UPMC Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
229 Reviews
3.3
229 Reviews
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UPMC President and CEO Jeffrey A. Romoff
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Imaging Technician at the Eye & Ear Ocular Imaging Center

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Imaging Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Imaging Technician in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at UPMC part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Set hours, no overtime
    -Friendly coworkers and environment
    -Extensive training with machinery

    Cons

    -Inconsistent lunches on busy days, sometimes there is no time for lunch
    -No separate office for employees, desks are in the testing room

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPMC

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, lots of opportunity. Easy to advance but can get maxed out easily.

    Cons

    Very company driven. Not caring about individual employee. Max out easily

  3.  

    Overall, my experience with UPMC has been positive.

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

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

    Pros

    I really like the flexibility of my work schedule, the people I work with are wonderful and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    I am disappointed in the limited professional development, lack of ability to move up within the organization and the inconsistency in management throughout the different areas of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that people are not a bottom line they are a resource and employees want to be treated fairly, honestly, and with respect. Some managers achieve this quite well while others are lacking in the necessary skills and are not truly managers. Those manager and team members who do not fulfill the promise of dignity and respect need to be address.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of good work, not a lot of benefits from company

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    Former Employee - Milieu Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Milieu Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at UPMC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. A secure company to work for.

    Cons

    low paying salaries for healthcare workers compared to other states or companies within Pennsylvania. Low benefits for employees and low job security. Lots of layoffs and pay freezes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Just OK

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Data Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Middle management responsive to work/life issues, good flex schedules, research is a great division in which to work,

    Cons

    Constant downgrading benefits, pay is poor, employees are just waiting for the axe to drop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The interpersonal skills of some of the directors are poor.

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

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

    Pros

    It's fast paced, never boring and challenging

    Cons

    As per management, not good team players. None to little training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some compassion of employees. The office culture causes low morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good Company to work for until they shut us down

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

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

    Pros

    Management was friendly and smart. New machines.

    Cons

    Closed us down because we were not busy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    I worked at UPMC

    Pros

    Good benefits packages, PTO, fair compensation. Fellow employees were enjoyable to work with. Workloads were manageable and not too overwhelming.

    Cons

    Atmosphere is quite tense at times, morale seemed to be going down. Didn't sense that they really valued employees--sort of treated them as disposable. I felt that working within UPMC was cumbersome--it was a large bureaucracy that lacked organization. Very political environment where favoritism was obvious.

  10.  

    You are just a number in a large pool of workers getting minimal wage

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Programmer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Intermediate Programmer in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Transfer internally within 1 year of work

    Cons

    Micromanagement to the fullest
    Just a number to management
    No say so in any role
    Terrible pay...at most 20 cent pay increases if lucky

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging your employees it doesn't help produce results

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

    great for employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    they provide many incentives for improving employee health. the vacation time accrues hourly for exempt staff so that you always seem to have time available to take off. this department is very flexible and understanding. the staff is supportive and fun to work with

    Cons

    there is not much room for promotion within this department and the company as a whole comes off rather greedy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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