UC San Diego Health System

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UC San Diego Health System Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Healthy work environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC San Diego Health System

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Office culture was the best I ever experienced. It was flexible to meet employee needs.

    Cons

    As a UC job, the pay is not great.

  2. It doesn't get much better than this

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst II in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego Health System full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at. It's a state job with excellent benefits (medical, free dental and vision), an excellent Retirement package (403b and UCRP), great colleagues, and a CEO that cares about his employees.

    Cons

    None that I know of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. Great environment run by overcompensated, terrible leadership and bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Clinical Coordinator in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Coordinator in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego Health System full-time (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly employees, good benefits, interesting work environment where you learn a lot

    Cons

    Low pay, overworked, poor morale, non-existent leadership, very political "top heavy" organization, management does not support its staff or empower them; no advancement and no pay increases - ever.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking out for your staff and the people that are actually caring for patients.

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  5. Great place to work - once upon a time...

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    Current Employee - Clinical RN II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical RN II in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego Health System full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance possible depending on the "needs of the unit" and favoritism. Benefits are among the best I have reviewed in healthcare. Specifically, rate of pay superior to most other hospitals in San Diego, multiple health plan to choose from (although the size is reducing), short and long term disability available, employer paid dental and vision benefits and pension available to career staff. However, employee contribution (for nurses at least) has increased significantly with the last union contract (averaging $200 per pay period) which has led to a significant pay cut in reality.

    Cons

    Very negative nursing management, creating a hostile work environment. Team work not valued. High staff turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Senior nursing management (above unit level) should keep a closer eye on unit nursing managers and investigate why staff turn over is so high. Encourage a positive team spirit which will reflect positively on patient and staff satisfaction.

  6. Great patient care and treatment, and nice place to work at.

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    Former Intern - Clinical Research Assistant/Volunteer in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Clinical Research Assistant/Volunteer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego Health System as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, nice, passionate, and intelligent, team-driven medical professionals. Also great mentors to volunteers, interns, and medical students. Very clean environment to work in. Patients are treated very well.

    Cons

    Some of the nurses are not very friendly. Parking requires fee, especially for volunteers representing from UCSD campus laboratory but working at the Medical Center. Location is a bit far from UCSD campus.

  7. Great research experience at the institution.

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    Former Contractor - Staff Research Associate II in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Staff Research Associate II in San Diego, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego Health System as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of research opportunities available at this institution. Had a great experience working in a research lab within the School of Medicine.

    Cons

    Lots of self-motivation and independence is needed when pursuing research (projects).

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in San Diego, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego Health System full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Job security
    Working with students
    Great research

    Cons

    Cumbersome operations
    Took a long time for change to occur

    Advice to Management

    Streamline

  9. work is steady, secure and challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Workers Compensation Claims Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Workers Compensation Claims Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good retirement plans, accumulates vacation and sick hours every month, observance for all the holidays.

    Cons

    high parking fees, union fees, no too many salary increases for non represented employees.

  10. Work is rewarding but culture is oppressive

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

    I have been working at UC San Diego Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    When allowed to do your job (depending on your department and who you report to), the work is very rewarding. There is job security in some areas.

    Cons

    There is expectation to work long hours and weekends without compensation and very little recognition for employees or middle management. Director takes credit for department achievements and shows favoritism to one or two people who agree with them no matter what. If you disagree with them, you can expect the silent treatment and increased criticism and scrutiny. Classic bullying. The new CEO will hopefully drive change in the company culture. For now, bullies in upper management are tolerated and promoted no matter how negatively they impact morale and productivity or how little they contribute to success. Pay is low compared to positions in the community with fewer perquisites than private employers. If you are not part of a union, don't expect pay increases. You can request an equity review but your director may intervene to downgrade or decline the recommendations of Human Resources.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to whose knowledge and influence is really driving the organization's success and empower those people. If someone seems like they are all talk, they probably are.

  11. Full of talented people and amazing learning experiences.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego Health System part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Great learning environment for undergrad students looking to explore areas of interest
    - Flexible! They work with you and your school schedule and change your hours on a quarterly basis if necessary
    - Approach-ability = you get a lot of opportunities to meet very high-level professionals, and they are very easy to talk to! Great networking opportunities here.

    Cons

    - very large organization, so if your work is very specialized and you may not see your immediate impact within the organization

    Advice to Management

    Keep talking to your team!

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