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University of Virginia Health System Reviews

Updated March 26, 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. "Is UVA Health System poised for greatness?"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well funded, financially well managed, small enough to make real changes and large enough to avoid being swallowed up by a larger health care organization (so far.) Inspiring, visionary leader with a focus for lean management principles that is transformative.

    Cons

    UVA struggles with a history of elitism, and the health system is no exception. Elitism produces a lack of accountability at the highest levels, which is exactly the poison for a lean management strategy. Without honesty and truth, lean management does not work. Frankly, it is a great place to work but a tough place to be a leader.

    Advice to Management

    let your middle managers be senior for a week. :)


  2. "Review Title"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great learning experience, administrative staff helped a lot

    Cons

    No cons for my position


  3. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good nurse residency program for new graduates

    Cons

    No incentive to stay more than a couple years


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  5. "Biomedical Equipment Technician"

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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

    Good place to work to gain initial experience. Full benefits including health, dental, Vision, 401k, discounts at certain retailers.

    Cons

    No structure for gauging advancement if you were to try to get into a higher level position.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  7. "UVA nurse"

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    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)


  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


  11. "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



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