Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
110 Reviews
3.7
110 Reviews
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center President and CEO Tom Priselac
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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 6 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, very satisfactory, working as a research assistant.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    - Friendly staff in general
    - Lab has many resources and collaborations across the nation
    - Gives adequate and mandatory training to ensure competency
    - Because it is such a large organization, there are many on-campus seminars to spread scientific information

    Cons

    - Large organization, so sometimes if you need to process something it may be hard to find out where to go
    - But overall, not too many cons!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to retire

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

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    Pros

    Great benefits and a lot of life/work balance. Very family oriented

    Cons

    Slow, not enough opportunities to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Man up!

  3.  

    Passionate Care if You Have the Cash

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regular Professional Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regular Professional Staff in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Should you find yourself hired, you can expect reasonable salaries. Tenured employees are treated well if you remain on the good side of supervisors.

    Cons

    Often, employees are weighted down with too much to do and little time to do it -- bottom line, unreasonable expectations. The laughable part is that most supervisors could never finish the work themselves if they had to work. Most departments operate as political machines -- they don't care about the employee, they care only about self-promotion. There is no loyalty, no sense of family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your staff can be your greatest asset if you treat them with respect and set reasonable expectations. New ideas may be great, but you need to make a reasonable assessment if these new ideas are manageable. All supervisors should be able to perform as well as their subordinates, if not better. Upper management must be fully capable of "working the line" alongside their staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Place to work, Very Political.. Who you know, not what you know?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative I in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative I in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some really great people work here, educated and willing to teach you if you are willing to learn.

    Cons

    No communication between departments because of immature attitudes with POWER. The management will certainly make waves if you are interested in other opportunities within the massive hospital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should consider including diversity into each dept. Communication is key with everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Application Specialist

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

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

    Pros

    The hospital is surrounded by lots of good places to eat. The hospital also has a good reputation and it looks good on your résumé.

    Cons

    Very little room for career advancement unless you know someone. Upper managers assigns scope creep responsibilities with unclear goals. Working hard does not echo loud enough for promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I feel very lucky to be working here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    This job is very cushy and I feel well-liked and respected. The organization appreciates its employees and is constantly working to improve patient satisfaction and employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    I do wish they would be more lax about swiping in and out policies. If your manager signs your time card, anyway, why can't that be trusted?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    every good

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

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

    Pros

    full of opportunity to to grow

    Cons

    the continue need find ways to improve methods to open up better communication between
    all cultures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always looking for other avenues to improove

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    EXCELLENT benefits and opportunities for growth, but slightly outdated.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Heavily structured. Security.

    Cons

    Since the organization is so large, it's easy to fall into the politics and drama if you're too involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more closely to the leaders and performers of your organization. Pay attention to how your managers manage. Management styles should be adjusted to the people that are managed- not the other way around. Challenge your managers to be leaders, not bosses. It's easy to be seen as an undervalued cog in the machine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Increase learning opportunities.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits such as health care, dental, vision etc.

    Cons

    Lack of team efforts and challenging patient care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be aware of the lack of team effort from staff, and motivate employees to accomplish their patient care with more continuity of care and assistance, and offer nurses more support with a positive approach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent time as a research associated at Cedars Sinai

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits such as health care, dental etc. are terrific. I worked in a research lab in the Davis building, but the atmosphere between labs was very communal.

    Cons

    Its somewhat difficult to get too since its so far away from any freeway. Theres also the problem that paparazzi just hang out sometimes when a celebrity is getting a check up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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