Universal Hospital

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Universal Hospital Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
63 Reviews
2.4
63 Reviews
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Gary D. Blackford
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Co-workers are wonderful and make coming to work enjoyable and work/life balance is a good pace (in 4 reviews)

  • By that I am referring to what we do--provide clean, quality medical equipment to healthcare entities so they can treat patients (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Fairly high turnover rate with employees (in 4 reviews)

  • Continual change to comp plan, usually backwards (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Rapid Decline...

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

    I have been working at Universal Hospital full-time

    Pros

    It is very difficult to identify anything positive at UHS in the past 2 years. If I had to name one it is the benefits here. This company is in a tailspin and it seems to be felt by everyone. All of the bright minds have been left UHS, leaving in its wake stale and uninspired thinkers.

    Cons

    There are too many to name. No strength in management. Constant re-organization. Everybody fearing for their jobs. This company has lost its identity in the marketplace completely. There seems to be nobody in control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the information that is mandated by your frontline employees to enter into reports. This company is drowning in redundancy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Company raves about moving up the ladder but it never happens unless you know the right people!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cst
    Current Employee - Cst

    I have been working at Universal Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Beats having no job at all.

    Cons

    To much driving with inadequate vehicles that puts the employees lives in danger everyday. Unless you make over $40k a year nobody wants to listen to your ideas to better the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget where you came from.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Potential? Sure. Results? Unlikely.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Universal Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    No real accountability and pay is not that high, so no real reason to work hard - making work/life balance pretty good.

    Cons

    Leadership at UHS is lacking innovation, direction, sales mentality and results - it has been a rotating door and has not gotten any better. The CEO leaving is good, but is it enough? The Director and VP level employees are, well, embarrassing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize you are simply a rental company and start from there. Plenty of opportunity with the national footprint, just way too many things for AE's to focus on with little marketing support - a company of this size should do more direct marketing, not just be corporate communications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    CORPORATE GREED

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

    I worked at Universal Hospital full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people you work with

    Cons

    Zero employee appreciation, all about money, they don't care about the patient, very scrupulous, it's the good old boys club at corporate. They move people ahead if that person always does what they want without asking questions. ZERO COMMUNICATION. They make things up as they go and however they feel and say, "That's always been the rule". BS and more BS. HIGH turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about your employees for a few minutes out of the year. Your $500,000 salaries and HUGE bonuses are greedy. You have people making $15 an hour working long days and you still try to figure out a way to screw them out of money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Time For Top Dogs To Go

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Universal Hospital full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers, good place to learn a lot about medical equipment in a short time.

    Cons

    Don't value experience, discriminate against older, highly experienced/knowledgable/competent employees (let go older employees and keep incompetent middle managers). Teflon corporate culture... never take responsibility and make sure you have wiggle room to a avoid accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This advise is for the board, not the CEO or his cronies. This CEO has been here too long and been allowed to run amuck. Though the organization has done fairly well it could have done significantly better over the last 10 years. A constant complaint theme is poor middle management. It's time to hold senior management accountable for poor middle management and to prove that incompetency does not extend to the board level as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Field Service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Tech in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Service Tech in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Universal Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, bonuses and the people

    Cons

    Poor management , You have people that don't have a glue of what they doing. A lot of good people got ran off because poor corporate management. They need to learn listen to the people on the ground and stop assuming and take accountability for the good and bad decision they make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people with experience that knows the business

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great People, Not so Great Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Tech II in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Field Service Tech II in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Universal Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team in my office is one of the greatest groups of people I've worked with. Communication at the office level is strong, and most people in the office are very quick to help out others in need. Communication between the corporate office and the rest of the company is pretty good, considering the size of the company.

    Cons

    Pay is sub-par for technicians. The company raised the pay scale for new hires, but did nothing for the current employees. If you don't have a degree of some kind, don't expect to go very far with this company. People with the right experience have been turned down for a promotion in order to give it to someone with a completely unrelated degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to people's experience when they are applying for jobs. A degree is just a piece of paper. Find a way to pay technicians more. It will result in a lower turnover rate for technicians.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good started job to get experience.

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

    I have been working at Universal Hospital

    Pros

    Great training, and personal growth.

    Cons

    Stretches employees to their limits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stressful

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

    I worked at Universal Hospital

    Pros

    UHS is a growing company a lot of in office hands on training is provided. Great benefits

    Cons

    Not being able to have a life outside the office due to not being able to get off on time always working late. The management is horrible problems Do not get fixed they only let them escalate. The manager and some higher ups will not help with problems and will only watch you fail. Promotions take years to get if you're lucky team work is not there it's everyone for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The districts need more structure. When problems present themselves action needs to be taken. Manager(s) should make more of an effort to help their employees succeed, advance in positions give promotions to those who deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    uncaring & unfocused -- too big for their britches

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

    I worked at Universal Hospital

    Pros

    a paycheck, technologically advanced, cutting edge (that's where they spend their money), they care about their stockholders and their millionaire sr. mgmt

    Cons

    care about #'s only, do not look at the big picture, too bureaucratic, too large, too many "hoops", too many "chiefs", always changing things, poor training, high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember that your employees are people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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