UW Medicine Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
81 Reviews

3.1
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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 11 reviews)

  • Steady secure employer with good benefits (in 6 reviews)


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

  • Upper management is pretty hard core (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Academic Setting Trauma 1 hospital

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    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    great place to learn how to practice

    Cons

    low pay, terrible CEO just got fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work collaboratively with the unions

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Average

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    Current Employee - Contact Center Representative  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Contact Center Representative in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation good on boarding and new hire training

    Cons

    Management style, unrealistic expecations good

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    UW

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist III  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist III in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at UW Medicine full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    stable job, nice people, good benefits

    Cons

    low salary, hard to get promotion, regulations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    UW ITS is great! Fair pay, great benefits, and accountability.

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    Current Employee - Senior Computer Specialist  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Specialist in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Within ITS, your pay is based on your skill set and experience. I am paid appropriately for my level of experience. Also offers a pension type retirement plan. Not as good as older pension plans, but it is a monthly retirement check for the future.

    Cons

    Large scale, departmentalized IT group. You must work with many people to complete tasks. That said, most people I collaborate with are well qualified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take lessons from the managers and directors that focus on employee development and team satisfaction. My director/manager is focused on helping me grow in my career. This helps the employee and the organization. The director/manager of Ancillary and Clinical Support Systems is doing an excellent job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ehhhhhh

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UW Medicine for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was great working with a diverse staff from all backgrounds in my direct department. Also, there isn't a better feeling than helping patients and seeing them leave healthy. The benefits were decent and I had an awesome supervisor that I wish I could take with me.

    Cons

    Some departments are great but the one I worked in wasn't my cup of tea. The management lacked leadership , communication, and management qualities. Terrible user experience on all the software that was used.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and take in feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I loved my position and coworkers, disappointed in administration.

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    Former Employee - Nurse Case Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Nurse Case Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Excellent challenges and experiences, working with world class providers, great teamwork.

    Cons

    Administration was worried more about the bottom line then the great care being provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have really good employees and could benefit from listening to their team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good job

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Lots of work life balance

    Cons

    Limited to county rules and regulations

    Recommends
  9.  

    They sometimes don't replace terrible directors.

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    Former Employee - Non Patient-care Professional  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Non Patient-care Professional in Seattle, WA

    I worked at UW Medicine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As a Washington State institution, benefits and retirement plans are good.

    Cons

    Terrible director was not replaced. Director was a bully within the department,and created ill will outside the department. Several key people left the organization as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When several good employees and their peers advise you that a director is a bully, listen and TAKE ACTION. DON'T TURN YOUR HEAD THE OTHER WAY.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great place but not enough opportunities to move up. Unless you're in a high position, this is not anything long-term.

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, holidays, friendly colleagues, fun staff events, close community

    Cons

    Low pay, micromanagement, lack of advancement opportunities, understaffed, brown nosers - can be connection based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's not enough manpower. Create more positions! Assistants are crucial to efficiency. Departments and large programs are very understaffed.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    They do not advertise salaries so you don't know what job to apply for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UW Medicine as a contractor

    Pros

    Close to home, many positions, benefits

    Cons

    No advertised salary made it difficult to apply for.

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