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UW Medicine Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
91 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • State employees have great benefits but don't seem to care about the organization they work for (in 12 reviews)

  • Review for UW Medicine IT: Good benefits and work-life balance (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • The supervisors and upper management were punitive and treated staff like children (in 5 reviews)

  • low pay, terrible CEO just got fired (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    great work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    working with patients who value the care and help
    providing the best in medicine with the best minds in medicine
    quest for being the best
    shoulder to shoulder with the best physicians and academics minus big egos (amazing experience)
    dedicated staff who are truly professionals

    Cons

    pay is good but not always competitive but benefits package is much better average
    'the work is the reward' employee recognition a bit thin but it's a government gig, understandable
    culture transformation takes time, there is still a lot of top down directives without input/buy-in from stakeholders, those who will be impacted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the studer principles, resist the urge to revert to top-down orders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Current employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at UW Medicine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and some nice people to work with. Some flexibility with work schedule. Good place to start healthcare career.

    Cons

    Terrible management! Some folks get to telecommute as often as they want and others are not allowed to, management picks who they want in a position based on their likes and relationship. There's zero advancement, unless you go outside your team. Too many unproductive meetings. A lot of debates between entities. Terrible commute!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    uw

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    Former Employee - Trainer
    Former Employee - Trainer

    I worked at UW Medicine as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    very long go live in speciality depts

    Cons

    no workflow was developed for the specialty departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Wonderful nurse co-workers, but too often nursing is understaffed.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Per Diem in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Per Diem in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at UW Medicine as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful nurse co-workers; continuing nurse education; supportive direct management

    Cons

    Per-diem pay is low; upper management often prioritized profit above all else; clinic is often understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your nurses and nurses union - they are the primary advocates for your patients.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Very Pleasant

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at UW Medicine

    Pros

    Very caring facility. Work environment is excellent.

    Cons

    Did not experience any con's to report.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at the moment.

  7.  

    UW Medicine is purely concerned about profits; not healthcare as they proclaim.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Claims Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at UW Medicine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    UW Medicine/UW Physicians pays fairly well and had decent benefits. When I first began working there, the management style was relaxed and caring.

    Cons

    As the organization grew and as management changed, the focus changed from providing excellent service to patients, to how can we, as a non-profit organization, increase our profits. Benefits were reduced or eliminated and the organization continued to violate both federal and state employment laws.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as you would want to be treated. Think about your actions and compare them to how you would feel if you were an employee and not a manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Office politics of a soap opera nature make the job harder than it has to be.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I worked at UW Medicine full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The UW collegiate environment, the central Seattle locations, combination of vacation & holidays observed (as a State job).

    Cons

    Ambitious personalities often make working on projects as a team difficult. Administrators and managers use fear as a management technique, constantly 'reminding' everyone that they are expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain a better understanding of the work you manage, try doing the work for a bit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good benefits but no career path in IT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UW Medicine full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Review for UW Medicine IT: Good benefits and work-life balance. Very low turnover (<8%) in IT so less time on building new relationship (could be a con here as well).

    Cons

    Review for UW Medicine IT: No vision from the top to incorporate new or innovative technologies. No career path within departments. No motivations the top on bring teams together or encourage proactive dynamics between teams. Upper management seems very disconnected or not interested in using technologies to increase efficiency or performance. Provides little to non-existent training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Almost everything in cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Overall great teamwork and communication in laboratory medicine.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UW Medicine

    Pros

    Best part is being on the campus near the water and eases of getting to and from work for all shifts.

    Cons

    One of the challenges working in laboratory medicine the medical center was being understaffed and a lack of continuity.

  11.  

    RN

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UW Medicine

    Pros

    At the inpatient area, the managers train you well.

    Cons

    The outpatient area has near zero nursing training.

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