UAMS Medical Center Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. The ultimate learning experience

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    Current Employee - RN IV in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - RN IV in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at UAMS Medical Center

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is the commitment excellent medical care. It is an institution that encourages higher education and for all to be the best that they can be.

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to push for excellence

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Excellent

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    Current Employee - Arkansas in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Arkansas in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at UAMS Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly satisfying to work in a research environment with great benefits. Very pleasurable commute. Approx 20 minutes to wherever you are within city.

    Cons

    No salary hike for faculty the past few years. Small city with great facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries to retain talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Friendly coworkers

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    Current Contractor - CCA in Little Rock, AR
    Current Contractor - CCA in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at UAMS Medical Center as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, willing to help

    Cons

    Parking is an issue for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High turnover among pct

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Wonderful place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at UAMS Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people work in my department and even though the work is serious, the atmosphere is laid back and supportive.

    Cons

    The employee parking situation is a pain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Good people, very bureaucratic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at UAMS Medical Center part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The co-workers are great, very dedicated. In my department I found the work-life balance to be good and the continuing education opportunities were outstanding.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy, especially the human resources department, can be very difficult to work with. This isn't atypical of big employers, but they are unable to consider any kind of particular circumstances. Again, this is always true, but document everything and save copies of all emails.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Interventional Radiology RN III

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    Former Employee - Interventional Radiology RN III in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Interventional Radiology RN III in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at UAMS Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The autonomy of the job was appealling. The atmosphere is extremely academic, just another plus of the job since I learned invaluable experience and knowledge of IR procedures and also moderate sedation which unfortunately is, respectively, a medical specialty and nursing specialty, most nurses are not even familiar with and understamd what IR nurses do in what many refer as the "xray" department. Working with the residents and fellows was a wonderful opportunity because we IR RNs guide them through there years specializing in this field. RN Manager was relaxed but supportive as well, and he often worked "hands on" when we were short staffed nurses. When staffed appropriately, management is rarely seen, which is not a bad thing. But again the RN Manager was great!

    Can be very lucrate if you don't mind taking on call responsibilities!

    Not too mention best retirement plan I've ever heard. If you invest over 5 through 10 percent of your paychks they matched it according to how much you invest. Eg, you invest 5 then they'll match 5, you 6 then they 6 and so on. Also if you invest 1 to 4 percent they would still at minimum match 5%

    Banker hours: 7a to 530p four days per week (or)
    9a to 530p mon-fri.

    Cons

    RN management, physicians, and Radiology tech management often gave us RNs very different information about policies and procedures concerming IR RNS which was annoying bc it should be the RN Manager keeping us up to date on these NURSING issues and policies.

    ATMOSPHERE: Sometimes very disconnected atmosphere to work in. Often felt like it was a Rad tech vs RN contest on who knew more and so on. Often clichess as well, felt many techs and other RNs teamed up against certain RNs. DEFINITELY have to prove yourself to the staff before they start "letting" you in lol.

    Job often extremely busy or sitting around for hours#

    Job requires on call duties once per week, and taking call every 5th weekend. Call was either primary or secondary and it was revolving,eating if you had primary call weekend last call weekend then you'd have secondary call the next call weekend.

    On call responsibilities allow a nurse to make some real $$ because most nurses will volunteer to give up their call whenever offered. But beware when you're on-call you will likely get called in. Most call wkends I got an average of 10 hrs and at most I was there for probably close to 3p hours from friday at 5p to Monday 7a.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many middle managers telling us contradicting info. But overall very approachable and will Ling to work with you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Research Technician

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    Former Contractor - Research Technician in Little Rock, AR
    Former Contractor - Research Technician in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at UAMS Medical Center as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous benefits is always plus and, in addition to that, you're always learning.

    Cons

    Sometimes your project requires repetitive work; which is sometimes boring for research.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Fun job, terrible pay.

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Support Technician I in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Laboratory Support Technician I in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at UAMS Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers, office culture, laboratory setting

    Cons

    compensation, no raises, base pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are paid extremely unfairly for what we do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Uams pros and cons

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Cashier in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at UAMS Medical Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse employee population
    Everybody is very nice and warming

    Cons

    Attitudes
    Competition
    Low Pay
    Lazy coworkers
    Lazy managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Researcher

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at UAMS Medical Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great benefits, learning opportunities

    Cons

    Poor management, personal growth limited, no promotions

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