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"Great Benefits"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Office Assistant in The Woodlands, TX
Current Employee - Business Office Assistant in The Woodlands, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at United Surgical Partners part-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good salary, benefits, hours; family friendly

Cons

Sometimes people get "lost" in big corporations.

Advice to Management

Remember the administrative assistants that put in their forty a week; without them you wouldn't be in business no matter how many nurses you have.

Other Employee Reviews for United Surgical Partners

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful treatment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Surgical Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers and management treatment
    Very light travel
    Good hours
    Ability to grow short term

    Cons

    Spent a lot of time deciphering and balancing priorities from various layers within the org; can be quite bureaucratic.
    Compensation levels
    Culture seeks to create a small internal family environment. It felt large and corporate.
    Advancement long term

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating employees very well and improve the pay.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Disappointing- be realistic and watch your step"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Surgical Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Your professional growth, a work environment free of hostility / unfair bias, and a good culture are here with the right boss. If it is a surgery center administrator, they set a miniature culture within the company as a whole which is regionally adapted. You might be at the wrong center, but the right company. It all depends- and this is why you see contradictory reviews on the site.

    The pros are 90% dependent on your specific manager and position. The question is whether you will be chosen to tap into everything available or if you will be confined to meeting less than your potential. Your manager’s agenda may be incompatible with the vision coming down from the very top.

    The values coming from the top deserve respect.

    Last but not least, IT did a pretty decent job. Perhaps some reviewers have not experienced life in a small company.

    Cons

    USPI doesn’t really have anything in the way of a global company culture. It tries to act big and actually is very complex due to the industry. It also tries to act small by creating an artificially close family environment. I saw this small thinking through directors who dictate separate agendas as if they were CEO of a small local organization. It was evident in my experience that director agendas were taken personally, clouding professional judgment. This is the bad case scenario at USPI. Why does it mean trouble?

    If your skills and ability demonstrate that it is time for a step up but that does not fit the agenda, you may remain locked in your current role. They can blame this on attitude or some type of goal that is very subjective. Perhaps a goal such as interacting with more surgery center peers or continuing education keeps you from a stellar review and eventually a promotion. You may find yourself looking at a peer who was provided with all of your lost opportunities. He remains in the same position as you. Good annual reviews somehow conflict with a bad attitude or inability to attain the goals outlined by the director.

    Why would this take place at a company with such an emphasis on integrity? There are two answers. First, opportunities for advancement are limited to begin with and since your midlevel manager will set the agenda, there is little you can do. If you accept it, you will likely be labeled one of the good people at USPI with a good attitude who are patiently and loyally serving the company.

    This works if you’re able to just sit tight in the same position. It’s important to ask yourself if your position falls in this category or if you will be expected to demonstrate your progress relative to your peers. It also works until you see the patterns develop over a few years and start looking outside the company for advancement.

    Second, it’s a pretty isolated hierarchy in this company. As such, you will not see anyone outside of your immediate circle generating much influence one way or the other in your employment until it's too late. If you complain, forget it as the culture is pretty unforgiving in terms of negativity unless a pathway has been cleared for you to advance in USPI.

    Despite an informal and easy appearance within some locations, beware because the culture here can be authoritarian. Your attitude is watched and it is everything. Once it is less than par, they view it as hard to get back and you might as well plan your exit strategically. I also sensed a certain arrogance about leaving the company, as if they had the audacity to say, “Where else will you work? It’s the same at other companies.”

    Talented people get the hard work here. They left the easy items to new people. If you handle the hard work, you might get hands off treatment because some managers just don't want to deal with anything themselves. They would rather confine you to one role instead of shaking things up in order to spread responsibility. This generates some crisis management in reaction to change.

    Good managers accept this reality and stay involved. The bad managers here were unable to see that the truth is nothing personal, nor is it the sign of a good or bad attitude. I had the feeling that some managers lacked objectivity. Maintaining a false sense of youthful enthusiasm about USPI was more important than the realities of day to day work.

    In fairness to USPI you can see this type of behavior at any company and this is strictly one man’s opinion. Pay very close attention to the local reputation, what peers have to say, and what your immediate manager’s agenda will be.

    Advice to Management

    They never listened to me when I was there so my advice would be to start listening. Set aside your individual political vendettas and agenda. They come at the expense of administrators, managers, and staff who actually create value.


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