Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
122 Reviews
3.5
122 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The hospital offers great benefits, good location, well paid salary and nice office space (in 15 reviews)

  • Overall Good values, good people, very good benefits, good company to work for (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle management is generally inexperienced and does not know or understand management (in 4 reviews)

  • Questionable planning strategies by upper management in regards to preparing for upcoming changes to healthcare industry (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best job I ever had!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Services Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Services Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team of employees. My supervisor was more like a motivational mentor. Always pushing for me to get promoted and/or get a raise. Cedars also takes employee satisfaction very seriously. They know that happy employers work harder.

    Cons

    OR nurses were great to work with, but some really need some classes in etiquette. Some of them are extremely rude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep motivating your employees. Great benefits and great incentives for working harder!

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good pay

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

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pays well. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Highly political. Management decisions based on emotion versus merit. Internal promotion very difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was fun with a lot of potential opportunities for growth. Also very stable job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good Job stability, and a friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    Low salary wages, and that's about all I will comment on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with the Watch Commanders and how they run their shift especially in the Security Department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Think twice

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

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training and benefits, plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    Constantly understaffed! Especially with critical care services, i.e. surgery (orthopedics, cardiovascular, transplant, and neuro surgery). Union representation for allied health professionals is sub-par.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Over rated but you have great health insurance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    health insurance, time off, great learning opportunities

    Cons

    politics, no room for advancement in the research (there is a limit)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Like to be part of research team

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

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits, for me distance good drs

    Cons

    promotions, -reinstatement after lay off,due to department closure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help ex employees who were layed off due to department closure to get a job at the institution
    HR recruiters are not friendly and not helpful
     the position is still open but I get generic rejection a day after up-lying, without giving to hiring managers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome and high tech research centers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Strong leadership, and incredibly smart people everywhere. The general feeling around the hospital is that everyone really cares about what they are involved in- be it patient care or research.

    Cons

    Not to many cons to think of here... the traffic around the area can get terrible of course, and parking can be a pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up y'all

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Worst Hospital in Los Angeles Area

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Nurse Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Nurse Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay for the work
    Good benefits with pension
    Great location
    Good cafeteria
    Dry cleaning on site

    Cons

    Stupid managers
    Stupid senior leadership
    Long hours
    Complaining patients
    Pay for parking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Satisfied but could be better

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and the benefits are okay.

    Cons

    While trying to get a promotion or transfer to another department is hard because usually they already have someone in mind and post job opportunities because they have to - to satisfy the legal requirements of hiring. There is still favoritism it's all about who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should take into consider that because they believe in the fair practice of others and the mission statement, but the management underneath does not; they say one thing and do another.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company if you get the right management

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

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic pay (not the BEST, but close)
    Amazing Benefits
    Senior Leadership is pretty good
    The healthcare staff are all absolutely great
    Pretty decent upward momentum

    Cons

    Middle management is lackluster
    Poor communication from middle management
    Invisible expectations that you're held to
    No new employee training (for my department)
    Poor support documentation
    Following the direction and advice of your supervisor can land you in hot water

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have CLEAR expectations and communication (stop the buzzword landslide)
    Support those you manage better
    The issue is not with senior management, it's middle management that's the problem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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