UPMC
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www.upmc.com Pittsburgh, PA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 30, 2014

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UPMC President and CEO Jeffrey A. Romoff

Jeffrey A. Romoff

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Solid starting point, good benefits, stable company in Pittsburgh area"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Great benefits, alot of vacation time, great pay"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor leadership, lack of communication, below average salaries offered"
    in 4 reviews
  • "The pay scale at UPMC is pretty bad compared to other health systems"
    in 6 reviews
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UPMC

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UPMC

ProsGreat hospital system to receive care.

ConsI don't have any cons at this time.

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a great opportunity

Health Management (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at UPMC full-time for more than 3 years

Prosa great health plan and great people

Consyou have to be willing and wanting a job and just know that no matter what things can change

Advice to Senior Managementbe kind to your employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Just a Food Service Worker

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at UPMC

ProsVery flexible for a high school student

ConsI've heard things have since changed in the 3 years that I have been gone.

Advice to Senior ManagementFor a position such as this, keep it flexible for students

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Cerner MPage Software Engineer - Very fun promising workplace

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at UPMC full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Forward thinking CTO, CMO, and Nursing Administration
- Excellent communication with Cerner
- A viable development environment

Cons- Pay is reasonable
- Bloodmobile may be parked next to your cube, continually reminding you of your inability to give blood due to exposure to pathogens beyond your control

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue fostering a positive environment for the advancement of independent technologies for use by the medical community at large; or at worst, partner with smaller companies to persue this goal

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Allowed for a balanced lifestyle

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UPMC

ProsFlexibility, management, motto, lifestyle, management

ConsParking, opportunities, salary, location, projects

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Experience

Various (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

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

ProsUPMC pays fair wages. They treat people fairly and provide great benefits package, training and education benefits to advance. It is a big organization but they are living their values and try to do the right thing for employees.

ConsWIth respect to this question the only downside I have found to working here is perhaps the totality and size of the organization. There are so many different parts to UPMC that is can be overwhelming for new folks.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worst Place I've ever worked

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThere's always job opportunities because no one stays employed here. It's a revolving door.

ConsToo many to list here...One of the worst aspects is that the doctors are so money, status and power hungry, they give no thought to the patients. It's all about how they can "look" good on paper.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet your head out of the sand! This is a corrupt company with corrupt doctors. Everyone that comes in the door is expected to "drink the kool-aid" and when you don't, you're looked upon as second class. Horrible

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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CNA (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

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

Prosjob security and decent benefits

Conslow pay with no chance of growth

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Politics, Politics, Politics

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at UPMC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits overall - health, vacation, 401k match, cash pension plan, etc. UPMC has also invested heavily in new technology and, if you are working in that area, you will get exposure to the latest and greatest.

ConsLarge size makes one of the hardest parts of the job managing the size and complexity of the organization, including it's very convoluted and ever-changing management structure and hierarchy. The politics of the place are oppressive. Perhaps not so much so on the clinical side, but for those working in Information Services/IT, it is a constant battle ground. There are plenty of good people here, but unfortunately there are many ruthless ones as well, and all too often the latter get their way at the expense of the company and it's good employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job communicating overall company strategy and goals from the top down, not just spewing empty rhetoric and feel good stories about patient care. Pick a direction and align your strategic goals to it. Be flexible and understand that even when a strategy is chosen, not EVERY piece of everything can, will, or should be forced to conform. Realize that until you act like a true large organization and do real merger & acquisition work to standardize processes and procedures across the org, you will have a mess on your hands. The clinical people and business ops (including upcoming gov. regulatory hurdles) need to be driving direction for IT goals, not the other way around.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Learn

Neurophysiology Tech III (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at UPMC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou learn a lot working at UPMC, definitely get to see the most complex/interesting cases there is to see - brought all of those skills with my when I switched to a private company. Great benefits including retirement and vacation were really great.

ConsNot flexible, over worked, get paid more anywhere else, do not value their employees because there is always another person waiting in line to come in - no where to go with career and no clear pathway to move up the ladder

Advice to Senior Managementgive people a reason to stay and work hard - give them something to work towards and reward them - that was lacking so i left to find a place where I was working towards something instead of just a body in the OR - should focus on being a learning center because people get burnt out working there for too long

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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