UMass Memorial Medical Center

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UMass Memorial Medical Center Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014

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3.0 44 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

UMass Memorial Medical Center President & CEO John O’Brien

John O’Brien

(15 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Everyone needs to experience a professional hardship in their career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Worcester, MA

    ProsFriendly people. The work environment is community spirited as well as being community oriented within Worcester. Laudable outreach programs which were fun to participate in.

    ConsTactical, firefighting with either no time or ability to see beyond the present. Administration which is inefficient and change resistant with senior management thinking that balancing the books can be achieved by simply continuing to cut the workforce.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize that you are out of your depth and that the halcyon days are long gone; the realities of health care reform are bearing down on you

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work - excellent salary as Med Tech but lab was sold

    Medical Technologist (Current Employee) Worcester, MA

    ProsEnjoyed my time there in Lab

    ConsSold to Quest - 400 lay offs to come

    Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work - would be great if there were less politics

    Information Systems (Former Employee) Worcester, MA

    ProsThe benefits at UMass are really good. Excellent health care, competitive PTO/sick leave, good low-cost day-care. The IT department is kept rather lean in its staffing levels, so there are enough avenues where a person can really take on new responsibility and carve their own path. It feels alot like a start-up company.

    ConsPolitics abound. Not just at the C-level, but permeating through all levels of the organization. Reviews and raises are arbitrary, not based at all on your performance but on the discretion of the manager. People get hired because of who they know, not necessarily because they are qualified. Any form of promotion, raise, advancement, or betterment within the organization can only come after a good deal of politicking and selling oneself. As a result, there is a good deal of personal drama that is exposed throughout the work day, often to an unprofessional extent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAny senior level person who was there when UMass and Memorial merged in 2000 needs to go. Umass would be far better off if its managers were outsiders who were not part of any of the politics of the last 10 years. The place just needs a good house cleaning - the workers that are there are great.

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    Great Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Worcester, MA

    ProsSenior Management and the team is fully engaged in patient satifaction

    ConsToo many layers to get things done

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to have a sense of urgency and speed to market place

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The benefits are good, but the work schedule makes it tough to have a life.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Worcester, MA

    ProsThe benefits are good, especially the accrued time off policy. It really allows you flexibility with time off for vacations, sickness, etc.

    ConsHaving to work every third weekend makes it tough to have a life. It's tough raising a family when you have to constantly switch days off with other employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Low pay, employees are micro-managed, it's a wonder that anything gets done with so many meetings.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Worcester, MA

    ProsMet some great people, decent vacation time.

    ConsTerrible pay. Work load doubled after a hiring freeze was put into place with no extra compensation. Different rules apply to different employees - double standard. Always have to watch your back. Plan on leaving for work at least 45 minutes earlier than expected due to the parking issues (and bring an extra coat for when you have to wait outside for a shuttle in the winter).

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with respect - all employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting

    Residential Counselor (Current Employee) Worcester, MA

    Prosthe youth dept working with kids that have behavorial problems

    Conslong hours some days and rotating holidays

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Worcester, MA

    ProsNice people, great starting point for career

    ConsThe location is not the best

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Worcester, MA

    ProsThe company offers awesome benefits, especially prescription drugs.

    ConsIf you aren't a nurse, you won't get the recognition you deserve. Non-clinical staff are extremely undervalued

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow value to ALL employees, not just the clinical staff.

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    Major growth - Up and coming

    Physician (Current Employee) Worcester, MA

    ProsMajor growth phase, easy to rise if you are capable, good work life balance

    ConsGrowing pains. EMR still being implemented, needs better coordination with community practices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain core mission (hint: primary care)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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