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Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great location, one of the busiest tertiary care hospitals in the area, great benefits, excellent career opportunities (in 10 reviews)

  • The people who work here are amazing and it is very close to home with good benefits and opportunities to grow my career (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for growth within the organization, terrible pay, doesn't value employees at all, treats everyone like they could be replaced tomorrow (in 4 reviews)

  • Compensation doesn't match job duties "low pay" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in with friendly people

    Cons

    Low salaries but great benefits


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Research Assistant in Thomas Jefferson University"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
     Good Work -Life balance
    Flexible working hours

    Cons

    No growth
    very low pay structure
    no encouragement for internal career transfers

    Advice to Management

    Please encourage deserving employees to apply within the organization and help them grow in their career.

    I have been working in TJU for 6 years now and have tried numerous times to switch to other departments and there has been NO help or encouragement from the management. HR department is useless. HR is made of bunch of concomitant people who love to get paid well,dress well,sit around and talk about their life. WAKE UP and make policies that benefit your employees.

  3. "Good experience"

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    Former Intern - Hospitalist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Intern - Hospitalist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomas Jefferson University as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, one of the busiest tertiary care hospitals in the area, great benefits, excellent career opportunities.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between services and administration. Bad administrative support.


  4. "Great place for experienced IT professionals"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Convenient location, great benefits, supportive leadership, and great teammates. Any opportunities to experiment with new technologies and innovate. Also great to see the fruits of my labor benefit patient care.

    Cons

    Pay increases are set. Although there is a great quality-of-life, the pay is not as competitive as other places. Certainly not bad but it could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Please bring back merit-based increases. There are many people that give all to the company and should be paid more in order to retain talent.


  5. "Tough Company"

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    Current Employee - Patient Registrar in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Patient Registrar in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great foot in the door for medical experience

    Cons

    Very little room for growth
    Expect multiple duties for very little pay


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Neither good nor bad"

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    Current Employee - Residency Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Residency Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, job security, I'm sure some departments are great

    Cons

    No room for growth within the organization, terrible pay, doesn't value employees at all, treats everyone like they could be replaced tomorrow

    Advice to Management

    Value your people and invest in growing them to meet your need.


  7. "Everywhere has its problems"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator II in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator II in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people are found in most departments, except some nurses. Research being performed is interesting to partake in. Very flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for career growth in research unless you switch between departments. Floor nurses are lazy and don't want to assist with research activities, even though it is their attending running the research and part of their job description. Nurses have a condescending attitude to anyone who is not a nurse.

    Advice to Management

    Increased organization, especially with electronic charting. Many of the orientation classes in general were a waste of time.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Education Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Education Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Education Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Your good to go if you are a 9 to 5 type person.

    Cons

    Automated processes are 20 years behind the times.

    Advice to Management

    Cut labor costs.


  9. "research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Locate in the downtown of Philadelphia. Very close to chinatown. Close and convenient to buy almost every thing. But the benefit is quite good. .

    Cons

    not so good experience. too many political s, small and not safe. Not like a university. Dirty and lots of burger around.

    Advice to Management

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "depends on the department you work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've has some excellent experiences with one department I worked in.

    Cons

    The worst has got to be the practice of hiding salaries. Most universities have a "grade system: your job is a 20, 25, 60 or whatever. However at Jefferson people doing the same job in various departments can be entirely different grades. Also there's no chart where you can go and check, for instance to see the salary range of a "J-60" so you never know what you can really be paid. Last, most job announcement do not even tell the grade so you are left wondering if the job is a promotion or demotion or just lateral move.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent on salaries. You will get more applicants and the people you hire will want to stay , not move to another department to increase their $. Also there should be uniformity of compensation for the same job across departments.


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