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University of Tennessee Health Science Center Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, great holidays, and very caring staff (in 7 reviews)

  • Able to achieve desired work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Generally low pay even for Memphis - St (in 3 reviews)

  • Depending on your department, there may or may not be opportunities for advancement (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Tennessee Health Science Center full-time

    Pros

    The environment is great and the people here are friendly

    Cons

    The work here is a little busy

    Advice to Management

    Salary needs to be promoted


  2. "Research Assistant"

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

    I have been working at University of Tennessee Health Science Center part-time

    Pros

    Friendly workplace with good coworkers.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to grow.

  3. "Lab technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good to gain experience for recent graduates

    Cons

    Low salary as compared to amount of work, lab technicians are not treated well and no facility available.


  4. "Great work environment"

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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 Tennessee Health Science Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, yearly bonus, and employee appreciation activities.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Provide employees with opportunity for advancement.


  5. "It was not a good fit from day 1."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Secretary in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Administrative Secretary in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Tennessee Health Science Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You might have an opportunity for advancement if you are there long enough.

    Cons

    Wasn't given enough opportunities to utilize key skills. Didn't learn enough about job environment and responsibilities during interview. Led to struggles in performance and relationships with coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    Be more forthcoming with job expectations so there are less misunderstandings and unreasonable expectations..


  6. "Not worth the drama"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at University of Tennessee Health Science Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (ie. insurance, PTO, paid holidays/administrative closings)

    Cons

    Way too political, not much opportunity for growth unless you know the right people higher up, salaries are not balanced


  7. "professor"

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

    I have been working at University of Tennessee Health Science Center full-time

    Pros

    great benefits from state, including retirement and healthcare. the potnetial to collaborate with the basic sciences in the university setting is attracive.

    Cons

    some fractionation given spread of campuses, need for more inclusiveness of campuses that are outside of main station in Memphis

  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Tennessee Health Science Center full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great holidays, and very caring staff

    Cons

    I would be happier if I were able to telecommute.

    Advice to Management

    N/A. I think they do an excellent job!


  9. "Not as per expectation even after excellent performance for many years"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Tennessee Health Science Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tennessee has no state tax.

    Cons

    No appreciation for Hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Postdoc committee should work for making better policies online and implement it with compulsion otherwise hardworking people will have zero growth despite contributing to mission and vision of the organization.


  10. "Accounting Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Accounting/Financial Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Accounting/Financial Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Tennessee Health Science Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can go to school free. But it will not get you a raise. (See Cons!)

    Cons

    I have been an employee for a while now. I just had my performance review and I am not at all happy with what I learned. I was told that as an employee of The University of Tennessee (Memphis), I cannot expect to be compensated for any degrees or experience I had when I arrived. The only way an employee's salary will be increased is by an across the board raise (3% if at all), or if they apply for and get a higher pay grade job. That may seem reasonable, but listen to this. In my department there are many people with varying degrees. One of them has a GED but has been with UTHSC for a long time. One of them has been with UTHSC for 5 years and has 3 Master's degrees pertaining to what she does. The GED person makes $20/hr. The one with 3 MS's makes $15/hr. If somebody can explain to me how a University deems a person with a GED on the same level as a person with 3 Master's Degrees, please do.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know what to say to you except, "Shame on all of you!"


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