AltaMed Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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  1. Front office reception

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

    I have been working at AltaMed (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Set schedule opportunities for extra income , personally have believe my supervisor is very understanding and patient

    Cons

    Some older employees complain a lot and are under qualified and out more stress on your daily duties


  2. So much room for improvement

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

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

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

    Pros

    Well-maintained facilities
    Some nice co-workers
    Occasional morale boosters for the office (eg, cake for birthdays, raffles)

    Cons

    This company purports itself to be non-profit health CARE entity, but spends way too much money on managerial staff who are not even remotely involved in patient care. Doctors are under-appreciated for the amount of work they do; many seem stressed to the max.
    Management can play favorites and be inflexible.
    Candidates are selected to positions based on who they know in the company, not their skill set. TONS of nepotism -- it is well-known that there are certain people in charge (despite being sorely under-qualified for their positions) only because of who they know/who they are related to and not based on talents/skills.

    Advice to Management

    Place qualified people in management positions. Focus on team-building exercises and don't tolerate employees who run the rumor mill.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Favoritism at it's best!

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

    I worked at AltaMed

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

    Pros

    There's opportunity to grow if you're on managements good side. Great benefits and paid holidays ex: Cesar Chavez Day.

    Cons

    Management can be very unprofessional and play favoritisim. The pay is awful.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Senior Clinical Analyst

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People that worked in the IT department were best in class

    Cons

    There was issues with departments working together

    Advice to Management

    Was a great place to work just wished i could have gotten over some of the issues within the departments


  6. Helpful (1)

    Could be better

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

    I worked at AltaMed full-time

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

    Pros

    Purpose of "serving the underserved communities."
    Corporate office is beautiful; clinics are welcoming.

    Cons

    Too many to list! Career advancement opportunities are available but unless you know someone, you are not moving up. Many "managers" are not qualified to be in those positions. The company does not take advantage of the full potential of their employees. All departments do not work cohesively; seems like they do not trust each other even though they are part of the same organization, working towards the same cause! The organization is still run as though it is a small company and when big issues or projects arise, everyone is forced to run around looking for answers at the VERY LAST MINUTE.

    Advice to Management

    CEO and upper management need to realize the company is growing too fast for its own good; they need to address this BEFORE planning on expanding and acquiring more locations (which is what the CEO and upper management solely focus on). How about your focal point be on growing your talent and making the organization, all different departments, run cohesively FIRST.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Good Benefits

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

    I have been working at AltaMed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Offers 4% matching 401k, 10 paid holidays, decent health, vision and dental plans, training

    Cons

    Company needs to focus on work-life balance


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Care Without Exception"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Greeter Verifier Operator III, "PSA" in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Greeter Verifier Operator III, "PSA" in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at AltaMed (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits,
    Company cares for employees,
    Room for growth within company,
    ALTAMED truly operates by their CORE VALUES

    Cons

    It all depends on where you work as to, what clinic you work at and HR Business Partner you have.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. good place to work

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

    I worked at AltaMed (More than a year)

    Pros

    most sophisticated FQHC (nonprofit) in CA
    corporate office is nice
    have a lot of lee way to learn, take on new projects/responsibilities (not sure if this facilitates growth within the company but definitely pro to someone just starting in their career

    Cons

    supervisors may not be at appropriate level to generate respect from people they manage
    there is mismanagement or poor use of intellectual capacity (a lot of people are getting paid to do very minimal work or they aren't getting paid enough)


  10. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Anaheim, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company, You get to interact with all levels of management

    Cons

    Small company. Normal controls used to manage processes not used ie Change Management,


  11. Helpful (1)

    LVN's Beware!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Cheap vending machines. Many Locations

    Cons

    As an LVN it's a scary place to work. Since the company tries to cut corners to save money they make the employees do the work of many. For example, LVN's are considered supervisors. Not only are you expected to perform clinical duties but you are also expected to supervise the Medical Assistants, triage, order supplies, manage the schedule, clean instruments, do your own phlebotomy (only Pico location has Quest on site), complete the billing and pretty much anything else they throw at you. I've never worked in a place like this. They really over demand and over work the LVN. I fear for my license because there is soooo much room for errors. Keep looking.

    Advice to Management

    Get more employees to help like ummm phlebotomy techs, billing, and RN's. Cutting cost like this is dangerous!



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