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University of Kansas Medical Center Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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University of Kansas Medical Center Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara F. Atkinson
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Pros
  • Good hospital with great benefits (in 22 reviews)

  • Collaborative environment, good benefits, constantly growing community (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • No raises, even for cost of living, in 6 years (in 7 reviews)

  • state budget cuts have made the work environment more stressful and shifted focus away from education (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Kansas Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always something to do. Excellent staff and faculty.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kansas Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and time off are both good

    Cons

    Poor leadership in department and at upper levels
    Working for the state = no raises

  3. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Kansas Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great facilities and educational opportunities

    Cons

    pay plan isn't based on merit, its based on seniority.

    Advice to Management

    pay more for nurses that earn more skills.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Research Institute - Decent Entry Level Clinical Research Job"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Project Manager in Fairway, KS
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Project Manager in Fairway, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The medical insurance plans are awesome, the 403b employer match is impressive, and employees get a generous and progressive PTO allowance. The smaller business design allows you to learn more extensive and comprehensive job experiences than you would at a large CRO or Pharmaceutical company. Many qualified employees spend 2-3 years at the non-profit Research Institute for the experience before transitioning to the better paying for-profit sector.

    Cons

    Due to the limited budget of a non-profit company, it is difficult for the Research Institute to retain qualified employees for longer than a year or two. The turnover is so high that existing employees are regularly forced to work double workloads with no overtime pay or financial compensation during the 6-8 months it takes the management to hire and train new employees. Great employees get burnt out during that interim staffing period and have often found other employment before the new people are finished training. Then the cycle begins again.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise managers at the Research Institute to adjust the budget for adequate staffing and more competitive salaries. I would also suggest a proactive approach to the turnover issue instead of the reactive approach they currently operate under. When turnover has been a serious issue for 8+ years, it is time to reevaluate the way you do things and develop a path to retain quality and experienced employees.


  5. "Do your research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Kansas Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great medical advancement
    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Hours not great
    Poor Culture for a diverse facility
    No career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Do better diversity/cultural training
    Realign your incentives to prevent turnovers


  6. "Staff nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great to work with

    Cons

    Big Business that is lean management driven


  7. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment. and people are friendly

    Cons

    the building that I work in is a little old.

  8. "This hospital is a dynamic workplace with a good sense of community engagement."

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Kansas Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of growth here, both in hiring, professional accolades and infrastructure. There is also a strong sense of commitment to And engagement with the community and its health needs.

    Cons

    When I was there the parking was challenging. However, a new large parking structure was finished recently, so that may no longer be so.


  9. "Hiring Process"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Encouraging bosses and mentors, academic setting, great networking opportunities

    Cons

    Large campus- slightly overwhelming, somewhat confusing hiring process


  10. "Great opportunity for full-time students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Kansas Medical Center part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great way to advance knowledge

    Cons

    there are no benefits, temporary position


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