UCSF Medical Center

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UCSF Medical Center Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
103 Reviews
3.5
103 Reviews
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UCSF Medical Center CEO; CEO, UCSF Children's Hospital Mark R. Laret
Mark R. Laret
48 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Super great benefits, and one of the few companies that still have pension plans (in 10 reviews)

  • Excellent benefits and great community (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Physicians are interested in research and patient care is not their priority (in 6 reviews)

  • If you live far from San Francisco, the commute is not so great (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great reputable organization to work for.
    Excellent pay and benefits
    Great teamwork environment
    Lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Patient floors tend to be chronically understaffed so nurses tend to float all over the place at any time during their shift which can be a hassle.

    Commute is terrible if you don't live close to the city. 3 year wait list to obtain a parking permit. And expensive parking rates with or without a permit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, very chaotic, crazy expensive city

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

    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, innovative institution, good clinical leadership in IT area, pension plan

    Cons

    No real project management or resource allocation means wildly unrealistic expectations for what a small group should accomplish on tight time frames ... Combined with nation's highest cost of living makes this a doubtful place to stay long-term ... There isn't even any hint of a discussion of work-life balance!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Project planning and minimal IT processes would help

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great hospital

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCSF Medical Center

    Pros

    Amazing medical staff. Truly care about patients. Awesome hospital. Excellent healthcare.

    Cons

    Don't respect patients time. Often late for scheduled appointments

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  5.  

    Diet Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diet Clerk
    Current Employee - Diet Clerk

    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center

    Pros

    Good pay. Coworkers can be friendly if you talk to them.

    Cons

    Inconvenient schedule if you don't live in san francisco. Boss makes you work several days in a row with no breaks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent place to work

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

    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I can not say enough about UCSF Medical Center as a place to work. Excellent benefits, excellent leaders, and a commitment to all employees to advance their careers in health care. Advancement is not handed to you on a silver platter, you must work for it. For those that do, the possibilities are endless. I'm shocked to read some of the reviews about the CEO. Mark Laret is a fantastic leader with an open door policy and a commitment to quality improvement as demonstrated by our generous Incentive Award Program based on goals set for the entire organization, departments and individuals.

    Cons

    The union environment can be frustrating in terms of raises and preventing management from firing people who do not work at the level they should be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center

    Pros

    Intellectually Stimulating and good community

    Cons

    Low Salary and low morale boosting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create better morale

  8.  

    Career IT professional

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, salary and good benefits

    Cons

    slow and very bureaucratic; non transparent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire the best and help them grow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A truly amazing and dynamic place to work.

    Former Employee - Administration in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administration in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UCSF Medical Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time at UCSF Medical Center due to the talented and genuine people you work with throughout the organization. Every understands the mission and works for that mission of world class patent care.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get to work if you do not live in San Francisco. Incredible amount of work and red tape in processing change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep supporting and keeping staff engaged because they are your greatest resource.

  10.  

    One star only for pay and benefits. The rest is well...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Researcher in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Researcher in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UCSF Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Pay
    Near public transportation
    Organized
    Benefits start on day one

    Cons

    Oh let's see where do I start. These people used me up through a agency for several years and promised me open positions when they gave it to someone else. I worked hard and was reliable, apparently I didn't fit their criteria . I don't often pull out the race card ,but in this case after examining qualifications of people who they hired ithe seems to be clear as day that they don't practice their motto which is diversity. I did not see diversity in management and high salaries positions and by that I mean African american. A lot of Asian and Caucasian are ideal for the face UCSF. I have seen this with other people and spoke to other people who have experienced this type of injustice. We come to work on time and work hard only , promised a position. Then get replaced with individual who is hired directly who fits the face of UCSF.

    Mark Laret is not a good CEO and is full of it. His speeches were as genuine as the front that he puts on. He doesn't respond to suggestions or follows up on complaints .The person who takes contracts back from people in the San francisco neighborhoods who are qualified and replaces them from contractors that are from out of state.

    Good place to receive care but not good to work here as you will not get ahead if your African American or if you can play the token role. Don't believe me, there is a similar complaint here and stories of Lynches found at UCSF . In addition to UCLA gorilla comment made to an MD. UC is corrupted and all that is wrong will come to light.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your word and mission statement. Keep it honest

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice Place to Work Dependent on Placement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LVN in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - LVN in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UCSF Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits.

    Cons

    Very narrow job descriptions, there is opportunity for better compensation as most clinical jobs are union, but very little chance for advancement into new or different roles. Every department has a different personality, some are great with warm, easy going employees, others can be hostile with bitter employees. I found that among staff there was always a paranoia about losing their job, even among people who had worked with the company for many years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for growth within departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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