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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Reviews

Updated April 3, 2018
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center President and CEO Tom Priselac
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  • Adavancement can take a lot of time because many employees have been here for over 10 years (in 5 reviews)

  • fewer holidays, need to pay for parking (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Top Notch"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    At Cedars, you have all the resources you need to give exceptional care to your patients. Phlebotomy takes care of your lab draws, IV team for hard sticks, central line dressing changes done by the procedure team, EKG tech for your 12 leads...I could go on. Benefits are the best I’ve heard of, market raises were not uncommon meaning you would randomly get a raise so that they were competitive with other magnet hospitals. Staff is happy and helpful and you can see why.

    Cons

    None. If I had to pick something I would say it’s sometimes hard to go from night shift to day shift because the wait is long.

    Advice to Management

    No advice because you all rock.


  2. "Post doc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great clinicians and research scientist environment

    Cons

    Research programs still in development

  3. "Premiere Healthcare"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Premiere healthcare facility with good benefits.

    Cons

    Administrative processes and systems are in serious need of updating.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity (people of color and women) need to be represented more in Sr. Management.


  4. "Management Assistant II"

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    Former Employee - Management Assistant II in West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Management Assistant II in West Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very rewarding work, and wonderful colleagues -- a real sense of a joined mission.

    Cons

    A sense that top-level management is not sufficiently connected to the day-to-day realities and needs of their staff.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time "on the floor" and be open to re-evaluating staffing and other mission-critical resource decisions.


  5. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Emergency Room Staff RN Ll
    Current Employee - Emergency Room Staff RN Ll
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great staff and management and facility

    Cons

    Far drive for me travel

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Marina Del Rey Hospital"

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    Current Employee - RN Operating Room
    Current Employee - RN Operating Room
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training. Great management. Overall a good experience working here.

    Cons

    Need 10 or 12 Hour shifts for surgical wing. Lower pay for nurses at sister hospitals. Hospital needs updating.


  7. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love my job and what I am doing

    Cons

    no openings for grows for professionals

    Advice to Management

    be open to new hires and good ideas

  8. "Great Place to Grow in Your Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive leadership, minimal oversight, project leadership opportunities, professional development opportunities, compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Silos and narrowed job descriptions that make it easier to isolate roles. Also the tendency to hire insiders or those who managers have personal friendships with.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your hires, their expertise can help the team excel. Leadership has major plans for growth, but these plans need to be thought out for every department because they'll have to support that health system growth.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Clinical Research Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As a well-established medical center, Cedars has a vast and impressive research enterprise infrastructure in place. For clinical research professionals seeking to gain valuable experience working within the academic site, Cedars offers opportunities for learning and development. The attraction of pharma studies to Cedars allows for diverse exposure to a broad range of study types as well as study designs. The faculty investigators at Cedars can be passionate about clinical research and are generally supportive of research endeavors.

    Additionally, Cedars has many opportunities through their Organization and Development program. For proactive employees, you can take advantage of many development courses that can be taken for free. These are valuable tools to add to your skill set and help advance your career.

    Working at Cedars-Sinai will definitely help establish a solid network that can help propel your career forward in the future.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, after being at Cedars for almost 10 years, I have noticed that mid-level management in place to provide leadership to clinical research staff do not possess the background necessary to be an effective resource for staff. Mid-level management usually have never ascended the career path as a study coordinator or held any progressive role in clinical research.

    Mid-level management usually come into their roles due to the politics of faculty members. The people at this level are rewarded for not rocking the boat and for keeping things status-quo. As a result, high quality employees become frustrated with mid-level management's inability to 1) relate to the work that the clinical research staff is doing 2) protect and provide effective leadership for clinical research staff from investigators or other ancillary departments and 3) fail to understand how the value of the staff should be rewarded with career advancement to help retain top talent.

    Instead, mid-level management will always keep senior management's best interest in mind and make decisions that harm the staff working the hardest. At whatever level you are brought in at Cedars, you will have a hard time advancing in terms of salary. Once you are brought in at a level, that will forever be your benchmark as you advance in higher roles. Even if your worth is closer to a mid-point in a salary range, you will always be given the lowest of that scale because you've advanced from a lower salary title scale. Their compensation practices for internal talent is outdated and has resulted in countless top talent being lost.

    Also, because mid-level management does not possess the skills necessary to manage clinical research staff and/or a clinical research portfolio, the management of sponsored research funds can be irresponsible. Budgeting for clinical trials is underestimated, which results in department-wide deficits. In other departments where budgets are done correctly, excess funds may sometimes be used to cover the department's operational deficits. Either way, the clinical research staff working the hardest to deliver top quality studies are not protected financially. The end result is mid-level management always cutting corners at the bottom to cover the interests of those at the top.

    Lastly, Human Resources does a poor job at investigating staff concerns of documented and fact-based reports of bullying, harassment, and retaliation. HR sides with middle-management and goes as far as reprimand employees on how they should be behaving towards middle-management. HR will prefer to hold the door open for top talent leaving than to rock the boat with thorough investigations for middle-management.

    HR will also be involved in advising management of unverified concerns regarding internal transfers for promotional opportunities which has resulted in talent being "black listed" for openings in the hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a strategic plan to retain your top talent.

    Stop catering to the politics of the institution and place EFFECTIVE leadership with exceptional qualifications, not their ability to keep things status quo and acquiesce to senior leadership.

    Listen to your staff and have follow-through on concerns.

    Human Resources has an obligation to the staff of the hospital. HR should not always side with middle management and conduct thorough investigations on any concerns such as: bullying, harassment, and retaliation.


  10. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, rewarding work & opportunities

    Cons

    Not exactly a con, but very strict guidlines


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