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University of Kansas Medical Center Reviews

Updated December 6, 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
  • "Was told that working from home was an option and that a flexible work-life balance is part of their mantra" (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work on projects related to public health

    Cons

    not really any cons I can think off


  2. "Good choice in MidWest"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    1. Affordable living cost and great work-life balance.
    2. Possible clinical connection because of KU Hospital.
    3. KC MO does have an urban life (compared to other MidWest cities), and KC KS has good schools for kids.
    4. Staff are usually friendly.

    Cons

    1. Limited industrial connections.
    2. So easy to settle down that it becomes difficult to move to big, fast-paced cities after this experience.

  3. "Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Kansas Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work when I was there

    Cons

    Big institution, easy to get lost in the system


  4. "Senior Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of Sick/Vacation time
    401 retirement plan

    Cons

    Parking is horrible
    Base pay is low


  5. "Resident Physician"

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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

    Great place to work and expand

    Cons

    none that I can think of currently


  6. "Positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people and staff culture

    Cons

    Some pay inequalities. Overall great place.


  7. "nice work place"

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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

    nice work mates and environment , good benefit

    Cons

    pay is low, promotion chance is less

  8. "Low pay for IT but good benefits"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    KUMC makes a great contribution to your retirement plan.

    Lots of time off.

    Easy schedule, as not expected to work more than 40 hours.

    Cons

    Pay is low for IT. They start people with low pay, and then raises are few and far between.

    Low expectations - don't expect people to work hard, accept less than strong results and effort.

    Senior leadership above the CIO is not very good.

    Advice to Management

    IT would be better off with fewer people, get/keep the right ones and get rid of the others, and then pay the good ones very competitively.

    Set high expectations for the team.


  9. "Food Service"

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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at KU is the patients an people .

    Cons

    Being short on staff

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff


  10. "Worst Employment Experience I ever had"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The patients, you get to know them.

    Cons

    You have to walk on eggshells daily. You always have to wonder if you are going to be fired. It is a hostile work environment because you can’t trust your fellow co-workers not to stab you in the back. They will turn you in for walking backwards if it isn’t allowed. I was harassed for months and HR would not do anything about it. Since I have been free from there, I’m a much happier person, and my stress level is basically nill. Also, there is no room for advancement, no room for promotions. Once you max out your max pay. That’s it. You’re stuck.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of those people who are creating the hostile work environment. Firing 5 good employees in 5 months for bogus reasons is not acceptable.