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Reviews for Ultimate Medical Academy

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.65
Support from management
3.18
Teamwork
3.54
Freedom to work independently
3.23
Internal Communication
3.27
Office / Work Environment
3.61
Environmental Friendliness
3.32
Work-Life Balance
3.09
Challenging Work
3.69
Inclusive / Diverse
4.15

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.73
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.62
Career Development
3.25
Overall compensation for your work
3.77
Company Image
3.50
Job Security
3.03
Handicapped Accessibility
3.85
Workplace Safety
3.56
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 6 of 38 reviews Parking in 20 of 38 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 9 of 38 reviews Stock or equity options in 4 of 38 reviews 401(k) in 23 of 38 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 38 reviews Ability to work remotely in 3 of 38 reviews Desirable office location in 9 of 38 reviews Tuition assistance in 11 of 38 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 8 of 38 reviews 401(k) Match in 13 of 38 reviews Flexible spending account in 13 of 38 reviews Paid time off in 25 of 38 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 22 of 38 reviews Relocation allowance in 2 of 38 reviews Life insurance in 19 of 38 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 15 of 38 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 5 of 38 reviews Health and wellness programs in 13 of 38 reviews Employee discounts in 15 of 38 reviews Vehicle allowance in 2 of 38 reviews Employee events in 19 of 38 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 2 of 38 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 13 of 38 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • The ability to have mutual encouragement to students, notifying advisor's their students have called, and transferring them.

What I like about the company

Working with my company I have had support from my management team as I learn and develop as an advisor. working with my students is a fantastic experience. They are as much an inspiration to me as I am to them.

What I dislike about the company

I have very few issues or disapproval with my company.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Ultimate Medical Academy - Tampa
  • City
    Tampa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Remote work, flexible schedule, respect for work schedule & lunch time, respect & trust

What I like about the company

I've been able to grow in my career and have worked with some amazing people.

What I dislike about the company

Micromanagement isn't necessary. We should be trusted to do our jobs. Ability to work remote, at least some of the time, would improve employee morale. Other employees are allowed remote days, but not program leadership, 114 which leads to disenchantment and disengagement.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA)
  • City
    Tampa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • It is often extremely loud in the mid afternoons. Hard to hear yourself think sometimes.

What I like about the company

The office is diverse in culture and it is a please to get to know so many different people

What I dislike about the company

Training is two weeks of fast and furious. You are pretty unprepared for the first day you are on the floor by yourself. There is help available, you just need to ask.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ultimate Medical Academy - Tampa
  • City
    Tampa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 12.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I do not have anything else to say

What I like about the company

I like the people that I work with

What I dislike about the company

Things change frequently, something to get use to

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Ultimate Medical Academy - Tampa
  • City
    Tampa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Prevention of raise due to disciplinary action.

What I like about the company

They provide me money every other week that helps me pay for things. Direct deposit.

What I dislike about the company

No additional sick days instead of paid time off that I earn per paycheck.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ultimate Medical Academy - Tampa
  • City
    Tampa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered
  • 30.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More growth opportunities for employees that are here/

What I like about the company

they are always doing something fun for the employees. Tehy really value and respect them here.

What I dislike about the company

SInce the company s so great many people have longevity here making promotions hard to achieve.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ultimate medical Academy
  • City
    Tampa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 01.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • White people have more advancement opportunities than black workers

What I like about the company

I love everything about UMA couldn’t be better

What I dislike about the company

The paid time off and maternity leave

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ultimate Medical Academy - Tampa
  • City
    Tampa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • They are doing a good job in making a better work environment

What I like about the company

Great place to work with flexible
Hours.

What I dislike about the company

The building could improve and leadership could work a little harder

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    UMA
  • City
    Tampa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 21.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Ultimate Medical Academy was the most draining, mentally exhausting, and flat out worst job I ever had. I was an employee at UMA for 4 years. I left on good terms amicably but, I must tell the truth. They will constantly shuffle you around and herd you like cattle in the guise of "Work Huddles" or what they like to call "Hard Hat Huddles". These huddles reminded me of a brainwashing "pep rally" similar to what you would see in Jonestown. People singing, chanting, dancing and clowning around, all the while praising UMA. Management forced workers to participate in these huddles whether you liked it or not. . You could be forced to do about 5 of these huddles a day.

Support from management

Very little support from middle to upper management. A lot of the middle management are clueless. Company directives change so rapidly, its hard to have clear communication and create a supportive environment. I have also seen a disturbing trend of people getting promoted or hired as managers and then being demoted and put back on the phones as regular reps. UMA is not a culture set up to grow from within. They play favorites, and when you are no longer willing to "Play the game" or "Sip the Kool-aid" you will find yourself on the outside looking in. Some of the people they have in management are un-qualified to hold any position let alone management.

Teamwork

Teamwork is a null in void concept in the Career Services and Admissions department at UMA. Maybe some teamwork can be seen in Financial aid, Learner Services ect. but in Career Services and Admissions, due to the fact everyone in the department is responsible to hit his or her own quota to stay employed, every one is truly out for self to survive.

Freedom to work independently

You will not have one second during the day to work independently. Management walks around the floor, looking over your shoulder every minute of the day. From the time you clock in, to the time you clock out. If you like to work independent, UMA is not the place for you whatsoever.

Internal Communication

Some of the worst communication I have ever seen in a workplace. Rules and Company Directives change by the hour. Quotas, and team budget goals to place students change frequently as well. You could be successfully hitting your quota to stay employed in good standing and then it could be moved higher to get more out of the employee and make it harder for you to succeed and stay employed. UMA adheres to a revolving door, high turn over environment. I personally have seen hundreds of people fired for not hitting monthly quotas. A lot of people just flat out quit or resign after about 30 days.

Gender Equality

Wow, I can say one good thing about UMA. They hire Men, Women, Straight, Gay and Transgendered equally across the board.

Attitude towards older colleagues

The average age of a person working at UMA is 22 to 28 yrs of age. There are a hand full of middle aged employees 33 to 45 yrs or older ( mostly in mid and upper management positions ) . I saw very few aged 55 or older persons working at UMA.

Career Development

I witnessed firsthand a disturbing trend of people getting promoted from within or hired as managers and then being demoted and put back on the phones as regular reps. UMA is not a culture set up to grow from within. UMA adheres to a high turn over policy.

Overall compensation for your work

UMA does pay well. back in 2013 I started at 19.23 per hr. and when I left I was making 22.50 per hr. . When I left, I took a 2 dollar pay cut. It was one of the best decisions I have made in my adult life.

Office / Work Environment

The work environment at UMA is the worst I have seen in my lifetime. Cubicles are extremely small. You are literally shoulder to shoulder. Music blaring in the background, people screaming and yelling all the while you are on the phone with a doctor's office or medical facility speaking to a decision maker trying to secure a job interview for a UMA graduate. I can count how many times doctors, receptionist, or whoever I was speaking to on the phone asked "WHAT IN THE HELL IS THAT IN THE BACKGROUND"??? or "ARE YOU TRYING TO SELL ME SOMETHING?, WHAT IS ALL THAT NOISE"??? extremely un-professional work environment.

Environmental Friendliness

UMA is very wasteful when it comes to Environmental friendliness. I cant count how many trees have been killed and wasted by UMA, everything is paper trail at this company. UMA is also unsanitary. Some of the break rooms do not have sinks to wash hands. No paper towels to wipe of hands just air blowers. People will pour coffee in trash cans, spilt coffee and soda on break room floors and in bathroom sinks. I will leave it at that.

Work-Life Balance

UMA is the absolute worst when it comes to work life balance. They have a point system instituted to where if your late by more than 5 min, or miss a day due to illness, car trouble, childcare ect. you will get points added to your file. If you hit a certain amount of points within a month, they put you on verbal, written and final warnings for termination. Keep in mind, UMA does not offer sick days like most reputable employers. Just paid time off or unpaid time off. They expect you to be there, in your seat, dialing for dollars. You will get two 15 min breaks and 1 hour for lunch. If you are late coming back from break or lunch, points are added to your file. UMA is a micro-management company period. They treat adults like children.

Company Image

a lot left to be desired. I would call around the entire United States talking to Doctors, Office Managers, and most of the feedback I received from past companies that worked with UMA and our graduates was negative.

Job Security

again, There is no job security whatsoever and that includes mid to upper management positions. no one's job is safe.

Handicapped Accessibility

UMA located by the stadium had tons of handicap parking and walking ramps to accommodate handicapped individuals.

Workplace Safety

UMA is one of the worst I have seen in workplace safety. Elevators are constantly breaking down. I was once trapped on the elevator for more than 45 min. I witnessed one time that the building had to be evacuated due to harmful fumes. The bathrooms flooded over numerous times during my 4 yr tenure. I can't count how many times ambulances and fire trucks were called out to the location.

Challenging Work

I'm going to give this 5 stars. It is extremely challenging to get un-qualified, under trained, Medical academy graduates hired at reputable medical facilities around the United States. If you like un-realistic challenges, UMA is the place for you.

Inclusive / Diverse

There is Diversity at UMA, don't know if I can totally co-sign the "Inclusive" part. There is one thing about UMA that is "Equal and "Inclusive" and that is, no one's job is safe. There is no job security whatsoever and that includes mid to upper management positions.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Re-vamp the entire structure of day to day operations.

What I like about the company

Nothing.

What I dislike about the company

Everything.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Ultimate Medical Academy - Tampa
  • City
    Tampa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would lower the monthly quota to enable more people to hit the target. I would also offer frequent training to those who have been with the company for more than 2 years.

What I like about the company

We help out the community around us, we care about our students success and we uplift each other as employees when doing a great job.

What I dislike about the company

Sometimes working with other departments could be challenging when the notes aren't updated

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ultimate Medical Academy - Tampa
  • City
    Tampa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered