Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

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Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's very fruitful!

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Provides a lot of education

    Cons

    New RNs are trained to do specialty areas even when they don't have enough experience yet.

  2.  

    I love this place place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

    Pros

    Fast pace, 9-4:30, fun co-workers

    Cons

    You stay a temp a long time. They could hire but chooses not to and wait.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you find a great employer don't leave them as a temp and hire them or else they'll move on.

  3.  

    The clinic provides me with skills to proceed in my medical career

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    Current Employee - Volunteer  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    If you are into the medical field and helping others, harbor ucla medical clinic is for you!

    Cons

    I cannot practice on my back office medical skills , for medical assisting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Volunteers , if they are choosing to do medical , should have a option of choosing to work front or back office in their medical skills , so that they can do good when he/she chooses to work in healthcare.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    The Medical Records Hr. was unfair to me as a temp for 13 years, and non promoted

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    Former Employee - Intermediate Files Clerk/Temp  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Intermediate Files Clerk/Temp in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    unfair wages and non promotional support

    Cons

    Hr staff is great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from the better Hospital managements who have great history with how they handle things employee and people mangagment relationship

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    It's a good place to work, a lot of hours if you want it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    Its a great place to work, lots of hours if you need it

    Cons

    One group dominates. More diversity needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more diverse

    Recommends
  7.  

    A great hospital campus serving an underserved community. Excellent research institute.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

    I have been working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Research institute is outstanding. The campus has character, that is for sure. I prefer it over the marble foyers at Westwood. The people's hospital!

    Cons

    Old facilities, tight county funds. The research institute doesn't get the respect it deserves based on the qualities of the PIs.

  8.  

    Harbor-UCLA is a much needed public hospital and excellent practice for medical/surgical residents.

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    Current Employee - Healthcare Professional
    Current Employee - Healthcare Professional

    I have been working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with patients who struggle to survive and are appreciative of those health professionals with compassion. The work is an exercise in compassion and patience with any bureaucracy that is imperfect.

    Cons

    Neighborhood - sketchy for evening and night workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers and patients because this kind of input is always critical for improvement. Reinforce the critical importance of empathic listening in your staff and insure that all healthcare employees are skilled in pain assessment, treatment and modalities that can reduce pain in addition to pharmaceuticals.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Good place to start, but not for long-term

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    Current Employee - Cls  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Cls in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good place to start and learn. a variety of cases and illnesses as it is a county hospital. friendly environment. many vacation days.

    Cons

    Poor management, starting from the top lab manager. way too little staff for the work load. Some people work there forever, but have no clue as to what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees with respect, and recognize and encourage talent instead of seniority-based promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    harbor general

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the best emergency/trauma/ high acuity pt experience for new grads. great training (6 weeks) with seasoned nurse, new and larger er ready in summer this year

    Cons

    low on staff/functioning equipment, high acuity pt loads, very busy er with little to no help with incoming traumas and icu pts. pts stay in er for days. pts wait out in er for days to see md. staff safety has been an issue with psych patients and angry patients. supervisors dont treat every employee equally in terms of time off/vacation/schedule changes/complaints. minimal to no raises or performance reviews. all mandator training on days, no times available for nightshift. pay is salary, most overtime approved only as accrued time that you can rarely cash out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make harbor safer for patients and less stressful for staff- maybe your hired nurses will stay

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Eventful and full of drama

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    friendly staff and crazy atmosphere

    Cons

    Lots of Drama and Shadiness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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