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UT Southwestern Medical Center Reviews

Updated December 10, 2018
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UT Southwestern Medical Center President Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D.
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, lots of patients come to us for second opinions or for more rare or progressive cases" (in 116 reviews)

  • "Very collaborative environment and good benefits" (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • "pay not competitive, have to pay for parking" (in 17 reviews)

  • "The most prevalent downside to me is that there is little to no room for growth once you have a position" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Coder III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Due to the level of complexity, this is an excellent place to sharpen your coding skills.

    Cons

    In my department, there was not enough organized external or internal coding audits.


  2. "Anesthesia Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Consultant Anesthesiologist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant Anesthesiologist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very academic and professional atmosphere. Excellent patient care. Good teaching and Residency program

    Cons

    Level 2 Trauma
    Long working hours

    Advice to Management

    Reduce calls for Residents

  3. "Assistant Nurse Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and Excellent insurance

    Cons

    Work/Life balance not the best. Short staffing calls for more work hours for Assistant Nurse Manager.


  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    I can't speak for UTSW as a whole but the department I worked in was very nice. It was organized and the administrative were pleasant to interact with

    Cons

    UTSW's pay is the worst


  5. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefit, relatively stable employment, vacation and leave carry over.

    Cons

    Lower paid compare to industries, minimal training opportunity.


  6. "Accountant III"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good PTO, good coworkers

    Cons

    Management sucks in majority, but there are many good exceptions. There are established as bad departments that nobody wants to go work: Pediatric, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and so on.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people more often, give them meaningful tasks to do. Be friendly, doesn't cost any money.


  7. "Pediatric Cardiology fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    great benefits including vacation and sick leave which rolls over if you don't use it from year to year

    Cons

    Education is fellow driven

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Lots of support, heavy emphasis on shared governance

    Cons

    There are no cons here


  9. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good location.

    Cons

    People at lower levels get treated horribly. Cutthroat culture with not much to show for it. Huge egos.

    Advice to Management

    Get your organizational development team into all departments. Stop nepotism and hiring friends. Promote professionalism.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Depart of Surgery - Buyer Beware..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant II in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant II in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None for me personally. I have had better at past employers and will find better with future opportunities.

    Cons

    ~~ 6 month probationary period for new hires
    ~~ Monthly Paydays (university/academic)
    ~~ A culture of secrecy
    ~~ Forced retirement plan - 7.7% of your gross pay at this time.
    ~~ Managerial structure
    ~~ Job descriptions that are posted are not real - it was told to me that they post "general" job descriptions to get you in and reveal the real job after hire. I thought that was a joke but IT'S TRUE! Bait and switch tactics.
    ~~ Incomplete job descriptions after hire due to not having a clue as to what they need. They use "...and other task as assigned" to get around this.
    ~~ No real training and getting even the simplest thing done takes forever to learn, execute, and have delivered. They tend to brag about their mentoring and training but it must depend on the department.
    ~~ Staff move around so much that they have "acting" people doing jobs they should not have just so someone is in the position.
    ~~ Tuition Reimbursement comes with strings - you must work one year for every year you want the $2,000 reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    None - as I understand it, this place has had issues for years, many many years, therefore why bother.