University of Rochester Medical Center

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University of Rochester Medical Center Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
84 Reviews
3.9
84 Reviews
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University of Rochester Medical Center CEO Bradford C. Berk
Bradford C. Berk
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If your boss will allow you to take classes, there are some tuition benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • If you have a family and want a decent environment to work in, are willing to put up with a lot of "politics" then check this company out (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The parking situation is downright awful (in 3 reviews)

  • 5 miles from parking lot), low salary (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great faculty, good residency training

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    Current Employee - Resident  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Resident in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    wide range of pathology referred to the Strong system, faculty are great teachers and experts in their field, working with other people who are happy at their job, great benefits

    Cons

    parking (walk almost 0.5 miles from parking lot), low salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior, Health Project Coordinator  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior, Health Project Coordinator in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Training and educational opportunities aer good, if you want more education. At some point most prefer more salary if they don't need the educational opportunity.

    Cons

    Parking on site is a nightmare...and expensive. Pay is lower than elsewhere would be with comparable education. No constency in pay from dept. to dept. for same job titles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Average place to work

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    Current Employee - Sec IV  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sec IV in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great rapport in the community. Average personal growth potential. Easier to move around within a department. Number one employee in the area

    Cons

    Opportunities depend on who you know. The parking situation is downright awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work and life balance seems to be impossible. Not much support from managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    All in all, a decent place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, high variety of jobs in all sorts of fields

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to past jobs I've had, extremely hard to get into

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier to move up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning environment, tuition benefits, lack of advancement opportunities

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    Current Employee - Community Liaison  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Community Liaison in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart co-workers that care immensely about what they do. Opportunity to learn a lot - free scientific presentations on special topics occur regualrly throughout the year. Tuition benefit program is a nice perk.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance. Decisions are required to be sent up the chain - even small ones; slows productivity. Low amount of paid vacation time and typically only seven holidays throughout the whole year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit and make clear vision, mission, goals, objectives at regular intervals for employees. Confusion over priorities exists in lower management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist/Clin Tech III  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist/Clin Tech III in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Advanced Clinical Training. Fast Paced Environment.

    Cons

    Probationary Periods. Too Long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Department fosters confrontational employees, They feel they must Slash and Burn other Empolyees to get ahead. It is highly competitive and sometimes unfairly harsh. I suspect employee churning as a cost cutting scenario. Vacations are by Lottery, You are told the first year to forget about it. This does not foster a Work life balance.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    a review about the Medical center

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Rochester Medical Center

    Pros

    It's awesome to work at the Medical Center. The strong hospital is the largest hospital in upper state, and it offers all kind of jobs for people who are interested in healthcare industry.

    Cons

    Rochester could be really snowy since November, and it always keeps snowing until March in the next year. It also rains a lot.

  9.  

    Prestigious colleagues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center

    Pros

    Employees are patient centered, delivering the highest quality of care

    Cons

    No cons, the expansion of UR Medicine, will continue to advance quality healthcare through regional expansion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Patient Accounts Employee  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Patient Accounts Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Employs most people in Rochester

    Cons

    Parking for employees is not free.

  11.  

    Not That Great

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist II  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist II in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They used to have really great tuition benefits and that is the only reason I stayed with the medical center

    Cons

    Middle managers are complacent and don't care. Most supervisors and managers are promoted not based on ability but based on tenure. Not a great place to work unless you are a nurse or physician. They also are taking away benefits due to the new health care reform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create better incentives to stay with the medical center and create more positions to advance to. Stop treating Physicians and Nurses as if they can do no wrong while placing the blame on others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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