Sharp HealthCare Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
76 Reviews

3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, good work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Large organization and numerous facilities throughout San Diego (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is the LOWEST in San Diego even though the Sharp Hospital system is one of the LARGEST in (in 4 reviews)

  • Health care as a whole is changing and Sharp is loosing a little of the patients best interest along the way (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Large Healthcare Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Trainer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sharp HealthCare as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Size of company offers employee perks, discounts, etc. Many opportunites for employees to move within the company and learn new positions.

    Cons

    Lots of movement between positions - employees don't stay in one position for long. Offices spread accross the city - obviuos hospital jobs, but also corporate positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to be more involved in day to day operations. Identification of positions and requires for such position should be upheld.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very Good Organization Overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sharp HealthCare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sharp HealthCare is a very good organization overall. The Sharp Experience advertised on radio and television is a true reflection of a culture focused on providing excellent patient care and customer experience. Pay and benefits are generally competitive with the San Diego market. There are opportunities to participate on initiatives and projects that provide professional growth for employees who are interested and willing.

    Cons

    Job security is a concern at Sharp HealthCare's managed services organization, Sharp Community Medical Group, due to recent changes in leadership, restructuring, and elimination of positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Budget adequate human resources and timelines for projects and initiatives rather than always expecting exempt staff to"just get it done".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very positive and affirming place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Therapist  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Therapist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Supportive, great staff, concerned about continuing education, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    schedule varied more than I wanted, lack of office space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider space planning and the effects on staff moral.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best Healthcare system to work for in San Diego.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Technician  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Technician in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sharp makes sure to put a great emphasis on patient car, teaching their employees to treat eacho patient as if they were family. Working in the lab, we do not get much patient interaction, however, we are taught to treat each specimen as if it was a patient. Also, managemet is open to take in new people with no experience, but with proper credentials, in order to let them grow as professionals.

    Cons

    I can only speak for the lab department since it is the department that I work for. Communication between leads is not the best, but I can say that there is a great effort to resolve this issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only thing I would suggest is to create a better communication system between leads and employees. There are leads who already have weekly huddles with their respective teams, which is great, but, in my opinion, it would be awesome if all leads had this kinds of weekly meetings. Other than that, I would say to keep up the good work!

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

    Excellent environment to contribute

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

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work environment is positive and the co-workers/bosses are a pleasure work with, the work is meaningful and worth doing with helping patients and to provide a healing atmosphere. The benefits are good and competitive, good pay, work-life balance, stable work environment, and I enjoy the work that I do.

    Cons

    There are not too much con that I could think of; however, there are some office politics...as in any company. The facilities are a little old which needs to be upgrade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the momentum with continuous process improvement and strategic capital investments for growth.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much hypocrisy

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Nurse RN
    Current Employee - Nurse RN

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Takes a lot to get fired

    Cons

    Patient safety is talked about more than ached on.
    Favoritism if your part of the inner circle you can get away with being mean and nasty.
    Most of the directors and above lie on a routine basis..oh wait they don't lie, they massage the truth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare

    Pros

    Vision and pro growth for our community

    Cons

    Fragmented areas and practices with the system

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start and end a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Tech  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Tech in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable and decent pay for easy work

    Cons

    Not much growth, hard to get promotions unless you are well networked

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay and health benefits but limited growth

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

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    High pay in salaries for IT professionals. Very good health benefits. You will have a chance to work with many smart and nice people in the IT field.

    Cons

    Your job will be specialized into a small area of your experience. It would be a con for people who would like to expand their skill set. Silly bonus systems. The higher you are on the ladder of management the higher percentage of bonus you'd get. The people like us who make them look good would get a few hundred bucks a year as bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees opportunities to learn other technologies. Change your bonus systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Former 20+ years working as an RN

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sharp HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    Nice new hospital building. (Not all nurses work in the new building though) It is a very professional and good environment to work in. Standards are very high. Support is good for new graduates. Yearly cheerleading in the Sharp Experience presentation. Helps to make you proud to be a Sharp nurse!!

    Cons

    Has traditionally always paid 3-4 dollars per hour less than other San Diego hospital systems. Poorly staffed with aides. Usually the aide gets pulled to be a sitter!!!! No one really takes a break other than lunch. Breaks are always interrupted by the phones, which we are not supposed to have to carry, but, if no break nurse is established, you have it. Must bring lunch because the cafeteria is too busy at lunch and too far away to get back up to the floor to eat food in the lounge in a timely manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management fully aware that the California safe staffing laws are not being followed when there is no time for breaks, no aides, spreading staff too thinly, but, do nothing about it.!!!!!

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