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UPMC Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
243 Reviews
3.3
243 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.  

    Large corporate powerhouse

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rehab
    Current Employee - Rehab

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

    Pros

    Policy enforcement promotes consistency on the job

    Cons

    Very large entity;overwhelming at times;constant high volume caseoad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide real time feedback as motivation for a job well done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok

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

    I have been working at UPMC

    Pros

    Good pay, good place to work

    Cons

    Long hours, on your feet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at UPMC

    Pros

    benefits ,faced pace life, free lunches

    Cons

    hours, faced pace , late hours, long shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They were actually cool and chill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Too many chiefs, too few Indians.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at UPMC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent reputation and nearly limitless resources.

    Cons

    Pulling the resource hogs away from the trough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The "rain makers" are entitled to their FAIR share of what they have attracted to the entire system, just not all of it.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    It all depends...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are clearly the best aspect of the deal. Tuition reimbursement is what first attracted me to working at UPMC, but the medical/dental/vision is very reasonably priced and there are many variations offered. Benefits for full-time staff are also available to spouse and family. The value of the UPMC brand is that it is based on cutting edge medical treatment, research, and innovation. Working in the organization will give those who are looking for an intellectual challenge and a dynamic environment, it can be found at UPMC.

    Cons

    Depending on what division or job type one is employed in will have an impact on the level of intellectual challenge and flexible work arrangements are available. The salary ranges are below-market for many non-medical or non-executive job roles. HR is not your friend or counselor. You are on your own and hopefully you get along well with your supervisor.

    Priorities and strategies change quickly and that can have disappointing and costly (not just in terms of money but also in human effort) downstream repercussions. It is a challenging work environment, but it can be manageable.

    There is a great deal of political maneuvering, and nepotism has been known to have some impact in certain situations. It used to be the physicians that lorded control over the organization, but now it is the corporate executives. UPMC has become a behemoth in the healthcare market, but it has lost some of its humanity in doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk. UPMC has become a corporate entity and, as such should standardize all HR practices across the board and increase transparency into strategic planning (for the community as well as the staff.) Instead of fighting the unionization of the non-exempt hospital staff members, but elevate staff relations such that there is nothing to hide.
    Pittsburgh has built UPMC; the patients, staff, and the expertise have all come from the metropolitan Pittsburgh area. UPMC, as a healthcare brand, should act responsibly within the community (regardless of non-profit status) in all dealings with the community. The brand should be elevated above the fray.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good training

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at UPMC

    Pros

    Good place to start carrer

    Cons

    You can find better pay other places

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intake Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPMC

    Pros

    Great health perks, and general perks

    Cons

    Boys club, little room for advancement hires within

  9.  

    Great room for advancement

    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Room for Advancement, good learning opportunities

    Cons

    Seems pay is low continued to comparable employers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Nursing Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Student Nursing Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at UPMC part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of one on one patient contact, coworkers have a good "team" mentality, supervisors are approachable and friendly. The supervisors also work closely with you, so it is easy to come to them with a problem or for them to see a problem themselves. It's a great job for college students and recent grads

    Cons

    Can be mentally exhausting, but that goes for every psychiatric job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Horrid work environment

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

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

    Pros

    It's a job and I have health insurance.

    Cons

    Nepotism, poor commmunication, bitter employees. No concern for employee satisfaction, only the bottom dollar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire from the top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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