UT Health Science Center San Antonio

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UT Health Science Center San Antonio Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
56 Reviews
3.2
56 Reviews
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UT Health Science Center San Antonio President William L. Henrich
William L. Henrich
21 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good , the work is interesting, people are the best part of work help them with problem make my day (in 5 reviews)

  • Good work/ life balance if you have a boss who believes the same (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay-scales working for the state, frequent state-freezes on new hires and pay raises (in 4 reviews)

  • Unfortunately, politics have taken over and many excellent professors and researchers are leaving (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A very friendly environment!

    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at UT Health Science Center San Antonio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff, productive environment, and respectful!

    Cons

    Slow response to applications can be frustrating!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Faster application response time!

  2.  

    Don't expect this is a typical academic place. Combination of bad things in industry and academia.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at UT Health Science Center San Antonio full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours as in most academia. Can't think of something else.

    Cons

    RO1 grant won't save you from being fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very nice place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at UT Health Science Center San Antonio full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, education is appreciated.

    Cons

    State salaries, so they're lower than other companies. If you don't have a Ph.D. or M.D. then you're not going to get the higher salaries. Master's degrees get the coffee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I was a research assistant for a summer fellowship.

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant

    I worked at UT Health Science Center San Antonio as an intern

    Pros

    I learned a lot about how research works in academia.

    Cons

    I did not get to do a lot of hands on stuff.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    No room for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UT Health Science Center San Antonio full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Depending on the area, some great staff. Work can be interesting and the benefits are decent. Also, works with the community, which is a positive thing. Greatly enjoyed the smoke free campus.

    Cons

    Salary is far below similar jobs. Many back door hiring practices. No chance for growth or advancement unless you change jobs. No bonuses or raises due to cutbacks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful of who you hire. Stop so many shady back door hiring practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great ideas for improvement, not the best execution

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at UT Health Science Center San Antonio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -benefits are decent for a school system
    -staff are attentive to concerns

    Cons

    -good ideas for improving the academic programs or the research funding...but they don't pan out. Seems like the values are there but the logistics and nitty gritty details are where steering committees get mired

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Frustrating

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UT Health Science Center San Antonio full-time

    Pros

    Science and health environment, great benefits. Great training.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Horrible leadership. All are road blocks for innovation. The best people leave the company after so much frustration. They reward incompetency and dismiss talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Laid off leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work , just bad management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UT Health Science Center San Antonio full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good , the work is interesting, people are the best part of work help them with problem make my day

    Cons

    Leadership does not listen , favoritism rule, sometime hard to complete or do the work because of this , fear because they don't know the job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Everything is going down!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UT Health Science Center San Antonio full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It is good place for people who want to retire soon.

    Cons

    The same as Pros above

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

    nice, but no where to move up.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UT Health Science Center San Antonio

    Pros

    There is a lot going on and many places to get involved in collaborative, inter-disciplinary science.

    Cons

    No advancement for researchers without clinical degrees. Must fully fund your salary with grants.

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