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University of Iowa Health Care Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexibility, Great Benefits, Great for promotions (in 23 reviews)

  • Good pay, good people to work with (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much room for growth, many representatives looking to move up in the organization but there are not too many opportunities (in 4 reviews)

  • I think that we are looked down upon and sometimes treated rudely because we are student employees and not full time clerks (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "registered diagnostic cardiac monographer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Iowa Health Care full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    hours, benefits, college town, work area

    Cons

    understaffed, busy, cost of living


  2. "Highly Recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - STaff Registered Nurse in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - STaff Registered Nurse in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Iowa Health Care full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, wonderful staff and lots of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Parking is the biggest shortfall for employees.

  3. "Good pay, but just looking for a warm body"

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    Current Employee - Social Worker III in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Social Worker III in Iowa City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits for a human service provider. The medical environment is exciting and touches many people. It's also nice to have all the amenities of the hospital environment.

    Cons

    The profession of social work is valued in the hospital, but only within a narrow window of what a social worker is qualified to do. I was recently asked if I celebrate administrative professional days which would be the skill set that is valued within the hospital. There is very little emphasis placed training or expertise and instead the focus is on finding "warm bodies" to do the work that is needing to be done. If this is why you got a masters degree, great! Then this is the spot for you. If you have any aspirations to do clinical work or be more than a glorified, well spoken secretary sent into all the hospital's most challenging situations, it may be a good idea to continue your search.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the skills and knowledge base of your employees. Help to provide development opportunities and show that they are valued and more than someone to carry the grunt work.


  4. "Terrible management across the hospital"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Iowa Health Care full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many great and dedicated physicians and staff

    Cons

    Leadership is clueless and often make counterproductive decisions. Low morale and fear tend to rule. Lack of "Disney" mentality among leadership, though employees are forced to attend the Disney training.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and retain those managers dedicated to truly improving patient satisfaction, patient experience, and efficiency.


  5. "Student Marketing and Communications Intern"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Intern in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Intern in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Iowa Health Care part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with have so many different areas of expertise and can help you grow in any way you choose. There is room for growth, but you have to make sure to ask for it sometimes.

    Cons

    You can get stuck in a rut that is unproductive if you aren't careful. Those who oversee you can sometimes forget you need to be actively working on something different or invigorating once in awhile.

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort into your interns. Most of them really want to work hard and learn a lot, but you need to sometimes provide them the opportunity to do so. If you do, then they will be 100% better assets to a project.


  6. "Student Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a safe bet. Once you're there and you do a good job, they will keep you around.

    Cons

    It can be a little dull at times


  7. "Good benefits (until union is abolished)"

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    Former Employee - Central Sterilization in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Central Sterilization in Iowa City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Iowa Health Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large variety of work to do (if they let you do multiple things)
    Benefits as of the union being there are great.

    Cons

    Management is bad. More concerned with numbers looking good than their staff.
    Given 12 hours of sick time a month, only allowed to use 16.5 hours per rolling 3 month period without disciplinary action. (Doesn't matter if kids wife or you are sick no excuse is allowed, only FMLA papers which cannot be acquired until after the 1 year mark.

    Job duties fall under favoritism. Some employees spend the majority of the time in the easier areas where the same hand full of people are stuck doing the hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees and you might get better results. The majority of them cannot stand you and are so fearful from your dictatorship ruling strategies they won't speak up for themselves.
    Treat the job like a high turnover job and it will stay a high turnover job.

  8. "Union benifits, but bureaucratic bs"

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    Former Employee - Store Keeper
    Former Employee - Store Keeper
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Iowa Health Care part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benifits easy work load.

    Cons

    Management issues, your input is not appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Don't force out your good employees. Consider input don't blow it off.


  9. "Great place for employment"

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

    I have been working at University of Iowa Health Care part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Great Benefits, Great for promotions

    Cons

    Long shifts, asked for things out of pay grade


  10. "Great benefits, but pay is low"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Assistant
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Iowa Health Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Healthcare and other benefits are why people work here.

    Cons

    Some of the policies make progress/change slow. The pay is also low.


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