UPMC Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
222 Reviews
3.4
222 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 15 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    Depends

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPMC

    Pros

    Benefits and good work
    Good coworkers

    Cons

    Management, culture, values, abusive leadership, chaotic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to value human resources

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Lots of work and shrinking staff levels

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Amazing place to train

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    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

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