UPMC Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
218 Reviews
3.3
218 Reviews
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UPMC President and CEO Jeffrey A. Romoff
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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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  1.  

    research assistant

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

    I worked at UPMC part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    did the research assistant for my academic adviser and implemented some projects for UPMC, very nice environment when I visited and did some observation for surgical department and when I was following technician to know the medicaitions delivery process

    Cons

    some processes were not efficient enough, and that was the reason I did the simulation modeling work for UPMC and tried to optimize the processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of work and shrinking staff levels

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement if you are a motivated worker. Good benefits and time off.

    Cons

    Workload is ever growing and expected to be completed with staff levels on the decline. They expect you to make it up by working over.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nursing Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UPMC part-time for less than a year

    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.

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    Nurse patient ratio always too high

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    Former Employee - Professional Registered Nurse  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Professional Registered Nurse in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at UPMC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Outstanding experience for acquiring new skills
    Reasonable nursing ladder
    Variety of specialties

    Cons

    Impossible to give outstanding care....nurse patient ratio unreasonable
    Scheduling approach is outdated
    Call off policy is unreasonable
    Difficult to participate ion committees due to sceduling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the work of your staff. Work a shift each schedule along side your staff for exposure to the true workload and get to know who you are evaluating

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing place to train

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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
  7.  

    Challenging in a positive way

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at UPMC full-time for more than 8 years

    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
  8.  

    Excellent experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UPMC full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  9.  

    Corporate environment can be a clash

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at UPMC full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  10.  

    Cares more about money than patients and employees

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    Former Employee - Patient Information Coordinator  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Patient Information Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at UPMC full-time for more than a year

    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
  11.  

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

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    Current Employee - Professional Staff Nurse  in  Seneca, PA
    Current Employee - Professional Staff Nurse in Seneca, PA

    I have been working at UPMC full-time for more than 10 years

    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

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