Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 17, 2018
A typical work day was very busy with little time for lunch. I learned how to manage my time and my work assignments along with dealing with difficult patients and caring for very ill patients.. Every day was a learning experience with the frailty of life. Work culture was often pressured with number of nurses per patient ratio; lots of stress. The stress of the job was the hardest part. The most enjoyable was being able to care for a patient and see them get well and go home.
The people I worked with worked as a team always working together.
PROJECT MANAGER / SYS. ANALYST / PROJECT LEAD (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – May 31, 2018
Very pleasant environment to work in. Pleasant personal and management. Have a very good training program and paid for college tuition. What I liked most was the encouragement I received from management. Management was very supportive and gave me the tools I needed to get the job done.
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – May 15, 2018
For the most part I welcomed the opportunity. It's a prestigious place to work. UPMC is well known for its state-of-the-art medical care and technological advancements. It has its own culture. There are lots of meetings that sometimes interfer with getting work completed. I can't say that there are lots of opportunities for advancement. In spite of that, I did meet a few nice people and gained some new skills which I do appreciate that have helped me in my current position.
Staff to try to make it a fun place to work, you can have a career, depending on what you're looking to achieve.
HR Consultant (Former Employee) – Harrisburg, PA – April 20, 2018
Management is extremely poor in Human Resources, specifically on the Recruitment team at Harrisburg. Promotions were handed to people that were not qualified to do a job when other qualified candidates were overlooked. Promotions are solely based on politics (the “team” you’re on) and not skill. Poor morale among the team. Employees are overwhelmed and overworked. The same stale management style is continuously passed down. They need new and fresh management on the team. Preferably people that haven’t been employed by Pinnacle their whole entire lives. How can a recruitment team successfully attract new employees to a company that allows “management” to take advantage of their own employees the way they do? Management is indecisive and they are not assertive. Very unfair, political and they don’t even have the decency to follow the rules and practice what they preach.....
Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Altoona, PA – April 18, 2018
I loved working for UPMC Altoona. They worked great around my schedule. They pay was fair and the co workers were pleasant. The managing and employment staff were very understanding and helpful when I had to take a leave.
Good work culture, poorly paid, no room for professional or income growth.
Milieu Therapist (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 12, 2018
I would sit in the hallway and open bathroom doors for consumers. It was a very power/over job culture where your opinion was overlooked. Also, the pay was poor and there was no room for growth. Professionally, there were very limited options for my field specifically.
Paid Time Off was earned and utilized when needed.
Poor pay and no room for growth professionally or income based.
It was a great working environment I love it I enjoy my patience and joy my staff coworkers
Housekeeper/Telephone Operator (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 12, 2018
This was one of the best experiences that I had I enjoyed working and dealing with the patients and their families, my coworkers and it was a very wonderful and enjoyable experience that I will gladly do again.
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 10, 2018
A typical day at UPMC was sometimes busy and uneventful. i loved my co workers and staff we worked well together. they most challenging part of my job was the office to office traveling. the patient care was the most enjoyable part.
Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – New Castle, PA – April 1, 2018
Hardest part of job was never the patient or their families, it was dealing with your coworkers. Too much friendship between management and floor nurses and close buddy/buddy issues. Learned a great deal from my preceptor, just wish I had the chance to use it.