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Alvarado Hospital Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "Respiratory Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Respiratory Therapist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Respiratory Therapist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Alvarado Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work environment is great, co-workers sum up what it means to be a team. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Salaries here are not the best. New ownership made a lot of changes in Staffing. Lot's of new faces, seasoned and experienced no longer here.

    Advice to Management

    Stop implementing policies that only add to our list of things to do.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "From great to work for to now embarrassing!"

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    Current Employee - R N in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - R N in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Alvarado Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are great with many having been there more than 25 years

    Cons

    Change of management one of micromanaging and control. Hostile work environment and manage their employees out of fear of retaliation if you say something.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! Stop micromanaging and promoting young employees with no experience. SUPPORT YOUR STAFF!!!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not too sure"

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    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great place for new grad experience.

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive localy.

    Advice to Management

    Bether pay = employee retention


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "registered nursing"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alvarado Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    trains new grad nurses, great teamwork

    Cons

    management so concerned about making profits we never have adequate staffing. They would give us 5/1 patients even though, it was illegal in CA state. very unsafe place to work as a nurse.

    Advice to Management

    change management, stop making money priority, get adequate staff, start paying your staff better


  6. "nice place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Certified Nurse Assistant in La Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Certified Nurse Assistant in La Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alvarado Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you get to make your own schedule and the staff are very nice.

    Cons

    maybe, the pay is a little low, but it depends on you. I don't have a problem with it, but I know some people don't like it all too much.

    Advice to Management

    they're okay


  7. "Hiring Practices"

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    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Technician in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Alvarado Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place if your right out of school and need experience. They will hire new graduates.

    Cons

    Their starting pay is dismal. They cannot keep employees whether new or experienced. The parent company, Prime Healthcare, is more interested in the bottom line than their employees.


  8. "Laboratory management"

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    Former Employee - Blood Bank Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Blood Bank Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alvarado Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best place to work for!! This is the place where you developed confidence and build skills. From CEO down to housekeeping and cafeteria staff, they're genuinely nice. Friendly atmosphere. They're my extended family! Awesome HR Team. Lots of fun hospital events throughout the year.

    Cons

    Benefits and pay a little bit on the low side but if you prove yourself that you can be in a leadership position, you will be given the opportunity .

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality. Implement things that's value added. Upgrade employee benefits package.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alvarado Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers that I still keep in touch with, opportunity to move around, great mentors

    Cons

    Horrible management, people that get promoted should not be promoted, cronyism, all about the budget and getting bonus for upper management, don't really care about the employees that actually can make or break the image of the hospital and perception. Health insurance and benefits are not very good.

    Advice to Management

    The hospital's image is built upon keeping employees happy, not just management and patients. Keep your employees happy and this benefits everyone with employee retention, patient satisfaction scores, reputation and prestige. Right? Makes sense, but amazing how little this is implemented.


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Alvarado Hospital (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Fun staff to work with. Alvarado being a smaller hospital, you feel like the staff is family.
    - Takes a lot of new grads.

    Cons

    - Lack of resources.
    - Pay is not the greatest, especially for San Diego living.
    - Management and especially ownership (prime) don't seem to really care about the hospital/staff.
    - Out-of-date computer system makes paper charting frequent
    - Frequent computer breakdowns
    - Intense for new grads. Sink or swim mentality.

    Advice to Management

    - Increase pay.
    - Better and more resources
    - New computer charting system


  11. "cna"

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    Former Employee - Pca in Farmers Branch, TX
    Former Employee - Pca in Farmers Branch, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Alvarado Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, great nurses to work with.

    Cons

    raises are minimal. needs more staff

    Advice to Management

    more staff for nursing. including cna


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