University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics

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University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
33 Reviews
3.9
33 Reviews
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University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics President and CEO Donna M. Katen-Bahensky
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  1.  

    Good opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The hospital offers great benefits, great vacation package, sick leave that rolls over every year, and excellent opportunities for growth with tuition reimbursement. Opportunities for advancement are many. They have tried to deal with the Act 10 changes appropriately but many employees are still upset by the change in law. Employees see that they have to pay more for retirement and more for insurance but don't take any of the other changes in the health care market into consideration. The hospital has also included the staff in the decisions being made regarding the unions going away but many staff complain about how they don't want to go to meetings, they just want to do their work. If you aren't willing to have a voice in the change, then don't complain about them. You are being given the opportunity to give input, take it. It is human nature to be concerned for yourself but I believe the employees should be very thankful they work in a stable environment.

    Cons

    Large institution with many layers so it takes a long time for change to happen, this is a disappointment to many staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would ask upper administration to be more visible and get involved more with front line staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    So far, I find the culture very welcoming and the work environment very pleasant.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Cook in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay, benefits, and working a desirable schedule (i.e, posted in advance, consistent, conscious of work/life balance) are all excellent.

    Cons

    It seems that there might be a bit of red tape within this organization - a bit formal and stiff or excessive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Stability

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked here as an undergrad and was hired on as a full-time employee after graduation. It is a great job for what it is. The pay is reasonable right out of school. The benefits are standard since you work for the state. Vacation, sick leave, and personal time are awesome! You get a lot of time and all the vacation rolls over. HR always seems to want to help and generally people are nice and helpful.

    Cons

    You are part of a very, very large institution, so you have to be your own advocate if you are in need of anything. The office culture depends on what department and division you work in. The first division I worked in felt like a big family and the second one felt like a bunch of middle-school cliques.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Operating Room - Negative Changes

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Schedule - Typically five 8hr shifts, Mon-Fri, Weekend call every other month, Weekday call once per week.
    Tuition Reimbursement at 100% if you are .6FTE or higher (Will change in June 2014)
    Surgeons are friendly and fun to work with for the most part

    Cons

    RNs have little to no say in practice/policy changes within the Surgical Services department. Call pay is decreasing to only $2.25/hr and getting paid for a minimum of 3hrs (starting in June). Limited availability to take vacation. Management doesn't support staff who "speak out" they are labeled as "trouble makers" and treated with a threatening attitude. Many changes taking place in June 2014 including a 6.5% decrease in pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A dynamic dedicated health care organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    For such a large complex organization it feels like home. Staff are highly skilled, and driven to do good work for the benefit of the patients. It is a workplace which instills pride because of the ground breaking work that is done there every day. I see people at all levels strive to provide or contribute to the positive experience of patients and families.

    Cons

    It is an overly complex organization which should move towards integration of it's 3 entities for the benefit of the patients, staff and community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate, integrate, integrate!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Offers many learning opportunities for young professionals.

    Cons

    Large environment - it will take time to learn the system.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great work environment. Excellent pay and benefits.

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    Current Employee - Nurse Manager  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Nurse Manager in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of resources available in every area.

    Cons

    Not flexible with work schedule and work from home options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow work from home options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Call Home

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Professionalism, Advancement Opportunities, Competitive Salary and Great Benefits. The employees are fantastic and there is a sense of pride working along side many of these world renown physicians and nurses. I have been a patient myself and couldn't say enough positive of the entire staff caring for me and my family. If you are willing to get your healthcare at your place of employment, that says everything.

    Cons

    Management is unapproachable and unaccessible. While there has been turnover "we in leadership" as they like to refer to themselves, there have been many changes for the better over the last couple years. Yet there still seems to be a sense of mistrust between employees and their managers. There is definitely a line drawn between us and them. They don't seem to have realistic expectations of how the hospital runs on a day to day and shift to shift basis. To many it is all about the bottom line and number in the box and not the actual patient care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in the trenches with the staff and really get a feel for the "day in the life" of your employees that you manage on "all" shifts. Healthcare is changing…you want us to be patient and family centered, so do we…practice what you preach. When making management decisions, think about how you would want your loved one cared for and then how can you support that team of people to provide the best care possible. Think outside the box…

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Radiation Therapist  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Radiation Therapist in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The environment and culture is great

    Cons

    The parking can be challanging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Medical interpreter

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    Former Employee - Medical Interpreter  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Medical Interpreter in Madison, WI

    I worked at University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Worked as a Medical Interpreter for University of Wisconsin-Hospital and several other clinics in Madison to get 40 hour week.Good pay,

    Cons

    No benefits, had to make my own schedule, and pick up some additional hours as a Court interpreter.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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