Universal Health Services

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Universal Health Services Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
60 Reviews

2.6
60 Reviews
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Universal Health Services Chairman, President, and CEO Alan B. Miller
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35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay good benefits good perks (in 3 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits, and the opportunity to work with some of the most challenging behavioral disorders in children and adolescents (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • High turnover rate; high complaint rate from residents (in 4 reviews)

  • Patient care and employee satisfaction distant 3rd and 4th (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Dead end job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    the people that I worked with were the salt of the earth

    Cons

    no advancement opportunity at all. very little challenge at the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible, do not work there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Simons, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Simons, GA

    Pros

    Non. Except maybe the health insurance and that is not great either.

    Cons

    The nursing staff is horrible. They are arrogant and run around scared to death because their work load is so ridiculous. They push the duties they do not want to do off on lower level employees who are not qualified to do such duties. There is ridiculous time lines put on the employees and they are expected to perform at 100% accuracy. The nursing staff claims they care about their patents but all they do is get smart with the patients when they ask for something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership is awful. They mislead potential employees how stressful a job can be there. Plus 12 hour shifts with only one 30 minute break for lunch is ridiculous.

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

    I loved working here every single day.

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    Former Employee - Risk Manager
    Former Employee - Risk Manager

    Pros

    Growing company, incredible energy, solid values.

    Cons

    Not enough focus on IT security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your people to know that they are surrounding themselves with the best teams possible. Let them trust their instincts. They know what they are doing, and they are good at it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Information Technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast paced challenging environment. Opportunity for growth and increased knowledge.

    Cons

    Male focused environment. Little opportunity for women to be advanced into senior management roles. Personal responsibility for actions is not a focus. High turnover rate. Young immature staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider keeping employees engaged with the organization by making it a better place to work and not by making promises of promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    UHS management is improving the work environment at this time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wildomar, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wildomar, CA

    Pros

    Beginning to recognize the areas in need of improvement.

    Cons

    Some areas of improvement have languished for an extended period of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to appreciate your employees and allow them a voice. Look for ways to improve the patient experience. Upgrade the facility when able and present a more professional image to our community. The area of Nursing care needs to improve. Hire more CNAs if possible otherwise re-train the ones we have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good job that you can learn a lot from!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer

    Pros

    There is always advancement opportunities for those who have a good work ethic, a quick learner, being able to multi-task and always being a hands on person. Average pay but a good overall compensation plan after considering all the elements.

    Cons

    There is always an expectation for your hospital to have a certain % of growth each year no matter what. There will be a time where a cap will be reached because of a number of different reasons but it is understandable for a for-profit company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always try and keep your best employees happy by recognizing their hard work and actually rewarding them for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    All about profit not patient care

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Maumee, OH

    Pros

    Rapid turnover with low level jobs like mental health techs and nurses jobs opening up all the time when people leave or get fired.

    Cons

    Profit and risk management are priorities 1 and 2. Patient care and employee satisfaction distant 3rd and 4th. The best word to describe your day is "fear." Fear of always getting fired. Everyone looks scared. Administration doesn't care about employee morale. Even the doctors are not safe. Administration constantly hounding them to increase patient length of stay when the patient doesn't need to be there anymore. It's kind of sickening and morally perverse. Patients beg to leave and can't until insurance is bled dry. Administration shamelessly promotes each other to made up and new positions to get salary increases. You're not going to advance in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your priorities straight. Yes you can make a profit and provide good patient care. Yes employee morale does matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    WONDERFUL EXPIRENCE

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    Current Employee - LMHT/Training Coordinator  in  Denton, TX
    Current Employee - LMHT/Training Coordinator in Denton, TX

    Pros

    Great people working there. Striving to make each patients experience wonderful. Great team work as a whole .

    Cons

    More job opputunities in the facility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful. Low pay.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can easily get overtime. That's the only real way to make good $. Insurance. PTO. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Stressful. Low pay. No advancement. Dead end. Can't keep staff. Units understaffed presents safety issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise wages.

  11.  

    dead end job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    they hire great people, that's about it.

    Cons

    no chance of advancement, constantly changing policies. don't listen to direct care staff. constant turnover.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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