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Employees Excellent, Management & Salary Poor

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Rady Children's Hospital

Pros

Patient care staff is exemplary and families are well cared for.

Cons

Management seeks to undermine positive morale with gossip, politics, retribution against employees. Pay is also extremely low comparatively.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Seek first to promote the welfare of children and families, and the staff will respect and enjoy for the organization.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Solid place to work!

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

    I have been working at Rady Children's Hospital

    Pros

    Very talented employees that care deeply about the patients and the community that they serve. The level of pride is incredible.

    Cons

    Leadership likes to think that they are "open" to hearing from front-line staff but nothing ever seems to change. Employees fear speaking out...some that do speak out, seem to no longer work for the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees (that were obviously respected enough to be hired in the first place) to take care of their business. Trust and respect go hand in hand.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great, but only in theory..

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

    I have been working at Rady Children's Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent reputation throughout San Diego an nearby regions. National rankings that are well publicized. Competitive benefits for employees and their families, including a free Employee Assistance Program program.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is too detached from front-line staff and care, which negatively affects employee, nursing and physician engagement/satisfaction. Rarely is anything done just because it's the right thing to do. Moving up seems to have more to do with who you know than your skill set, even though there are supposed HR measures in place to prevent this from happening. There are only a handful of managers (at any level) whose employees genuinely enjoy working for them; out of an organization of close to 6,000 employees nonetheless. People are not held to the same standards, even though the organization implemented a Just Culture model years ago. Pay is not tied to high quality deliverables or performance, but based where you fall in a chart of education and experience (working efficiently and being innovative are not fiscally rewarded). Front-line staff are asked to do more and more, often without additional resources, support or time. We joke that no one listens to you in your first five years of employment, but this is sadly the truth more often than not. Communication from senior leadership is grossly lacking, even on major organizational initiatives or changes. The Board, CEO, and many senior leaders have a 'holier than thou' attitude' that is abominable anywhere, but especially abhorrent at a children's hospital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need more training on how to manage. They may have been great workers and have a great skill set compared to those they oversee, but many of them are very poor managers. [] Offer more educational assistance to all employees. Some of us are required to learn, some of us want to learn; both benefit the organization greatly. [] Don't preach excellence if you aren't already modeling it yourself. Change starts with you. [] Twice a year, go visit the satellite offices; get to know your employees, see how their work is, understand how they feel about it, talk to the patient families, and see how your business is run. [] Don't talk down to people. Ever.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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