Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

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  1.  

    The most organized, professional and progressive place I have ever worked

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Emergency Room RN  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Emergency Room RN in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, evidence based practices, shared governance. My co-workers are happy to be there and work as a team to improve our care. Excellent Dept. Manager who actually leads us on our journey towards excellence

    Cons

    1. High cost of meals in the cafeteria. 2. So many employees, it is sometimes hard to get to know other people on different units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the "Baby Boomers" and help us stay in your workforce longer. We may need to work less days or shorter hours but our enthusiasm,knowledge and years of experience can be invaluable

    Recommends
  2.  

    A good place to work and grow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unit Coordinator  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Unit Coordinator in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits!! The cadillac of benefits.

    Cons

    Glass ceiling. No real rewards for hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More incentives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Unethical and self-absorbed

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    Former Employee - Stationary Engineer  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Stationary Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    compensation, parking, retirement package options.

    Cons

    Management is only interested in image, not results. Nepotism and lack of leadership is rampant. Poster child for ethics 101 violations. Each year there is an employee satisfaction survey and each year workers rate management as the worst ever. There is no follow up with workers to improve the scores. Even when blatant safety code violations are pointed out to management they will not fix it. Someone will get hurt or killed and management will wonder how it happened and who to blame vs how to prevent it in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get past the glitzy reports and talk to the workers, not managers, to find out what is really going on and how to fix it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Totally unprofessional and unethical

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    Former Employee - Stationary Engineer  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Stationary Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay and benefits, lots of seemingly glowing reports from committees. Very bilingual - if you are fluent in English and Spanish you will go far.

    Cons

    Easily verifiable danger signs: Relatives work in same office as management; relatives of contractors work for hospital; safety policies will satisfy a cursory look, but look deep - they are not thorough enough to be effective. Watch out for egos - management gets seasick when anyone rocks the boat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the Kiwanis Creed - look it up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Volunteer

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    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    light work, fun interacting with patients

    Cons

    You are not really doing anything other than sitting around and working on your hw.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is not much since the volunteer program is very good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Quality patient care, terrible work environment. Unless you're into the whole "catty high school drama" scene.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Health professionals sincerely care about their patients and give outstanding care. Amazing benefits!

    Cons

    MANY of the employees need a huge attitude check. An overwhelming amount of employees exhibit very negative, selfish, rude, and petty behavior on a day to day basis. Makes it harder to work in an environment that tends to already be stressful enough as it is. (High volume of patients, not enough staff, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch carefully and disciple or threaten to discipline employees who talk negatively about each other and engage in any type of dramatic, constant complaining, catty, rude, etc behavior. That type of energy is conducive to a more stressful/negative work environment for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Has potential, but falls short. A lot of talk by management, but not consistent follow through.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Nice central location in Santa Barbara
    -Good food
    -New expansion

    Cons

    -Department wasn't motivated to keep good employees. Employee feedback seems to fall on deaf ears.
    -Pay scale is average at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful and transparent.
    If you say something, back it up.

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Suggestions for improvement are poorly received

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    Current Employee - Nurse RN  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Nurse RN in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

    Pros

    The benefits are good for long term employees; less so for newer employees

    Cons

    fragmentation of communication between campuses

  10.  

    Great employer, listens to employees and fantastic benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

    Pros

    Great benefit program
    Employee Housing
    Good compensation
    Flexible work schedule
    Teamwork

    Cons

    Some managers better than others.
    Some managers don't distribute raises fairly within department.

    Recommends
  11.  

    A great quite place.

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

    Pros

    It's a small hospital that has a lot of opportunities. Santa Barbara is one of the nicest places to live in California and the hospital has a great location in the midst of it all. Although the hospital is fairly small for the city, it is in the middle of making a large and expensive expansion. The neighborhood around the hospital is speckled with many specialists and physicians offices that continue to grow and expand, making SBCH a great learning hospital. It gives this little 6 story hospital a small town feeling, without the small town and with the perks of a larger hospital.

    Cons

    Because Santa Barbara doesn't have other hospitals to compete with, its pay isn't equal to the cost of living in Santa Barbara. It also lacks unions, so pay is just mediocre for the area. It could be a great travel assignment though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends

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