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UPMC Presbyterian Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
36 Reviews
3.3
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    RN

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at UPMC Presbyterian full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to get experience

    Cons

    Pay not really what it should be.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Pleased with my years at UPMC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UPMC Presbyterian full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They treated me fair. The hourly rate was good I would say. I had great benefits with them. I enjoyed my years working with them. They knew we would eventually be outsourced and I am glad they gave us all the training we needed beforehand.

    Cons

    Sad that modernization came along and our positions were eliminated to an outsource company. That, of course, was not their fault, it is just the way things modernize to the new times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Various experiences, ups and downs

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    Current Employee - Valet in Penn Pitt, PA
    Current Employee - Valet in Penn Pitt, PA

    I have been working at UPMC Presbyterian full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work environment is above average

    Cons

    Some of those in upper management are somewhat incompitent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more attention to your better worker's needs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    rehab aide

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    Current Employee - Rehab Aide in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Rehab Aide in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at UPMC Presbyterian full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good people
    easy to get days off

    Cons

    pay isn't the best
    no bonus
    no room to promote

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    High volume recruiting for very noteworthy departments within organization.

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Exciting, high pace and also gratifying.

    Cons

    Laid off, HR reorganization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Penny wise pound foolish

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    Former Employee - Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    There are some really good people who really care about the patients who are treated at Presby. If I was severely injured or contracted some serious rare disease, I would definitely go to Presby.

    Cons

    First, even though the nurses, doctors and medical staff are top-notch, the facilities are one step up from a cave and the management couldn't lead ants to a picnic. The building opened in 1938 and retains much of the same amenities that it had back then; windows that leak air like a sieve, couple of electrical outlets per room (electricity was new back in 1938), one dim overhead light and a few critters scouring about. Most of the patients' rooms are semi-private and extremely small, and one could possibly reach across the gap between the beds and touch their roommate. Good luck to those escorts who have the dubious task of transporting the patients via the elevators. They are also tiny. I guess people and beds were smaller back then. Forget the idea of moving someone if you have a bariatric bed. As for the HVAC, yeah, pretty much nonexistent. Some rooms are molten hot while others are harboring the polar vortex. But this can be explained...thermostats! Yes, it's a device that controls temperature. This leads to housekeeping...Laurel Cavern is probably cleaner and more well lit. Not really housekeeping's fault because there are so darn few of them. The manager to housekeeping ratio is probably 10 to 1. It takes no less than 3 managers to supervise one housekeeper. This leads to the management. Can't figure out where their heads are at. They spend millions opening a nursing unit in the old Children's Hospital Tower and now, are going to close it down 2 years later. The plan I'm told is that there are "plans" for a new hospital. I sure hope so but I'm not counting on it. They hit me up 15 years ago to buy an engraved brick for the Presby Tower. Still waiting on that one. Hey, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. But to management's defense, most haven't a clue because they haven't been properly vetted. They are either someone's idiot brother-in-law or sister-in-law or just don't have the credentials and are waiting on that generous tuition plan. So, to sum this up: you'll be working in a very old antiquated building with management that could care less about patient care. All that's important is the bottom line. We don't care how it gets done...just do it!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees really do care. Give them responsibility and ownership and watch them prosper.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Positive experiece

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    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at UPMC Presbyterian full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Support from supervisors, tuition assistance, savings plan, opportunities for advancement, UPMC Perks (discount at local retailers)

    Cons

    Low salaries, increasing workload with no extra resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good and reliable employees appropriately.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Impersonal and corporate

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at UPMC Presbyterian part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility. As a PRN Patient Care Technician on the Resource Unit, I could essentially make my own schedule, from working full time to only 8 hours per month.

    Cons

    I never knew any one in my department, since I only came to the office for my assignment. The only communication I had with anyone was an endless slew of bureaucratic emails and learning modules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An email or print out of all the door codes on a floor would be nice. I spent a good portion of my day just trying to figure out where everything was on a floor and how to get to it.

  10.  

    Data analyst position provided opportunity to work with Ph. D and MD's on advanced research.

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at UPMC Presbyterian full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Opportunity to take classes with U of Pitt, in some cases.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for career growth in medical research, specifically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    I think the staff gives great patient care, and they have good doctors.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at UPMC Presbyterian as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    This facility is positioned as a tertiary care center with fabulous ICU staff. Life flights in and out are constant, and that is a sign that if you need trauma care, go to UPMC-Presby.

    Cons

    Parking off site for many first shift employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better at times to hire from outside the UPMC network helps bring a breath of fresh air in perspective and can facilitate employee enrichment and retention by having management play to the strengths of their employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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