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Updated February 12, 2018
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Universal Health Services Chairman, President, and CEO Alan B. Miller
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  • Extremely high turnover as a result of all the above (in 17 reviews)

  • Traditional organization - you are not allowed to work remote or work from home ever (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "It's like family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Universal Health Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is very close, full benefits and 401k plans are offered, lots of room to climb the ladder in the industry, overall a wonderful company to work for I really enjoy being a part of this team.

    Cons

    Stock market isn't the best


  2. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Good people and flexible hours

    Cons

    Not competitive and outdated systems

    Advice to Management

    Pay fairly

  3. "Hard Work, Low Pay"

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    Current Employee - Laser Tech in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Laser Tech in Richmond, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Health Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work independently
    Something new every day, nothing is repetitive.
    Making a difference in patient's care.
    Build a rapport with medical staff regionally.

    Cons

    No life work balance
    Horrible Pay
    Long hours
    Long commutes
    The general labor of the job can be very challenging, pushing and pulling 80 lbs every day can wear down your body.
    Advancement Opportunities.
    Training.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making promises to people and do not come through, allow people the opportunity to feel like a part of a team rather than dictate to them what they should do. To exhaust someone physical and mental capacity day to day and give them pennies is cruel, don't wonder why the turn over is high when the complaints and grievances have been brought to you and you do nothing.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Fun"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Health Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Support, care, helping people. If there was a major problem management would always com in, even at 1 in the morning.

    Cons

    Burnout. Not enough people stay around but you gotta know what your getting into. It’s mental health and it hard work but at the end of the day it’s rewarding. You gotta wanna do it. I loved it there

    Advice to Management

    None.


  5. "UHS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Universal Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Sometimes you could eat the hospital food for free.

    Cons

    Understaffed, under resourced, and generally disconnected from the needs of the community. Specifically communities with high instances of trauma and poverty.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people and their training.


  6. "Corporate Office"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Health Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great benefit package.

    Cons

    Very quiet environment, set work hours that have you commuting at peak traffic times.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more flexible work times for a better work/life balance.


  7. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Charge RN in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Charge RN in Provo, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Health Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fellow staff members were great

    Cons

    Patient to staff ratios are way too high. If a person is 65 or older they automatically go to the Geri floor. Most patients have dementia and are very confused. But let's say you lose your spouse and become suicidal. Yep. You are now on the dementia floor because you are 65. No therapy. You are warehoused until your insurance is up.

    It's a horrible place. Don't go there if you actually want to help people. You hurt them.

    They discriminate a lot. They refuse to hire Polnesians saying they can't pass the test as care specialists. Blacks / hispanics will be hired but only for the night shifts. Men are given more pay.

    Honestly I thought this kind of stuff did not happen anymore, it died away in my grandfather's era. Boy oh boy was I ever wrong. When you are in the middle of it you think " They wouldn't REALLY be doing that, it's so illegal and they have to be smarter then that. They'd get caught!"

    Advice to Management

    Work on actually wanting to help people because what you are doing is wrong. Karma is a b-word.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "I enjoyed my time here."

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Assistant in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Mental Health Assistant in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Health Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great overtime! Was always given the opportunity to work more ours. Was giving the opportunity to work with amazing kids and impact their lives. I liked that every day was unpredictable one day it's calm and the kids with color and watch movies all day. They never say you're cooking code green and breaking up fights every 30 sec

    Cons

    The job is physically demanding you have to place patients in physical holds and sometimes the kids are stronger thank they look and if a kid escapes you have to chase them. Also management didn't show appreciation that often

    Advice to Management

    Show you're staff you appreciate them more often


  9. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Technician in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Mental Health Technician in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Health Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Knowing you’re helping the patients improve and making a difference in their lives, gaining experience that you will be able to use in all aspects of life.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment, getting paid the bare minimum while going above and beyond, long work hours, not always respected by management


  10. "Supply Chain Purchasing Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Murrieta, CA
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Murrieta, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Health Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    wonderful salary
    great employees
    great Job
    close to home

    Cons

    was let go due to downsizing

    Advice to Management

    please look at work flow


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