Sharp HealthCare

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Sharp HealthCare Reviews

Updated July 6, 2014
Updated July 6, 2014
75 Reviews

3.6
75 Reviews
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Sharp HealthCare President & CEO Mike Murphy
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, good work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Large organization and numerous facilities throughout San Diego (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is the LOWEST in San Diego even though the Sharp Hospital system is one of the LARGEST in (in 4 reviews)

  • Health care as a whole is changing and Sharp is loosing a little of the patients best interest along the way (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much hypocrisy

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

    Pros

    Takes a lot to get fired

    Cons

    Patient safety is talked about more than ached on.
    Favoritism if your part of the inner circle you can get away with being mean and nasty.
    Most of the directors and above lie on a routine basis..oh wait they don't lie, they massage the truth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Conflicted value system

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Data driven, reasonable benefits and pay

    Cons

    Limited advancement, nepotism, low tolerance for feedback , u must conform to the point of withholding disagreement, very top down, your feedback given lip service then the passive aggressive attacks begin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the directors are insecure and they oppress anyone with talent, a lot of women have advanced by sleeping with docs...show an interest in patient safety that is genuine, director engage in regulatory work around..such an immature executive group directors and above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hypocritical atmosphere.

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

    Pros

    Great weather. Successful company. Nice facilities most everywhere.

    Cons

    Extremely backbiting. Huge egos, a lot of behind the scenes jockeying for influence. People will sell out anyone to make themselves look better. From top on down. Including sharp memorial doctors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    The Sharp Experience is a stab in the back.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Doctor  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Doctor in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Great past tradition of quality care, with San Diego's best doctors and nurses. The facilities are often the best that money can buy. The Emergency Department is still excellent.

    Cons

    Management is unethical and hypocritical, pretending to hold high ethical standards, yet harassing and retaliating against employees or medical staff who value quality of care over profit. Behavioral Health is riddled with high turnover and inexperienced staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach in your millions of dollars worth of television commercials.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    The Sharp Experience needs CPR - difficult to get promoted, no room for advancement, no investment in your employees.

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

    Pros

    Prestige of the organization, location, benefit cost

    Cons

    No work life balance
    No virtual work - only for a selected "Special few".
    Poor Senior leadership, lack of support for mid level managers, HR is not supportive. Sadly there are/were double standards between entities and departments in regards to pay practices and accountability. I work 60-80 plus hours a week and others in the sane job class worked 30-40 with less responsibility and more pay. Some C band employees promoted for length of service are very out of touch with employees, technology and trends.
    Difficult to get promoted, no room for advancement, very small tuition reimbursement.
    Walk the talk SHC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are loosing good people everyday - often when they are let go HR is so afraid of litigation they offer severance to avoid litigation. Ask yourselves - why are these people leaving?
    Talk to everyone who leaves your organization - people do not leave good companies they DO leave bad leaders. We lost the best leader ever this fall due to poor execution of senior leaders at SRS. To cover up this They threw out files and did things to make the leader look incompetent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Behind "The Sharp Experience"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Good medical and retirement benefits. Some departments are run well and have management that actually cares about providing quality healthcare.

    Cons

    Constantly cut corners to increase profits, patient safety and quality of care is often sacrificed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is almost no oversight and people do whatever they want whenever they want to. Ethical clinicians are forced to sacrifice their ethics or look elsewhere for a job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Definitely no longer recommend this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Professional  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Professional in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Large organization in the San Diego community committed to patient safety and care. They have raised the bar in the community.

    Cons

    They will work you to the bone, and show little gratitude when you do. They are the "sharp experience" to patients but do not care about employees. Most clinical managers are incredibly spoiled, and immature, and unwilling to work with non-nursing managers. It is always the clinical side of the business first, and a battle for the non-clinical side - there is truly no sense of team between the two types of groups. This is driven by a divided executive team that leads by example; clinical comes first and all others last. When the executives practice this way of thinking, the rest follow.

    Before considering taking a position with Sharp, ask important questions about the turnover rate, and the dept: What was the reason for the last person leaving the dept and how long ago did they leave? How many employees have left the dept in the last year? Do you use temporary staff, and how many are currently in the dept? If salaried, how many hours are typically worked each week, and how many days should you expect to stay late? Which executive has direct responsibility for the dept, and how would they describe his/her management style?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure executives truly practice the culture you promote, and who will hold directors, managers, and employees accountable to the same initiatives. Create a team environment from the top down between the clinical side of the business and everyone else.

    Consider eliminating the costly All-Staff assembly, and reward your employees directly for the hard work and loyalty they show every day. For some, a $200 bonus just doesn't reflect the hard work and 60-hours work weeks we have put in during the year (salaried employee).

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Where you are is where you stay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LVN
    Former Employee - LVN

    Pros

    Nice co workers docs are mostly great mgmt has no clue and did not care

    Cons

    7 years topped salary got 200 bonus instead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read this site

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    The vision is respectable, but management definitely needs work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CME
    Current Employee - CME

    Pros

    Driven towards a culture of safety for patients, outstanding leadership by Mike Murphy and Dan Gross, there are a select group of leaders who are excellent and their heart is in the right place and passionate about providing excellent care

    Cons

    Management can be unethical depending on the department, no confidentiality when you speak to upper management, management sticks together and only looks at the their best interest without being fair to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open minded and considerate of others whether they are in management or not, treat employees with dignity and respect... we learned this concept in kindergarten, why is it so difficult to embrace it at Sharp HealthCare among upper management?!

    Approves of CEO

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