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UPMC Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
274 Reviews
3.2
274 Reviews
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    All of the benefits and stress of continually growing and advancing facility

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    UPMC is a GREAT PLACE to have a healthcare career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Great place if you're in the right department

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    EXCELLENT health benefits. Lots of room for advancement and if you're in the right department you can work from home (and move out of state if you want). Most of the coworkers you'll work with are great people who really care about others.

    Cons

    Constant required overtime can be draining. (One of my friends has had to work 60 hours a week and every Saturday for a YEAR). in my last department the quotas were ridiculous. They started normal but became insane (had to register 100 clients in an 8-hour day initially but by the time I left the quota was 175!! Adding and verifying insurance information (including auto and worker's compensation) for 175 people is close to impossible (even if you have lightning-fast computers - which you don't)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change the quota unless you have done the work yourself and actually know what's possible and what's impossible. A constant string of new managers is unhelpful (my department went through 3 in 2 years) so try to make them happier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A Great Place To Work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPMC

    Pros

    Great Colleagues, Nice City. Wonderful Weather.

    Cons

    Winters Can Get A Little Too Cold.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Working satisfaction will vary greatly depending on the department within IT, aka Information Services Division (ISD).

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    As a staff member, you will have access to top quality, advanced tools and state of the art technology.

    Cons

    Surprisingly, medical benefits are not great. The benefits are expensive as well as the co-pays and deductibles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management are almost inaccessible to middle management and below. There are limited avenues for communication to executive management staff, outside of cold-calling or emailing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Decent working environment, opportunity to advance may be limited.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Great people working in all areas of UPMC.

    Cons

    Opportunity to advance in the finance and accounting areas is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support all employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    In Pittsburgh there are limited choices for medical professionals. As an introduction to healthcare UPMC is a great plac

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Self limiting in experience. Great experience for learning if just starting career.

    Cons

    Limited in career advancement. Limited promotion from within. Significant rate of burn out with frustration and employee dissatisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attempt to promote from within might improve employee satisfaction as well as increase employee retention rate.

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

    Status Quo

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer - Intermediate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Programmer - Intermediate in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Work / life balance is very fair.
    Some satisfaction from helping people.
    Opportunities within the company are vast.

    Cons

    Management is too worried about managing rather than working smarter.
    Depending on your department, growth potential is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more.
    Learn to manage projects not employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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