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Updated January 23, 2018
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  • Point system, compensation for added job duties (in 6 reviews)

  • Parking at the main campus is very limited (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Histotechnologist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, yearly raises, and good healthcare coverage.

    Cons

    Parking, zero tolerance attendance policy, and short staffed often.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to keep employees.

  3. "UKHS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding Academic Medical Center that absolutely remains committed to providing the very best care to all of our patients, their families and our community.

    Strong mentoring and great leadership that encourages promoting within and will actively assist anyone in advancing and career growth - if you deserve it and you're willing to wait for the right time while being ok with doing more than required without constant praise or compensation.

    Great benefits and family-like environment - as long as you contribute as well to encouraging others, remaining positive and working hard without complaining.

    Cons

    Understanding the compensation package can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of positions now require a nursing degree - that did not in the past. Some of these positions likely would not require this in order for a candidate to be successful and it is likely a lot of great candidates are being forced out d/t this requirement.


  4. "Still working out the 'bumps'"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The University of Kansas Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will build many relationships at KU and people stay here for a long time.
    The benefits are some of the best in the area.
    Salaries are fairly competitive in most areas.

    Cons

    Company is growing too big to maintain the personality of a caring organization.
    There are splinter political factions that need to come together for the sake of preserving the organization.
    Unstable healthcare environment makes it hard to keep the long-term employees that used to be the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Develop career paths. Stop ignoring the big picture and treat your support staff better. Invest in info-structure and your people, not everything can be solved with consultants!


  5. "PRN Nurse Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - PRN Nurse Associate
    Current Employee - PRN Nurse Associate
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Managers and educators are really attentive and help with your schedule. The pay is comparable to other hospitals. Lots of other staff willing to trade and switch shifts. The hospital is magnet status and cares about their nursing staff.

    Cons

    Will have patients on acute care floors for weeks due to placement problems.


  6. "Loved job.. but management needs improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Infusion RN
    Former Employee - Infusion RN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was competitive
    Working closely with pt and families
    Benefits adequate
    Hours
    Ceu offering
    Close to home
    Tuition reimbursement
    Physicians

    Cons

    A lot of cliques and gossip
    Manager played favorites
    Kept tally of how many pt you treated vs other staff
    Did not recognize job well done

    Advice to Management

    Be fair
    Encourage staff and show appreciation for staff


  7. "Patient Care Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pca in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Pca in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great hours, awesome teamwork, growing company

    Cons

    pay could be better, too many politics

  8. "Big Health System but Poor Communication"

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

    I worked at The University of Kansas Health System part-time

    Pros

    Great learning environment and exposure to different things.

    Cons

    Parking is a hassle for employees for both days and nights.


  9. "Poor Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your health insurance is affordable.

    Cons

    The expression of ideas which differ from existing procedures will be tolerated, then you will get back to work.

    Advice to Management

    In-person communication is always better than an email--if effective communication is truly what you want.


  10. "University of Kansas Health System"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible scheduling. Adequate training, educational support for employees. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Large health system can mean less personal.


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