UNM Health Sciences Center Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Cardiology

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UNM Health Sciences Center

    Pros

    great opportunities for upward movement

    Cons

    administration is slow to make change

  2. Program Director

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

    I worked at UNM Health Sciences Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large research university with good institutional efforts at building a research institution.

    Cons

    Petty, territorial administrative structure, especially in the Department of Internal Medicine.

  3. Leadership/Divisions/Departments/Units are not working towards aligned strategic goals.

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

    I have been working at UNM Health Sciences Center

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

    Pros

    Student participation on the Board of Directors

    Cons

    Nonexistent work/life balance, manipulative leadership

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  5. it is very nice experience to work here

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

    I have been working at UNM Health Sciences Center part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    life cost is not high and interesting city culture

    Cons

    too far to any where else

  6. Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Allied Health Program Faculty in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Allied Health Program Faculty in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at UNM Health Sciences Center full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Can't beat the college environment the learning and the variety of work assignments. As faculty I have quite a bit of flexibility in my schedule. I can champion projects that interest me and skip those that don't. The benefits package is extremely generous.

    Cons

    Very difficult to establish a career ladder without an MD or PhD degree, this is a very MD centric environment akin to a club. If you are not in the club, you have no career ladder. The lack of career ladder leaves even senior employees feeling as if they are not valued. This in turn leads to employees seeking other opportunities. Finally, faculty salaries for those not on. The senior leadership/executive leadership club, are set at 25% percentile of industry standards. I have been with UNM for 12 years. Today is my last lecture....I am sad to be leaving and wish UNM was more invested in me. If I hadv12 years at another employer, I feel I would have significantly greater possibilities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor junior faculty to senior faculty status. Once senior status offer advancement opportunities to RETAIN you experienced, qualified faculty.

  7. Helpful (1)

    There is high turn over for a reason

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

    I have been working at UNM Health Sciences Center full-time

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

    Pros

    Free education if you can fit it in your schedule. Benefits aren't bad.

    Cons

    The Health Sciences Center management will have no problem working you into an early retirement. Not enough people to do the job? Work more unpaid overtime or you are a slacker and don't care about your job. Beware the "you work until the job is done" mantra if you are a salaried employee.

    Advice to Management

    Stop abusing your employee's with lots of unpaid overtime. You aren't a business you can't pay like a business, you don't have perks like a business, so don't work people like a business.

  8. Helpful (1)

    The benefits do not make up for the environment....

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

    I worked at UNM Health Sciences Center full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Some staff members are great wok have been there a long time. If your supervisor is great and trains you, you will do fine. Be prepared if you work directly for a faculty member, particularly those on the ambulatory side. Winter break is nice.

    Cons

    Some staff members are great wok have been there a long time. If your supervisor is great and trains you, you will do fine. Be prepared if you work directly for a faculty member, particularly those on the ambulatory side. Extremely unprofessional and will expect you to wait on them hand and foot. I felt it would be a great learning experience but I was wrong. The benefits were not worth compromising my sanity. Also if you are exempt be prepared to be reminded constantly that you are, yet be treated like you are hourly when it comes to leave. Parking is always an issue and expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your docs how to manage not dictate. You drive away super employees by how you treat them. Making decisions based on emotions is unprofessional and dangerous. Don't expect people to be slaves to faculty, they are no better than staff.

  9. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UNM Health Sciences Center

    Pros

    Great place to work, work is fillfuling

    Cons

    there are no cons we do great work

  10. In my experience its fair place to 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 UNM Health Sciences Center

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

    Pros

    Flexible stable fair pay avg benefits

    Cons

    To little planning to much overhead

  11. Helpful (2)

    Micromanagement, favoritism and widespread low morale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Residency Coordinator in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Residency Coordinator in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at UNM Health Sciences Center full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits (were great, now just good or above average)
    Tuition remission
    Laudermill law protection after trial period (vs "at-will" employment
    University atmosphere
    Faculty & Staff club
    Generous leave (vacation, sick, catastrophic leave & paid holidays)
    Management training via Human Resources

    Cons

    Unqualified managers/Department Chairs and administrators
    Micromanagement
    Favoritism and cronyism among staff as well as faculty
    Near permanent freeze on raises & promotions in most departments
    Cutbacks in staff have left remaining staff overworked and underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Require people in management positions to have ongoing education in management, having management experience doesn't necessarily mean you're good at it. Hire leaders who can lead the way to success, rather than people who manage good employees out of the department.

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