UPMC Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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UPMC President and CEO Jeffrey A. Romoff
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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. Great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPMC

    Pros

    nice
    hard work
    management

    Cons

    unorganized department
    ambiguous work

  2. UPMC has access to some of the best facilities and doctors in the country. My experience there has been valuable.

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    Current Employee - Artificial Heart Clinical Engineer
    Current Employee - Artificial Heart Clinical Engineer

    I have been working at UPMC part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    top of the line facility and doctors

    Cons

    parking and access to oakland can be difficult during rush hour traffic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Enjoy practicing and team environment in clinical setting.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPMC

    Pros

    Team environment in clinical setting; excellent support from peers; flexibility with scheduling; opportunities to work more and learn more.

    Cons

    Pay substantially lower than other parts of country for same or more work expected; benefits are poor compared with other organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay providers in line with he rest of the country (we provide some of the best medicine and are paid the worst); benefits to support health and well being of providers including better CME coverage; remember patient is our number one concern so make your providers your number one concern with support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. one of the only opportunities in the area

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UPMC

    Pros

    big company , better training, more experiences

    Cons

    not flexible over worked, pay is not comparable to other areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great healthcare system in Pittsburgh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPMC

    Pros

    Great academic medical center. Always on vutting edge with technology. Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Large organization with alot of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop relying on outside consultants when you can tap into the excellent resources you already have. Thats all the consultants do is come in and tap into your base and get paid way too much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. All of the benefits and stress of continually growing and advancing facility

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Money was not an issue even once when considering patient care. Overall best option was approved every time regardless of cost. All coworkers were professional, personable and highly skilled.

    Cons

    Far too many bosses to satisfy. Chain of command was rarely clear. This created an atmosphere of tension, turmoil and conflict at times. Usually understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and provide continuing education opportunities. Consider adding adequate support staff. Reduce time spent on meetings which interfere with daily functions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. UPMC is a GREAT PLACE to have a healthcare career

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

    I worked at UPMC

    Pros

    So many pros to working for UPMC
    1) UPMC has so many hospitals, clinics, and medical offices. This means you can work at many locations, and it is guaranteed that hundreds of jobs are posted everyday.
    2) Overall, salary at UPMC is pretty good, especially for health professionals and employees at the corporate office downtown. Jobs like janitor and CNA aren't paid as high, but their salary are considerably higher than other competing hospitals and medical companies.
    3) Employee benefits are superb! You even get to see the doctor for free as an employee.
    4) Job advancement is always happening. You can literally move up each year.

    Cons

    The only thind I don't like is that UPMC HealthPlan (the health insurance provided to employees) is only used in the local Pittsburgh area (compared to Blue Cross Blue Shield, which is accepted everywhere in the country)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Brief

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UPMC

    Pros

    Good health benefits, as expected

    Cons

    Organization at times felt corporate; productivity requirements made me feel like a machine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for trying to make UPMC feel like family; unfortunately, my department was less than inspiring

  10. I was incredibly lucky to work for this employer in various capacities

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    They truly care about employees and appreciate a job well done and show it.

    Cons

    There are no negatives for working for this employer if you are willing to work hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. decent job but not a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    too many budget cuts, crazy schedules, short breaks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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