California Pacific Medical Center

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California Pacific Medical Center Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
52 Reviews
2.9
52 Reviews
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California Pacific Medical Center CEO Warren Browner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • EXCELLENT staff and colleagues (those who are still there), good benefits and wages (in 4 reviews)

  • Great place to work with great benefits (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management was filled with infighting and they promoted intimidation and humiliation (in 3 reviews)

  • My only good experience at CPMC was the day I gave notice and my last day (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Pharmacy assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Nice city and used to. Work with coworker

    Cons

    Not too bad . Understaff a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    More pros than cons.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Pacific Medical Center

    Pros

    Friendly work atmosphere, helpful colleagues, organization seems genuinely concerned about helping others, recognizes individual contributions. People in my unit are given the control to get their work done as they see fit (I'm in a non-medical position). They are flexible in allowing employees to adjust their schedules if circumstances call for it as long as they get their work done.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to financially reward top performers, they have reduced some benefits in recent years, feels as if management could do a better job of holding everyone to the same standards. Seems as if high-performers are expected to do more while less enthusiastic and productive colleagues are allowed to coast.

  3.  

    Wonderful place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Pacific Medical Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, room for advancement, fabulous benefits

    Cons

    Large organization, hard to navigate beaurocracy at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    CPMC Research Institute

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Pacific Medical Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Researchers are great to work with. Excellent location.

    Cons

    Classic toxic workplace. No leadership. Unfair compensation practices. Administrative processes are stuck in the 1980s. Sinking ship -- Sutter Health will probably put the Research Institute out of its misery by the end of 2015.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seems that nonprofits in general simply do not know how to run a business. Directors don't direct, managers don't manage, and supervisors don't supervise. Instead, they all act as Executive Assistants to the people directly above them. This is great for them -- they make big bucks with zero accountability -- but terrible for the business and terrible for the people at the bottom who actually do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sutter Health Is Taking Over

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The health insurance is good, but that could soon be changing. They have a good pension plan and retirement although matches are becoming scarce. They have good PTO and educational hours.

    Cons

    Getting too big. The pay is not competitive and cost of living adjustments are no longer given. There is no transparency. Management creates a negative environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The compensation needs to reviewed. The secretive culture needs to be retired. Trust your employees and open the lines of communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Nursing Leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at California Pacific Medical Center

    Pros

    Nothing positive only kudos to staff who are holding on to such kind of leadership

    Cons

    Managers are disrespectful, bully and create hostile work environment . Lacks credible leadership and very hostile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic with your expectations from staff and clean out the toxic environment from top down management were nurses don't have any say in any decision making/ mid management. TREAT YOUR EMPLOYEE with RESPECT, DIGNITY. Get a check on your HR never in support of employee who's on management side. COMPLAINS OF BULLYING , HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT are never taken into consideration or supported but you get to pay for further verbal mental abuse .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great for patients, ok as employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly and helpful colleagues, great concern and care for patients, and often a good team environment. Large company affiliated with Sutter Health Network.

    Cons

    Lots of cuts in the last few years - pay, retirement contributions, staffing, shuttle frequency between campuses. Upper management is out of touch with staff and doesn't seem to want to improve anything if it doesn't directly impact the bottom line.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great colleagues, organizaion/ upper management lacks vision

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    Former Employee - Case Management - Social Services in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Case Management - Social Services in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at California Pacific Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    fast paced, lots of good experience, great colleagues

    Cons

    understaffed, poor processes, disorganized, unrealistic caseloads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve referral processes, standardize process for various interventions, lower caseloads

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly and competent staff, lacking leadership.

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    Current Employee - ED Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - ED Technician in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at California Pacific Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers in every department, caring and competent clinical staff. Excellent physicians. Great healthcare benefits.

    Cons

    Increasingly corporate medical structure. Unresponsive and out of sight leadership structure. Lacking incentives and recognition for achievement and loyalty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be more proactive and visible. Upper management has very little face to face interaction with workforce, lending to low morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Underpaid

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at California Pacific Medical Center

    Pros

    Great place to work with great benefits

    Cons

    Can get really busy and not get paid enough

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