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Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome mission, awesome people, awesome benefits."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many people have been working 20+ years here for a reason. The pay is great, and the benefits are better than what you would see in 80% of the companies out there.

    Cons

    Communication about future plans could be better. Most information regarding major changes seems to trickle from employee to employee based on what their managers told them.

    Advice to Management

    We know you are committed to the cause, but it would be helpful if employees had more direction on the really important issues that the hospital is facing.


  2. "Wonderful research environment"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great administrative staff, supportive community, access to tons of resources within the organization and also outside.

    Cons

    Staff is a bit slow in getting new equipment to folks who need it, chronic underfunding problem, never enough space.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Love working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland part-time

    Pros

    The people are great and I love taking care of patients whether or not they can pay. The PICU acuity is high, which provides for an environment in which I can learn something every day.

    Cons

    The neighborhood is not the safest and parking can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    To be more transparent.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience - department staff feel like extended family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Staff are dedicated to the kids. All kids. Friendly environment and collegial relationships between departments. Good benefits although having to pay for them when in past it was free (to make up for lower pay) in essence became a huge cut in salary. Oh, surgeons saying "Good mornong" in the halls even though they don't know who I am..did I say staff here are dedicated?

    Cons

    Understaffed, having to prove that you could support a new position financially when clinicians should not have that burden, should be able to concentrate on clinical care. Lower pay than across bay.

    Advice to Management

    Please retain longstanding staff who are dedicated, by staffing appropriately so they don't burn out. Love leadership with Bert Lubin, let's trickle down his creativity and enthusiasm to all management


  6. "director"

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Program Director in Oakland, CA
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    sickle cell center
    hematology oncoloy
    conern for communuty

    Cons

    limited resouces impact of merger

    Advice to Management

    do not lose mission with mergers


  7. "Study Coordinator I"

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

    Pros

    Amazing Benefits, amazing coworkers, great place to work

    Cons

    Low salary compared to other hospitals


  8. "RN"

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    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!


  9. "Good Place"

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    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.


  10. "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.


  11. "Great Environment to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland part-time

    Pros

    The IT Department is friendly and hours can be flexible. We work closer with UCSF campus.

    Cons

    We are an older department, don't expect to see young people running around.



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