California Pacific Medical Center

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California Pacific Medical Center Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
50 Reviews
3.2
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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.  

    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.

  2.  

    Wonderful place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    Sutter Health Is Taking Over

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Nursing Leadership

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    • Culture & Values
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    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
  6.  

    Great for patients, ok as employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    great colleagues, organizaion/ upper management lacks vision

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Friendly and competent staff, lacking leadership.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Good place to work for money

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse II in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse II in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at California Pacific Medical Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Problems with management and staffing. Everything comes down to saving and making money rather than helping patients. It feels like employees and patients are just business material.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Some great people work there, a couple of good mid-managers, otherwise stay away!

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

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

    Pros

    Some good nurses, especially on 5N, great respiratory therapists, although they do not get the recognition they deserve.

    Cons

    Overworked, understaffed, lots of problems due to this, leading to poor patient care, and very unhappy employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go work a few shifts of every department and see what it is really like... Remember patient care is your priority, not,profits... And treat your employees with respect... Promote more and stop treating them as if we are in the pre-Industrial Age ... Unions would,really help this organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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