UCSF Medical Center Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  2. 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 Management

    Create better morale

  3. Career IT professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, salary and good benefits

    Cons

    slow and very bureaucratic; non transparent

    Advice to Management

    hire the best and help them grow

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  5. Helpful (1)

    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 a 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 Management

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

  6. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep your word and mission statement. Keep it honest

  7. Helpful (3)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    More opportunities for growth within departments.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Analyst V

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 Management

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

  9. Full of high potentials employees under a very disorganized supervision.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant III in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant III in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    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 Management

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

  10. Pro and con - UCSF

    • 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 full-time

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Clinical staff is top notch

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunity

  11. great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    Pros

    hugh facilities, many opportunities to improve facilities

    Cons

    politics sometimes difficult to overcome

    Advice to Management

    listen to worker bees

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