Cottage Health System

www.cottagehealthsystem.org
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Cottage Health System Reviews

Updated August 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not one of the best places to work (Modern Health Care)

    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Organization is located in beautiful community

    Cons

    This organization lacks integrity in the community. It uses its bullying persona to force agendas to command higher insurance reimbursements for sub-par care. Its continues to employee highly unqualified management staff and utilizes unethical human resources practices in dealing with employee/management issues. Staff is very unhappy but afraid to voice their concern for fear of retaliation. Organization use Press Ganey for employee evaluations but fails to make changes to provide a better and safer workplace environment for staff.


  2. Awesome Organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cottage Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The opportunities for growth, development, and shared governance are incredible. Being part of CHS feels like family.

    Cons

    No benefits for Per Diem full-time employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  3. Does not treat nurses well

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cottage Health System full-time

    Pros

    Cottage tries to offer progressive services, but administration is steeped in old methods. Progressive positions like clinical nurse specialist are limited in scope and autonomy. Empty title.

    Cons

    Management blind, deaf dumb to needs of nurses. Do not work in Neurosciences- physician running the program is a tyrant.

    Advice to Management

    Learn that you cannot label yourself as excellent just because you are the only hospital in town. Learn to value nurses and nurse leaders and treat them with respect.


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  5. great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cottage Health System full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are almost second to none, the employee appreciation/recognition is awesome, and all the nurses are really good at what they do.

    Cons

    some of the older ladies in administration at goleta can act spitefully. that hospital ICU is slow and has very low acuity.

    Advice to Management

    Close the GVCH ICU or expand the capabilities of the hospital. working in that unit is like working in purgatory, you have a job but get canceled all the time.


  6. Former Employee

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pct in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Pct in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cottage Health System (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Environment to work, friendly, supportive, great chance of advancement. Generous in CE.

    Cons

    I was happy there and sadly I had to move. I would recommend this company to everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Great Job !!!!


  7. Excellent leadership and benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cottage Health System part-time (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 Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Overall decent...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cottage Health System full-time (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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Cottage supports no feed back from employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Register Nurse in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Register Nurse in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cottage Health System full-time (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 Management

    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.



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