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University Health System Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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George B Hernández Jr.
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Pros
  • The company offer patients care and good benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits, empowerment of RNs (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is somewhat of a joke (in 5 reviews)

  • Worked long hours & seems they want to squeeze every ounce of you for that job (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well-organized management with appropriate incentives for high performances in every area of expertise in providing excellent care of patients with timely responses to doctors and surgeons need of laboratory results. Benefits are excellent in health insurance, 457b retirement plan, vacation and sick leave benefits are tops, and excellent shift differentials.

    Cons

    There are a few downsides: hard working hours with a lean staff. Plenty of overtime hours, but no overtime pay differential for professional salaried employees. We understand this in order to keep expenses low as possible. Otherwise, we still have the best paying hospital in town with the best healthcare system in town. Really enjoyed my work here. Recommend any who get the chance to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, I thank you for making UHS the best hospital, with caring management with employment opportunities given to any employee who wants to upgrade themselves without looking elsewhere. God bless you and UHS.


  2. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Organizational Culture and supportive team

    Cons

    Employee retention rates are very low

    Advice to Management

    Please be flexible to make policy changes if required


  3. "Enjoyed my Phlebotomist Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to watch patients heal and prevail

    Cons

    hours can be harsh for newcomers

    Advice to Management

    Thank you


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  5. "Lacks Transparency"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Physician in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Academic and community environment with a strive to provide the best care for patient regardless of ability to pay.

    Cons

    Upper management does not share their plan or vision for the future. Costly decisions are made by people who do not have expertise

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and recognize that surgeons are not the only physicians in the hospital


  6. "Good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Diverse patient population
    Up to date equipment
    Decent salary
    On site food vendor
    Access to university facilities
    Accurate employee time card system
    Well maintained facilities
    Descent employee benefits package

    Cons

    Limited growth potential
    High turn over rates
    Poor employee recognition
    Employee parking isolation
    Limited ancillary support on late shifts
    Employee bullying

    Advice to Management

    Implement bonus for teaching students
    Decrease on call demands
    Reward those who rarely. Call in sick


  7. "Laid off after 9 years"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerical in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Clerical in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University Health System (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, but take half of leave when you leave or are laid off.

    Cons

    Pay extremely low, dont value employees

    Advice to Management

    Take on thinking of keeping dedicated employees when new technology is valued more than training workers to stay in their jobs. Equipment should not be valied more than a petson and their livelihood.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Contracts Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very few pros, Cafeteria on site is just about the only good thing the job. Other employees are very friendly.

    Cons

    No training given to perform role; this includes no system software program training, no program familiarization. Unclear expectations and expectations constantly change.
    You can't time time off during the first 3 months or you'll be fired, not even for bereavement.
    Your not a permanent employee until 3-6 months after your start date and if you are let go during this probationary period you won't get your PTO earnings paid out. (HR doesn't tell you this)

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who are leaders. There is a difference between being a manager and being a leader.


  9. "Nurse Manager / Unit Supervisor / Works under Executive Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Care Coordinator in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Patient Care Coordinator in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, empowerment of RNs

    Cons

    Lack of healthy food options. Minimal holiday observances for impatient areas.

    Advice to Management

    I am in management, so I cannot speak to that


  10. "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Scientist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Scientist in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cheap but good benefits
    Interesting cases - reference lab to other hospitals allowing you to see a lot of different tests

    Cons

    Three months have passed and still no Manager has been hired
    Suddenly cut all over time
    Three supervisors have left in the last 5 months
    Decisions are being made from upper management without regard to how it effects lab personel


  11. "Sr. Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University Health System (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy their great benefits.

    Cons

    If you are not committed to your career don't come here and short change our patients. No cons.

    Advice to Management

    They all have great oganizational skills.


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