University of Pennsylvania Health System

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University of Pennsylvania Health System Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
61 Reviews
3.5
61 Reviews
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University of Pennsylvania Health System CEO Ralph W. Muller
Ralph W. Muller
29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits such as furthering your education (in 5 reviews)

  • Stable employment, great work-life balance, nice people (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Many behind the scenes problems (in 2 reviews)

  • there are alot of politics that go on (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Training in Neurology; world class Neurologists!

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    Current Employee - Neurology Resident  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Neurology Resident in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great, smart fellow residents, among east coast big city programs, your money goes farther than in NYC or boston

    Cons

    Long hours (well you are a resident…)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company if your not motivated and want flexibility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania Health System

    Pros

    Great benefits. Based on Manager you can have flexibility.

    Cons

    No promotions difficulty to move up

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work. Some of the management bullies contractors.

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania Health System as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Learn some new skills. Coworkers are usually nice.

    Cons

    My manager said very negative things about employees to other employees, and tries to make people productive by competing them against each other. Poor at giving feedback, and seemed to forget their original software requests after taking long vacations. First week I tried to get access to their trouble ticket system, and I was yelled at. (Thought that the manager was just having "one" bad day...)

    Also lied about firing the contractor before me, who was only there four months. If your offered a temporary to permanent contract position, be very careful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get respectful people in management positions. Need to get rid of some of the current management. Not all are bad, but everybody knows who the bad ones are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    UPenn Health System Review

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Management and Great Work Environment

    Cons

    Urban Life in main branches tend to be very busy. (if that is something you mind)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue running the business the way you run it now. Very great experience of working at UPHS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teamwork, Morale, Incentives, Benefits, Leadership

    Cons

    Parking is hard to find sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont change a thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    An amazing internship opportunity within the radiation oncology department

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    Former Employee - Research  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Research in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania Health System as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The workplace was an amazing environment to work in. There was no shortage of projects or tasks to keep yourself busy. The staff was very accepting of my experience level and were eager to teach me all of the software needed to perform my research. Also, all of the other interns, graduate students, and other post-docs were very nice.

    Cons

    At times, clinical responsibilities of the professional staff would interfere with possible research issues and it would be some time before they get resolved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very happy so far!

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    Current Employee - IT Director  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - IT Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are very good, and very reasonably priced. The employment is generally very stable, and layoffs are pretty well unheard of, at least en masse. Salary is competitive, but on the lower side of the range. 401(k) matching and tuition benefits are very good. Some of the best management I've seen in a large organization, and a very financially stable organization.

    Cons

    It can be a bureaucratic place, as you might expect with any large organization. Once you learn the ropes, though, it's not so bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toxic Institution. Not happy at all !!!!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Anesthesia Technician  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anesthesia Technician in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Tuition Aid & some aspects of medical coverage. Not much more than that.

    Cons

    Entire atmosphere, low morale among employees, lack of employee respect & appreciation. Pay is poor, & lack of affordable parking for employees. Just a very toxic place to work. I can understand why HUP is dropping out of the top 10 in the nation. It's not a nice to place to work at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management. Stop placing persons in supervisory positions who lack the skills to lead! As well as, lack professionalism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A Hand Up not a hand out

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    Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I am grateful for the educational and work experience I received at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Cons

    I have no cons that are not afforded to all University based teaching hospitals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work with your employees and allow them the opportunity for advancement within the health system by supporting them to work and attend classes to be a greater asset to the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunity to advance in your career and further your education.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits such as furthering your education.

    Cons

    Not really anything bad to say about university of pennsylvania health system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None needed

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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