Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. Cedars Hype

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and compensation. Prestigious well-known hospital to the celebrities. Great place to work if you are well liked by leaders.

    Cons

    Commute is brutal. Parking is a nightmare. You pay for parking. Take a shuttle and arrive exhausted. Work under poor leadership that likes to micro manage.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees data provided by your survey and take immediate action.

  2. A Highly Paid PR Department Can Make You Look Deceptively Good

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    Current Employee - Exempt, Professional in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Exempt, Professional in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    A stable employer i.e. this employer is well funded and will nor closing doors or going bankrupt.
    The CEO, Tom Priselac, is a very decent man but is unfortunately out of touch with what lower management and Directors are doing.

    Cons

    1- unqualified managers and leaders violate fair employment rules and the institutions own policies with impunity
    2- a team of highly paid lawyers will stand on the side of abusive managers and allow an employee to be forced to resign (constructive discharge, systematically pushed off the job ....) without recourse. They are fully aware that the legal system is too slow and costly for the average worker so they unabashedly, and forcefully take advantage of the situation.
    3- they do not feel compelled to have a fair racial distribution in the workplace when it comes to higher level jobs
    4- there are pockets of departments in the organization where Hispanics and Blacks are not promoted into management
    .... and the list goes on .....

    Advice to Management

    Get a conscience. the law nor the institution can for you to exercise basic human decency but your ill deserved position demands it.

    The CEO, Tom Priselac, needs to be more of touch with what lower management and Directors are doing.

  3. No work life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, health benefits, 403b controbution

    Cons

    No promotions, empty promises, work you like a slave

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great company if you get the right management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time

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

    Pros

    Fantastic pay (not the BEST, but close)
    Amazing Benefits
    Senior Leadership is pretty good
    The healthcare staff are all absolutely great
    Pretty decent upward momentum

    Cons

    Middle management is lackluster
    Poor communication from middle management
    Invisible expectations that you're held to
    No new employee training (for my department)
    Poor support documentation
    Following the direction and advice of your supervisor can land you in hot water

    Advice to Management

    Have CLEAR expectations and communication (stop the buzzword landslide)
    Support those you manage better
    The issue is not with senior management, it's middle management that's the problem

  6. Dissatisfied for years now. In the beginning it was good, and then down hill slowly from there.

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant Ll in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant Ll in Beverly Hills, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Helping the patients, being basically one of the only reasons the patient returns for medical care. Also knowing the cares that you will take the time to listen to their concerns and complaints.

    Cons

    Cedars will tell you that they will help you advance, when you have tried everything they've asked of you and more you get nothing but a slap in the face if you're not the one they want to advance. If you are in the office constantly complaining to upper management, instead of trying to fix the problem that you have the authority to fix and then take the solution to management, they will "do what they need to keep the employee quite".

    Advice to Management

    The companies values are only what they make them as they go depending on who you are. My advice to the president of the company is to start new with the management from the top down, he would see a change in the company for the better, it may take some time but it will happen. Some of Cedars top notch Doctors left the company because of issues I have stated and its sad.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Where passion and careers go to die...Meh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Pays well and the benefits are great. It looks good on your resume and if you make the most of the opportunity it can be a great stepping stone to better things.

    Some nice co-workers and you may enjoy working with some of the doctors, particularly those who do not like wasting time. There are some seasoned managers/leaders who have built great departments and you can learn from them.

    Overall, the orgranization is great if you are at a point in life where you have built a career and just want to get a decent paycheck and spend time with your family.

    Cons

    * Middle management is generally inexperienced and does not know or understand management.
    * Leadership is fragmented, so you'll waste a lot of time on objectives that constantly change.
    * Company is risk-adverse and progress is almost impossible.
    * Focus is on how the organization looks on paper.
    * Lots of favoritism - There are different standards for employees (mediocre employees do not fired, just transferred; managers pets are automatically promoted).
    * Politics are never ending.
    * Trust is lacking and there is a general culture of fear.
    * Poor communication - Duplicative efforts because everyone works in their silos; Some people “horde” information in order to get and stay ahead.
    *Career Development – Promotion happens if you are liked by the mediocre managers and on how long you have been there. Be ready for backstabbing and if you are not a “yes” person to get promoted.
    * If you are ambitious, confident, and want to develop a career this is not the place that will nurture you.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing good employees due to poor management and opportunities for growth. This is an employer of choice so many are willing to stay on because it is Cedars and because they are waiting for the old-timers to retire. Take some time to understand how your employees feel about the organization and their roles.

  8. Great Opportunity to improve my skills.

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    Former Employee - Service Line Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Service Line Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Learning new skills and understand the games/ politics of a large organization.

    Cons

    If you're not part of the in-crowd,brown nose or Jewish there's no hope for your success.. Their Employee Contracts are At-Will, and upper management will terminate you, if they think you're overly confident, driven and goal orientated . Thus, they are intimidated by your drive and agile approach to situations in the workplace, etc. This was my second place of employment and a negative experience. I'm certain the CEO ( a very kind family man), has no idea how employees' are being unfairly treated and harassed. It would be of great benefit if Cedars-Sinai could implement the Undercover Boss!!!

    Advice to Management

    This was my second place of employment and a negative experience. I'm certain the CEO ( a very kind family man), has no idea how employees' are being unfairly treated and harassed. It would be of great benefit if Cedars-Sinai could implement the UNDERCOVER BOSS investigation method , as they would be astonished by the influx of the harassment and bullying complaints by the minorities!!!!

  9. Working for the hospital made me sick

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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The hospital offers great benefits, good location, well paid salary and nice office space

    Cons

    My old department was well known at the hospital for major staff turnover, a very combative management style and favorite staff members allowed to verbally abuse underlings.

    Advice to Management

    The department needs an outside examination on spending and issues with bullying by senior staff members on administrative/support staff

  10. I wish it could have been better

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    Former Employee - Management Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Management Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great health benefits and good salary

    Cons

    There are some departments in which the service line manager, office manager and HR representatives are best friends and will not help an employee if it affects them in any way; leaving an employee helpless in trying to transfer to a different department.

    Advice to Management

    Always make sure that anyone in a management/supervisor position has obtained the proper and appropriate training to be in that position and has not just been given a management/supervisor by a fellow friend.

  11. learning experience to grow in the field and expand

    Former Employee - PBX Operator in East Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - PBX Operator in East Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center part-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    pays well has best 41k or ING

    Cons

    after being laid off or several employees in different dept. Cedars refused to give us unemployment or compensation

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