University of Rochester Medical Center

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University of Rochester Medical Center Reviews in Rochester, NY

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
92 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Company has good benefits, flexible work arrangements (to a certain degree), generous time off with the ability to roll over (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The parking situation is downright awful (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay with one small raise per year(maybe), parking can be expensive, little recognition from top management (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    GREAT Place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great working environment!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    People are friendly, new buildings and growing revenue

    Cons

    Administrative can be more efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Good, but not great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    there for a number of years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician III in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Lab Technician III in Rochester, NY

    I worked at University of Rochester Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    excellent colleagues, great learning resources, great fcilities

    Cons

    relatively low salaries for non faculty, favoritism!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please keep older, long term employees in mind. If we are given learning opportunities, you've got us for life!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    As an undergraduate researcher, was pleasured to work with an extremely personable staff in the emergency department

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Rochester, NY

    I worked at University of Rochester Medical Center as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    One the best reasons to work at the U of R's Medical Center is that the staffing, whether it be within the department you work for or not, is typically willing to assist you with all that they might be able to.

    Cons

    Challenges experienced in working at the Medical Center was that it is one of the most confusing hospital's I've been in, in terms of navigating through it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although you might be placed in a more highly regarded position than that of your employees, it might sometimes be of beneficial for you to listen to those less regarded, as everyone has their strengths and weaknesses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great springboard into medical culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician II in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Lab Technician II in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester Medical Center part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company ethos, friendly, good benefits, many jobs to aspire to internally. Supportive culture, education benefits foster advancement. If you know where you want to go in medical, this job can help you get there. Many nursing students, premed students and biology majors begin here. Many lab technologists start as lab techs while studying then transition fairly easily to internal roles.

    Cons

    Low starting but good relative to cost of living, parking is scarce and expensive. Smaller city but still much to offer relative to size. Harsh winters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lab Technician - Depends on PI

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

    I worked at University of Rochester Medical Center

    Pros

    As a lab tech the work is not difficult but there are a lot of chances to expand your skill set. Flexible hours depending on your supervisor and experiments that are going on.

    Cons

    Training, leadership possibilities, etc. depends on your lab PI. In my experience if you want more responsibility you have to seek it and learn new techniques to get put on more projects. Again, this depends on your supervisor, but in the lab I worked in it was difficult for technicians to get more responsibility which limited the chances of getting mentioned in published papers. Pay is low but on par for lab techs and definitely depends on individual lab funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include techs on published papers as authors! We do a lot of work!

  10.  

    Postdoctoral Salary

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    We good research environment to begin the research career.

    Cons

    Long term is not good for postdoctoral research positions due to no consideration for promotions here at URMC.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent Entry Level Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    good work/life balance, decent benefits, flexible

    Cons

    HORRIBLE pay, no raises, rare promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you pay low salaries because benefits compensate...and then cut benefits, then you need to raise salaries.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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