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UPMC Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
218 Reviews

3.3
218 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Solid starting point, good benefits, stable company in Pittsburgh area (in 13 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing place to train

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

    Pros

    The surgical experience is unparalleled

    Cons

    Health care delivery can always be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve generosity with the staff

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nursing Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    UPMC pays fair wages; I had no prior experience in healthcare and they provided me with PAID training prior to my first day.

    Cons

    The sheer size of the hospital can be a bit daunting but it's not to hard to pick up on.

  3.  

    Challenging in a positive way

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

    Pros

    Strong management support by giving tools to assist you in advancing your own career

    Cons

    Keeping staff morale positive during changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be supportive of lower management positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Corporate environment can be a clash

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

    Pros

    There are good aspects to being a mature, corporate, organization. For example, most employee standards and benefits a OK. Matching 401k, life insurance, etc.

    Cons

    I worked in an area that intersected UPMC with Academia (Univ Pittsburgh). This was a difficult area to navigate with competing rules and regulations and IT frameworks. I felt like most of my time was consumed in this regard rather than actually getting work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be controlling - the more controlling the leadership of an organization is, the less genuine leadership qualities are brought forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Cares more about money than patients and employees

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

    Pros

    It's a big company with a lot of benefits and not too hard to find an initial job.

    Cons

    UPMC seems to like to keep you in the job you already have. Multiple attempts to move up failed miserably. Pay is on the low end of the scale and values at the top are lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the fight with Highmark and concentrate more on patient care. Consider offering more competetive wages and opportunities for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent experience

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Public reputation is poor in spite of giving great patient care, large organization can be challenging to navigate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your employees truly feel valued at all levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    CancerCenter

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Management looking for scape goats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your team members, they are trying to do a good job, but need your guidance and your ear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Worst employer I have ever had.

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

    Pros

    One of the only pros is the salary is decent.

    Cons

    The work load is unsafe. Management is only interested in numbers not patient or employee safety. Human resources does nothing to help employees. They protect management instead of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is clueless how each department works. Many small improvements could be made but no one listens to the people actually doing the work.

  10.  

    My experience started off good but has been declining over recent years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Staff Nurse  in  Seneca, PA
    Current Employee - Professional Staff Nurse in Seneca, PA

    Pros

    The people you work with are awesome. The nurses, aides, housekeepers, and all direct care staff really care about the patients and each other.

    Cons

    Mangement, be it local or coming from Pittsburgh, continually expects you to do more with less. This has put morale very low. Turnover is higher than it has been in years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not a great place to work

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

    Pros

    You'll have health insurance and two weeks vacation?

    Cons

    Being leveraged against a monopolized local economy. They are the largest employer in the region, and it is clear. Wages have been been depressed and attitude is of indifference to employees as individuals. Employees often have contempt for each because they are unhappy, and it becomes a very high school-like atmosphere. If my lunch took 10 minutes extra, or I was perceived as drinking more coffee than I made, somebody would surely tell on me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push for unionization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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