UAMS Medical Center

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UAMS Medical Center Reviews in Little Rock, AR

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
74 Reviews
3.7
74 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits, work-life balance, people around you (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits, and generally good work-life balance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay as compared with other states but average pay when compared to other Arkansas hospitals (in 4 reviews)

  • bot many opportunity for perosonal development, isolated hospital--only teaching hospital in AR, not a trauma center, pay is okay, not that ood (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Uams pros and cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  2.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great benefits, learning opportunities

    Cons

    Poor management, personal growth limited, no promotions

  3.  

    Great benefits, facilities, co-workers, and work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    The benefits are awesome. Always offering great training opportunities. The vision is great.

    Cons

    Salary increases have been non-existent over the last couple of years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Warehouse worker,Forklift Operator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker Forklift Operator in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker Forklift Operator in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent -10/ 401K match paid tuition.

    Cons

    Salary not competitive with other healthcare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its was not great to me because they were paying us at a low rate and will not give raises on-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Benefits and Great Co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at UAMS Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are the best thing about working here. Flexible time off. Tuition discount. 401k matching is amazing at 10%. The people you work with are very friendly.

    Cons

    Raises are almost non-existing. Over 90% of employees have not received a raise since mid 2012. 09/2014 still no raises. This place is very political and the company is top heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't let employees sit on these top paying jobs in the company. There should not be a reign of 20 years as director in this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great diversity of technologies in a research, healthcare setting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Analyst in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Database Analyst in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at UAMS Medical Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A technically oriented employee can always look forward to new challenges and to working with people with diverse academic and technical backgrounds. A synergy can and often does flourish in such an environment.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is generally good depending on the nature of the position. The number of leisure time interrupts will necessarily be higher in a 24x7 support role as opposed to a strategic research position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to minimize political infighting wherever you find it. Open management and dealing fairly with every employee leads to a happy and healthy workplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at UAMS Medical Center part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Co workers were very supportive

    Cons

    Nothing negative - good balance

  9.  

    Overall great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - ImmunoHistoChemistry in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - ImmunoHistoChemistry in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at UAMS Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to advance. Good benefits. Great matching retirement contribution (10% max). High degree of job security. Partial tuition reimbursement, when attending UALR.

    Cons

    As with most state run hospitals, pay is less than a private lab. But the benefits & job security are a good trade off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the management do a great job, however, there is too much disparity, between tech/ supervisor positions, in terms of pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Your experience depends on which department you work in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Several Positions Over IV Years in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Several Positions Over IV Years in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is awesome. Several holidays and everyone is family oriented. On campus fitness center, discounted medical care, great benefits, several nooks to escape a typical office environment. People really care about helping everyone get well. Lot's of opportunity for professional development.

    Cons

    The academic departments are very political. More about who you know than what you know. Pay is less than average. Make sure you negotiate a high starting salary because that's pretty much what you'll have for your entire career unless you move to another job at the Medical Center. No raises. No or rare cost of living increases. No room for advancement. Silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate programs for job advancement without someone having to move into another department or it will always be a training ground for people to stay for a few years and then move on at the expense of the Medical Center. Less committees, more decisions would improve productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    AWESOME PLACE TO WORK!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    Salaries could be better however they are way better than some of the other local hospitals
    Culture of the organization makes you want to do your best and be proud of where you work

    Cons

    management has so much other stuff to do that they don't have time to notice or correct quality of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could be a little more present and notice the employees that actually work and the ones that don't. Management should start to ask peers about employees that they either work with directly or in the same title. I worked for a another facility and that is what they day. It is very effective feedback for the employee for people that actually work with them and promotes teamwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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