Sharp HealthCare Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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Pros
  • Decent pay and benefits for full time employees (in 6 reviews)

  • Benefits are really pretty good for San Diego (in 8 reviews)

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

  • I did the right thing and called the " Sharp ethics line and reported the incident to upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. RN OB/GYN

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great boss and good moral

    Cons

    Hard to get off nights because no one leaves. Everybody loves their job.

  2. Administrative Secretary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Largest employer in San Diego County, Leader in improving the health care experience for patients, employees and physicians. Full benefits and matching retirement plan. Casual Fridays in the corporate offices (non-patient). Trustworthy and proven leadership.

    Cons

    API time card system for non-exempt employees.

  3. It's always room for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Clerical Support in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Clerical Support in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sharp makes sure that you're satisfied with your job position.

    Cons

    Not being able to qualify for two positions once...at Sharp.

    Advice to Management

    It's always room for one more at Sharp...

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  5. Helpful (5)

    The Real Sharp Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sharp HealthCare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    (1) Tasty and affordable food in the cafeteria

    Cons

    (1) Poor leadership skills
    (2) HR lacks the motivation to resolve workplace issues
    (3) Toxic work place filled with corruption and dirty politics by management
    (4) "No Voice System" for employees with real concerns
    (5) Pretty from the outside but ugly from the inside

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, I will have to say that it if I can go back in time I would have rather stayed a few more weeks unemployed than accepting Sharp's offer so I could have prevented this nightmare that shockingly many went through in their own way.

    Upper management and Human Resources are a waste of time when trying to resolve unethical, unprofessional, and unlawful issues in the workplace. They have no interest in your concerns and will give you the false illusion of helping you. They are trained on Emotional Intelligence in order to get you vulnerable and then intimidate you so that you will not speak up again. Sadly, Sharp's golden formula for workplace crisis management is to brush off serious issues provide you with some generic solutions that you could have Googled yourself.

    The internal system is so broken and mirrors interestingly the exact opposite of how Sharp is preserving its PUBLIC image to be such as "...The best place to work..." I can attest that none of that has unfortunately applied because behind the curtains it is an intense and corrupt game by management. Sharp patients are being over charged and Sharp’s employees are being underpaid and guess who is taking the “big cut”? Yap, you got it…upper management and the CEO.

    Concluding, Sharp HealthCare is managed by poor leaders and due to this top-down approach nothing will ever change and that's why Sharp will always be the constant and YOU will be the variable. That being said, if you are able to play the game of dirty politics over your integrity and values, then this place may be a good fit for you. If not, then take advantage of extensive employees’ rights in California. There is a reason why Sharp HealthCare is being sued on a high volume scale. Speak up for yourself and don't wait until they will step all over you until you are mentally burned because I have unfortunately seen many of those cases. Employees are afraid to speak up because they think they will lose their job. Once again, wrong thinking, employees have many layers of protections when it comes down to the jurisdiction.

    This company definitely needs a reformulation of its internal concept in order to minimize its lawsuits and promote a professional work environment.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Does a great job of helping everyone demonstrate the Sharp Experience. Helps employees want to emulate it, fun things like All-Staff are refreshing. Benefits are extremely affordable, and offer a wide variety of them!! 6% matching! They are CONSTANTLY hiring, with lots of locations all over SD, it really is a great place to work with competitive pay.

    Cons

    Some departments have an "older mindset" which can stifle growth. Training for your job can be amazing or dismal depending on where you end up department wise.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change and improving what you currently have.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Nurse RN - L&D
    Current Employee - Nurse RN - L&D

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff is like family. We all work together very well as a team. I do not feel intimidated to approach management with questions and concers

    Cons

    High volumes of patiend and low staffing lead to feeling overworked. It has also taken a while to go from night shift to day shift. Lower pay than other area hospitals.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Job, welcoming co-worker

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Rehab Aid
    Former Employee - Rehab Aid

    I worked at Sharp HealthCare part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone was very friendly and willing to offer mentorship. Great flexibility with work schedule

    Cons

    Minimal room for advancement in this position

  9. Helpful (1)

    bias-advancement limited

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    poloitically positioned
    Good insurance

    Doesn't ring true

    Cons

    for some reason smart people with integrity get passed up for advancement.
    Most of the directors are frauds. They have their admin assistants do their bidding including personal errands , even grad school and their kids papers. A lot of bias.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the old guard

  10. bullish company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sharp HealthCare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    none. NO JOB GROWTH THERE BUDGET SUCKS!!!!!

    Cons

    I am looking for some people to start a class action law suit!!!!! WAS TREATED VERY UNFAIR

    Advice to Management

    treat your SRN as real sharp employees and not as sodexo!!!!!!

  11. Programmer Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best place to work! Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.

    Cons

    Cafeteria could have done a better job by providing more alternatives and choices for employees.

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