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UAB Medicine Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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UAB Medicine CEO Will Ferniany, Ph.D.
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Pros
  • Great benefits, opportunity for annual bonus, job security (in 11 reviews)

  • Good work environment, good management, good benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance, employees are not taken into consideration, parking, (in 3 reviews)

  • Every day feels like I'm in high school dealing with the cheerleaders clique (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Port Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Port Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UAB Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Stable large employer with great culture and values, Birmingham is fortunate to have UAB in town. It is not easy these days to predict your job future in 3-5 years but at UAB Medicine most of the folks have very stable jobs unless do something really stupid. Love my job

    Cons

    Parking issues for sure, remote lots are too far away. UAB runs buses and those lots are like $14/month, but they add a lot of time and frustration. Restrooms have very short walls, you can see each other. But hey, it is a hospital

    Advice to Management

    UAB Medicine needs a nice large cheap or free parking garage for all employed. Also needs higher walls in bathrooms


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work with great people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UAB Medicine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    UAB Hospital is a wonderful place to work with very knowledgeable staff. It is also a designated "magnet" hospital which means they achieved excellence in nursing care and were able to meet the qualifications for that title. If I were to become really sick, there is no other place I would rather go!

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons. It's located in the heart of downtown, so you have to be careful when walking around. Be aware of your surroundings.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Pt Access Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UAB Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Large academic medical center offers a challenging environment which is beneficial to growth.

    Cons

    Highly complex environment sometimes lends to challenges that take additional time to resolve.


  4. "Registered Nurse"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UAB Medicine full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Looks good on your resume

    Cons

    Mandatory for all employees to take the flu vaccine.


  5. "Ridiculous"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Bessemer, AL
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Bessemer, AL
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UAB Medicine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nurses medical assistant and patient care techs and doctors are fantastic

    Cons

    Human resources and most immediate supervisors are an absolute joke

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to ruin someone's career who has never had a single verbal or written write up simply because you work in HR and your best friend is the supervisor over a particular Department and they decided they had an issue with you


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UAB Medicine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work in a fast paced, comfortable environment. Good pay and benefits and opportunity to move up or to other departments.

    Cons

    Limited training in some areas. Being downtown. Parking can be an issue. Highly driven in most jobs with unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Take time for training in all pertinent areas at the beginning. Set clear expectations and express confidence as well as give coaching.


  7. "PCA/PCT Callahan Eye Hospital"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pca in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Pca in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UAB Medicine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work if you are interested.
    Great people.
    Positive vibes very friendly environment on both floors at all times.

    Cons

    The jobs duties of a PCA as a female are stressful on the body.
    Only men work as PCA's.
    A lot of pushing and pulling of patients and surgical equipment throughout the day.
    As a female I wouldn't recommend this position especially if you are seeking something a lot less stressful on your body.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "ORT"

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    Former Employee - OR Tech in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - OR Tech in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UAB Medicine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People who worked there were good.

    Cons

    Some of the doctors. Some long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Get better management


  9. "Small fish in a big pond"

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

    I worked at UAB Medicine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits, paid time off

    Cons

    Not the job for parents. No empathy for sick children. No work life balance. So many rules that changed on a daily basis. It became hard to keep up with what proper protocol was. Management leaves the impression that they do not care about employee satisfaction. High turn over rate.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees wants and needs.


  10. "My experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerical Ditsy Goddess
    Current Employee - Clerical Ditsy Goddess
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UAB Medicine full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are so many opportunities here, different kinds. Clerical, lab work, animal care, greeting patients, paperwork, bureaucracy wrangling (if that's your thing). Like finding Easter Eggs in a movie, there are spots of really good pay for the average person. Also, if you are a STEM person, you can make excellent money here (by my standards).

    Cons

    In a place this big there are going to be some dud departments. If you land in one, just do your best and watch the job postings for a transfer. Parking is not easy.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, dudes and dudettes! All the time and to everybody! (P.S. all the time and to everybody is actually the definition of fair. You can't spottily be fair.)


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