University of Pennsylvania Health System

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University of Pennsylvania Health System Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
58 Reviews

3.7
58 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
  • there are alot of politics that go on (in 2 reviews)

  • Senior management needs to come and see what goes on and what does not go on in the offices even its once a year (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    UPenn Health System Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    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
  2.  

    Amazing Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    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
  3.  

    An amazing internship opportunity within the radiation oncology department

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Research in Philadelphia, PA

    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
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  5.  

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

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

    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
  6.  

    Very happy so far!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Director  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - IT Director in Philadelphia, PA

    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
  7.  

    A Hand Up not a hand out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist in Philadelphia, PA

    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
  8.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    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
  9.  

    Treats Employees Like Children

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Chestnut Hill Hospital is located on a beautiful campus in Philadelphia. It is easy to get to because it is located near public transportation. Most of the people are friendly.

    Cons

    Employees are treated like children. Management questions every decision- no matter how small. Employees are given "incidents" when taking sick days- even with a doctor's note. Too many incidents and you are written up/disciplined. Sick days are provided, but not meant to be used. There is zero work life balance. Vacation days are accrued, which is fine, but then you are forced to take them when you don't want to- before all holidays and sometimes at random. Benefits are expensive and not very good. There is a deductible on the prescriptions!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell employees what is really going on in the company. Don't question why I choose to use the days off I have earned. If you don't trust someone's judgement, they should not be an employee. Stop pretending employees aren't people. Employees are treated like slaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Doing more with less is not always beneficial.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits are incredible and unbeatable.

    Cons

    There is too much bureaucratic nonsense.

  11.  

    good company.

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    Current Employee - Housekeeping Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Housekeeping Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    great benefits, really nice employees

    Cons

    None that I want to share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that I want to share.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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