Scripps Health FAQ

Have questions about working at Scripps Health? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Scripps Health.

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37 English questions out of 37

June 22, 2020

What is health insurance like at Scripps Health?

Pros

Health insurance is great for employees.

Cons

Leadership has been in place too long, no future vision, not professional, and a lot of HR nonsense and needless intervention into operations.

Advice to Management

Leadership should go play golf and retire.

Health insurance is great for employees.

June 22, 2020

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December 29, 2020

What are perks and other benefits like at Scripps Health?

Pros

Great group of friendly people, all work well together/happy environment. Manager doesn't micromanage and is on top of concerns

Cons

Benefits aren't great, no perks that other surrounding major hospitals have.

Benefits aren't great, no perks that other surrounding major hospitals have.

December 29, 2020

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January 29, 2021

Does Scripps Health offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

Good benefits PTO Worker's Comp Easy to pick up shift Good communication (even if it doesn’t lead to anything) Wonderful people to work with

Cons

I think the pay can be better considering how much the executives take home Not a fan of 12 hour shifts No tuition reimbursement Limited education opportunities

Advice to Management

Reach out to individuals within units to hear their thoughts out. As simple as that sounds, employees feel valued knowing they are being heard and recognized.

No tuition reimbursement

January 29, 2021

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November 27, 2018

Does Scripps Health pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Steady wage increases, constant support from management- they fight for their employees and listen to the feedback given, really great co-workers who support each other and work together, A LOT of room for growth (they not only encourage it, but will assist you in achieving it), excellent benefits that are not too pricey, education benefits (tuition reimbursement, scholarships), career coaching and "other-side-of-the-fence program" to try other areas of work, phenomenal resources for employees who need assistance in health, family, financial, or legal concerns, psychologists to assist with burn-out, stress, or life in general, assistance with transportation and van-pool costs, free gym on-site at many locations, amazing discounts throughout the community on things like shopping, dining, movies, theater etc... resources to assist in family care like child care, adult care, in-home assessments, honestly the list goes on and on. Scripps cares about their employees and their community, and that means something.

Cons

It is a very large organization and it can create a disconnect between departments and locations in regards to communication and how workflows affect one another. The high performance standards could be stressful for some if they're looking for a place they can float through the work day, but for others who like to be pushed or who enjoy a challenge it could be a pro.

pool costs, free gym on

November 27, 2018

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November 3, 2018

What is the retirement plan like at Scripps Health?

Pros

Great benefits. Enjoyment of job depends on specific manager and Department. It is beneficial to know someone on the inside before you decide to work there. Make sure you are getting into a Department with a good Leader. Nice patients in a beach community. I really enjoyed the great care and patient ratios when I started at Scripps. It isn't the same. See Cons. They offer part-time employment. They have been said to be good employer to workers over age 50 and working moms. Each year they give employees a survey where we review Leadership, our Managers and Scripps. I appreciate that and they seem to listen and sometimes make changes.

Cons

Unfortunately, over the past couple of years, I have seen deteriorating situation for nurses. Scripps lost money and it is trickling down. Heavy patient loads to the point nurse are report them for safety issues. Watching the clock and your time cards to the point that it is just easier to punch out and finish work, rather than be counseled on "time-management" after you have been pushed to the limit with heavy, patient assignments. There is no Union representation, which many nurses don't want, so I thought, too, but you are not protected. GO ELSEWHERE. If you are starting your career, go where you can have a long career with protection and great retirement in the end. Go to work for a profitable hospital. I would go to UCSD, Kaiser or in the Military, where your voice is represented. Benefit and retirement packages are the absolute best and you may be able to retire early. Profitable hospitals don't have such a high incentive to squeeze every ounce of work out of you. This could change in the future, if Scripps gets back on financial footing. If you pick a career at Scripps, make sure you are using it as a step along the ladder. At anytime, your manager or Leadership can change and it can be a different situation.

Advice to Management

Please invest in good Leaders, not just Managers. After my last raise, I said, "Got a raise, devalued without praise." I would have taken a smaller raise in exchange for more help with staffing each day. I am sorry for the financial losses, but as an RN, I pay the price every single shift. Manager in my Department inexperienced in years, nursing and Leadership. The other micromanages, and hides in office when it is her clinical time. Leaves early almost daily. Lazy Manager with favorites. Cliques and bullying. There really needs to be an enforced standard of conduct. I appreciate the Annual Survey given to staff and that has kept me going when things were not right in my specific Department. The Survey seems to be taken seriously and changes happen, not always swiftly, but improvement takes time. That is the time when I feel nurses and the working people can be heard.

If you are starting your career, go where you can have a long career with protection and great retirement in the end.

November 3, 2018

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