Sharp HealthCare

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Sharp HealthCare Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
93 Reviews
3.5
93 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Be open to change and improving what you currently have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Job, welcoming co-worker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Rehab Aid
    Former Employee - Rehab Aid

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Minimal room for advancement in this position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Programmer Analyst

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

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    bias-advancement limited

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

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Replace the old guard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sharp HealthCare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great! Sharp as a whole has great vision on the future of health care. Management always encouraged taking classes to broaden your education.

    Cons

    I don't personally have any cons. My Manager was always forthright with me and never kept me in the dark. I can't say that for most of the management team though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    bullish company

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

    I worked at Sharp HealthCare

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for patients but not for employees way underpaid positions compared to other hospitals specially tech positions

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

    I have been working at Sharp HealthCare (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment and physicians are awesome some of the best people work there .

    Cons

    Pay is dissatisfying for people like techs and even RN's are underpaid for amount of work they do. Management doesn't have a clue on how to improve thugs or even listen to what there people have to say about problems in their departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more and give a higher raise then just 30 cents a year , that's not really fair for the cost of living in San Diego , improve management don't higher someone who closed minded doesn't have a clue that majority department doesn't approve of managers and supervisors .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice outward appearance, but sickly inward appearance

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

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

    Pros

    Solid San Diego based company. Good patient care.

    Cons

    Sharp has their own version of the "good old boy network"; management and above sit in the sweet spot and anything less than management is a sour spot. Little growth opportunity. Poor leadership. High turn over. Silence is golden otherwise you are insulting big egos. CEO of Spectrum earns $950K/year + bonus + kickbacks. Kickbacks are acceptable, despite the policy and procedures they print internally. If you can play office politics like a chess game and don't have a soul, this is a good place for you. Regarding medical insurance, you are only allowed to see Sharp physicians. You are not allowed to go outside the Sharp network. Good way to circulate funds internally and receive a bias diagnosis/treatment. Regarding sick pay, PTO hours must be used until you accrue 100 hours of sick time, which takes anywhere from 18-24 months to accrue; not family friendly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Lofty service goals, but can't meet them

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Sharp is dedicated to quality care. Some very good staff development opportunities are offered in-house. Benefits are really pretty good for San Diego.

    Cons

    This review is for one of their inpatient psychiatric units. Staffing is at a bare minimum and as such things are missed, and patients who are in extreme distress in an acute setting don't get as much care as would be optimal. Additionally, staff is overly reliant on black humor behind the scenes and patients are not always regarded compassionately. You would expect nursing staff on a psychiatric unit, of all people, to be understanding about the manifestations of mental illness, but no effort is made to stem the tide of joking about their delusions, which just seems cruel, unprofessional, and unhelpful. This habit extends to some physicians on the unit as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training in mental health care to healthcare professionals (to include how to be compassionately responsive to patient delusions), and make it required for those working in inpatient behavioral health units. Train nursing leadership to train their staffs to discuss patients professionally during report (a key time for sitting around and making fun of patients). After listening to some staff giving report a few times, decide whether you would want your loved ones being cared for there.

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