Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

www.csmc.edu

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
123 Reviews
3.6
123 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center President and CEO Tom Priselac
Tom Priselac
60 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The hospital offers great benefits, good location, well paid salary and nice office space (in 15 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Middle management is generally inexperienced and does not know or understand management (in 4 reviews)

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

More Highlights

14 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Think twice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great for clinicians or executives not so for the rest

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

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Worst Hospital in Los Angeles Area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Passionate Care if You Have the Cash

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Application Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Things have changed for the worse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse, BSN in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse, BSN in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Uhm none, sadly. OK, maybe the Starbucks inside the hospital

    Cons

    I've been with Cedars for 8 years and unfortunately it's changed for the worse. I used to be proud of where I worked and honored to be apart of such a distinguished organization - I can't say that anymore and I'll be looking for employment elsewhere. Morale has really plummeted. I've worked at other distinguished hospitals in the LA area and I'll be banging on their doors to let me come back. If you want a solid learning experience and an opportunity for growth go to UCLA, if you want to learn proficiency and efficiency in the workplace go to Kaiser, if excellent patient customer service is your focus go to Huntington Hospital, if you want to waste your time, by all means, come to Cedars!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd say wipe the slate clean of the current management and recruit from other hospital's management teams who know what they're doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    If you are a PhD scientist and no grant, run, or you'll be driven out anyways

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits are great, place has lot of money, good opportunities to interact with physicians if thats what you are interested in.

    Cons

    this is a place for MDs, not PhDs. MDs rule and PhDs work for them mostly. they do not care about research or your career, just how many $$ you have. Even if you are doing great, relevant research, publishing great, are productive but do not have grants, the chairman will drive you out or demote you without giving any consideration how that might damage your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about good research and building careers of junior faculty if you truly want to be a premier research institution - don't weigh everything by $$ and as a business.

  9.  

    Managment is unfair, a lot of favoritism, big turne over of staff in order to prevent Unionization

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

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Location, Most of MD is knowledgeable,

    Cons

    Very political place to work, you better be on the same page with your manager or they will meke you to go. There is NO UNION, Nurses has NO rights, HR is on favor for managment. Violation of patient nurse ration,There have been many days when I went home after working 13 plus hours and not sitting down once or being able to use the bathroom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE make managers work with patients at list once a month to pick patient and be as a nurse and than see what can be improved or done better. Please investigate WHY nurses living 18 people in 3 month !!!. Why old nurses is ASKED to live???? are you saving on salary or Benefits???

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Foreigners rule. . . .

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

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

    Pros

    Pays higher than else-where in the LA region.

    Cons

    Many foreigners.They lie in order to get you out; unfortunately, managers listen to them without investigating the situations themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even the racial-ethnic-cultural ratios in every department. An over abundance of one group leads to trouble. Moreover, you have lost potentially great workers because of this. Also, your floor management teams needs to be formally qualified with at least a BSN or above in order to lead. The manager in the above situation did not have a BSN at the time; therefore, it is not surprising that there was a high turn over of many great workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Admissions Representative - Don't bother working here

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, convenience, location, reputation and

    Cons

    Management, Opportunities, lack of advancement, no raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't Micromanage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Photos

Work at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center? Share Your Experiences

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.