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  1. "Large System with Plenty of Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UW Medical Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for mobility within the company and affiliates. Large network with strong infrastructure support systems. Fair compensation with decent benefits and accrued 'no-questions asked' time off.

    Cons

    Confusing schism between the different 'branches' of UW Health system (different email, scheduling, and billing systems, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Work to bridge the gaps between groups.


  2. "Medical Coder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Black Earth, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Black Earth, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UW Medical Foundation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were great, wage is great.

    Cons

    Management stinks! Lot of micro-management staff, and the HR doesn't stand on your side!

  3. "Medical Coder"

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    Former Employee - Medical Coding Specialist in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Medical Coding Specialist in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work independently, nice environment to work in, a respectful atmosphere, great benefits.

    Cons

    Rigid productivity requirement. Not adjusted to the difficulty level of individual jobs. I don't believe there should be a blanket rate for all jobs. My job encompassed many more requirements than the average coder encounters. The learning curve was not taken into consideration. The department I was in lost 3 employees in the same position in less than a year. From what I have observed, this appears to be an across the board problem with this particular corporation. There appears to be preconceived standardizations that don't always meet the reality of each individual job.

    Advice to Management

    Take many things into consideration before requirements are cemented into place. Not all departments are equal even though they may have the same job titles. Try to get an overview from the department head first. Also, if an employee doesn't want a supervisory role (as was the case in my department) you really shouldn't force it on them. It will turn out disastrously. Not everyone can handle that role. The person who is the Head in that department should be made to have a process manual. How else can the job be performed if that employee is not in attendance? Especially if they created the process. What will happen to that department if that employee is lost?


  4. Helpful (2)

    "8 years of experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great patients and a decent benefit package. Good Hours.

    Cons

    Too much gossip and favortism. Coworkers worry too much about other employees and not the patients. The manager has rules that only apply to certain people. There is one employee who wears clothes that shows her butt and is very rude to patients and other employees. She is one of the managers "favorites". The providers get very cranky and will either look at you like you are stupid, throw a tantrum and stomp away, and other things. You are expected to do the work of 3 people and maintain a positive attitude at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Go through and fire about 80% of the staff.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A good couple of years as a temp employee."

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    Former Employee - Medical Receptionist - Float in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Medical Receptionist - Float in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UW Medical Foundation part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits for full-timers. I was full-time but on a temporary, seasonal basis, so I didn't get those benefits.

    Coworkers are generally friendly. Pay is competitive, but not amazing. They rarely ever want you putting in more than 40h/week to pay overtime, so it offers a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Office gossip can get bad. Just starting off, the benefits/vacation/salary aren't that great - it takes time to move up the ranks. There really isn't any way to fast-track this movement... you get an annual review and that's pretty much your only opportunity to demonstrate what you're worth and demand more for your abilities.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is friendly, pay/benefits are good - but not great. If you want to keep Madison's top talent, you have to be prepared to offer more.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "My how things have changed."

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Middleton, WI
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Middleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UW Medical Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Health benefits and 401k are great. The main admin AOB building is really nice.

    Cons

    Here is just a small list of issues. Management had no idea what their employees actually do. The workload vs staffing level has gotten much worse. They can't hire for positions that have been vacant for a year. No a family place. Everyone looks out for them selfs. This reorganization is a load of crap that was not discussed with the employees. The CTO is an unprofessional person and would yell at you in front of people.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on family and project the same image internally as you do externally. Keep people that are valuable and not just let them leave.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Pretty Solid company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Worker in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Worker in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UW Medical Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of educational and learning opportunities. Low turnover rate.

    Cons

    Pay may not be equal to surrounding medical facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Not a very diverse work force.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - IS Specialist in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - IS Specialist in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UW Medical Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, management makes you feel like you really matter. Employee development is very strong with classes and workshops.

    Cons

    Some departments are understaffed for the current work load. There are some inequities between UW Hospital people and Medical foundation people in the area of benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Look at matching benefits with UWHC


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Middleton, WI
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Middleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UW Medical Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Low insurance rates. Benefits for 401k, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement are good. Some of the supervisors are good to work with.

    Cons

    Management not in touch with employees. Manager makes excuses for all the employees leaving. HR received many complaints from several staff but same issues continue. Bully environment, staff being yelled at, verbal abuse allowed. Manager wondering why the morale is so low.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. Take staff complaints seriously and don't tolerate the mistreatment of your staff. The staff aren't robots. Copy what Ohio Univ Hosp did for their IS department and reward your employees for all their hard work with summer hours, staff that are parents be given the option to work .8 or .9 work schedule every 2 weeks. This is not a family orientated department with the way things have been changed and forced on it's employees the past couple of years. Highly qualified staff have left to be consultants so now there are a lot of inexperienced staff in place. There was so much work that you demanded all employees in the IS department to work fulltime instead of hiring a few more staff. You lost a lot of good experienced staff and for what ? Shows how you treat and value your employees. Word is being spread that the IS department is not a family friendly place to work for. This is a health care organization which treats its employees horribly.


  10. "A very good experince and palc eto work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UW Medical Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and room for gwoeth

    Cons

    Out of state awy form family

    Advice to Management

    Caual day firdyand outing would be nice


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