The University of Kansas Hospital

  www.kumed.com
  www.kumed.com

The University of Kansas Hospital Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
32 Reviews
3.4
32 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Bob Page
15 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great place to work but not much room for growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mission, KS
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mission, KS

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My boss is wonderful. She let's you be independent but still has rules.

    Cons

    There is no where to gain promotion. Lots of positions to move sideways.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Look elsewhere

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

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Hospital full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits in general but don't expect to use them.

    Cons

    No time off, no appreciate, upward mobility is a slow almost non-existent trudge. This is where your career goes to die.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time with your employees instead of trying to impress each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Proud to work here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In these questionable days of healthcare and economy, The University of Kansas Hospital uses strategic vision to continue to position our services for the highest quality care of our patients and the best employer for our employees. While other hospitals are laying employees off, University of Kansas Hospital continues to grow and HIRE! It is an employee-friendly culture where our top execs and leadership maintain open door practices. They have an Employee Relations team to advocate for employees and helps them address any concerns with their managers. It's an overall great place to work and I am very proud to say I work there!

    Cons

    It would be forward thinking to have HR at the executive table in a more strategic role. Hr wants to learn the business so they can help support the business and human resources needs of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Partner strategically with you were human resources representative!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    KUHA Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Hospital

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, flexible schedule, free parking

    Cons

    Far away parking, shuttled in from parking lots

  6.  

    Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Collections Specialist in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Collections Specialist in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to be flexible, have great benefits, and decent service. Decent PRO accruals and it is nice working for such a well known hospital.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. They care little about you although they put on a good face. My manager discusses my reviews, personal medical problems, personal home life, and write up with my coworkers. She carries out personal vendettas against other staff members and goes through people's emails. Human resources is disinterested and upper management doesn't want to be bothered unless they are losing money.

    Benefits started great, but have seriously declined. Their excuse is being able to afford it, but they build new multi - million dollar buildings every other year. The company is broken up into many smaller companies and the benefits differ along with company perks. They don't care for their clients until they threaten to pull their business and then only long enough to calm them down and then forget them again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull yourselves together. Upper management needs to take an active role in managing and regular managers need to stop ding petty children and stop acting inappropriate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great doctors and nurses. IT needs some work!

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

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have excellent medical benefits. The medical staff is second to none.

    Cons

    The HITS department needs an overhaul. They use terms like transparency and alignment then have secret meetings and secret reorgs. Recently, an entire team (6 people) were let go. At the staff meeting, upper management was joking and laughing like it was business as usual. Understandably, morale is very low right now. There is not a week that goes by that there is not announcement of an early retirement or someone leaving for greener pastures. It would seem like this is a red flag (or white depending on your perspective) to management that something is very wrong. It will take only one oops from IT to crumble all the accolades the hospital has worked hard to get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency and alignment should be more than empty buzz words or marketing scheme. One business dictionary defines transparency as a “lack of hidden agendas or conditions, accompanied by the availability of full information required for collaboration, cooperation, and collective decision making.” The same source describes it as an “essential condition for a free and open exchange whereby the rules and reasons behind regulatory measures are fair and clear to all participants.” This is not happening at all.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits, confused management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas Hospital full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, work-life balance, employees are appreciated, lots of OT, relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Having to schedule pto a month in advance and watching management scramble to get it approved two days before. Evaluations are scarce, pto unavailable during training (this is a teaching facility, we are always training) and it's hard to transfer within. Tolerance for disrespect is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees informed (are they working to your expectations?) implement a plan to retain employees, schedule training in a way that it will be beneficial and less hectic and stressful for under-staffed departments. Go to bat for your employees; we all work for the same entity and interdepartmental tension between individuals and/or divisions should not be visible to the public.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work, great co-workers.

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

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Hospital

    Pros

    Great benefits! Pretty good pay.. and fun enviroment for a hospital! People leave only to come right back.. there is truly nothnig like it :)

    Cons

    Outdated policies, dinosaur software. Innovative with healthcare but not employee turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update policies allow more time off for overwork employees it will trickle down to patient care.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No longer proud to say I work at KU Hospital

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

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Healthcare benefits are good as long as you are seeing a KU physician

    Cons

    They talk a good game in orientation, but have no follow through for employee support. Employee relations is there to support management at all times. There is no room for individuality and I am not talking about uniforms. Parking is HORRIBLE. How is it in Kansas I have to leave home 45 minutes earlier so I can park my car and get on a shuttle to my place of work? And if I don't park 'correctly' I can get a $90 ticket--in a lot where only employees park. There is no life-work balance. I have to plan a vacation day a month in advance and then wait until the beginning of that month to find out if it's been approved? The point system is antiquated. Forget your badge=1/3 point, a missed punch on the time clock=1/3 point. So if I get to work on time (or early because the shuttle only runs every 15-30 min) and forget my badge in my car I will get 1 whole point because of the missing badge and not being able to clock in or out. How in the world does this make sense? From there it just goes down hill...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-managing. Replace the dead weight in departments and stop overworking your employees. If you are having to hold a job fair for nurses because of the revolving door in a world class hospital you need to take a closer look. Provide training for management and put innovated thinkers and problem solvers in these positions instead of mouth pieces that listen to idle gossip and think they need to re-invent the wheel every time a patient voices a concern or inconvenience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great benefits but management is questionable...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Accounting in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Patient Accounting in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    HEALTH BENEFITS cannot be beat. The supplemental at KU basically ensures you only pay a small copay when visiting KU docs and everything else is paid by the hospital. The hospital is also highly ranked and sees some of the most challenging cases in the area, meaning you will constantly be growing and expanding your skill set on a daily basis. In general, the staff is also extremely friendly.

    Cons

    Parking leaves a lot to be desired but it's really not as bad as it's made out to be. The points system is also an annoyance, as KU has a 24 hour notification policy for time off, which includes occasions when you are ill. Sure they say it's only for PTO related absences, however my department won't let you take time off without pay so I basically can't ever be sick without getting dinged for it. Real life happens, KU... accept it. However, my real issue is actually with how upper management treats its employees. Lack of communication and support have been rampant lately, with employees hardly being informed about mandatory training or job changes until the last minute. Half of the time lower-level management doesn't even know what's going on, making it seem like a very 'fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants atmosphere'...hardly what you'd expect from a nationally recognized hospital system. Support is also hard to find within a department, as half of management can't be bothered to answer your questions or even point you in the right direction. So good luck finding an answer...hope you figure it out before review time comes around! Advancement opportunities are also hard to find as management often promotes based on the length of your relationship with the institution, rather than actual work ethic and the ability to do the job. Sure, as with most places it's who you know but it's a real shame because management is starting to become overrun with people who really don't understand how to support or manage their employees properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to really take to heart the concept of an employment contract. I signed a form upon hire stating I would show up to work on time every day and perform my job duties as assigned, always with a smile on my face and always with the patient in mind. I am willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the Patient has an exemplary customer service experience, and I do that all while abiding by the values and policies of the institution as outlined. I am rarely absent, I present on bad weather days and I am constantly offering myself up for extra duties when other departments need a hand. As a result I should at the very least be treated with respect. I should be allowed to take the occasional sick day without being penalized or depend on my manager to assist me with any questions or concerns I might have during the daily performance of my job. And oh, yeah...I should be given a FAIR chance to advance. After all, you told me I'd have all those things when I interviewed.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at The University of Kansas Hospital? Share Your Experiences

The University of Kansas Hospital

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.