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SUNY Upstate Medical University Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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SUNY Upstate Medical University President Gregory L. Eastwood
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  • In terms of leadership positions and hires of women Upstate is behind other medical schools (in 2 reviews)

  • In addition, just like all the hospitals, there are few grumpy people that you should avoid while working (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to get your Ph.D

    Cons

    Maintenance is slow to fix problems


  2. "Upstate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time

    Pros

    It is a welcoming institution

    Cons

    Could benefit from some growth


  3. "SUNY Upstate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, progressive atmosphere and diverse community, Medical instructors are superb

    Cons

    Could be better pay, Sometime it seems the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing


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  5. "Nice environment to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and the school has some strong research fields. Collaborations with neighboring SU and SUNY-ESF are quite frequent.

    Cons

    Long winter with very heavy snow


  6. "Senior Medical Technologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time

    Pros

    Laidback, No work, no actual bosses, Pay

    Cons

    No work, no structure/support, no organization/logic, No communication from other team members, Wasting money

    Advice to Management

    Get yo stuff together


  7. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are usually very friendly and observing positive patient outcomes

    Cons

    Many changes have occurred in the hospital upper leadership
    Some managers are unfair in scheduling


  8. "New and Love!!"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN

    I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many many many opportunities to grow!!

    Cons

    The pay is slightly below other hospitals.


  9. "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Regisitered Nurse in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Regisitered Nurse in Syracuse, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I loved caring for my very special patients and their families in pediatrics. My job gave me purpose and a mission.

    Cons

    Upstate is not the easiest place to work. The communication between staff and management is lacking. Often the nurse staff were unaware of changes in polices or procedures. We would not find the information out until the very last minute.


  10. "SUNY Hospital in Syracuse, NY"

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    Former Employee - Nursing Assistant II in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Nursing Assistant II in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    NY state benefits, largest employer in Syracuse, educational benefits like tuition reimbursement, many opportunities to transfer once hired, teaching hospital, level one trauma center for all of CNY

    Cons

    Parking costs a fortune, regular payroll errors take months to correct, interactions with HR do not feel personal


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging, often political with cliques but has lots of benefits."

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, free education, strong orientation for new nurses, high quality medical care, endless opportunities to grow and learn. Union dues pay for dental and vision.

    Cons

    Managers not able or willing to control a bullying back stabbing environments omega managers are part of that environment and foster division among workers. When you first start they hold 5 days of pay and you don't get that money until you end your employment, so it ends up being about a month before you get paid. Some departments employ more traveling nurses than regular staff nurses because word gets around not to worry for those managers, as they do not manage fairly, take little ownership of things when they make mistakes (i.e. blameshift).

    Things are always about money. No money for anything but somehow upper management has money to have the dining facilities cater all kinds of meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Not all of your nurse managers are motivating and promote a healthy environment as OTD teaches. Take a good look at where your turnover is and where you have to hire travelers. Perhaps if you paid a little more as an incentive to work in those areas, you could save in the long run because you would end up with staff nurses and not travelers.



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