UCSF Medical Center

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UCSF Medical Center Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
97 Reviews
3.5
97 Reviews
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UCSF Medical Center CEO; CEO, UCSF Children's Hospital Mark R. Laret
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44 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, smart co-workers, projects and programs that have high goals (in 9 reviews)

  • Excellent benefits and great community (in 5 reviews)


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

  • Unpredictable schedule, vacation scheduling, work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Career IT professional

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    • 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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    Analyst V

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

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

    Pros

    great benefits if you are grandfathered in.

    Cons

    strong protection of territory/authority causes all sorts of dysfunction within organization.
    slow to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage a culture of knowledge sharing, of team orientation, of transparency.
    spend more time ensuring managers and supervisors do not abuse authority.

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  5.  

    Nice Place to Work Dependent on Placement

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great but could be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Practice Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Practice Assistant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great learning environment, very friendly medical team. They really take the time to invest in your training hours. Relatively stress-free. Very great set of medical doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses who are very knowledgable and work really well together. Super great benefits, and one of the few companies that still have pension plans. Good vacation and sick leave policy.

    Cons

    Very poor management, short staff. Supervisor was never there. Manager is spread thin. Climbing the ladder is more of knowing the right people instead of work ethics and management skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more present at the work area and provide more staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    UCSF Medical Center

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Top rated hospital, with plenty of opportunity for moving up. A place to grow as a CLS if you put forth the effort

    Cons

    Training was rushed and unorganized. Was not prepared to work alone after training. Seems to be a lot of employee turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better training in order to set the foundation for future success.

  8.  

    great

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    Former Employee - Prin Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Prin Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    hugh facilities, many opportunities to improve facilities

    Cons

    politics sometimes difficult to overcome

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to worker bees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Pro and con - UCSF

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Clinical staff is top notch

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunity

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Full of high potentials employees under a very disorganized supervision.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    + The employees are amazing and really caring to their patients
    + Nurses would spend overtime without getting paid just to inform patients about their conditions

    Cons

    - The system for scheduling needs improvement because faxes are not getting received
    - Patients (especially for those not residing in SF) should be informed in detail about their treatments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - THERE NEEDS TO BE BETTER MANAGEMENT
    - SUPERVISORS AND MANAGERS NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND AND KNOW WHAT THEIR EMPLOYEES ARE DOING

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    So-so for IT staff

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    Current Employee - IT Programmer/Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT Programmer/Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    There are some exciting projects and some exciting tech to work with. Position yourself correctly and you can work very autonomously. Good intra-city shuttle system. Some jobs are very stable. Great pension system.

    Cons

    Terrible mid-level management. These guys know nothing of their departments. Execs care more about how they dress. Very stale work culture and fun is not in their vocabulary. Lots of workplace inequities and positions are determined by how well-liked employees are, not their performance. No vision (if there is a vision, it's not shared or is secretive). Often told to "keep your head down and work." Lots of back-stabbing. Worst IT project management staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop caring about how you are perceived and start caring about doing the right thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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