Cottage Health System

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Cottage Health System Reviews

Updated May 7, 2014
Updated May 7, 2014
4 Reviews
3.3
4 Reviews

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Ronald C. Werft
2 Ratings

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  1.  

    Excellent leadership and benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Cottage Health System part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Outstanding executive leadership. I never once felt like I was being asked to work harder so the top three people could line their pockets - the leadership is doing everything in their power to create a top notch hospital for patients, doctors and employees. The benefits were outstanding.

    Cons

    As with any large employer, some departments are more functional than others. Administrative pay is a little low, although the benefits make up for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gut and revamp the marketing and PR - Cottage is the best and deserves the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Quality healthcare system aimed at being the best in patient satisfaction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operating Room Nurse  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Operating Room Nurse in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Cottage Health System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great shared governance model.
    State of the art OR Suites & equipment.
    Beautiful weather in Santa Barbara.

    Cons

    Housing in the area is expensive.

  3.  

    Overall decent...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Cottage Health System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Wonderful people to work with, Staff members depending on the department really look out and care for each other.

    Cons

    Management only cares about numbers and not how hard employees are actually working. Employees are overworked and very unappreciated. Very hard to be fired from especially management because directors just ignore the problems and make up initiative plans to help the manager without actually looking at the root cause.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and show interest in your employees. Don't just ignore

    Neutral Outlook
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    Cottage supports no feed back from employee

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    Current Employee - Register Nurse  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Register Nurse in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Cottage Health System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice place to live, Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Mangement lack education and training to properly manage their employees. There is no positive feedback and yearly reviews are joke. Your manager does not meet with to give positive feedback and opportunity for growth, and to share negative feedback to make changes the enitre year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire MSN nurse management with experience in managing people. Review yearly review written by your managers, and coach how write and provide at least quarterly meeting. Share positive and negative feedback and provide oppportunity to correct behavior before commenting in a annual review. Clean house on managers that dont have proper training and has conduct issues with staff, doctors, and students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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