Scripps Health Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
75 Reviews
3.8
75 Reviews
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Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Quality employees, tuition reimbursement, opportunities to transfer, good benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Scripps provides great benefits to its employees and encourages advancement within the system (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • You are force fed how Scripps is a "Great Place to Work" (in 4 reviews)

  • The nurses are the lowest of the low while the patient's have all the power (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall Scripps Health was a better than average company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CT Tech  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - CT Tech in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Scripps Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Scripps offered great salaries and benefits packages for full time employees. It was very easy to accrue a significant amount of PTO, especially if you were frugal about calling in sick. I requested and always recieved an average of over 4 weeks off a year, for just about every year I worked there. Twice I took 5 week vacations. My management was always down to earth and easily approachable. Your extended leave bank maxed out at 480 hours, so if you ever needed to take a leave of abscence for a medical, mental, or family problem it lasted a long time, since it was combined with State Disability pay and rationed out, a small amount at a time. The only medical benefits which seemed somewhat limited was there dental plan, although I have heard that most companies are about the same in this regard.

    Cons

    I had a very specific skills set and was somewhat stuck in a limited supervisoy role for 8 years until I decided to leave. I would have liked to have had the option of leaving that role, at least temporarily and training in a different modality/area of the department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    RN- Green Hospital

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

    I have been working at Scripps Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company does seem like it cares about employees.
    Pay is fair.
    Unit is cohesive.
    Docs are great.

    Cons

    Worst electronic charting system I've ever seen.
    No union.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Absolutely Excellent

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

    I have been working at Scripps Health part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. I am a CNA and I love the culture at Scripps. The nursing staff are very caring and work well as a team for the most part. I come away from work most days feeling genuinely appreciated. Scripps also has great benefits and pay as well if you're into that sort of thing.

    Cons

    It took a long time to get hired, I get the sense that there is a lot of paperwork involved whenever you want to get hired or change positions. That can be a bit annoying.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company, but too political

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

    I have been working at Scripps Health

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent compensation. Good focus on quality patient care

    Cons

    Executive team lets politics make their decisions rather than choosing what is best for the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your overall approach is admirable, but please execute on your good intentions. Running a culture of fear does not inspire top performance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scripps Is a great place to work

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

    I have been working at Scripps Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Steady employment with great benefits. Alot of room to grow and develop.

    Cons

    knowing people is the best way to make it to the top. pay is less then the industry and strong commitment is required to really take advantage of everything the company has to offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the employees pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to work

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

    I have been working at Scripps Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefirts! Great people! Job Security!

    Cons

    Due to recent health care reforms Scripps has been forced to do more with less. This has had a great impact on staffing as there are constant hiring freezes. Often times when a person quits Scripps that position is eliminated altogether. This is one way Scripps is able to stand by it’s no layoff mantra!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The challenge with Scripps is the political favoritism. There are some bad apples in management and that causes issues.

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scripps Health full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Most of your fellow workers are friendly and engaging, and many truly care about their work.
    Scripps still has a good reputation in the community.

    Cons

    Certain people in management are terrible and shouldn't be in their positions. They are egocentric and do not care about the good of the company or their team, and this had created dissonance and loss of good employees. Entire teams have left or transferred from particular departments because of this. People who are so insecure they have to bully their employees shouldn't have positions of power. Management has been made aware of these situations, but does nothing.
    Directors are supported no matter what, but the front-line employees are considered expendable,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your front-line people when they have comments about their directors and managers.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Company with Questionable Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Coder  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Coder in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Scripps Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fair pay
    Good benefits
    Room for advancement and movement

    Cons

    Poor, disjointed management
    Communication issues due to disjointed sites
    Poor IS department
    Too many systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication and speed up change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Scripps Health is an excellent place to work.

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

    I have been working at Scripps Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Scripps provides great benefits to its employees and encourages advancement within the system. The corporate executive team tries hard to make workers feel valued. Scripps has a "no lay off" policy; if your position is eliminated, they find you another job in the company.

    Cons

    Healthcare has become a difficult business. Expenses keep going up and reimbursement is decreasing. Scripps has had to tighten its belt, so raises and ample staff are not as common as ten years ago. "Do more with less" is the motto spoken by the average worker.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great benefits and place to work

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

    I have been working at Scripps Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discounts and benefits are great. Generally, staff are friendly.

    Cons

    Still learning, but mgmt don't like to listen and try new ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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