Torrance Memorial Medical Center

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Torrance Memorial Medical Center Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
19 Reviews
3.4
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    I love this hospital

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

    I have been working at Torrance Memorial Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work,management involves workers in decisions that affect everyone. Employees treat each oher with respect and you really feel like you are making a difference in peoples lives

    Cons

    Parking is far away, or across the street that can get dangerous to cross, especially if running late. Can be a maze trying to find yourself around to different departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, needs new talent and perspective

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Torrance Memorial Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Simplicity of work life balance
    Inviting culture
    Many people have been here for 10 20 30 years
    New tower built with $200m of $490m that came from donations

    Cons

    Older management that lack real world experience outside of TMMC walls. Meaning receptionist becomes lead becomes office manager then director the. Senior director. Lacks full perspective and sound business success skillset. For SOME

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit new talent with industry knowledge and rethink strategies. Can't succeed by doing what you've done for 40 years. Innovation is absolute not in just technology but business practices as well.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall it is just an OK company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - No Comment in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - No Comment in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Torrance Memorial Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees have plenty of Free Parking

    Cons

    I wish not to comment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish not to comment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

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

    I worked at Torrance Memorial Medical Center as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great organization, great managers and nursing staff

    Cons

    There New Grad program was postponed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great leadership and industry experience

    Former Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Torrance Memorial Medical Center part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The coworkers are very friendly and willing to help when needed.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to move up in the industry.

  7.  

    not good

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

    I have been working at Torrance Memorial Medical Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    has potential but with the old mng..there will not be improvment

    Cons

    old school mng again old school program...needs new mang. esp in billing dept

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop managers from showing favoratism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was stressful wondering by whom and when I was going to be stabbed in the back with a narrow point of view.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN, Case Manager in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - RN, Case Manager in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Torrance Memorial Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay rate is fair. They are somewhat organized. They have a lot of mandatory meetings if you like that sort of thing.

    Cons

    Very stressful, daily assignments changed often if there was a call in. They don't have a back-up plan in place for reassigning patients if there is a call-in. They write you up at the drop of a hat depending on how much they like you. They give you sick time then write you up if you go over their quota. They don't consider changes unless they come up with the idea. When you've been written up, they are the judge and jury. They don't consider your explanation or point of view of what really happened. Was hired full time then called the Friday before starting to tell me I could only start per diem and later apply for full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making all the decisions as to what computer program, computer, and phone the field nurses are going to use. Because when these continue to fail for some reason this adds unnecessary stress to the nurse's day from that time on. Don't jump to the conclusion that the employee is lying if they have a different point of view on the situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Reputation

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

    I have been working at Torrance Memorial Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Active participant in the community

    Cons

    Home Health and Hospice need to be separate from hospital departments. Style of care is much different than inpatient and requires better understanding by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate from hospital and each other (HH and Hospice).

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Torrance Memorial Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A growing hospital and medical community.

    Cons

    Growing pains downsizing while building infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A nice-looking facility that unfortunately lacks professionalism between doctors/management and staff.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Torrance Memorial Medical Center part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent cafeteria, newer-looking buildings/rooms, easy parking.

    Cons

    (Some) doctors rude to staff, management not present, charge nurses who have no business being in a leadership role, nurses who don't want to follow new 'evidence-based practices' because it's something new and requires learning. Many long-term staff unhappy with the way charge RNs/management play favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff, choose your lead RN's wisely - they should be role models!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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