UC San Diego Health System

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UC San Diego Health System Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
47 Reviews
3.9
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  1.  

    work is steady, secure and challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work is rewarding but culture is oppressive

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    • 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 UC San Diego Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Full of talented people and amazing learning experiences.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep talking to your team!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse Medical Surgical Unit
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse Medical Surgical Unit

    I worked at UC San Diego Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good compensation, very advance health care interventions, excellent Doctors.

    Cons

    none that I can think off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rehire old staff should be priority

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Benefits

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

    I have been working at UC San Diego Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    UCSD offers some of the most competitive benefits when it comes to Holidays, Vacation and 401K

    Cons

    No working from home, and no annual salary increases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work and grow.

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

    I have been working at UC San Diego Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay the best and the doctors are great to work with.

    Cons

    Paying for parking is not unheard of but it is very expensive here. Yes, for employees too. $80 per month for unlimited pass.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very engaging workplace with challenging tasks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in La Jolla, CA

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

    Pros

    Very nice working atmosphere with very friendly employees and supervisors. Everyone is very understanding and are very helpful. The software projects are not too difficult but can give a challenge to unfamiliar programmers. There are also other projects that involves non-programming skills.

    Cons

    You will need to be motivated in order to put out good work. You will need to be assertive to get new tasks and new projects to work on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Depending on the student, it would be very good to have small projects from time to time to assess the skill level of the student worker.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Benefits but Two Divisions to Avoid

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are incomparable. The best I've seen anywhere. You pay next to nothing for medical, dental and vision. They also give you free legal assistance and more.

    Cons

    Internal people to UCSD know that two divisions that you don't want to go to are Cancer Research and Pediatrics. They have high turnover and are not managed well.
    Internal systems are cumbersome, causing it to take a long time to get simple things done.

    Certain people seem to be favored. Not all employees are treated with respect. An environment where many people talk about each other behind their backs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture needs and overhaul. It's not a nice place to work, overall.

    Work on implementing the following:
        Employee empowerment
        Teamwork
        Two way open communications
        Top management support
        Respect for the individual
        Fairness and Justice
        Equality
        Transparency in Decision Making
        Employee Morale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work! Lots of opportunity!

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    • 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 UC San Diego Health System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great ability to work on a lot of different types of projects. Job growth available in all areas. Management really listens to input from all levels of employees.

    Cons

    Parking is always an issue but space is limited so it is understandable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to all levels of employees for input. Get out on the units and departments and interact with all staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    A great place to work with amazing people and opportunity for learning.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    Great people in high places. Positive attitudes. Good benefit package, along with retirement. Management helps you reach your goals.

    Cons

    Very difficult to be hired. Can be political at times, but that how things are in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job and hope to be in your shoes one day.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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