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Temple University Health System Reviews

Updated February 7, 2018
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Temple University Health System President & CEO Larry R. Kaiser
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  • commute to and from work- bad neighborhood (in 4 reviews)

  • there are no cons at this company in my opinion (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "GREAT hospital to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Temple University Health System full-time

    Pros

    GREAT hospital to work for with good hands on experience.

    Cons

    A bit far from center city


  2. "Professor of Cardiology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Temple University Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with the underserved of the greater Philadelphia area was rewarding to say the least. As a teaching hospital the residents (house-staff) are exposed to urban medicine and take or rather assumer a lot of responsibility and it is wonderful working with them and teaching them.

    Cons

    There is a lot of in-fighting between various factions in the academic health center, and too much control is in the hands of non-physicians, which creates difficulties. Salaries are flat and there is a constant financial struggle.

    Advice to Management

    There was in my experience a general lack of transparency and communication between the top brass and the folks in the trenches. This reduced morale. A better spirit of collaboration would be fostered by appointing clinical leadership that currently is in the hands of a few.

  3. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Temple University Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The mission of the health system is admirable: treating the underserved.

    Cons

    The system is broke. Lack of budget dictates everything.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what can be accomplished. Don’t overreach.


  4. "Staff RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Pay, Health Benefits and it is a union hospital.

    Cons

    Bad location and lack cultural competency. Also has a poor tuition reimbursement plan.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to become more culturally competent.


  5. "Senior Talent Specialist (AKA Senior Recruiter)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Temple University Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people and the mission of the health system.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. I've been with them longer than any prior employer.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "I can only speak for one small lab, not the hospital."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Technologist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Technologist in Philadelphia, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Temple University Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great health insurance
    Union provides a lot of support
    New director is bringing in new technologies and assays, it's exciting.
    On-call phones are smart phones so you can see the department emails to view potential surgeries and when you might be called in.

    Cons

    (not chem, hem, bb, or micro) Supervisor has never worked in a hospital and lack of experience hurts the lab (last-minute scheduling, inadequate staffing, no shift-to-shift communication for MAJOR changes, significant SOP changes not printed or available on "required" online SOP software, etc). After 2 years, supervisor completely unfamiliar with the SOP and accompanying computer work for our #1 test--has never performed the testing on 3 of the 5 benches. She never tried to learn the assays or expressed any interest in doing so; maybe she does not think it is important? Supervisor is too timid to discipline employees who shout in the lab and act rudely and unprofessionally towards coworkers. Techs are unhappy, the lab is understaffed and we need more people to help cover on-call. Working 16 hours straight when you're called in is exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    More than one tech is required on second and third shifts, the ones that receive about 80% of the STAT tests. They have no one to relieve them to eat or take breaks most nights. Stop tolerating employees who harass/yell/bully/insult their coworkers. The supervisor is not assertive and cannot fix the problem. More employees are needed--we can't even implement the new methods that can save us time because we have no one to keep up with the benchwork if we pull techs to perform QC and validations.


  7. "Don’t waste your time"

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

    I worked at Temple University Health System full-time

    Pros

    Patients & customers are a delight to interact with

    Cons

    Racist, bias, do not value employees

  8. "Respectful institution"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Temple University Health System full-time

    Pros

    Employees are diverse and welcoming. Everyone has respect for one another

    Cons

    The Reputation in the community


  9. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Temple University Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good hourly rate, union, good health benefits.

    Cons

    staffing ratio, visitor monitoring system, need for more security


  10. "it is a good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Temple University Health System full-time

    Pros

    autonomy, mgmt gives a lot of respect to employees

    Cons

    health insurance is great but costly


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