Salinas Valley Memorial

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Salinas Valley Memorial Reviews

Updated July 13, 2014
Updated July 13, 2014
7 Reviews
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    Hospital is recovering from changes resulting from budget cuts.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salinas Valley Memorial

    Pros

    Small community hospital that is invested in the needs of the community it serves.

    Cons

    Budget cuts and changes in administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency is key in tumultuous times.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good learning experience - notsogood for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salinas Valley Memorial

    Pros

    Doing something I knew was valuable and useful for our physicians and the patients they care for.

    Cons

    Sorry to say it, but working within the confines of union rules can create an environment within departments where people are encouraged to do the bare minimum, good workers who REALLY care and go above and beyond requirements are let go, while others (simply because they've been there longer) are allowed to stay in their positions - in some instances, good workers are blatantly ostracized or retaliated against simply for suggesting process improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are in a very unique position with all of the new technology being implemented - my advice to management is to listen to employees ON THE FRONT LINES who are forward thinkers and want to contribute more. Some of us have "above and beyond" in our blood and we're being stifled by poor management and outdated policies. It's a shame that we're so good in so many areas and so terrible in other areas - it doesn't have to be that way! We can be leaders, if you have the right people on your team.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    For 15 years was a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salinas Valley Memorial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Patients received very good care from the nurses to the diet clerks that delivered there food to the who clean their rooms to the techs the in the various labs that process lab for doctors to make assessments for patient longevity - employees walk around w/ smiles on their faces!!!

    Cons

    We all miss Sam Downing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Obtain variety of opinions & suggestions from staff b4 making decisions so they don't have to waste money & time backtracking to correct decisions - procedures - & equipment...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunities

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

    I have been working at Salinas Valley Memorial full-time

    Pros

    Hospital staff and the board should be applauded for all they've done for the community and will continue to do.

    Cons

    Challenging to keep up with the positive changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay positive and communicate to staff as much as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Excellent learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer  in  Salinas, CA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Salinas, CA

    I worked at Salinas Valley Memorial

    Pros

    Great people and community asset.

    Cons

    Budgetary management and failing Board, no transparancy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the right thing.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salinas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salinas, CA

    I have been working at Salinas Valley Memorial

    Pros

    The hospital has Great Pay, one of the best benefits package (health and retirement) , generous time off the longer you work there, ease of travel to location

    Cons

    Having to deal with union issues, politics between department heads/directors and senior management, some of who you know gets or keeps your job (though this has decreased), off site parking while the construction continues

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Watch out for the politics in this place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Salinas, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Salinas, CA

    I worked at Salinas Valley Memorial

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Location, Paid Time off, Working with new equipment

    Cons

    No advancement, unless you "know" the right people. Construction is costing more than anticipated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better clean house

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