UW Medicine Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Pros
  • Other than salary they offer great benefits (in 12 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Upper management seems very disconnected or not interested in using technologies to increase efficiency or performance (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to work on new projects and cross-train, perhaps due to budget restrictions. The people are fantastic, you get a bad apple here and there but far fewer than other place. Work-life balance and benefits are great

    Cons

    Company is slow moving, which is made worse by lack of clear communication regarding the strategy and vision of the organization. Advancement moves at a snail's pace due to the fact that people never leave.

    Advice to Management

    Be more direct and clear in communication


  2. Fiscal Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynnwood, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    World-class hospital, well-known for their advances in medicine. They don't like giving out overtime, so it makes for good work-life balance--making sure you get off at your scheduled time.

    Cons

    Their pay scales are below average, and there isn't much room for advancement. Also, many job classes are unionized--which can be good for some people, but I personally don't care much for unions.


  3. sr computer specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at UW Medicine

    Pros

    Good timing less wfm Work life balance good multitasking

    Cons

    Govt slow culture... stuck to one technology

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with cross training


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  5. Program Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator Lead in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator Lead in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at UW Medicine

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Focus on patient care. Focus on research.

    Cons

    Unorganized management between departments. Decisions are made before the big picture is looked at or procedures worked out, so unorganized management who don't understand who their own departments work.


  6. UW

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UW Medicine full-time

    Pros

    health insurance, vacation and sick leave

    Cons

    politics of large organization and heirarchy


  7. Student Program Assistant

    Current Employee - Student Program Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Student Program Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at UW Medicine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great hours and pay. Work with great people.

    Cons

    None as of yet! Have enjoyed my time here.


  8. Needs Improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UW Medicine full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Generous vacation time, off on all major and minor holidays, paid sick time, most tools provided to get the job done.

    Cons

    New management does not take the advice of the employees who have experience and have been there longer, little chance of advancing from within, management tends to hire friends and/or people who look good on paper but are clueless to what is going on

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your Employees and hire people who are already in tune to what is going on


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    Program Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good pay. I personally had great bosses that encouraged personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    All departments are so autonomous of each other, that they do not communicate well with one another, especially when instituting operational and service changes.


  10. PCT

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting things at this hospital. Knowledgeable staff and doctors. Good benefits.

    Cons

    State facility so lower pay than competitors


  11. Helpful (2)

    If you are a submissive frightened deer, this is the place for you

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UW Medicine full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Top-tier hospital and prestige with the UW name. There are some very bright professionals here who are open to educating you, without any smugness or condescending nature. High pay for my particular area (I'm doing what I normally consider 'intro' jobs)

    Cons

    Bullies protected by unions. Employees will not only throw you under the bus, but also drive that bus, reverse shift, and drive over you again! Grown adults with far more immaturity than misbehaving children. I am currently looking for another place, regardless of the decrease in pay. My integrity, both professional and personal, far surpasses the importance of that check

    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair! It is a HOSPITAL, a place that should be ground in morality and ethics and not a place so fearful of litigation from union-protected imbeciles. UW is losing TONS of quality individuals because business is overtaking patient care



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