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  1. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, patient advocates. Plenty of opportunity for overtime hours can be a plus for those who want it.

    Cons

    Moral and staff satisfaction low. Disconnect between management and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with employees.Stop using intimidation towards staff ,always recognize staffs strengths and not just focus on negatives.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Connecticut Health Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A very collaborative environment and a great PhD program in Immunology. You get to learn a lot from students and all the professors. Flow cytometry facility and all core facilities are easily accessible and greatly managed. So its very easy to get to use instruments needed for your work.

    Cons

    Projects in all the labs may not be directly applicable to human work or their may not be any disease connection to your work. Which can come in your way when you are competiting with other students after PhD to find jobs. But research done is sound and good and one gets to learn lot.

    Advice to Management

    None at this point.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Union Heavy=unfair environment"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at University of Connecticut Health Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are state benefits and are ridiculously generous but don't wonder why they are "broke". All that costs an insane amount of money.

    Cons

    Very elitist environment if you work in the schools, clinics, or hospital. Very few docs and administrators will respect staff. Most treat staff like children. Overall they treat everyone like hourly employees. If you are a mid level professional who has current skills, you will be surrounded with people with ancient skills. You will never be rewarded for doing your job well, being conscientious or going above and beyond. Someone who knows less than you and works less than you probably makes so much more than you because the state rewards service and NEVER performance. The union membership is "optional" meaning if you decline membership, you can't vote and you will STILL pay dues. The union president and vp make so much money that it will make you puke given that they don't have much control or influence in anything and in more recent times skill nor the ability to negotiate.


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    "Customer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Farmington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    UCONN is a union shop. Difficult to meet the 90 day probation period but if you do you are in for life.

    Cons

    Because it is a union shop there are many employees that are there that shouldn't be. Difficult to terminate substandard employees in a union shop.

    Advice to Management

    Wouldn't help.


  5. "Positive experience, change afoot."

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    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse workforce with many levels of qualified colleagues.

    Cons

    Senior departmental structure and cohesive collaboration across departments, unpredictable.

    Advice to Management

    More job specific skills maintenance/ new skill requirement training can be accommodated in view of cost cutting.


  6. "Research opportunity between major hubs"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Storrs, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Connecticut Health Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    academia, state university, good benefits

    Cons

    distance to Boston and New York, small number of research faculty


  7. "ok but definitely a cog in big state run enterprise"

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    Current Employee - Staff in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Staff in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Connecticut Health Center part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    pretty place, nice people, academic environment which is nice for a hospital

    Cons

    seems somewhat dysfunctional as state budgetary concerns enter into staffing equation

  8. "Professional work environment - heavy on senior management - no advancement"

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    Current Employee - Management in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Management in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Connecticut Health Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work environment is good - state benefits are very good - other employees are very professional and

    Cons

    Salary is low - advancement is unheard of - new employees are compensated better than existing employees - lack of transparency - unionization of workforce (even the physicians!)

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on employee satisfaction - as well as patient satisfaction


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