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University of Pennsylvania Health System Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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University of Pennsylvania Health System CEO Ralph W. Muller
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, lots of locations throughout the geographical area" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and tuition is upfront" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Finance department had little to no communication, and no accountability and a very high turnover rate (I was the fourth manager in five years)" (in 4 reviews)

  • "There is little attention to human resources and opportunities for advancement (if you are not a physician) are few and far between" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Co-Workers but the Acuity is daunting"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are well supported in your role and Penn only hires the best nurses. On average the nurses surrounding you have many years of experience to pull from!

    Cons

    The acuity of the patients is at an all time high. People come from around the world to receive cancer and transplant care which causes your assignment to be really heavy at times.


  2. "RN in ED"

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

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania Health System part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team effort in ED. Nurses are helpful. Charge nurses and management help triage which is awesome!

    Cons

    Certain doctors in ED a little bit spoiled.

  3. "Healthcare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working at Penn Medicine was fun and a great learning experience. It had room for growth and my direct manager was always encouraging staff to learn more.

    Cons

    hospital/department reorganizations sometimes it could be overwhelming and make you wonder about the safety of your future with the organization.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Records"

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

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania Health System part-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Coworkers can be difficult


  5. "Clinical nurse II"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Liked my co workers. Liked the patient population I cared for. Good pay but worked a lot.

    Cons

    HR not helpful. Management is terrible. If you’re not well liked by management on the floor then stay under the radar. Hard to keep up with social life outside of work. Not flexible with family or personal emergencies. Penn thinks they’re the best when there is much room for improvement. Worked there for two years and saw some horrific things done by other nurses, nothing would be done by management because the nurses were well liked or went to penn. Toxic work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire managers with the right credentials and experience. Penn needs to support their employees more.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Penn Presbyterian Finance/Manager"

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

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative medical environment, great patient focused care

    Cons

    Poor work environment. Management can be very bureaucratic, self serving career focused rather than staff/department focused. Finance department had little to no communication, and no accountability and a very high turnover rate (I was the fourth manager in five years). Only place I've ever worked where I was both commended for doing an excellent job and days later informed I was not meeting department standards. The culture is unfortunately politically motivated. I would not recommend a job here. Hours are long - 50+ per week all year long and while there is ample access to public transport, there are no on campus employee parking garages. Parking involves a shuttle and remote lots - and it's expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Exit interviews. Conduct research into why employee turnover is so high - solve the problems.


  7. "Good Company to work for"

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

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benefits

    Cons

    daytime parking cost a lot

  8. "Interesting work, very bureaucratic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work. Able to contribute.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Great interest in gaining and maintaining power. Ability to effect change can be limited.


  9. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania Health System part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fun work environment, nice people

    Cons

    Administration and Human Resources generally slow

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A large corporation, but with great small niches"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer
    Current Employee - Web Developer

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

    Pros

    benefits, stability, great sense of purpose

    Cons

    bureaucratic, slow, lots of overhead


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