UPMC Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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UPMC President and CEO Jeffrey A. Romoff
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Pros
  • Good benefits, tuition assistance, well known name (in 16 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good advancement opportunities (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • It is a challenging work environment, but it can be manageable (in 6 reviews)

  • Most disgruntled staff and upper management I've ever dealt with (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    LPN positions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UPMC full-time

    Pros

    Great tuition reimbursement benefit, large service area so ability to transfer within company, affordable health benefits

    Cons

    Non-competitive salary, doing away with LPNs so not a lot of job opportunities, health plan didn't cover well for employees - community plan much better

    Advice to Management

    Even though they are monopoly employer in Pennsylvania, need to pay more competitive and provide better benefits to staff.


  2. Fairly Good Employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UPMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, many different types of jobs for all skill levels, various locations around Western PA

    Cons

    No onsite parking, have to take shuttles to work location, treat people like "numbers"

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like people and not like a "number", have some consideration of their circumstances


  3. Great Organization with Strong Values

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge employer with a ton of opportunity for those that seek it and work hard. Fantastic mission and values-based organization that is a strong partner in the community. PTO benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics (as is the case with many large organizations). Benefits are ok--not great as you would expect working for a healthcare company.

    Advice to Management

    Break down the silos. Create more opportunities for staff to interact with senior management.


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  5. Good Benefits, Big Company!

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    Former Employee - Lead Neurophysiology Technologist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Lead Neurophysiology Technologist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UPMC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, especially health insurance. The PTO hours are flexible and could be bought and sold. The benefits package was a big component of the total compensation plan, outweighing the salary..

    Cons

    This is a large company, and sometimes you can feel like a small fish in a big ocean. Having said that, I have never found health care professionals anywhere so dedicated to their specific profession, with a zealous passion for the patient's welfare. It was great to work alongside such caregivers, who are truly the beating heart of the medical industry.

    Advice to Management

    Structured mentor programs and a squad-based approach to team management that allows employees to find an identity within a titanic health care organization.


  6. Patient Care Tech

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Care Tech in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Patient Care Tech in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lovely place to work. Everyone I've come into contact with is very nice. After workING 3 months as supplemental staff I get to see every floor of the hospital. Great experience, great employer.

    Cons

    Parking is terrible. You have to buy a lease and be shuttled in to the hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Check in with employees more often to see how everything is going


  7. ER Tech - Leaves a lot to be desired

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    Former Employee - ER Tech; Adv ED Tech
    Former Employee - ER Tech; Adv ED Tech
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UPMC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of experiences to be learned and taught. Great ER Dr's, RN'S and Tech's etc...

    Cons

    People talk behind each others back, especially those in management! Employee loyalty is not a priority for UPMC hospitals. Higher Ups say they care but they DON'T because if they did then they would not allow patient safety to be compromised as much as they do! UPMC terminates whistleblowers and frowns upon honesty at their own employees expense. UPMC does not care about their employee individual family needs. Favoritism is still quite big at UPMC and it's usually based on pure gossip!

    Advice to Management

    Anonymous reports that are completely confidential utilizing an outside, unbiased company needs to be involved so employees can speak their "Truth without fear"...


  8. Helpful (1)

    UPMC ER

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    Former Employee - Emergency Room Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Emergency Room Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great docs, great place to gain entry level experience plenty of opportunity to move around to different locations and network.

    Cons

    Absolutely terrible compensation and raises compared to market while the top paying ceo's rake in all cash and managers don't really care about you or the staff turnover rate. This is where seemly nursing staff would go to gain experience and move on. Under valued over worked and under paid.

    Advice to Management

    loss of talented staff due to poor compensation is killing this system you treat people like number and it has to reflect on the patient satisfaction numbers. I moved to a different system and it is far more effective with experienced staff as well as staff happy with compensation.


  9. its ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it is in a decent location and the people are nice but there are better companies out there.

    Cons

    started off great but headed towards a weird path ad lots of people are quitting.


  10. Department Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UPMC full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and cutting edge workplace. Innovative programs. A work place that allows you to learn a lot. Lots of investments in technology.

    Cons

    High stress level, very high expectations for leaders. Difficult to maintain work life balance. Can be difficult on new managers/directors.


  11. Systems Analyst - UPMC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UPMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Had decent benefits. Regular hours with only occasional off-hours support required. Job satisfaction very much depends upon what project you are working on. Some groups are pretty much ignored, others are spotlighted for recognition, although all groups work hard and deserve recognition. So could be a plus, could be a minus, depending where you are.

    Cons

    "Who moved my cheese?" Need I say more about management there? While I was there the management seemed to try to motivate but only succeeded in alienating, due to their inauthenticity. May have changed somewhat by now. Mass exodus of IT employees to Highmark. As a longtime employee, I had no exit interview, which tells me they don't realize they have a problem or refuse to acknowledge it. I think it's more likely the latter.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending skilled and highly trained employees are expendable and can be easily replaced. Stop worshipping external "talent" and start recognizing those you have in your employment.



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