California Pacific Medical Center

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California Pacific Medical Center Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
40 Reviews

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    CPMC in San Francisco

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    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Favorable culture: try to do things the right way, excellant customer/ patient service, top-shelf compensation & benefits, superb Medical expertise

    Cons

    Expensive locale, marginal corporate affiliation, uneven managerial expertise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Formalize a rigorous management development program/ track

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overworked & Underpaid.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good medical and retirement benefits. Not all management are incompetent. Has doctors who are extremely good at what they do. Great experience if you want to deal with the public.

    Cons

    Depending on which campus you work at will determine the results of what you have to deal with. Each campus has its own independent culture. Hard to get raises...received total of $1 raise in 3 years. Quick to be blamed for faults between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non skilled department (Support Service type) managers do not promote for hard work. They only promote their favorites and then once they run out they promote by seniority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Working at CPMC was my worst job during all of my years of employment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    The worker-bees were kind and friendly.

    Cons

    There was no recognition or compensation to the employees who worked hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Horrific

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    My co-workers were good people trying to work in a culture filled with management that was demeaning, oppressive and hostile. Sutter does pay well however it is not worth working in a horrible environment.

    Cons

    My only good experience at CPMC was the day I gave notice and my last day. Senior management was filled with infighting and they promoted intimidation and humiliation. Senior management was clueless about how employees felt about their work environment and there was little communication. The communication that did filter down was not trusted because it was never accurate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and become more diverse

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good pay but management is unorganized and not willing to change

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for what the job is.

    Cons

    Hectic schedule and managers not attentive to staff.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I have experienced working in various departments and I love that I am always l am always learning something new

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

    Pros

    It is an exciting place to work. The hospital is on the cutting edge of new developments in medicine.

    Cons

    With the alliance with Sutter Health, the hospital mind set is to give every one more and more to do. To the point that a good employee cannot do a good job because of the overload. I have worked there a long time and some of the things I see do not equate to good patient care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great employees for those who actually care

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    good health benefitsand competitive pay

    Cons

    there is a lack of oraganization structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Leadership does not have best interest if patients or employees in mind

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Some nice people, a lot of caregivers really are there for the patients. The day-to-day employees really do their best by the patients.

    Cons

    Sutter basically bribes leaders to do what the mega-corporation wants it to do, thusly most employees get screwed by top-down decisions while Directors and above make bank. NOT-FOR-PROFITS DON'T DO BONUSES, managers and above get bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    excellent service

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    Current Employee - Pca  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Pca in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    staff are friendly, knowledgeable, skilled, and have a positive attitude towards their patients

    Cons

    Some nurses are lazy. they think they are paid to sit and chat instead of focusing to their patients and charting online. they kept on complaining that CNA's or PCA's don't do their work when in fact their hospital attendant are working for more than 10 clients. Nurses are taking care of only 3-5 clients per shift, and some could not even finish their work on time because they love to sit first check their cellphone, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there should be a constant checking on nurses because they are not paid to sit around and blaming or keeping an eye to CNA's or Hospital attendant of not doing what the nurses are asking for. Nurses here are too spoiled. They should be reminded of their responsibilities that if their PCA will make a mistake, then both are reliable. They should be thankful that they only have 3-5 patients. There should also be a seminar on how to deal with their co-workers, manners and right conduct every month, to keep reminded. Nurses should not expect that their PCA can do things at the same time. Like there are 4 nurses and all of them are telling you to do this now. If you could not do what the other nurse say, that nurse would complain and report it to their charge nurse.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Staff RN

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    Current Employee - Staff RN  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Larger teaching hospital with lots of opportunity for learning.

    Cons

    Management Doesn't really care about there employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees concerns, don't just try to passify them and then not come through.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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