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3.4
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University of Pennsylvania Health System CEO Ralph W. Muller
Ralph W. Muller
59 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, lots of locations throughout the geographical area(in 9 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. Helpful (1)

    "Over ten years and still love this place!"

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    Current Employee - Flight Paramedic in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Coworkers, benefits, EDUCATION 100% paid up front 8000/yr nothing out of pocket, access and exposure to world class leaders in the field. A chance to be involved in the forefront of medicine.

    Cons

    The work can be hard and the pressure high but that is part of being involved in medicine and academia. Always room to improve but you don't see me looking to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your experienced providers, they have seen where you came from and helped get you where you are. They can be invaluable in taking you where you want to be. Support them and they will support you.

  2. "improvement"

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      Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant 
      Recommends
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Full time employment and medical benefits

      Cons

      No direct room to grow from a medical assistant

      Advice to Management

      encouragement to move on and grow in your career.

    • "Work Place"

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      Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Benefits, Location, Flexible Work Schedule

      Cons

      Management Nepotism, Racism, and a Lack of Respect for Lower Grade Employees

      Advice to Management

      I've never seen so much unprofessionalism when it comes to a department full of managers. The daily rudeness (references made to staff as boys and girls) and belittling of those who work under them is horrible. There is entirely too much favoritism and the outright dealing of racism is truly sad. There is no point in contacting HR, because it just seems like not much gets done.after contacting them. It's sad when...

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    • "Registered Nurse"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at University of Pennsylvania Health System

        Pros

        Knowledgeable co-workers and staff, good facilities, great patients

        Cons

        Management can be cliquey and thus is sometimes ineffective Short-staffed, which has influenced company policies in regards to scheduling and time-off

        Advice to Management

        Have more accountability Invest more in employe salaries to interest potential hires as well as to keep current staff from leaving

      • "Great"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Good salary, education benefit, health benefits.

        Cons

        Busy hospital in the city.

      • "RN in ED"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at University of Pennsylvania Health System part-time for more than 2 years

        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.

      • "Healthcare"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I worked at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time for more than 9 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.

      • "Great Co-Workers but the Acuity is daunting"

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        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 for more than 4 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.

      • Helpful (1)

        "Medical Records"

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        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

      • "Clinical nurse II"

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        Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Philadelphia, PA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at University of Pennsylvania Health System full-time for more than 2 years

        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...

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        Advice to Management

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

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