Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
3.4 of 5 16 reviews
www.sbch.org Santa Barbara , CA

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Reviews in Santa Barbara, CA

Updated Jan 13, 2014

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

Emergency Room RN (Current Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

I have been working at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

ProsCollaborative 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

Cons1. 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 Senior ManagementRemember 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good place to work and grow

Unit Coordinator (Current Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

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

ProsBenefits!! The cadillac of benefits.

ConsGlass ceiling. No real rewards for hard work

Advice to Senior ManagementMore incentives

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unethical and self-absorbed

Stationary Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

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

Proscompensation, parking, retirement package options.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Totally unprofessional and unethical

Stationary Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

ConsEasily 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 Senior ManagementFollow the Kiwanis Creed - look it up.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Volunteer (Former Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

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

Proslight work, fun interacting with patients

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

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is not much since the volunteer program is very good.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

ConsMANY 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 Senior ManagementWatch 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
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 Senior ManagementBe truthful and transparent.
If you say something, back it up.

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Suggestions for improvement are poorly received

Nurse RN (Current Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

I have been working at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

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

Consfragmentation of communication between campuses

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Great employer, listens to employees and fantastic benefits

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

I have been working at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

ProsGreat benefit program
Employee Housing
Good compensation
Flexible work schedule
Teamwork

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great quite place.

Registered Nurse (Current Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

I have been working at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

ProsIt'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.

ConsBecause 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 Senior ManagementKeep it up!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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