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UW Medicine Reviews

Updated July 12, 2018
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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 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hope to get higher cost of living pay raises during contract bargaining" (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "Learning hospital that breeds patience, communication, excellence, and inter professional respect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UW Medicine part-time

    Pros

    Advanced in medical practices
    Magnet hospital
    Nursing excellence

    Cons

    Could use a remodel of the entire hospital tower


  2. "Opens the door to other opportunities"

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    Current Employee - PSR in Woodinville, WA
    Current Employee - PSR in Woodinville, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UW Medicine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are going into healthcare, this job will give you just the experience that you need. Benefits.

    Cons

    employees do not get compensated for all the work they put in. Pay raises are promised, but not exactly given.

    Advice to Management

    be more involved

  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong values. Patients first. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Advancement leadership uses fear as motivation"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Professional in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Professional in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UW Medicine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The mission of UW Medicine Advancement is inspiring and keeps employees motivated. Flexible schedule and option to work from home one day a week.

    Cons

    Competitive and backstabbing environment, pay, benefits, leadership, no maternity leave, career growth opportunities, culture, location, gossip-ridden office.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees on how to improve office culture. Don't put your donors and money above what is right and ethical.


  5. "Great starting place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UW Medicine part-time

    Pros

    Varied patient population and team enviroment

    Cons

    Some difficult patients and budget restraints


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Excessively toxic work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, ability to work from home if needed. Great healthcare and benefits. Some wonderful, professional colleagues.

    Cons

    Toxic culture that stems straight from leadership. Leadership (particularly in advancement) promotes leaders that are not team oriented, but rather there just to tow the party line. The unit cries poor, and unable to fill much needed positions, but there is enough money to somehow give both associate VP's almost $20k EACH in raises last year. They continually sweep bad behavior (think #metoo) of male leaders under the rug and promote a culture of gossip and reward for those loyal to leadership. Instead of confronting problems head on with team members, they slowly undermine those team members and make their work lives so unbearable that there is no other option but to quit. Almost the entire office of 70+ people have turned over in the past four years since this leadership has come into power. It's sad because the mission is amazing, but the toxic leadership overshadows what good could be done.

    Advice to Management

    Culture needs to change from the top, but as long as the current team is there, nothing will change. A complete overhaul is needed if they want to keep people.


  7. "Fundraising Professional"

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    Current Employee - Advancement Professional
    Current Employee - Advancement Professional
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being part of world class research. Flextime.

    Cons

    Poor leadership in Advancement that's prompted a very petty and unhappy work environment for many. I've never seen so much turnover in my career! Favoritism is obvious and years later, we're still hearing about their days at their former hospital. I know that some are counting down the days to leave upon receiving bonus after the campaign ends.

    Advice to Management

    Step up and lead by example

  8. "Employees RUN the neighborhood clinics - all while getting paid on average 10% under market value!"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Lab Technician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Clinical Lab Technician in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UW Medicine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a family like work environment

    Cons

    Poor pay, mediocre health benefits, no maternity pay, mediocre training fund for continuing education, poor staffing. Unfair disciplinary actions. No incentive to grow in current position.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees so that it will reflect in patient care.


  9. "Lots of changes and challenges"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at UW Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Once employed and experienced, lots of opportunities to move to new position

    Cons

    Expected to hit the ground running and be on top of your game. Not a lot of support for learning once you begin.


  10. "UWMC is a sluggish, top heavy mess"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Professor in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seattle is great. Interesting and dedicated colleagues.

    Cons

    Complete disconnnect between "leadership" and clinicians. Clinicians have no input, no way to improve care other than token programs.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the "Kleenex model" of physician hiring (pull one out of the box, use it up, and reach for the next one). Your retention will improve, and so will provider morale.


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