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Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland President and CEO Frank Tiedemann
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  • The pay, and a lack of resources (in 2 reviews)

  • The management lacks flexibility, the pay rate is low compared to other hospitals in the area (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "ED Medical Social Worker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director Medical Social Worker in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Director Medical Social Worker in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent team work, great safety environment

    Cons

    No parking without pay for it

    Advice to Management

    Provide more commodities to workers


  2. "Was a great place to work and the children were the top priority"

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    Former Employee - Ancillary Services in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Ancillary Services in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping children who sick or scared feel better was the most rewarding experience in my life. The greatest people of the highest integrity I have ever worked with in my lifetime. The kids received the best care from a great staff.

    Cons

    New management has destroyed the moral of the staff. The takeover by UCSF, bringing in their way of doing things, has led to paperwork and procedure over patient care. I saw people retire who had been at Children's Hospital 35 or 40 years. Now the best people have left bringing new employees who take a break or disappear when patients need care. Breaks my heart what has transpired.

    Advice to Management

    Remember an obvious but forgotten fact, that the employees have a genuine gift for taking care of kids, let them do their job instead of redundant paperwork and procedures. Even Doctors who were great to work with treat employees with a lack of respect. Look up the meaning of the word integrity or maybe just ask a long time employee, they could explain it to Management better than any other source.


  3. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Manager in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Shared mission; supportive staff and division management

    Cons

    Finance and HR are a mess

    Advice to Management

    Try to adopt UCSF's shared services infrastructure but keep the hospital and research separate.


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  5. "Good Place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dietetic Assistant in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Dietetic Assistant in Oakland, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was very competitive. Management gave a $10 voucher to spend at the cafeteria, which always had tasty healthy options.

    Cons

    Parking was very limited. I had to park in the parking garage, which cost $9.25 per day. However, there was an option to buy in bulk that was a bit cheaper.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more managers in the foodservice department.


  6. "Special Events Mgr."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Special Events Manager/Fundraising Specialist in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Special Events Manager/Fundraising Specialist in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees very committed you their jobs and some art the best in their field.

    Cons

    Often long hours, not enough resources.


  7. "CHO"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AR Specialist in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - AR Specialist in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company offers good benefits

    Cons

    If you are unrepresented employee represented employees benefit at your expense.


  8. "Referral Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Referral Coordinator in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Referral Coordinator in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Given back to the community and helping the children and providing the services they need.

    Cons

    Upper Management was not willing to work with me regarding my personal circumstances. I lost my Mother to Lung Cancer while my Manager let me go from the job. I felt, She could of worked with me and allowed me to have a flexible schedule like the previous Managers did prior to her.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to work with an employee who has personal matters not within their control. I feel Children's lost a good employee based off of the Managers disposition of the employee.


  9. "RN"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Critical Care RN in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Critical Care RN in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The diversity of patients and co workers
    collaborative team efforts
    can union

    Cons

    parking is horrible
    management is clueless

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out!


  10. "Ortho"

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    Former Employee - Office Associate in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Office Associate in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work everyone works hard

    Cons

    very busy all day better pay for all the hard work

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "There for the kids, not the leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Seeing the impact you have on low income children, safety net hospital.

    Cons

    Leadership turn over, questionable middle management character, creating limbo departments.

    Advice to Management

    If it looks like poop, smells like poop, there is a good chance it is actually poop. They stand behind shady managers.


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