, Penn Medicine has numerous events for personal growth and development and to learn about other current projects.

    Cons

    The facilities hindered our ability to conduct work on occasion. I was working in a laboratory that does animal testing and they would stress the animals by moving them.

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    Poor IT and Education Services = High cost in overhead. Vendors run the show.

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    Former Employee - Training and Education in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Training and Education in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Penn Medicine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free stale coffee
    Guards, safe building
    Water Cooler.

    Cons

    Employees and contractors stay away unless you like 12-14 hour days with no thank you.
    Management and Education Services Management cannot make decisions.
    Vendors tell management how to run their business.
    Employees are written up frequently, given unreasonable deadlines.
    No time off even for contracting employees.
    "Penn Medicine" on your resume is why the management thinks you should work there.
    Low pay. By the time you put in hours you could be babysitting.
    Employees in high stress mode due to unrealistic work hours, Saturdays, Sundays
    Cannot work remotely even though it is possible for the job you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read your contracts. Remember that the client is you not the vendor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    To do over would be to never have accepted this job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I have been working at Penn Medicine full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility. .relaxed dress...work from opportunities given to some not all

    Cons

    Racist environment no advancement opportunities for minorities. Job opportunities given to whites while minorities with experience and a educational background are overlooked

    Horrible coworkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring management family members.
    Create promotion opportunities for employees at a professional level
     Stop labeling all black employees clerical staff members. Clean house starting with upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lenient work environment, amazing people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penn Medicine

    Pros

    Although all departments differ in organizational culture, the management styles are relatively similar: your potential and work ethic will be noticed. Opportunities for growth and advancement is HUGE

    Cons

    None that I noticed when I'm here.

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    No work life balance

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    Current Employee - Information Services in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Information Services in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Penn Medicine as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    You are busy. You forget what time it is because you are so busy.

    Cons

    You are expected to do 80 hours of work in 40 hours. No holiday time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask employees and workers how long something takes before making a deadline

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of smart people, average pay

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    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Penn Medicine full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Prestigious institution, lots of smart people, great benefits

    Cons

    average pay, little room for advancement, very hierarchical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    personal growth, create opportunities for advancement, employee engagement, compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Center for Healthcare Innovation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Penn Medicine as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Autonomy, Great Mentors. I joined them part time with school and they always treated me like an employee. It was great!

    Cons

    Large Healthcare Organizations also come with a lot of hierarchy issues. Although the center is great, getting work done in the system needs a lot of navigation, not to mention that it is slow.

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Access to human resources professionals

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    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Penn Medicine full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Accessible to public transportation. LUCY bus is free with PENN ID to and from train station.

    Cons

    Salaries vary for same job. A patient service rep in one department could earn several dollars more per hour in a hospital based department compared to a clinical practice department - same job, same experience, very different pay. Access to salary information is not accessible or posted. A new hire could earn a higher salary for same job, same experience, different department. Didn't the President of the US recently sign a law allowing access to this information?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow access to your corporate human resources department. Employees are not allowed in and "locked out" during regular business hours. Secretaries in front office do not answer door.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellant

    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Penn Medicine full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training offered was very resourceful especially when we had a change of software. Benefits offered by the company were great, they helped paid for courses. Manager in my department was Amazing, I would definitely work for her again. Work environment was drama & stress free, everybody got along with each other.

    Cons

    no complaints in this department.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Environment, but very a very large company

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    Current Employee - Data Architect in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Data Architect in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Penn Medicine full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive environment, always new technology & processes to learn. Interesting business processes to learn as well. Managers & Co-Workers are supportive and helpful when learning new things. Benefits are very good as well.

    Cons

    A very large company with many different computer systems and departments that do not communicate with each other. Tuition benefits are good but having to wait 3 years to use the dependent tuition benefit and having it only available for dependents at UPenn makes it more of a perk than a benefit. I mean the university side of Penn supports dependents at any accredited school why can't the Medical side do the same. Salary increases are small and the same across the board for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the tuition benefit for dependents to cover all accredited schools. Salary increases could be a little better too. Perhaps make them partially performance based.

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