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The University of Kansas Health System Reviews

Updated May 22, 2018
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "I thoroughly enjoyed my time at The University of Kansas Hospital."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The University of Kansas Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are numerous opportunities available. The team I worked with were always encouraging to each other and you don’t find that anymore. The more people you familiarize yourself with the better chances you have at moving up.

    Cons

    I was told on good authority to apply to some positions, only to be told they already had someone in mind but needed more applicants. I have a Masters degree and it took me two years before I got my foot in the door (entry level) only after taking my Masters off my resume.

    Advice to Management

    Review the automatic process of eliminating resumes based on word searches. I feel like there are a lot of quality applicants that get overlooked in this process.


  2. "Good Benefits, unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The University of Kansas Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty good medical benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Zero appreciation for doing more than your share. Very unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    The physicians need to treat the other employees with respect. Having M.D behind your name is not a reason to belittle people and have zero class.

  3. "Inpatient Pharmacy Technician"

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    Former Employee - Inpatient Pharmacy Technician in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Inpatient Pharmacy Technician in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The University of Kansas Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    time off flex is great

    Cons

    All about who you know


  4. "A Great First Job"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse, BSN
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse, BSN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    KU has great benefits, a good RN-patient ratio, and a great facility. It also has some of the best physicians and health care providers in the nation.

    Cons

    The hospital is well known for having a high turnover rate with their health care providers. They are also known for having poor management on several units in the hospital.


  5. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Health System full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, can be busy

    Cons

    Sick population at times, hard work


  6. "Adminstrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Health System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Innovative and on the edge healthcare

    Cons

    pay, benefits and parking


  7. "Inmates run the asylum"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thankfully the health system is moving into the modern age of IT, allowing work-from-home and a smart casual dress code. Management is very accessible, friendly, and flexible.

    Cons

    My major complaint is that it seems that the providers drive a majority of IT projects and initiatives to the point that third-party vendor best-practice recommendations for application/server configuration are submitted to doctors to approval. Maddeningly, they are given the power to override these recommendations.

  8. "Love this place!"

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    Current Employee - Nurse Associate
    Current Employee - Nurse Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Health System part-time

    Pros

    The resources available are unlimited!

    Cons

    Very large, easy to get lost as a new employee.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your staff employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The University of Kansas Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great nurses to work with

    Cons

    Management are all "yes men" and employees are not allowed to have an opinion. Nursing license can be in trouble if following management leads.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Benefits and Salary, Antiquated Business Practices"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Health System full-time

    Pros

    Newly Implemented Work From Home option when possible. Casual Dress allowed at 3 locations. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Management is always too busy to be helpful. Meetings or appointments at 90% of the Campus requires Business Casual Dress, even for IT staff that need to go under desks and carry equipment daily. Cell phone reimbursement plans are non existent even though you can get called on your personal cell phone for issues at any time.

    Additionally, we are expected to be on call for a wide array of products instead of the systems that we know. This can cause really slow resolution times due to waiting for the right people to get on the phone.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the end result and our number one priority - the patients. Things like the dress code and meeting attendance should be a way lower priority so as to never leave an end user (and potentially patients) with issues that could be resolved but aren't because of antiquated policies. Push for changes instead of just saying "That's what we have always done". Additionally, respond to employees when they have followed up numerous times. Help employees grow with the company instead of just covering yourself.

    Lastly, push for a better work life balance. If that means hiring more staff to work on nights, then do it. If I was laying on a table waiting for a procedure because there was an IT related issue, Id much rather have someone working their normal shift to figure out what is wrong. Not a person that just woke up from a dead sleep at 2AM and may not even know the product.


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