UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UT Southwestern Medical Center Reviews in Dallas, TX

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
199 Reviews
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199 Reviews
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UT Southwestern Medical Center President Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D.
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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)

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  1.  

    Great place to start a career in biomedical sciences.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    UTSWMC has some of the best biomedical researchers in the US. Although the quality of postdoctoral training may vary based on the PI, the institution provides a great, competitive environment. Generally the labs are well funded, well supported and provide plenty of opportunities to excel.

    Cons

    The compensation packages are "OK". Most postdocs are paid by the NIH recommended scale. Most of the labs are very competitive, so expect to spend between 70-80 hours in the lab every week.As with any state employer, there are no performance based incentives or perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good research environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent facilities and training,good office culture

    Cons

    Personal growth,company values, good office culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    GREAT care and retirment benefits, but not the best company when it comes to compensation.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    retirement, good healthcare, and alot of PTO given as your years with the company increase.

    Cons

    Overworked in most offices, always understaffed due to budget restrains, and very low annual increases given to the majority of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees the way you would like your OWN children to be treated in the work place. With respect, kindness, and appreciation. Hiring enough workers to get the job DONE ON TIME instead of overloading staff and causing health issues: hypertension, strokes/heart attacks, .migranes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice employees...Horrible leadership!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Again, the employees here are some of the nicest people you will ever work with. People come here expecting the ship to be run by a first-class captain, but will quickly learn that it is run by a deck-hand in a suit.

    Cons

    The leadership has poor management skills. They treat you like a position and not a person. This is a very stagnant work environment. Don't pass up the opportunity to work here if you don't have anything else on the table, but if you do, take your other option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example, not by intimidation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience will be rated okay, but that great.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The benefit package is good and reasonable.

    Cons

    Management need more trainings and they do not support their staff at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to be more accessible and available. Also they need people with advance degee and experience, not just anybody to fill the position.

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

    A great environment doing research

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is good for doing research-biology and chemistry

    Cons

    But the chemistry department is a little small

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Excellent opportunity to perform research in a competitive environment, as well as explore alternative career options

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities here to engage in scientific discussion and perform cutting-edge research. There are also a number of excellent career-related resources available to postdocs.

    Cons

    There is a lack of variety of food choices available on-campus, and all food-service closes early (i.e. for people who work late into the evening, it makes finding dinner a little bit challenging).

    Recommends
  9.  

    Positive and upbeat.

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    Current Employee - Licensure/Credentialing Administrator  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Licensure/Credentialing Administrator in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I work in a encouraging, upbeat work enviroment that supports teamwork.

    Cons

    I recently moved from Dallas to Waxahachie. I have a long drive, but expected a long drive before I decided to move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a great job with open communication throught out the University.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Research scientist- UTSW great place to Grow

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Diversity of talent, resources available, collaborative environment and education aids

    Cons

    Lack of career diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better review process for upward mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Love the people, not satisfied with the pay

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment - love the people!
    room for growth
    management wants you to further your education
    Paid holidays!
    There is always an educational event going on

    Cons

    The pay is not great. Since it it mandatory to contribute to retirement, checks are less that what is expected. Also, paying for monthly parking does not help the compensation area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay to retain current talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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