University of Michigan Health System

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University of Michigan Health System Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
89 Reviews
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89 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, free transportation from parking lots to hospital, good people (in 12 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is decent in many departments, although that seems to be changing (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Another issue at UMHS is the HR philosophy that entry-level positions like Patient Services Assistant are "feeder" positions (in 4 reviews)

  • Managers and Directors whom have absolutely no idea what their direct reports actually do on a day to day basis (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great summer internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan Health System

    Pros

    Very competent individuals to work with

    Cons

    Hard to initially get in to the system

  2.  

    It is good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Patient Tech Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Patient Tech Associate in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan Health System

    Pros

    I love the team i am working with.

    Cons

    My job here has no room for promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefit is good

  3.  

    A great employer, with a couple things to know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at University of Michigan Health System full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very talented colleagues, interesting work, great benefits even now (used to be better but still way above the norm). A lot of really neat things going on. Some excellent managers and teams. You don't have to worry about your employer getting sold to another company.

    Cons

    Pays less than private industry (though benefits better as above) and raises often don't meet cost of living. Some bad managers and employees get entrenched, and the University won't get rid of them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    University of Michigan a teaching institution but not interested in helping employees learn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at University of Michigan Health System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Very open and caring for the most part. Not very snobby.

    Cons

    Two years until paid medical leave. Don't plan on getting pregnant for two years after starting a job there, they won't pay.
    I assumed there was a tuition reimbursement policy seeing as they're affiliated with a major University. Not So. Two years for tuition reimbursement and they DO NOT reimburse for a doctorate. A doctorate degree is now an ENTRY-LEVEL degree for physical therapists, so all the PTs who work there are essentially UN-encouraged from getting up to speed with the rest of the new graduates. This promotes a lower standard of care in the long run.
    Pay is lower than average and based on years of experience, not merit. Again this does not encourage continuing education or excellence in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY FOR TUITION. ENCOURAGE PHYSICAL THERAPISTS TO GET UP TO SPEED WITH THE NEW GRADUATES.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good Place to Work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nationally-ranked hospital, Good benefits, high ethical standard.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth and training, lack of coordination between different units of the University.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work, fantastic benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Services Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Patient Services Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at University of Michigan Health System full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits and good to continue moving up.

    Cons

    The hours were tough and there was a clear hierarchy within the staff

  8.  

    Thomas, Monique Patient Care Tech Associate (Radiology tech aide)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radiology Tech Aid in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Radiology Tech Aid in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at University of Michigan Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move up. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Payroll, Always have to check your pay checks. Your department managers approves it, but someone at payroll changes it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    MiChart Activation Team Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at University of Michigan Health System as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - good experience
    - help implement a new system to the hospital that is extremely vital
    - work around great people
    - networking

    Cons

    - once the staff in each unit get better acquainted with the system they'll rarely need your help which can be boring at times, so majority of the time you'll spend trying to keep busy or hanging around with your fellow interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at University of Michigan Health System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, free transportation from parking lots to hospital, good people.

    Cons

    Expensive parking, workload is heavy(but manageable), not enough room for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    No Growth

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan Health System

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly work environment. The jobs are rewarding, knowing that you are contributing to a larger effort or production is rewarding.

    Cons

    No chance of growing within the department, you would have to look into other departments to advance in a health administration career. You can begin to feel stagnate, if you truly want to advance, take classes offered and talk to manager about a career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to try and advance and build careers, so many people stay in the same position for long periods of time.

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