Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
101 Reviews

3.6
101 Reviews
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center President and CEO Tom Priselac
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits such as health care, dental, vision etc (in 13 reviews)

  • Overall Good values, good people, very good benefits, good company to work for (in 6 reviews)


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

  • Middle management is generally inexperienced and does not know or understand management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to retire

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

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    Pros

    Great benefits and a lot of life/work balance. Very family oriented

    Cons

    Slow, not enough opportunities to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Man up!

  2.  

    Great Place to work, Very Political.. Who you know, not what you know?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative I  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative I in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Some really great people work here, educated and willing to teach you if you are willing to learn.

    Cons

    No communication between departments because of immature attitudes with POWER. The management will certainly make waves if you are interested in other opportunities within the massive hospital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should consider including diversity into each dept. Communication is key with everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    EXCELLENT benefits and opportunities for growth, but slightly outdated.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Assistant II  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Management Assistant II in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Heavily structured. Security.

    Cons

    Since the organization is so large, it's easy to fall into the politics and drama if you're too involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more closely to the leaders and performers of your organization. Pay attention to how your managers manage. Management styles should be adjusted to the people that are managed- not the other way around. Challenge your managers to be leaders, not bosses. It's easy to be seen as an undervalued cog in the machine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent time as a research associated at Cedars Sinai

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate I  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate I in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The benefits such as health care, dental etc. are terrific. I worked in a research lab in the Davis building, but the atmosphere between labs was very communal.

    Cons

    Its somewhat difficult to get too since its so far away from any freeway. Theres also the problem that paparazzi just hang out sometimes when a celebrity is getting a check up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    As an employee I was happy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CRC  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - CRC in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    It was convenient location. I had very good Director of the department, manager and all team
    I had 6 very happy years

    Cons

    As June 2012 on lay off after closure of Psychiatry department . Promises to help with job placement were only promises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New HR polices, more caring personal and better assistants to lay off employees

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Satisfied with location, advancement opportunities, salary - excellence generally recognized.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist III  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist III in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Top-notch management quick to react to changes in the health care environment, nice location adjacent to Beverly Hills (although far from freeways) with shopping of every type (Beverly Center, Trader Joe's, Beverly Connection) within walking distance. Excellence generally recognized and rewarded, below-average performance generally weeded out.

    Cons

    Parking in Cedars' structures is relatively cheap ($40/mo) but may be a problem (you may have to park in the open areas in the sun, and have to go through 5-6 floors with vicious speed bumps) if you don't get to work before 8:30 am

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    Pros

    Supportive and collaborative environment for research

    Cons

    Too much red tape and regulations

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company to Work For

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    Pros

    Overall Good values, good people, very good benefits, good company to work for

    Cons

    Depending where you work will affect your experience- certain areas are more stressful than others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Not perfect, but a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate IV  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate IV in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay, and lots of opportunities for those who are willing to work for it. Employees really seem to care about doing good work. There are also many resources available to balance work and home life. It's an incredibly charitable organization. Good works are rewarded.

    Cons

    Every department and section seems to act independently of each other. There's a serious lack of cohesiveness which, I think, leads to missed opportunities and reinventing the wheel in perpetuity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more accessible and work to streamline processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    the medical center is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    the company benefits are terrific

    Cons

    direct management does not know what to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    investigate the operations of each department and check with their respective department personnel to see their real feedback

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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