Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center President and CEO Tom Priselac
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Pros
  • Great benefits and a lot of life/work balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Overall Good values, good people, very good benefits, good company to work for (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Middle management often doesn't know what they are doing (in 4 reviews)

  • Questionable planning strategies by upper management in regards to preparing for upcoming changes to healthcare industry (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    RN operating room

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. Lots of food choices

    Cons

    Nurse colleagues are not friendly, unwelcoming and have cliques.

    Advice to Management

    Try diversity in your OR's. When one group dominates one area cliques develop and make it a hostile environment.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Programmer/Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They used to have sodas and breakfast on Fridays. Their hospital x-ray machines overdosed over 200 people. If you are obsolete, they'll try to retain you.

    Cons

    Jealousy among peers exists if one has a skill the other doesn't. Technical skill is undervalued. More and more and more and more h1b contractors. People who are useful with technical skills are usually badmouthed by others due to jealousy and politics. No effort to upgrade skills of employees who are stagnant and obsolete.

    Advice to Management

    Control political nature of environment. EIS is supposed to be about technology, not about seniority, job titles, or trashing someone who has actual skill.


  3. Helpful (3)

    'Research' is a joke

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good hospital, Good location, ok salary

    Cons

    They hire scientists who can't get a job anywhere else, are laid off from other places, want to use this as a paid retirement home, or those who are attracted to big fat compensation packages. People who know and value science and ethics will be laid off.....

    Advice to Management

    Shut down Research, will be better off...


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Managerial Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well know company – good reputation for health care

    Cons

    Employees have to pay for parking. Unrealistic expectations. Crazy time keeping restrictions. Favoritism is clearly present, a good example of this the unfair work allocation. Purchasing is worst department to work for in entire company. Management and Staff are very inflexible and ridged, not interested in change or new technology. Very fixed in continuing the status quo. The majority of the staff have held same job for 10 plus years and are so fixed on the way things have been done that they are petrified of change. Purchasing department has become the dinosaur of the company. Still using obsolete programs that IT no longer supports. Management refuses to update computer programs, processes or procedures due to staff’s resistance to change.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Certified Medical Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    money 17.25, benefits, discount at theam parks

    Cons

    You sell your soul, to be "cost effective", egos to stroke, read between the lines, trust NO ONE

    Advice to Management

    Mean what you say and say what you mean, even to the little people, be observant to what people are REALLY like


  7. Helpful (1)

    Think twice

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Surgical Technician III in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Surgical Technician III in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training and benefits, plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    Constantly understaffed! Especially with critical care services, i.e. surgery (orthopedics, cardiovascular, transplant, and neuro surgery). Union representation for allied health professionals is sub-par.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great for clinicians or executives not so for the rest

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reputation earned by researchers and doctors.

    Cons

    Mediocre/poor benefits for non-executives, researchers. Bloated administration should lessen their footprint. Research budget is an afterthought. Buildings are more important than the research work.

    Advice to Management

    Be efficient and get rid of all the redundancy in administration. Be generous to your research employees, and provide a living wage that will foster their careers.


  9. Worst Hospital in Los Angeles Area

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Nurse Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Nurse Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay for the work Good benefits with pension Great location Good cafeteria Dry cleaning on site

    Cons

    Stupid managers Stupid senior leadership Long hours Complaining patients Pay for parking

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Passionate Care if You Have the Cash

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regular Professional Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regular Professional Staff in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Should you find yourself hired, you can expect reasonable salaries. Tenured employees are treated well if you remain on the good side of supervisors.

    Cons

    Often, employees are weighted down with too much to do and little time to do it -- bottom line, unreasonable expectations. The laughable part is that most supervisors could never finish the work themselves if they had to work. Most departments operate as political machines -- they don't care about the employee, they care only about self-promotion. There is no loyalty, no sense of family.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff can be your greatest asset if you treat them with respect and set reasonable expectations. New ideas may be great, but you need to make a reasonable assessment if these new ideas are manageable. All supervisors should be able to perform as well as their subordinates, if not better. Upper management must be fully capable of "working the line" alongside their staff.


  11. Application Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EIS Applications Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - EIS Applications Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The hospital is surrounded by lots of good places to eat. The hospital also has a good reputation and it looks good on your résumé.

    Cons

    Very little room for career advancement unless you know someone. Upper managers assigns scope creep responsibilities with unclear goals. Working hard does not echo loud enough for promotions



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