University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital

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University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital Reviews

Updated May 22, 2015
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  1. Good job with great benefits.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The health benefits are great and the retirement is 2 for one.

    Cons

    Understaffed and underpaid. The current staff is overworked to the point of being unhealthy.

    Advice to Management

    Staff departments and raise the pay scale. Reward loyalty


  2. Helpful (1)

    horrible place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative
    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They pay your tuition if you have time to attend classes.

    Cons

    I have never met a supervisor or manager in the entire organization that is competent to be in their position. If you want to work in a military/prison atmosphere then get a job here. Lure employees with promises of opportunity for advancement and great benefits, they do not exist. There are no human resources policies to help employees deal with the proliferation of favoritism, discrimination, and flat out unprofessional behavior from management. There are policies saying you can go to school, attend classes during working hours, or work less hours to attend UK however this is also complete crap. Every decision regarding your job is up to your immediate supervisor, so if they are incompetent or don't like you, too bad and HR will say there is nothing that can be done despite the fact that every employee in the department has complained to HR and upper management multiple times. You have to pay for a parking permit and then pay additional money several times a week to park in non-UK lots because everything is full. Expect to spend $80-$130 a month during the fall semester for parking on the medical campus. Also be ready to show up for work in any weather conditions, even though Kentucky is under a state if emergency due to a blizzard you better be there and on time. Never mind that not a single patient came in the entire day. Worst place I have ever worked, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Most of my colleagues have had to start taking antidepressants and other mood drugs because of the stress and degradation of a typical work day from our superior. This just touches on what is wrong with this place. Several people tried to warn me and I thought it was just that they were disgruntled ex employees. I sure was wrong and wish I had heeded the warning. No one in that hospital likes their job or anything about working there. Have never met an employee who wasn't completely miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being out of the office for a "meeting" 4 days a week. Get off of your cell phone and Facebook the 30 minutes a day you are present. Get a clue and stop being a wretched human being.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good benefits, hard work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially 401k 200% match! Ample time off, vacation leave, holiday leave, and sick time. Have nice tuition reimbursement policy as well, and will also pay for an advancing degree of 18 hours per year.

    Cons

    Three 12 hour shifts per week, work is hard, and many times employees don't feel as if they have a say in their workplace and policies. Depending on the unit you work on greatly depends on the employee mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees make more decisions and be involved in change.


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  5. I worked at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits; Health insurance is the best I've ever had; Retirement is awesome too

    Cons

    Ridiculous sick-time policy. Only 3 sick days a year. On the 4th call in it's a write up. The 5th is a verbal and 6th is termination. Hit or miss on the quality of the cafeteria food!

    Advice to Management

    Depends on the unit


  6. Good benefits but lots of drawbacks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nursing Assistant PACU in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Nursing Assistant PACU in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance was awesome. Most people are friendly and work culture was good where I worked (PACU) until the budget cuts hit.

    Cons

    Takes forever to get anything done with administration. Zero tolerance for tardiness. THE BUS... OMG, the bus.. having to waste 30 minutes of your life parking across campus and riding that bus.


  7. A very small part of the UK Healthcare Enterprise

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities usually exist to work as much or as little as you want, benefits are available to most employees although they are extremely expensive if part-time, constantly changing workplace, rapidly expanding facility, and a reasonably friendly place to work for, by healthcare standards.

    Cons

    The majority of full-time employees seem to be there for retirement benefits, extreme top-down organizational hierarchy, limited horizontal or vertical movement by employees, constantly changing healthcare landscape makes long-term planning tenuous and questionable at best.

    Advice to Management

    Showing a bit of appreciation for junior employees seeking to establish themselves and potentially build a career would be an excellent change that is very unlikely to happen within this organization.


  8. Not enought support from management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Lexington, KY

    Pros

    knowing the staff your working with if you've been there a long time

    Cons

    takes long time to get things done

    Advice to Management

    teamwork


  9. Enjoyed my time there

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transporter in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Transporter in Lexington, KY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Benefits and lots of room for advancement. Thorough training and was a great job for a student with down time to work on homework during 2nd shift.

    Cons

    If you are a hard worker it was easy to overwork yourself due to lazy coworkers that management let happen

    Advice to Management

    Manager genuinely seemed to care however maybe had too much on plate to take corrective action towards balancing workloads amongst employees


  10. Opportunity and Security in Kentucky

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nursing Assistant in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Nursing Assistant in Lexington, KY

    Pros

    Great job security and the fact there is always room to move up

    Cons

    That you have to work long day and nights and sometimes be on call

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to complete the work force. there are too many holes now, i think with more of them filled and a little less work load on current employees would boost moral and help everyone in the long run. You've got some employees working 20-30 hours of over time every pay period and its wearing them out


  11. So far, so good

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

    Pros

    2 for 1 matching, generally respectful colleagues, adequate monetary compensation, winning basketball, new facilities, diversity in nationalities employed, reasonable work hours

    Cons

    Electronic medical record is below par. Attempts to improve worker safety not always accepted. Difficult to gain approval for new disposables. Has to be possible to save money inpatient care, but no incentive to do so

    Advice to Management

    Encourage middle management to listen to people in the trenches and consider the suggestions they make. Really make an effort to ensure that folks in a given department are able to provide annual feedback about the chair's performance



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