UPMC Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Pros
  • Solid starting point, good benefits, stable company in Pittsburgh area (in 16 reviews)

  • Great benefits including retirement and vacation were really great (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • weak management, nepotism, lack of communication (in 4 reviews)

  • The pay scale at UPMC is pretty bad compared to other health systems (in 6 reviews)

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  1. HR Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UPMC

    Pros

    Exciting and fun atmosphere!

    Cons

    things are constantly changing with in the departments

  2. Reseach Specialist IV

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    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    It's okay, could be better.

    Cons

    While the retirement benefits are okay, the pay scale for research technicians is starting to look equivalent to working at McDonald's. In a nutshell, the salaries of research technicians could be better

    Advice to Management

    Use the Department of Human Resources to examine the resumes' of potential research technicians so postings are not up for a year without being filled.

  3. Very broad. Worked in Research for multiple years. Great overall, but beware of who your supervisors are.

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    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at UPMC as an intern (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    World-leading experts in their fields of medicine/research.
    Diverse and easy to find a laboratory that interests you.

    Cons

    It's research, gets extremely busy.
    Lots of work in - may not lead to much output

    Advice to Management

    Provide more financially-rewarding opportunities for students such as internships and fellowships.

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  5. It's a good place to start, but good people don't stay long

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UPMC part-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun people, good entry-level experience

    Cons

    low pay rate, advancing is based on time spent, not accomplishments

  6. Great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPMC

    Pros

    nice
    hard work
    management

    Cons

    unorganized department
    ambiguous work

  7. Not good, would not work for them again

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPMC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Took advantage of the health care

    Cons

    Make you do a physical, including a blood test. Very personal hiring process.

  8. UPMC has access to some of the best facilities and doctors in the country. My experience there has been valuable.

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    Current Employee - Artificial Heart Clinical Engineer
    Current Employee - Artificial Heart Clinical Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    top of the line facility and doctors

    Cons

    parking and access to oakland can be difficult during rush hour traffic

  9. UPMC

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Decent work/life balance
    -Your work can help improve healthcare/lives
    -Flexibility to shape your career path

    Cons

    -Lower pay rates as compared to other corporate jobs
    -Very political culture
    -Limited visibility into higher level strategic initiatives

  10. Decent Salary, Career paths are very disguised.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    PTO is very good, flexible working arrangments

    Cons

    WAY OVER WORKED
    350 percent average Sys Engineer work load
    very small yearly raise...
    Expected to work at a drop of a dime and change personal life schedules on a weekly basis, even when not on call and have scheduled off hours work.

    Advice to Management

    Pat attention, compensate accordingly..

  11. Enjoy practicing and team environment in clinical setting.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPMC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Team environment in clinical setting; excellent support from peers; flexibility with scheduling; opportunities to work more and learn more.

    Cons

    Pay substantially lower than other parts of country for same or more work expected; benefits are poor compared with other organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Pay providers in line with he rest of the country (we provide some of the best medicine and are paid the worst); benefits to support health and well being of providers including better CME coverage; remember patient is our number one concern so make your providers your number one concern with support.

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