University of Rochester Medical Center

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University of Rochester Medical Center Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. Great for early career experience- laboratory technician

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician III in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician III in Rochester, NY

    I worked at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits were good. Great health insurance, dental insurance, the university invests in your retirement after 2 years, there were free health and wellness programs, formal workplace conflict resolution programs, free counseling, cheap gym membership (on site).
    My employer invested in my career development, paying for graduate level courses, and funding my trip to national conferences.
    I received a lot of mentoring from faculty in my department.
    The administrative staff was very effective, organized, and efficient. Great coworkers.
    The pay was okay for the cost of living in Rochester.

    Cons

    Conflicts between individuals made the workplace stressful.
    The weather has a negative effect on individuals' general sense of well-being

    Advice to Management

    Meliora

  2. Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Automatic retirement contribution by the University.

    Cons

    Can be very political. Very difficult to move up within the University. Pay seems to be lower compared to the other local hospitals.

    Advice to Management

    Go above and beyond to retain employees you feel are worth it. In the long run it will benefit the University.

  3. A good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse patient population. Some of the latest technology in the field.

    Cons

    inadequate compensation of work. retaining employees who are poor performers. Promoting poor performers.

    Advice to Management

    Hold other accountable for work and actions. Treat employees with equality.

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  5. A great place to work in the wrong place

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Rochester, NY

    I worked at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The university of Rochester is an excellent working environment, with good facilities on campus for staff, career development opportunities and access to research facilities. The university also provides housing for staff in the vicinities of campus at affordable prices, which is particularly good for newcomers moving in from abroad.

    Cons

    Rochester has a good standard of living, however is more of a family-friendly suburban city and doesn't offer a lot for young single people. Opportunities to socialize are very scarce, and the very tough winter weather makes it very hard to live there alone.

  6. Wonderful company to work for that is held with high ethical standards.

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    Former Employee - Communications Representative in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Communications Representative in Rochester, NY

    I worked at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The University of Rochester Medical Center has terrific benefits from the moment you begin employment. It is the biggest employer of Rochester with many job openings.

    Cons

    It is very hard, almost impossible to obtain a position within another department unless you know someone. I wanted to stay with this company but unfortunately, I could not advance and decided to move on as I was extremely unhappy with my role. After working at this company for a year, I had only received one 2% raise.

    Advice to Management

    If you want top quality work, you need to hire top-notch employees. There was a major problem with absences and employees who came into the office late. Nothing was ever done about this and this set the overall tone for the office.

  7. Study and work in University of Rochester Medical Center

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center

    Pros

    Great health care, good pay relative to other universities, research is great

    Cons

    small campus, snow a lot in winter, very small city for future job oppotunities

  8. GREAT Place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communication Representative in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Communication Representative in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I feel like my coworkers are family-including management and leadership. There are great benefits. The ICARE values are a great way to live.

    Cons

    Parking can be horrible at the medical center. They relocated my office turning my commute from a 25 min drive to 1 hour commute.

  9. Great working environment!

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly, new buildings and growing revenue

    Cons

    Administrative can be more efficient.

  10. Job Security, educational benefit main reason to work here. Low encouragement for career advancement

    Current Employee - Information Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Information Analyst in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    educational - pays for classes - 90%

    Cons

    they won't encourage you to move up in your career, or really encourage you at all. I guess thats up to you. no career progression

  11. Good, but not great

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great project and lab environment (depends on laboratory and I am lucky).

    Cons

    No benefits for Postdoctoral fellows. Not great support for postdocs that need to find a job. You are basically on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Give more benefits to postdoctoral fellows, and more support for their next step to find a job.

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