UW Medicine Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Current employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

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

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

    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 Management

    Get it together!

  2. uw

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Trainer
    Former Contractor - Trainer

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    very long go live in speciality depts

    Cons

    no workflow was developed for the specialty departments

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Registered Nurse Per Diem in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Registered Nurse Per Diem in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

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

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  5. 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 Management

    None at the moment.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Good benefits but no career path in IT

    • Comp & Benefits
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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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Almost everything in cons.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer (ITS)

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

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

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

    Pros

    Laid-back environment. Ok benefits. Good vacation time.

    Cons

    Management at UW Medicine ITS department is as incompetent as it could get. They have no idea how things work and hence, asking for very strange things to be done.
    Management is highly self-centered and having no clue where it is going.
    Highly inefficient in the work they are doing.
    Extremely politicized environment. Washington state needs to cut a lot staff at this place. Half the people can do the same job.

    Advice to Management

    Leave.

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