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University of Virginia Health System Reviews

Updated February 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Really great employee resources--benefits are good, FEAP, same day free employee health clinic, lots of optional trainings/seminars/etc (in 7 reviews)

  • Great place to get a start/early career exposure (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Instead of taking responsibility for it, they've blamed it on everything from the tool to being an academic medical center (in 4 reviews)

  • low pay, parking--parking is a disaster (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "UVA nurse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great team, excellent experience from a highly regarded academic medical center

    Cons

    parking, high turnover (academic medical center so many want to put in their bedside time then continue education)


  2. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Virginia Health System full-time

    Pros

    Benefits Hours
    good raise
    Paid vacation
    growth development
    Amazing people

    Cons

    Very strict policies
    Parking spot
    Kinda stressful
    Fast paced
    Bus


  3. "Great place to work"

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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 Virginia Health System full-time

    Pros

    - many changed happening to become safest hospital in America not only for patients but also employees

    Cons

    HR is not very organized and often has a delay in response time


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Disturbing work environment riddled with incivility and single minded thinking."

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Virginia Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to get a great education is available. Advancement on a Clinical Career Ladder for frontline staff. Academic and teaching hospital with great faculty. Professional Nursing Services Organization is dynamic with great leadership in research anf shared governance at the local & regional levels with oversight through central comittees. Magnet center for nursing excellence.

    Cons

    Leadership and middle management have issues with communication. It is a top down format with the top being oblivious to the needs of the staff. UVA has a monopoly on delivering quality healthcare in the region and thus there is no where else to go in the area if you want to work for a world class facility. Middle managers rule through a regimen of bully infested cliques who have a "My way or the highway" attitude. They bank on the fact that there isn't another option (no where to go). Incivility is rampant throughout many departments. Stress is high and there is always an overarching sense that the hammer is going to fall at any minute. Reporting issues up the help chain is useless. No protection is available to you if you report bullying; it just gets worse.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Get rid of the cliques. Stop the negativity and hire proactive engaging leaders the frontline can trust.


  6. "Floor Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Virginia Health System full-time

    Pros

    Great teamwork environment to work in

    Cons

    Pay is really too low for how much we have to do

    Advice to Management

    Actually look out for your nurses


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great pay, but if you want to be valued, work elsewhere"

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

    I worked at University of Virginia Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits
    Opportunities to participate in nursing research and evidence based practice

    Cons

    Unchecked bullying, especially of new employees
    Great place to work if you don't want to be valued for your talents and knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees shine and the organization will shine.
    Don't let friendships with your employees deflect you from managing poor behavior.
    When employees want to advance their career within the organization, help them do so. Talented people are leaving because they are not given the chance to grow.


  8. "Looks better on the outside"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well known organization, get to work with latest technology. IT driven organization. Good retirement. Beautiful surrounding/scenery

    Cons

    Pay, benefits, and time off sucks. Management doesn't seem professional. Expensive cafeteria food with no discount. Parking is a nightmare and will add 15-30mins to your commute just to get to the building. Always some type of construction to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take things to personal, have trust in your employees


  9. "Temp Position"

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    Current Employee - Lab Specialist in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Lab Specialist in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in the UVA hospital allows for the an easy commute and a convenient location for dining and after work activities.

    Cons

    Transitioning to full time and dealing with the human resources department whatsoever is a hassle and often times frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest assigning more value to your workers so that the jobs they are doing feel worthwhile rather than menial and pointless.


  10. "Respiratory therapist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Virginia Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were great and it is a close knit community.

    Cons

    The Managers were awful and had little skill in getting job done. They were in the basement and had no idea what was happening in the units or of what each staff person was capable.

    Advice to Management

    Be more present in the units and be willing to work during staff shortages. Take management clashe's and learn what behavior is not allowed in the workplace. Don't harass women or those with FMLA.


  11. "Nurse Review"

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    Former Employee - STaff Registered Nurse in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - STaff Registered Nurse in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Virginia Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Charlottesville is a great city

    Cons

    Hours can sometimes. E long

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management



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