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Updated Nov 8, 2021

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Medical University of South Carolina CEO, MUSC Health and Vice President for Health Affairs, University Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., MHM, FACHE
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  • "pay is low and frequent IT issues(in 85 reviews)
  • "Parking is limited and I have to take a bus from a parkiing lot to work.(in 55 reviews)
  • "poor management, peer reviews are used for raises which can be very subjective and based on your personal relationship with your supervisor.(in 34 reviews)
  • "low salary even with growth(in 32 reviews)
  • "The other major con is if you have a bad manager, you are stuck with that and there is no recourse.(in 15 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to do residency

    Sep 23, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
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    Pros

    Great location, friendly people, and received excellent training. Plenty of time given for learning, and didn't spend too much time scutted.

    Cons

    Salary on the low side for cost of living but my program had a generous book fund. Getting the budget to replace support staff who left was problematic.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Post-doctoral Scholar

    Oct 18, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Great friendly staff. Lots of holidays off.

    Cons

    High cost of living and relatively lower wages compared to other parts of the country

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Registered Nurse

    Dec 2, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Large organization with complex cases

    Cons

    Focused on growth, no increase in pay compared to increase to cost of living in the area. No respect for staff

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Former employee

    Aug 5, 2022 - Program Coordinator 
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    Pros

    Dedicated co workers was a plus

    Cons

    Lower salary and lack of pay increases to adjust for cost of living

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to get a degree

    May 19, 2014 - Graduate Student 
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    Pros

    Friendly staff and faculty. Medical staff are always willing to teach. Great location

    Cons

    MUSC is minimally funded by the state which means that it is required to follow public school requirements but the majority of the funding is federal grants or foundations. It can make it very stressful for funding graduate students and convincing faculty that the cost of living in Charleston is significantly different than most other southern cities.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to work

    Jan 29, 2020 - Program Manager 
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    Pros

    Benefits and PTO, work/life balance

    Cons

    parking was difficult. salary was low for the high cost of living

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  7. 2.0
    Current Employee

    University employee

    Mar 16, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    State benefits (decent insurance, vacation and sick leave)

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive nor is it consistent with the cost of living for the area. There is no focus on employment satisfaction. Management does not mentor employees or give opportunity for promotion.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Little incentive to stay

    Feb 14, 2022 - RNll 
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    Pros

    Large academic hospital, tuition assistance, good insurance

    Cons

    No maternity leave, raises not on par with increased cost of living, little incentive to get certs

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Overall positive

    Oct 29, 2021 - Program Coordinator I in Charleston, SC
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    Pros

    Good people and fair expectations. A lot of long-term, lifer types.

    Cons

    Cost of living in CHS is out of control and 10+ year outdated salaries are a problem for the lower tier of the staff. Can't keep any lower positions staffed. Huge turnover. High paid admin and doctors seem to do okay.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Overall, MUSC is pretty okay

    Apr 13, 2022 - Program Coordinator in Charleston, SC
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    Pros

    Benefits are good, overall. Tuition reimbursement is definitely helpful if you're a working student. In terms of work environment, I've worked in two entities (MUHA and University) and my teams have been great, generally speaking. Complacency is often ignored by managers, which definitely affects overall team morale.

    Cons

    Parking is a nightmare. The only free parking available is a bus ride or 15-20 minute walk from campus, depending on where you work. Wait lists for parking garages take forever (I've worked here since 2018 and am still 514th in line for a spot that costs $70/month). Salaries are totally inadequate compared to the increasingly high cost of living in Charleston. HR determines compensation, so getting a raise is a futile effort, even with the recommendation/advocation of a supervisor. HR seems to take advantage of the over-saturation of health professionals in this area to offer lower wages. The fact that you have to use a certain amount of PTO before you're allowed to use sick leave is absurd. Mandating PTO on days administrative offices are closed (i.e. the week between Christmas and New Years, closures for hurricanes) is equally frustrating. Hospital admins seem completely out of touch with the experiences and needs of healthcare workers.

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