UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UT Southwestern Medical Center Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.3 182 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

UT Southwestern Medical Center President Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D.

Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D.

(88 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, great benefits, being part of a renowned research institution(in 21 reviews)

  • good benefits, good work-life balance(in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • low pay and unbalanced work life(in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management have no clue how to manage, without trying to do so through intimidation(in 7 reviews)

182 Employee Reviews
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    Not Terrible, many benefits

    Financial Analyst II (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsThis is a great place to work if you ahve a family and don't want to work lots of overtime. Work life balance is good.

    ConsNot great for progressing in a career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus less on the faculty

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice working environment

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsWorking there as a postdoctoral researcher. Really love core research facilities UT southwestern provide and whole bunch of seminars you can go to.

    ConsReally depends which lab you are working in and which mentor you are following. BE AWARE some PIs. Do your research before you apply!

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelatively flexible working hours probably the only best part of working as a postdoc. Again this really depends on which lab you are working in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood place to learn about various facets of the industry if you're willing to prove that you are capable of handling it. Great benefits, especially PTO policy and healthcare. An ideal, if not most ideal, place if you're looking to settle down. Also free coffee.

    ConsPolitics/bureaucracy. Slow pace when it comes to projects. Fair amount of 'red tape'. The typical stuff one would expect with a large corporation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhile it's unlikely, consider managing like a start up--bombastic, fast-paced environment; flexible schedules; 'work hard play hard'

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Postdoctoral researcher

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to make a discovery

    ConsLow salary for highly educated person

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic place to do your PhD

    Graduate Student (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsCommitted, innovative, friendly scientists. Top-rated science (rated in top five of the nation in many biomedical research categories). Pretty campus with good on-campus transportation. Good gym. As a graduate student you get Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance that has unbeatable coverage (and adding a spouse is only $200/month).

    ConsNo undergraduate population for those interested in teaching (or being around more effervescent characters). Not the best or prettiest part of town but that is slowly changing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research job is kind of fully depends on your boss.

    Research Technician II (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsLearn a lot. There are some good PIs there. A lot of good seminar there if you have time.

    ConsOver time working (self motivated). Title and salary is lower than you suppose to get if your boss is cheap or short of funding (also self motivated or sth driven) . Hard to change boss idea.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don`t think they will take into consideration.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with. Lots of learning opportunities

    ConsLarge institution, can feel lost if you are not out going

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good working environment, great benefits

    Research Assistant II (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsUT Southwestern has great people working there and a very positive environment. There are many departments/specialties that work together to provide exciting research collaborations. The benefits are great and there is good job stability.

    ConsSome faculty expect graduate student or post-doc production out of 9-5 hourly employees, which is not feasible as many post docs/students work 8+ hours a day and weekends.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage and maintain the fine line between faculty members' expectations and what can reasonably be done for employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sucks

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work for the benefits.

    ConsMicromanaging, set ups for failure, discrimination, racism, not a great place to advance or grow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to manage and look out for your employees instead of trying to find ways to backstabbing them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Collaborative research environment with world class scientists

    Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    Pros-Great collaborative research environment among the graduate students
    -Open door policy of the PIs
    -Convenient and enjoyable work/life balance

    Cons-Lack of camaraderie among the PIs at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease improve your career outreach program for graduating PhD students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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