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University of Colorado Hospital Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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  • Pay, short staffing, lack of upper managements concern for staff (in 6 reviews)

  • So busy it takes away from patient care (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "ER RN"

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

    I worked at University of Colorado Hospital part-time

    Pros

    MCR - Excellent team work - loved being apart of a competent and caring team!

    Cons

    Schedule was not conducive to a family life.


  2. "Be very leery of this hospital before you apply here!"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Colorado Hospital (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to see multiple medical situations and for a new graduate as a nurse or therapist this should be a great opportunity for you to experience things you might not and other facilities In town.

    Cons

    University of Colorado Hospital Has an outward appearance of healthcare excellence, however after being an employee for a while you start to see extremely concerning scenarios throughout the hospital. Oftentimes clinicians are overloaded with patients to an unsafe standard. Nurses can have up to four patients in the ICU without any relief staff willing to come in. Respiratory therapy often has complained about having triple the workload of any hospital in the state of Colorado. As a clinician in the ICU at university I have seen mini unsafe situations involving residents /new doctors not make good medical decisions. Management and administration have a culture of abuse and cover-up questionable instance that happen at the hospital. Just In the last 12 months there have been three staff members who had committed suicide on campus. None of these incidences made the media because the media has been paid off by the hospital. A neurosurgeon committed suicide in his car in the parking lot of the hospital and nobody spoke about it! Another employee hung himself from the balcony of the hospital and staff members that saw the incident were asked to go home and or resign from their job. The Hospital is so voracious in their ability to squash any negative reviews that this review will be taken down as soon as they find it. Lastly HR is not your friend it is there to protect the hospital and not the employee. If you feel that you have a situation that is serious enough to go to HR just simply find a new job!

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to grow a backbone and stop treating your employees like they are dirt beneath your feet!

  3. "Medical Assistant"

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    Current Employee - CMA in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - CMA in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, teamwork, hours, education opportunities.

    Cons

    Short staffed causes heavy work load.


  4. "Cook FNS"

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    Current Employee - Colorado (CO) in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Colorado (CO) in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Hospital (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is a great company to work for. They offer awesome benefits, health/dental etc. There is also a lot of opportunities for you to succeed within the company. UCH offers multiple free classes for future development.

    Cons

    The kitchen is not run as well as it could be.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Downward slide for uchealth"

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    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Scientist
    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Scientist
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Colorado Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pension, matching 403, great coworkers

    Cons

    Pay, short staffing, lack of upper managements concern for staff

    Advice to Management

    Wages have not kept up with the changes in the Denver market. Value your employees not just the cheaper work force with no experience. Value your experienced staff. Listen to your employees, and provide better communication regarding pay/market analysis and hiring.


  6. "Review title?"

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    Current Employee - Paramedic NREMT Certified in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Paramedic NREMT Certified in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of Colorado Hospital part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    After UCHealth took over, I can only think of....PRN option is the only pro.

    Cons

    Senior management, middle management, lower management, the pay, and the 12 - 14 hour shifts


  7. "Wonderful place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    focus on teamwork. Incredibly nice staff and nursing culture.

    Cons

    Pay can be difficult if you start out as a new nurse, considering the increasing cost of living in the area.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Scientist
    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Scientist
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoy the people I work with and the opportunities to advance my education and career, the benefits are fairly good.

    Cons

    Over the last several years the upper management has become less and less focused on employee satisfaction and patient care. They have focused on outward appearance of success and constant re-branding. HR is absolutely terrible. After constant attempts to inquire about the state of short-staffing, open positions, and the promised market adjustment, all inquiries were ignored. Emails and phone calls were left without response. It is clear that there is almost no focus on keeping qualified and loyal employees as long as they are making money and have the appearance of success. These decisions are going to lead to a huge impact on patient care when we lose all of our experienced employees for new quick hires.

    Advice to Management

    Start to invest in your employees satisfaction and attempt to keep great talent around. Show them that you care, not by giving them mugs and t-shirts, but by listening to what they need to keep a healthy work life balance and addressing those needs. You can't successfully treat and care for patients with employees who are too exhausted or unhappy to do their best work.


  9. "admin secretary"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Secretary in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Administrative Secretary in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, good hours, nice working conditions

    Cons

    dislile upper management, seems that a not for profit hospital is now for profit, bottom line all about the money

    Advice to Management

    Care about your patient population, worry less about the money


  10. "Great but large company"

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    Current Employee - Specimen Processor in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Specimen Processor in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Colorado Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a teaching hospital so it is a great learning environment, and has vast amounts of different specialties for the best patient care.

    Cons

    Since getting larger, in the last few years, the employee recognition and rewards has declined slightly, but they still are very great at trying to reward us nonetheless


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