University of Rochester Medical Center

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University of Rochester Medical Center Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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University of Rochester Medical Center CEO Bradford C. Berk
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Pros
  • If your boss will allow you to take classes, there are some tuition benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Very friendly co-workers, great benefits, flexibility (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. Senior Biomedical Equipment Technician

    Current Employee - Senior Biomedical Equipment Technician in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Biomedical Equipment Technician in Rochester, NY
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with scheduling free with paid overtime

    Cons

    Always more work than can be reasonably completed on schedule


  2. Politics

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst/Programmer Junior in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst/Programmer Junior in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Retirement and Tuition benefits are good.

    Cons

    Low salary and very political. It's like you are navigating a mine field sometimes. Paying for parking as an employee is ridiculous.


  3. Underpaid, poor benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Control Clerk in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Data Control Clerk in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given opportunities to go beyond job description; research analysts are given opportunity to write manuscripts, perform data analysis, write grants

    Cons

    The University of Rochester Medical Center underpays their employees; they are the only major research institution in the area so they practically have a monopoly over the region; poor benefits; not much room for upward growth within each department

    Advice to Management

    Stop underpaying employees; offer more benefits; do not keep or hire someone that is overqualified; pay employees for going above and beyond their job description instead of acting like you're doing them a favor


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  5. Used to a good place to work. Seems lost and chaotic now with no value placed on talent

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Director in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Low salary, disjointed organization structure, leadership lacks vision, all decisions governed not by business value but potential financial gifts. Faculty tries to run the business creating chaos and string of terrible decisions

    Advice to Management

    New leadership should be recruited from outside the region and lead organizational change aimed at business professionals helping provide financial stability to the organization.


  6. Careers in Behavioral Health

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    Former Employee - Behavioral Health Faculty in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Behavioral Health Faculty in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many wonderful colleagues and learning opportunities to test one's abilities that encourage growth.

    Cons

    Salaried faculty required to work minimum of 50 hours per week plus volunteer to teach a course.

    Advice to Management

    Too many administrative layers - difficult to influence or effect change


  7. Great for early career experience- laboratory technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician III in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician III in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


  8. Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.


  9. A good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  10. A great place to work in the wrong place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Representative in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Communications Representative in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.



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