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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Warren J. Kirk
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Pros
  • Great Benefits, Good Pay, and Nice People (in 5 reviews)

  • Very nice people and friendly staff (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is horrible and uninformed (in 4 reviews)

  • Lowest pay in the Bay Area, no 401k matching, uninvolved and unattached management, no 12 hr positions offered, positions less than 0 (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Registered nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great teamwork, advanced care and clinical approaches, high risk ob experiences and skills, united nursing cultures

    Cons

    Lowest pay in the Bay Area, no 401k matching, uninvolved and unattached management, no 12 hr positions offered, positions less than 0.7 are not benefitted, no 0.5 or 0.6 oferred, high staff turn over especially on night shift

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to negotiate with nursing union more willingly and at least offer comparable salary to the other hospitals in the area such as Kaiser


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Resource Coordination Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Resource Coordination Manager in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The relationships with staff and desire and passion for the job.

    Cons

    Upper Management are not in touch with staff. They fell to show the right appreciation and respect to the hardworking people that support the hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time to know and understand the road blocks staff encounter and assist them to resolve those road-blocks. COMMUNICATE and RESPECT


  3. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Medical Records Clerk in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Records Clerk in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly friendly staff
    Diverse pool of positions

    Cons

    Its pretty cold there sometimes
    Could use some younger staff


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  5. "Nursing Student - Preceptorship"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice nurses and staff, plenty of easy parking.

    Cons

    Not enough training on skills

    Advice to Management

    Allow students to do more.


  6. "Occupational Therapist I"

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    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive work culture between co-workers, dedicated management who encourages a good work-life balance, opportunities for professional growth

    Cons

    Salaries are not as high as other hospitals, health care organizations in the Bay Area


  7. "Physician"

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    Current Employee - Physician in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Physician in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Electronic Medical Records help desk available 24 hours, even if working remotely

    Cons

    RN's run the show. They can write up physicians on a whim, but there are no repercussions for nurses when they make error.

    Advice to Management

    Happier medical staff will lead to better satisfaction scores from patients and staff alike.


  8. "Loyalty is a joke"

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    Former Employee - Patient Account Representative in West Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Patient Account Representative in West Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good salary excellent health benefits

    Cons

    The company does not have the best interest of their employees

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the employees that you have and treat them fairly an offer more job security


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sad"

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    Former Employee - Regional Director in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good co-workers, good coffee truck

    Cons

    Bad Senior leaders, not connected to the real world. No clue what is happening on the floors

    Advice to Management

    Please leave your offices and actually talk with and connect with your staff


  10. "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Staffing Manager in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Staffing Manager in Fairfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees are dedicated and hard working

    Cons

    Administration does not work with middle management in decision making. Poor communication from top to bottom. Lack of respect for certain Managers and departments.

    Advice to Management

    Spend day observing and supporting the needs of employees


  11. "Miss this job!"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great hours, loved the team, good support

    Cons

    Difficult if patients are hostile

    Advice to Management

    Get to know staff individually


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