Loma Linda University Medical Center

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Loma Linda University Medical Center Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
56 Reviews

3.4
56 Reviews
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Loma Linda University Medical Center President & CEO Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH
Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good health insurance and tuition benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • Employee benefits are great and there is always opportunity for growth (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Unfortunately LLUMC does not value their employees for their hard work they put in through out the years to the company (in 3 reviews)

  • High-turnover is experienced due to an array of internal problems (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Great for new worker to gain experience to jump start their career at other places"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Healthcare Provider  in  Loma Linda, CA
    Former Employee - Healthcare Provider in Loma Linda, CA

    I worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are many smart and kind people working in this institution. A lot of capable doctors and nurses and smart employees. Very spiritual places for christian. Non-christian are widely accepted to work in here too. A very diverse workforce. It has Allied health schools around if you want to take few classes.

    Cons

    There's no work-life balance. Pay is considered lagging the market practice. Can't hold on to great workers but instead holding unto weak employees who can't go anywhere else. Highly politicize. CEO, COO, VP, and Hospital Senior administrations all have recently been replaced. Old school management concept (sit on your chair all day long is considered working). Office feels like cold war environment. You are working utilizing only need-to-know basis. Some immediate management will throw you under the bus if needed (not all). Finally, cafeteria foods is undesirable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you keep chasing new young blood away, you will never advance the mission of the great place. Stop using the same excuse that because of the surroundings and populations that the hospital is struggling financially. If Harper University Hospital in downtown Detroid, a city that had declared bankrupt, still managed to have at least 2 specialties ranked nationally, it is a shame that being in a better area and founded earlier than UCLA, Loma Linda is unable to remain as top employee. You have been paying the gallup survey yearly and nothing has been done to empower working employees. Just save the money and use it to empower workers instead of looking at the data every year and do nothing about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Loma Linda is a good start, it is not a long term career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Good teamwork!!! Hospital takes pride of their care.

    Cons

    Low salary, barely any increase in salary after evaluations and no professional growth !!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote professional growth and salary increase so employees can feel more motivated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not Valued/Compensated for having knowledge or dedication to the company.

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    Current Employee - OR-RN  in  Loma Linda, CA
    Current Employee - OR-RN in Loma Linda, CA

    I have been working at Loma Linda University Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People that have worked here are very experienced and willing to help new staff learn. If you want to learn and be one of the most competent health care workers in the field, then this is the place for you. Due to the different specialties available in LLUMC you learn from very well knowledge staff in many fields.

    Cons

    LLUMC has staff very experienced in what they do. Being part of a Level 1 trauma center in the IE can be a challenge that staff tends to burnout, as seen in a big turnover of staff in the operating room. Unfortunately LLUMC does not value their employees for their hard work they put in through out the years to the company. Knowledge or experience is not compensated well in LLUMC, as seen in many experienced employees that have been working for the company for many years and still getting 1/3 pay less than surrounding hospitals. Promotions for staff is seen by staff as a burden because of the expectations by leadership personal without much finical compensation. Due to the high turnover of staff, leadership also has taken its toll and many individuals that have the experience of many years in their background do not take this positions because they have toped-out their income and see no other benefit or compensation by taking leadership positions. Benefits are not as good as surrounding hospitals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make incentives for attracting and keeping staff. You spend more $ training and retraining new staff and decreasing the quality of care if you continue to loose experienced personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    This used to be a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Being a university based hospital, they generally provide good care. Their benefit package is decent. They aren't union, which I think is a plus.

    Cons

    If you aren't adventist, you're a second class employee. Their discrimination is actually in their policies - that they give preference to people of their religion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anesthesia Technician  in  Loma Linda, CA
    Former Employee - Anesthesia Technician in Loma Linda, CA

    I worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well organized workplace, and the majority of coworkers are helpful. Management was very accommodating to the various schedules of the part-time workers. It was a good experience overall.

    Cons

    Overtly religious workplace (Seventh Day Adventist hospital), so some things may rub you the wrong way. Also the cafeteria food is lackluster because Seventh Day Adventists don't eat meat, salt, caffeine, and other delicious things. Breakfast is usually good, but for other meals the salad bar is the only thing guaranteed not to be bland.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    This is the company that cares, providing employees, as well as customers with quality service.

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Loma Linda, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Loma Linda, CA

    I worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Loma Linda University Medical Center saves lives, and inspires people.

    Cons

    The demand for parking for services is larger than the space available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep inspiring people to do better, get better, and succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great organization to work for.

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    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Loma Linda, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Loma Linda, CA

    I worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    My department ran great with my supervisor and coworkers.

    Cons

    There is lack of management skills in some areas that are not noticed or ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is a high turnover rate there must be something wrong with management of that department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    No appreciation for loyal, devoted hard working individuals. Focus more on new hires and better wages for them.

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Loma Linda, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Loma Linda, CA

    I worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good health insurance and tuition benefits. Many nice people to work with. Adequate supplies and equipment. Good access to Life Support education. Spiritual care always available.

    Cons

    HR does not support you or listen to your concerns
    Salary is poor unless you are a new head
    Cafeteria is expensive and nasty
    No appreciation for longevity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect your good employees from the horrible liars! Feel ways to appreciate the people who keep your unit together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Registered Nurse

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Loma Linda, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Loma Linda, CA

    I have been working at Loma Linda University Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Structure, people are friendly. Company Values are great

    Cons

    Management are not prepared, do not have enough RN to work. High ratio patient /nurse.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best work experiences in my career

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    Former Employee - Human Resource Consultant  in  Loma Linda, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resource Consultant in Loma Linda, CA

    I worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very fair place to work. Training for new opportunities is always available. Management very loyal.

    Cons

    Very long hours, but well worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None....I was very happy there!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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