UCLA Health

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UCLA Health Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
91 Reviews
3.9
91 Reviews
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UCLA Health President Dr. David T. Feinberg
Dr. David T. Feinberg
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits package when offered (in 9 reviews)

  • I really enjoyed working at UCLA because of it's professional environment, and great benefits (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance (I would get e-mails on a Sunday and respond to them right away (in 3 reviews)

  • many employees start their careers and retire here (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Busy workplace

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    Former Employee - Ambulatory LVN in Brentwood, CA
    Former Employee - Ambulatory LVN in Brentwood, CA

    I worked at UCLA Health full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience in a busy mult-specialty department. Serves newborn to geriatric population so every day is different!

    Cons

    Really look over your shoulder. If you are the new kid on the block...watch your back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at UCLA Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, hours, vacation. Large company so lots of resources. Company culture is decent but is what is offered is not attractive to employees.

    Cons

    Not much growth within department. have to pay for own parking and is very expensive. could better enforce department polices to improve workflow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more company perks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience and high morale

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Super User in Westwood, CA
    Former Employee - Super User in Westwood, CA

    I worked at UCLA Health as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and high morale.

    Cons

    The commute (405 fwy) traffic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lab assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCLA Health part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good group of people. HR works with you a lot quicker than other places. A lot of smart people here makes it fun and challenging. The area is nice and there can be a lot of room for your own academic/personal growth.

    Cons

    My laboratory was pretty passive in getting their messages across from time to time. If I was doing anything they didn't like, I would hear it much later, indirectly. Parking is always a problem/hassle, or expensive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of cooks in the kitchen

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    Former Employee - Student Affairs Officer in Westwood, CA
    Former Employee - Student Affairs Officer in Westwood, CA

    I worked at UCLA Health (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pension available / small incentives through univ available

    Cons

    physicians think they are your boss at times. Not especially supportive/ a bit competitive esp w/ supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support staff instead of taking on so much work you look for outs and compete.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UCLA Health as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    very collaborative environment that focused on making sure you learned all the skills that you wanted and grew within the internship program

    Cons

    wasn't kept busy all the time and the workers are all fairly young and new, but based off of my office, there was not that many people around so the company environment was a bit lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe devise more complete strategies and goal projects to outline a clear view of what needs to be done and what the expectations are

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a privilege to work at a prestigious institution with renown researchers and clinicians.

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    Former Employee - Research in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Research in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UCLA Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were friendly and boss was supportive in everything.
    Opportunities for further education were supported.
    Flexible schedule.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Research is based on grants, thus, no grants = no research = no job.

  9.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA Health

    Pros

    Good pay
    Challenging work
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Management changes a lot.
    Can be beaurocratic

  10.  

    Good place for a secure job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA Health

    Pros

    there is definite job security

    Cons

    Professional growth and raises are minimal

  11.  

    UCLA review

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    Current Employee - Interim Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Interim Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UCLA Health as a contractor

    Pros

    UCLA Health is an industry leader and has ambitions which give them an interesting sense of priority leading to exposure to leading edge technology implementation.

    Cons

    Public institutions survive on public funding. Many ambitious ideas and plans are scrapped overnight and unceremoniously leaving employees to wonder what is important and where are they going. In addition, too many senior leadership roles are awarded to medical doctors who make mostly terrible managers and strategists and the fruits of this mismanagement are that they are loaded with very good technicians and very few good leaders and managers. Most do not complain about this because all too many employees are starstruck by physicians and follow their lead with their hearts rather than with their heads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Docs as managers and leave the Docs to provide health industry leadership and leave the IT leadership to professional IT folks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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