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UT Southwestern Medical Center Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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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 13 reviews)

  • No real room for growth or expansion of skill set (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good learning hospital"

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning hospital that's it

    Cons

    Low pay, lazy nurses, crazy expensive benefits, low moral, long standing employees get away with everything.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for all employees regardless of position!


  2. "Look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, as a UT system employee, are good. Reasonable amount of vacation and relatively inexpensive health insurance.

    Cons

    Life at UTSW varies greatly by department. Radiation Oncology is an absolute mess. Low pay, ever higher demands, extremely poor morale across the board -- just about everyone wishes they worked somewhere else. Turnover is extremely high for a reason. Suggestions to improve are always shot down, frequently with the suggestion that you go work somewhere else. Micromanagement (by managers who don't actually know what they're doing) is the usual management style. Senior management spends extravagantly on stupid stuff but pinches pennies on anything relating to the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Replace senior management in the department.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Clinical Denial management Specialist II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has great health benefits

    Cons

    point system for attendance is not family friendly


  4. "Ok to stay if your old"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    100% matching on 401K, Hard to get fired

    Cons

    Not a lot of job growth

    Advice to Management

    Stop choosing favorites


  5. "Peers and clients are pretty engaged and interested in working together. Directors are not as engaged."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generous PTO, sick, vacation and holidays. Good equipment, attractive work environment. Great national reputation.

    Cons

    HSIR leadership at the director level and above are not engaged with their subordinate managers and supervisors. They are with the analyst but no support or empathy with their direct subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your supervisors and managers with respect and compassion. Do not tolerate directors and managers to demean one another.


  6. "Clinical Research Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    I worked on a great team that really pursued excellence because of my supervisors example as a servant leader. Health benefits were great and gracious PTO.

    Cons

    Struggled with some ethical barriers regarding recruitment of subjects for clinical trials because of pressure to hit recruitment numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Micromanage less and create space for coordinators to fully inform subjects on risks and benefits regarding participating in trials so that there isn't any undue influence from individuals in positions of authority.


  7. "could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a lot of growth opportunity

    Cons

    not very professional work environment

  8. "Education assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    TRS
    Benefits
    Acceptable working environment

    Cons

    No work life balance
    No room for growth
    Micromanage

    Advice to Management

    Actually put knowledgeable management in leadership roles, that actually know how to be a leader


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Worst place to work"

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing and the staff (non management) are great. The cafeteria was not bad especially if you worked at night

    Cons

    The worst management on the planet. This place is so full of back stabbing management that is unreal. You have to pay to park your car. The rules constantly change to benefit the screw ups of supervisors. In my 25+ years of working I say this with all honesty RUN the other way!!!! I have over 150 hours of vacation and I am consistently being told that there is no one to cover me so I can't take the vacation hours that I have earned.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the lies, give your employees a work/life balance. Hire supervisors that actually know what they are doing.


  10. "Research Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good research experience right out of college

    Cons

    Terrible pay for large amount of responsibility and skill required


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