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UT Southwestern Medical Center Reviews

Updated November 18, 2016
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UT Southwestern Medical Center President Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D.
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  • You have to pay for parking while being an employee (in 12 reviews)

  • Many complain about low pay and management, but I truly do not see it (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "UT Southwestern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits ... ... ...

    Cons

    Size ... ... ... ... ....


  2. "Research Intern"

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    Former Employee - Research Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good exposure in R & D in Medical Image Analysis.

    Cons

    Low Cost for time and effort but good mentorship. A good place to start.


  3. "Bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Coordinator
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    I could leave my work at work since I didn't have a laptop and could not work from home even if I wanted to.

    Cons

    Terrible manager, very little opportunity for career development or career growth, low salaries, not flexible work hours, formal dress code, rigid policies with no room for process improvement ("that's how we've always done it" mentality)


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  5. "admin"

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

    Pros

    benefits, TRS, dental, vision, PTO

    Cons

    salary, monthly pay, advancement, new hires picked over current employees

    Advice to Management

    must have degree


  6. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Predictability, same routine each week.

    Cons

    lack of management, corporate politics, micromanagers

    Advice to Management

    no need for micromanagers,


  7. "Clinical assistant"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Staff Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Clinical Staff Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits were amazing! Team was always willing to help when needed.

    Cons

    The clinic I worked for was a very busy clinic and the call flow was nonstop. We had to do that plus take care of the patients in the clinic and having to deal with managing a few doctors' schedules. Very overwhelming!


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    "UT Southwestern Medical Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great health care benefits. Good career building resources and support.

    Cons

    State organization - has a lot of inefficiencies. Instead of eliminating poor workers they just add more people. Top down communication is horrible. Departments are isolated; work is done in a silo instead of as a team. Can't rate top management because I don't know who they are. Culture does not foster accountability. Super slow to make changes.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better and develop a team culture. Celebrate employees other than physicians. Reduce waste and become more efficient. Get in the 21st century and know your workforce; provide flexibility in order to retain best professionals. Hold your leaders accountable to facilitate change and improvements.


  9. "Phlebotomist"

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Insurance is great and lunch discount on.

    Cons

    Poor leadeship, employees have to pay for parking ,no trust, crappy pay and no one listens to you from supervisors on up.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  10. "Sink or Swim"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work life balance is unlike any other finance company. 8-5pm is the regular schedule with some areas where work does need to get completed on time and overtime can occur.

    You will learn and gain a ton of experience on how a State Medical University division operates from top to bottom.

    Cons

    There is no formal training on any of the responsibilities that are completed within the Finance Department.
    The level of success is determined by how quickly you can pick up on the institutional knowledge and there is quite a large amount of it.
    Management appears to be very disconnected with staff.
    There is no room for growth or value in getting outside certifications or education.
    Salary is well under market average.
    Employees must pay to park on UTSW campus.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to come together and determine what has been causing increased turnover within the Finance Department in the last few years.

    My advice is:

    1. A proper and formal training or guided learning program to help instruct new Analysts to their roles and responsibilities. This is the only way to help create and sustain valued employees.

    2. Identify and implement a proper structure with regards to assignment of tasks and communication channels.

    3. Eliminate the attitude of sink or swim. In today's world retention of employees is critical for long lasting success. If attitudes are not changed employees will continue to leave the Finance Department for better benefits, salary, and management styles.


  11. "Unspecified"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, shift differential, on-site 24 hour convenience store, a variety of food in the cafeteria. "Some" of the employees are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Overall I have never worked in a place that is more disorganized than this facility. I understand that change is good and that we need it to improve certain aspects of any company but this is beyond excessive. The gossip is completely out of control and the worst offenders are the ones who say not to engage in it in the first place. There are way too many people "in charge" and not enough people to do the work on hand and yet the managers have no problem telling you that the work needs to get now now now but refuse to help. Bottom line if you want people to want to do better/more then try inspiring them instead of just complaining how your not getting what management wants. I have worked for managers that actually encouraged employees and the outcome was amazing, employees reduced call ins and complaints. The employees worked harder with fewer mistakes and the business was able to be very productive. Happy employees = Happy employers. It's very simple!

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to actually take advice and stop thinking that because your management you are above it. Your only as good as your weakest link.



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