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The University of Vermont Medical Center Reviews

Updated Sep 12, 2019

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  • "Low pay (very high cost of living in Vermont)(in 5 reviews)

  • "Vermont is EXPENSIVE to live and the compensation did not make it worth it(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid place to work"

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    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The University of Vermont Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I thought it was a good work environment and I had great health benefits.

    Cons

    There was no on-site parking, you have to be shuttled to work.

    Advice to Management

    Promote employees furthering their education, whether it be e-learning or critical conversation courses.

    The University of Vermont Medical Center2019-03-11
  2. "Registered Nurse"

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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Vermont Medical Center

    Pros

    The registered nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center have such a great sense of community. The healthcare benefits are very competitive in regards to the area. Medical equipment/software is constantly being updated.

    Cons

    The salary is well below the national average.

    The University of Vermont Medical Center2019-09-12
  3. "Amazing coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse 

    I have been working at The University of Vermont Medical Center part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are amazing.

    Cons

    Upper management is very separated from the work we do as bedside nurses. The pay could be better, and shuttling is a huge downside.

    The University of Vermont Medical Center2019-08-08
  4. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Vermont Medical Center full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, good schedule, very understanding

    Cons

    Some tension among employees, mostly in responsibility

    The University of Vermont Medical Center2019-07-31
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth the paycheck"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The University of Vermont Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cost of health insurance, 401k is a nice match but if you leave before 3 years you don't get company contribution.

    Cons

    Many - low wages (including confirmed gender wage disparities), micromanaging the smallest details, favortisms as not everyone is held to the same expectations. Lack of management support and presence in the office. Supervisor has no experience managing people and it clearly shows. Expectations are always changing leaving employees unclear of how job performance is reviewed, like audits for instance. Audits... performed by senior representatives are not double checked by management leaving Representatives either confused as we weren't given information about what was included in audit and have to spend breaks or lunch time researching the same accounts and prove our case for being marked incorrectly in audit, which can have an impact of a report in our file or lower raise in an already low paying job. Patient care is replaced with a focus on collecting money. NOT PCI compliant, every representative is to write down credit card numbers (and shred at end of day) because company refuses to spend the money to upgrade the systems giving the reason "contract with vendors". Morale in the office was at an all time low.

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    Advice to Management

    Fix the issues in the office rather than sweeping them under the rug, this includes making comments that it's a high turnaround because its a call center - it's a high turnaround because the atmosphere is poisonous. Making good employees cover the slack of bad employees makes the good ones resentful and they either lower their own production or leave. Stop declaring you are not micromanaging, if more than two... people have mentioned it maybe its true (and again don't just brush it aside). Get training to be a leader rather than a manager, you will retain more employees that way.

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    The University of Vermont Medical Center2019-08-01
  6. "Too much pressure, not enough appreciation"

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

    I worked at The University of Vermont Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Meet lots of people

    Cons

    Extremely stressful environment All blame placed on nurses Providers sometimes extremely rude Forced to take on roles I wasnt comfortable with Expected to go out of your scope of practice and risk your license, written up if you resist

    Advice to Management

    Hire nurse managers who have actually done the nursing work before, and hold the providers accountable for their own work instead of blaming the nurses for not doing it for them.

    The University of Vermont Medical Center2019-08-20
  7. "Good place to develop your skills"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Vermont Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Academic institution with a broad range of specialties. Wonderful place to raise a family.

    Cons

    Respect for nursing is lacking, compensation compared to cost of living is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Respect nurses more, pay your people better.

    The University of Vermont Medical Center2019-07-08
  8. "Academic Hospital"

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

    I have been working at The University of Vermont Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to start career and learn more, small hospital and clinic makes it easier to learn more sooner

    Cons

    Greedy administrators only care about themselves going against the hospital mission about caring for patients

    The University of Vermont Medical Center2019-07-17
  9. "Nice place to work, still some struggles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at The University of Vermont Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Focus on education.

    Cons

    Pay not as competitive as other hospitals.

    The University of Vermont Medical Center2019-07-11
  10. "Great organization to work for"

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    Current Employee - Line Chef in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Vermont Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay and opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Very political, micromanaging at its finest

    The University of Vermont Medical Center2019-03-23
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