Sharp HealthCare Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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Sharp HealthCare President & CEO Mike Murphy
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Pros
  • Decent pay and benefits for full time employees (in 6 reviews)

  • Benefits are really pretty good for San Diego (in 8 reviews)

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

  • I did the right thing and called the " Sharp ethics line and reported the incident to upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. The 7 year itch...

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sharp HealthCare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    *Dedication to providing healthcare *Health Benefits *Pay *Work was like playing Wack-A-Mole on crack. Days flew by! Pay was awesome and often worked overtime! Coworkers were more like family. When I decided to go it was painful to see the sad faces

    Cons

    *Seems like I.T. departments don't communicate well *Frankenstein interfaces / applications to assist others require intense training *Promotion / Department move Blocking *Doing whatever just to make some stupid "Most Wired" List. *Sacrificial new hires to please other departments / Corporate Entities With my 7 years with sharp I've seen many things from great to down right wrong! While working there I had my eyes on other departments and possible management. After 2 years I started looking outside my department. I saw a few opportunities and decided to tackle them head on. After 2 more years and getting denied over and over I was getting discouraged. I then received an email from someone in that department informing that his manager wanted to hire me but my manager was blocking it from happening. I then started to look closer at my manager and how the department was run... I was not pleased. It seems like My manager would take the knife out of her/his back only to stick it in someone else's. Rinse and Repeat Sharp needs to honestly Fix the internals and stop worrying about the "Most Wired" list. It also keeps cramming that its the best place to work down our throats. Just stop already. If it actually took those "anonymous" reviews seriously then it would know that ALOT of people don't see it that way. Now I'm not saying that everyone thinks this. I know a lot of people love sharp and I once did as well but after time and time of disappointments with advancement I knew not to ask. Also watch out for managers with "Power Trips". For some reason when you bring an issue to their attention they feel threatened and begin to flex their "Phenomenal Cosmic (Departmental) Power as if they were a mini God. Allowing nothing to get in the way with their Position at sharp thus causing Back Stabs or "Missing emails". Even though I had it on my drive and Printed out it was irrelevant due to it being missing on the exchange server... Hmmmmm really? False rumors spread like wild fire drenched with a mixture of kerosene and gasoline. Mass efforts AND strategies needed to be utilized just to stop them. Entire departments need to stop and have meetings just to address this causing major loss in productivity over petty issues like this. When When brought to HRs attention the outcome will depend on this algorithm. (Issue + HRs Attitude x people affected / Manager relations with HR = "Don't Care") It seems like they care more for itself (sharp) than the employees it employs Corporate entities Sons, Daughters, Husbands and wives are employed into departments with little to no knowledge of subject matter. They only do this to get on the "Good Sides" of related Corporate Entities. This became an issue when Work flow was discussed and "Person" couldn't gasp ones head around IT logical thinking impeding momentum proving knowledge incompetence I do not approve of a CEO that I have never seen, I was told that he regularly visits but he never did for 7 years... I guess he doesn't have time for us peasants. Keep signing those Pillars!

    Advice to Management

    When someone is calling for help, please listen and take notice... it does not take that much time and effort and you could save a life (employee not patient)...


  2. Nurse Clinical Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sharp HealthCare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership educational opportunities are very good. Quarterly leadership meetings are entertaining. Health benefits very inexpensive, but it is HMO and choice is limited.

    Cons

    Management incompetent, which is reflected in the level of care produced by staff. Surgical services at Grossmont particularly dysfunctional. The department is very poorly run. Director has very little experience and is threatened by those who are competent, so good people don't stay.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership at all levels should be examined and changed in many cases. Chula Vista location seems to have the best leadership. The other locations should study them.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Device Deployment Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Nice people to work with ! Job was boring :(

    Cons

    They will ask you to leave early if they have nothing for you to do, you WILL NOT get a full 40hrs 3572 Corporate Court, San Diego, CA 92123 San Diego CA, 92123


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Very misleading corporation.

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    Former Employee - Information Systems in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Information Systems in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sharp HealthCare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The health benefits and the care you receive from the sharp Doctors are very good.

    Cons

    I worked at sharp well over ten years and if your not part of management your screwed.

    Advice to Management

    Sharp is not the best place to work, as per your motto. Your normal everyday workers are being victimized, bullied and are afraid to say anything about it,fear of repercussions. Upper management needs to hold lower management to a higher standard. Human Resources needs to be re-orged due to them being hopeless. .


  6. Helpful (1)

    Depends on unit

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    Former Employee - RN - in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - RN - in San Diego, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sharp HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    Other staff. Benefits. Making a difference in the lives of patients.

    Cons

    Leadership on some units are backstabbing one another to get ahead...very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Do what is right for the patients, not yourselves.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Nice outward appearance, but sickly inward appearance

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    Current Employee - Clinical Effectiveness Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Effectiveness Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid San Diego based company. Good patient care.

    Cons

    Sharp has their own version of the "good old boy network"; management and above sit in the sweet spot and anything less than management is a sour spot. Little growth opportunity. Poor leadership. High turn over. Silence is golden otherwise you are insulting big egos. CEO of Spectrum earns $950K/year + bonus + kickbacks. Kickbacks are acceptable, despite the policy and procedures they print internally. If you can play office politics like a chess game and don't have a soul, this is a good place for you. Regarding medical insurance, you are only allowed to see Sharp physicians. You are not allowed to go outside the Sharp network. Good way to circulate funds internally and receive a bias diagnosis/treatment. Regarding sick pay, PTO hours must be used until you accrue 100 hours of sick time, which takes anywhere from 18-24 months to accrue; not family friendly.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Lofty service goals, but can't meet them

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sharp is dedicated to quality care. Some very good staff development opportunities are offered in-house. Benefits are really pretty good for San Diego.

    Cons

    This review is for one of their inpatient psychiatric units. Staffing is at a bare minimum and as such things are missed, and patients who are in extreme distress in an acute setting don't get as much care as would be optimal. Additionally, staff is overly reliant on black humor behind the scenes and patients are not always regarded compassionately. You would expect nursing staff on a psychiatric unit, of all people, to be understanding about the manifestations of mental illness, but no effort is made to stem the tide of joking about their delusions, which just seems cruel, unprofessional, and unhelpful. This habit extends to some physicians on the unit as well.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training in mental health care to healthcare professionals (to include how to be compassionately responsive to patient delusions), and make it required for those working in inpatient behavioral health units. Train nursing leadership to train their staffs to discuss patients professionally during report (a key time for sitting around and making fun of patients). After listening to some staff giving report a few times, decide whether you would want your loved ones being cared for there.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Career opportunity..just being honest.

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sharp HealthCare part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits for full time employees.

    Cons

    If you work per Diem no benefits, no stable hours, employees always stub each other to the back, too many whissle blowers..jealousy and drama if you work with woman..

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees, respect and appreciate your per Diem employees. Be sincere. Stop picking on other good looking smart and in great physical shape employee, who below your title. Just get your...to the gym and start work out. Stop bugging us and give us a hard time..let be a good team work, not a bunch of a whistle blowers and boring and focus on how to become a better fun..and a good team work place...uggghh..:(


  10. Helpful (8)

    Hypocritical atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sharp HealthCare part-time (More than 3 years)

    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.


  11. Helpful (7)

    The Sharp Experience is a stab in the back.

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    Former Contractor - Medical Doctor in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Medical Doctor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sharp HealthCare as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    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 Management

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



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