BMET (Former Employee) – MPLS, MN – February 2, 2016
I know other reviews have been harsh but UHS is really not an employee friendly company. This is a service company only and not the greatest service at that. No vision at top management on where they want to take the company, only to squeeze every penny out for another quick sale so the top people can ride off into the sunset. Technical training is hit or miss at the district office because seasoned employees have no way to account for time except for working on equipment. As a technical employee you are really only valued for the amount of pieces you put out each day and nothing else that you may contribute on your own initiative. If you are technical employee the only situation where you may want to consider UHS is to get your feet wet in Biomed., but you will be hired on as a temp. or on-demand. I would only recommend taking a job there if you are extremely desperate. The caustic environment is not worth it otherwize.
Donuts on Fridays and occasional free lunches to make people feel better
Hostile employee environment. Seems that everyone feels threatened.
Easy to advance and great hours just managers are the problem
Hospital Operations Coordinator (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – January 5, 2016
I love working at UHS however some of the management doesn't always tell the truth about things they like to sugar coat things and make them seem better than they are, but then you have managers that really get things done. Overall i love working here and you stay pretty busy depending on what account you work at.
Hospital Service Technician (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – November 12, 2015
As a HST I, all I have done for the last four years of my working life with this company is clean the medical equipment and do patient rounds. At first I thought the job was a great way to advance in the medical industry, but I was wrong. For almost four years with this company I have not gotten any decent raises or a promotion. We used to get bonuses ever quarter, but that was taken away. I have been working hard trying to impress the management to get a promotion, but it was never recognized since the management constantly comes up with new rules and requirements when ever you start talking about a promotion. The management does not care about the employees and when you voice your opinion it falls on def ears. The company has no structure they are always short on medical equipment and the whole management team is unorganized. I will be looking for another job ASAP.
Learn about medical equipment
no advancement, poor management and leadership, unorganized.
Biomedical Technician (Former Employee) – Loves Park, IL – November 5, 2015
I was employed by Universal Hospital Services upon receiving my first degree. I learned a lot, but eventually maxed out in pay and was forced to look to other companies for opportunities to make more money.
I was able to learn about Class IV lasers that is used in many different hospital facility Operating Rooms. Once tested and certified on a in particular laser, then a typical day at the office is loading up the laser in a work vehicle, delivering it to the hospital, setting it up and test firing the laser professionally, then handing it over to the doctor until the case is completed. While the case is going on it is my responsibility to be in the room and available in case the doctor has questions or the laser malfunctions then needs trouble shooting.
Very flexible job
You can never makes plans during the week due to not knowing your hours
Hospital Service Tech II (Former Employee) – Houston Texas – September 22, 2015
Convergys was not my first call center but I must say it was the best. I learned how to become an outstanding customer service rep and more while working with this company. There were most definitely enjoyable times there. Our sales team made sure that we enjoyed making sales with each incoming call that came in. Convergys was a great company to work for. I enjoyed being a customer service rep and more with the company. They made sure that there were room to grow and that I did indeed.
Repair Technician I (Former Employee) – Loves Park, IL – August 26, 2015
I learned to work on various types of medical equipment. The hardest part of the job was meeting weekly quota. This was due in part to lack of participation by team members. The most enjoyable part of the job was the basketball hoop in the back.
Hospital Service Technician (Former Employee) – University of Kansas Hospital – August 20, 2015
A typical day on the job for this employer is difficult. They allow so many wrongs from people and push the consequences on everyone else. Most of the week i come in and start my rounds, which is going from patient room to room and perform maintenance checks and inventory. Afterwards, i go download my activity from my hand held wand. Then i clean the medical equipment for the rest of the night. Management was hard to deal with which is the reason for me leaving the company. My manager would talk to us with no respect at all. there was no hard part about the job.
Hospital IV Service Technician (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – August 10, 2015
Enjoyable job with a degree advancement is very possible. Too many new training that does not help with every day account activity. Love working with patients and being apart of the hospital. Horrible benefits
District Operations Manager (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO. – June 5, 2015
To start, UHS has a reputation for sky-high turnover, especially in the field (Hospital Service Techs and Customer Service Techs). These folks are the "front line" employees who actually "make" the company money, but the pay is marginal for the work they perform.
They recently hired a new CEO who talks a good game, but time will tell if he can pull it off. I believe his arrogance will be his undoing.
Company is in a difficult spot right now due to complete turnover of corporate staff and loss of most of the tenured employees. The sad thing is that no one really seems to care.
This isn't a company where you ever feel secure, as you can be let go at any time, regardless of job performance. They have lost a LOT of good people. It's all about the money - period.
District managers spend most of their time analyzing data from company Scorecard along with various other reports, and then having to explain the results to the corporate folks. It's tedious, boring, and mind-numbing.