UT Southwestern Medical Center
3.3 of 5 153 reviews
www.utsouthwestern.edu Dallas , TX 5000+ Employees

UT Southwestern Medical Center Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.2 110 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

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

Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D.

(58 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good working environment, great benefits

Research Assistant II (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

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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Collaborative research environment with world class scientists

Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time

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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Research Assistant I (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

Pros1. World class reputation
2. High research level

ConsLife there is very boring!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Acceptable

Research Technician II (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

ProsFlexible working hours if you are in research.
Can learn a lot if you never have hand on research experience.
Benefit is pretty good.

ConsSalary will make you cry.
Need to pay for the parking.
No overtime pay

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are in research, it really depends on your PI to decide your fate.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best medical research center however.....

Instructor (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

ProsIn terms of biological research, Excellent research center with world-leading scientist. If you are ambitious in scientific career. This is one of the best places to go. It also offers the best residency program, low cost tuition, high-quality education.

ConsIf you are MD or medical student, UTSW is no braine choice. However, if you are biology postdoc researcher, it is very likely that your life will be miserable. I am not blaming UTSW, the same thing happens in every University. The key factor is to pick a good supervisor. A good supervisor will lift you up; A bad supervisor will ruin your life. But it somehow depends on your luck. Many professors pretend to be nice at interview. But after you join the group, the evil side will be revealed. Low salary for non-tenure track faculty. Nowadays, it is much more difficult to land on a permanent job. The faculty position is very competitive, 10% postdoc researcher eventually can become independent investigator. Since the spring of biological industry has not come yet, the rest of the postdoc reseachers cannot find job in company either. just stuck in school with low salary and very long working time. completely no life. This might be changed 20 years later. Is it too late for us?

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great organization

Education Coordinator (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexible schedule, great insurance-dental, medical, and vision, lots of professional and personal development available. UT offers continuing education of tons of topics that address the whole employee not just work related

ConsMerit pay has been frozen for the past 2 years, not very much change in day to day job load/description. Hard to use all accrued vacation with work schedule

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Dangerous, neglectful management, exploits employees, doesn't follow Texas laws for employee protections

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

ProsFamous school, good reputation, a lot of impressive guest scientists/physicians

ConsSafety ignored, salary too low to live on, unpaid overtime expected regularly, poor benefit package, no opportunity for advancement, mostly foreigner employees

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to improve safety record, improve wages, improve workplace culture

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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not recommended

Postdoctoral Researcher (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

Proscheap monthly parking rate to the employees

Consvery strong hierarchy, no respect to the emplyees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nice health benefit, great place for basic research.

Research Assistant I (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

Proshealth care plan, nice research environment

Conslow pay, no money compensation for overtime work

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

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A Great Place to work.

Clinic Supervisor (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHealth Care Benefits are Free.

ConsEmployees have to pay for parking.

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

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