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UW Medicine Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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UW Medicine CEO Paul G. Ramsey
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Pros
  • Provide a good salary, excellent benefits, and a better work/life balance than a lot of tech companies (in 14 reviews)

  • Great benefits and employee recognition (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • There is little support from upper management, and there is little to no accountability for actions (in 7 reviews)

  • UW resists cost of living pay raises during contract bargaining (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent medical, life, retirement plans. Dental and vision included.

    Cons

    Hope to get higher cost of living pay raises during contract bargaining


  2. "Excellent Benefits + 11 Paid Holidays A Year"

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    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent medical, life, retirement plans. Dental and vision included. Tuition exemption per quarter = 1 free class per quarter. You get the benefits of students of the UW as well (e.g. library access, husky card, discounts, u-pass, etc.), 11 paid holidays per year + off from work, free professional development classes, employee recognition and lots of yummy treats, discounted parking at Roosevelt clinics, awesome co-workers!

    Cons

    Parking is not free. Traffic is a headache. Housing near work is only for the rich. I don't like being in a union - they fight for a yearly increase but take $5 off per paycheck or month ( I cannot recall as it brings redness to my eyes whenever I see it). Dumb.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure your clinics are always stocked with the necessary instruments providers need for procedures as we (where I currently work at) often run out of certain "essential instruments" needed to perform what patients came there for. Let your material management staff to do first in first out for items that expire. Interpeter services need to inform patients and departments if an interpreter suddenly decides to not come in for her assigned client -- patients get really upset about telephonic whenever they expect an in-person one. It's a simple call. Call center needs to be well-informed of scheduling protocol and the list goes on.

  3. "OK entry level job"

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    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UW Medicine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Co-workers really value "patients first" motto of UW Medicine
    - Good team environment
    - Hour lunch breaks, clear start/end times
    - Good place to learn an array of administrative skills and get exposure to how a large healthcare system works
    - Good time off and good health insurance plan

    Cons

    - Pay is not competitive - seen similar jobs at other healthcare facilities for a few dollars more per hour
    - Management will listen to ideas but change is rarely implemented
    - Growth opportunities within the clinic are rare
    - Easy to get burnt out/overworked


  4. "Good organization"

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

    I worked at UW Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Good organization with decent benefits and interesting work opportunities

    Cons

    Being a semi government organization, things could be a little slow around there.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Guarded outlook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seattle is a great place to live and work

    Cons

    Unbelievable layers of bureaucracy. Top-down management stifles creativity and innovation

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your front line.


  6. "Program Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UW Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and a great boss

    Cons

    Hard to get things done quickly

    Advice to Management

    Raises


  7. "analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UW Medicine (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the location was quite nice

    Cons

    management was slow to act on innovation

  8. "IT Services @ UW Medicine - What You Must Know"

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    Former Employee - Analytics Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Analytics Associate in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Robust network and security model
    Tries to stay on leading edge with platforms and applications
    Remote / WFH as needed / flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Strange cultural values
    Lack of privacy
    Misaligned leadership

    Advice to Management

    Look around you - all the attrition and low morale


  9. "A Place to Work When You Want Experience"

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    Current Employee - Lab Helper in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Lab Helper in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UW Medicine part-time

    Pros

    Great work experience for students interested in a variety of disciplines.

    Cons

    Difficult to establish oneself in laboratory community.


  10. "A great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Senior Computer Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UW Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Provide a good salary, excellent benefits, and a better work/life balance than a lot of tech companies.

    Cons

    Office politics that you would find in any job.


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