Thomas Jefferson University Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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Pros
  • Convenient to public transportation and nearby parking is all around the area (in 7 reviews)

  • As a research assistant, this is a great place to work (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • low salaries, rude people, poor management (in 3 reviews)

  • No communication with upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Transporter

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    Former Employee - Transporter in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Transporter in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Thomas Jefferson University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Time passes quickly. Great location. Coworkers on night shift were awesome. Teamwork is essential. The patients appreciated our service. Over time was available at times.

    Cons

    Management was great. They just needed to communicate better with the nursing staff. We had downfalls where directors would fudge expected outcomes in lieu of what management knew as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better director


  2. Meh

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People treat you nice. Very lay back.

    Cons

    Pay not that great. Management is a butch hectic but that goes with any big organization.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the workload


  3. Great Place to work - Low Pay scale

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant C in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant C in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University

    Pros

    Great vacation time 5 hours per week! Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Lower pay scale, Job description is not specific in research.


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  5. Great location, complicated management

    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, good benefits, intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Very convoluted leadership structure, too many administrators, out of date technology


  6. Not a supportive environment.

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

    I worked at Thomas Jefferson University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fellow faculty are supportive of each other.

    Cons

    Faculty are overworked compared to other Universities in the Philadelphia area.


  7. Company is a great honor to work for

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Nurse I in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Nurse I in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits such as health insurance, 401K after 1 year, tuition reimbursement, Bring your child to work day, the new CEO has so many visions to bring about great change and I can already see positive changes across the campus

    Cons

    Low salary, not enough staff, each individual department have their own dramas, people are constantly "telling on each other"

    Advice to Management

    Train Managers to be come better managers and to deal with departmental issues


  8. Corrupt!

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    Former Employee - N/A in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - N/A in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Thomas Jefferson University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible hours. Pay was not that great.

    Cons

    Corrupt and abusive management. Nonsensical written warnings for not kowtowing to screaming course directors. Human Resources lapdogs are useless. Greedy and glory-hogging executives.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating employees with dignity and punish abusive executive-level a-holes. Make cost-of-loving contingent on the cost of living, not on how well employees suck up to their bosses.


  9. TJU

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TJU in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - TJU in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good life work balance, intelligent and creative work associates from all over the world, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Low pay, difficult to advance career


  10. Great place to work once you get set in the system

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge of biomedical and clinical research, visionary top management, lot of great colleagues, highly reputed institution, opportunities to work on key clinical problems

    Cons

    Burdensome administrative procedures, things move slowly and hence takes too much time to effect big changes, information technology services is not up to the latest capabilities, conventional mentality in evaluation for promotions

    Advice to Management

    Need to get the middle management to make decisions quickly and transparently. Let the competitive zeal of young faculty and students flow unfettered rather than burdening them with a long list of procedures and conventions to get even basic things done.


  11. Helpful (2)

    It was a good ride part of the way

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    Current Employee - Senior Member in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Member in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    A lot of fantastic and caring colleagues, especially among clinicians and staff. Fantastic medical school. Great NCI-designated cancer center.

    Cons

    Deep problems at leadership level for the past decade (and possibly before) with power silos at constant war. New President is inspirational but will have his hands full with ingrained leadership dysfunctions that hamper real progress. Top-down salary-reduction plan based on retroactive performance metrics is demoralizing and will hinder recruitment and retention of faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a careful analysis of the leadership qualities and personality analysis of senior leadership - there must be a way to identify the dysfunctional elements - and then move those individuals gracefully on. Focus on hiring leaders who serve themselves by making Jefferson a winning institution, not leaders who just serve themselves and operate by yester-centennial principles.



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