UPMC Presbyterian

presbyterian.upmc.com
Profile Unclaimed

UPMC Presbyterian Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
40 Reviews
3.3
40 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
CEO
0 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Exceptional core hospital within a large corporation.

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

    I have been working at UPMC Presbyterian full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional medical care and expertise of physicians and nurses. Concerned with patient rights. Innovative. Progressive. Exceptional Emergency and Trauma Services. Excellent learning experience for nurses and support staff.

    Cons

    High intensity and high stress environment. Must be motivated and driven to function effectively. Lack of comprehensive staff development devoted to continuing education and staff development is a shame at such an institution affiliated with the University of Pgh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage staff involvement and participation. Listen to nurses and encourage participation in continuing education opportunities. Remember that experience is also a great asset to the care of patients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    UPMC

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

    I have been working at UPMC Presbyterian

    Pros

    Its a great place to work with a fast work environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload can be overwhelming throughout the day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    obsessed with promoting itself as "world class healthcare" but has no sense of it's responsibility to the community

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technologist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Technologist in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at UPMC Presbyterian full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    UPMC provides employment to many people in the Pittsburgh region and is a vital contributor to the local economy. It has many skilled and caring employees. Provides retirement contribution and health benefits to employees.

    Cons

    Stifling and uncaring corporate culture, Many areas minimally staffed so training is rushed. Pay is low and raises are meager .Many long term employees very resistant to change even if it could improve efficiency and service to patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge the relationship of adequate staffing to error prevention and quality of patient care. UPMC can exist and thrive without being the only medical care provider in town. Develop congenial relationships with competitors. Don't forget you work for a nonprofit service organisation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Poor Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at UPMC Presbyterian full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Staff is close knit, willing to help out when needed, open to suggestions to improve patient care and work processes.

    Cons

    Management is resistant to change. It is difficult for women to advance and they often are labeled as troublemakers when they speak up or speak out against poor patient care, staff problems or general work issues. They prefer to bury their heads in the sand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the ideas of the staff. Upper management should make rounds on the departments and ensure they are being run appropriately, audit their middle management. Promote from within based on merit not who has done something for you recently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    This job will suck the life out of you at this particular hospital!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interventional Radiology Technologist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Interventional Radiology Technologist in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at UPMC Presbyterian full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of procedures to see-some of the most talented docs in the country

    Cons

    The pay is sub par compensation-your review is not even done in person-been through numerous department heads, all of which were fired - the department is run mostly by putting out the current fire at hand-there is no scrubbing in due to the fact that there are always residents and fellows there to learn but all techs hired must pass boards 18 months from hire date. Very high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many bosses-get the department under control with some continuity in management and more professionalism. Is the department head the boss? The docs? Or the secretaries? Management needs to be visible. Train your techs thoroughly! Don't expect techs who have only worked at Presby in IR to be proficient at scrubbing-especially at 3 in the morning. Develop some protocols like other UPMC hospitals have - and stick to them. Do things by the book, instead of the seat of your pants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good solid place to have a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cath Lab RN in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Cath Lab RN in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at UPMC Presbyterian full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A fair company to work for, lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Too big, wants to take down every other health organization and be the only choice.. wants monopoly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your 'front line' workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'm Content with my employer

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

    I have been working at UPMC Presbyterian full-time

    Pros

    Reasonably good benefits, good pay and not too much pressure.

    Cons

    Trying to keep your focus on your responsibilities because if you look around you find lots of situations where vast improvement could be realized if only there existed a vision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treatment of employees

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

    I worked at UPMC Presbyterian full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent wages and benefits, especially the education benefit.

    Cons

    I was a long term employee, but in the past few years I noticed that unless you were a doctor or nurse most of the employees felt that they were being treated as commodities. The executives didn't really care what the employees had to say, especially if they didn't agree with them. They seem to push the employees to give 110% to the company. But when they feel that their revenue may dip a bit. they find any way possible to cut costs, especially by way of mass lay-offs and job eliminations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They really need to start listening to what their employees are saying and pay less attention t how the executives can earn more money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    flexible and hands on

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UPMC Presbyterian part-time

    Pros

    learn a lot with little experience, cool people, flexible hours, not too much responsibility

    Cons

    boring, repetitive, must have BS in engineering to move to engineer position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Physician Services Division (PSD)

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

    I worked at UPMC Presbyterian full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working for a world class hospital system. Knowing some of the best physicians were available for state of the art and cutting edge treatments. The physicians at UPMC are incredible, the facilities are amazing. Clinically, superb.

    Cons

    The corporate environment, not clinical, is very dysfunctional. Extremely political, thus leading to many bottle-necks. Several Managers and Directors had no business working with employees, they lack any talent when dealing with staff have zero empathy or people skills. Very large turnover due to poor treatment of employees. If a Manager or Director does not like you, eventually you will be fired or have your position eliminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean House, get the pathetic,useless, and dysfunctional Managers and Directors OUT! HR is fully aware of these individuals. Hire Managers and Directors who have real talent for leading and managing employees through respect and not threats. Hire Managers and Directors who have morals, who will treat employees like adults, and who genuinely LIKE people. I seriously think some of these individuals would "eat their own young". Consider emulating proven successful management styles, like Google and other companies who are willing to have a work life balance environment.

    Doesn't Recommend

Work at UPMC Presbyterian? Share Your Experiences

UPMC Presbyterian

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.