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SUNY Upstate Medical University Reviews

Updated 10 December 2018
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Pros
  • "Good benefits, good culture, growing institution" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and generous 403b plan" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work your butt off for little to no pay" (in 2 reviews)

  • "New York State budget crisis continues to add additional burden to the hospital" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Culture, benefits, mission"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Syracuse, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Syracuse, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture is non punitive. Its a big organization so a lot depends on your specific manager, but overall they have reasonable managers. Benefit package is great. Work is interesting, they are actually committed to their mission. They keep you busy but not overwhelmed.

    Cons

    C level people are a constant churn and involved in scandals.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time

    Pros

    Direct supervision by PI.

    Cons

    Hours vary greatly depending on laboratory.

  3. "Receiving Manager"

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    Former Employee - Receiving Manager in Syracuse, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Receiving Manager in Syracuse, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and generous 403b plan.

    Cons

    Diversity and Inclusion needs work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve diversity and Inclusion.


  4. "Radiology"

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    Current Employee - Ultrasound Technologist
    Current Employee - Ultrasound Technologist

    I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Environment, Co-workers, patient care, management, location

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in your position, pay is low, pay checks are never paid out correctly, expensive to pay for parking


  5. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time

    Pros

    SUNY Upstate University Hospital hires a diverse group of people.

    Cons

    Working for the state which is mandated by a union, means long contract negotiations.


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for internal transfers and advancement
    Outstanding benefits
    Respected organization

    Cons

    Departmental silos
    Gap between institutional leadership and hospital leadership messaging and priorities
    Recent executive turnover

    Advice to Management

    Focus on empowering managers and front-line staff to be more active in decision making.
    Help managers and front-line staff understand how their actions translate to the larger institutional goals.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Overworked"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Syracuse, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Syracuse, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice people who want to do a good job.

    Cons

    High paying administrators who do not know how to do their job. Little guys get stuck working 10 -12 hours, with no recognition or thank you

    Advice to Management

    Human resources needs to do a better job or vetting staff and what their capabilities are.

  8. "State Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great tuition assistance. Ability to move within departments easily.

    Cons

    State organization- bogged down hard to navigate.


  9. "Great place to grow and learn"

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

    I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, learn, a really good work environment. Great benefits

    Cons

    Not really any cons, salaries could be higher maybe.


  10. "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time

    Pros

    Pay raised every year

    Cons

    So many people work there, very clicky, physicians are not on the same page