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University of Chicago Hospital Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • No growth opportunities, management is inflexible, no work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • low pay, no parking, no room for advanced compensation (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work is socially responsible and useful.

    Cons

    The neighborhood is not the safest at night/

    Advice to Management

    You are doing great, but it would help to get to know you. I know it is hard with so many employees and diverse backgrounds, but a face to a name can always help earn trust.


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very friendly. Everyone is treated fairly. The work is tough but fair, although sometimes overwhelming. Great place to work.

    Cons

    The work is sometimes overwhelming. The staff at the University of Chicago Medical Center wants to get the most out of each employee though.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a great job and running a top-notch hospital and research institution. Nothing needs to be changed at this point.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management responds to employee issues. Great pay. I would recommend UC to my friends and family. Will be here for a while.

    Cons

    Haven't found many things yet to complain about. Some managers are not responsive to lazy workers. But isn't this the case everywhere?

    Advice to Management

    Don't have any advice that I want to post on this site, so here we are eating up the 20 word minimum.


  4. "It was the best hospital experience I've had, with the exception of being laid off."

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    Former Employee - Training Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Training Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's prestige, it's opportunities for learning & collaborating, it's cutting edge research, & it's diversity.

    Cons

    Well, if you work in support services, you're subject to being outsourced, as I was. They seem to go through a cycle of outsourcing & going in house every 5 years or so. New administrations don't learn from the mistakes of previous administrations.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what worked & what didn't work in previous administrations. Be very cautious before you lay off a high performing management team.


  5. "Intern Radiology Engineering"

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

    Pros

    Great team in the Radiology Engineering department.

    Cons

    New equipment - doesn't break.


  6. "great experience as a resident physician with great teachers, faculty and patients/ cases, top academics and easy going"

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    Former Employee - Resident In Diagnostic Radiology
    Former Employee - Resident In Diagnostic Radiology
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Chicago Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great experience as a resident physician with great teachers, faculty and patients/ cases, top academics and easy going atmosphere

    Cons

    south of Chicago, not best neighborhood, poor parking, costly food in out pt good café, bad food in cheap hosp café. salary could be better


  7. "Good career development opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Chicago Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Note I was in a research unit of the hospital so my review may not apply to the clinical side. The unit offers a great work environment where you can access to many of the brightest people in the world and enjoy some spillover of their thinking. It was a delight to spend a year there and I fully enjoyed it.

    Cons

    The location is not the best. I lived in a university apartment one block and occasionally could hear gun shots. Cost of living could be high though may be moderate compared to coastal metropolitan areas. Traffic was bad but may be not the worst. You would experience most of the cons for a metropolitan area.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A Great atmosphere for learning

    Cons

    Parking is difficult or expensive


  9. "Inspirational organization that has a wonderful opportunity to be a beacon on the South Side of Chicago for the world"

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

    I worked at University of Chicago Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focused on safe, effective and equitable care for all. Leadership is always looking to improve the quality of care, employee environment and the community impact.

    Cons

    Not everyone wants to improve that the rate that is needed to achieve excellence in patient care, employee engagement and community benefit. Be strong enough to demand that everyone is respected and if people can not operate in a principled manner, let them leave.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving the organization and especially reward those who have stayed, improved and had a great impact on people inside and outside of the organization.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "pharmacy technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago Hospital full-time

    Pros

    awesome Hourly wage. Union position. Lots of overtime to apply for. Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Uneven workload between shifts. Has to work for holidays and only be off for two. Working on and off weekends


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