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Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Benefits are great and the staff some of them are great to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and it's a wonderful feeling knowing that you are working at an organization that is dedicated to helping children (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "I already did this once"

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

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

    Pros

    It is a job, it is

    Cons

    Too many to name, but who is counting

    Advice to Management

    Get ears.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "md"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    clinical mission caring faculty ,depth and breath of services, research

    Cons

    underfunded , confusing merger ,

    Advice to Management

    more voice and influence of the medical leadership
    listen more,

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Outpatient Pharmacy (not inpatient) needs better management, but has great flexible scheduling."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Some days are busier than others.
    -You can check your cellphone in the middle of work.
    -1 hour lunch break
    -incredibly flexible scheduling. Very easy to get a day off.
    -Learn basic Spanish from many of the people there. If you are a technician, you will quickly pick up how to read Spanish labels, even if you don't know spanish.
    -there's a cafeteria upstairs, and the location is near many eateries
    -Many customers are regulars here, and are often very nice and friendly. Occasionally you will have a bad customer, but the majority is full of happy, patient people.

    Cons

    -Technology is limited. Everything is compounded by hand, hand counted, etc.
    -incredibly small work area. You'll constantly be bumping into people in this place.
    -Some coworkers are very hostile. Be careful what you say.
    -Incredibly poor management. Punishment for poor behavior is sparse (if any), and so people take advantage of this all the time.

    Advice to Management

    needs a lot better control of who is actually doing work in this pharmacy. Also needs designated roles for the workers, as some people refuse to do work if they don't want to, even though it's part of their job.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sadness abounds"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Investigator in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Investigator in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is housed in a lovely historical building with an amazing past. The staff are hard working great folks.

    Cons

    The number of faculty is continually shrinking and seemingly encouraged to leave due to the pressure the administration applies. There is a constant sense of dread and impending doom that the institute will with little warning be shut down.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to how your actions are chasing faculty away and encouraging a sense of uncertainty.


  5. "Losing the mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, mission to take care of underserved

    Cons

    Current administration losing sight of the mission in favor of bottom line

    Advice to Management

    institute performance review that really matters


  6. "Great place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great and the staff some of them are great to work with.

    Cons

    Just keep your mouth shut and you will be fine. There are a lot of messy gossipers of course they are everywhere and at all companies however keep your distance no body needs friends as those to ruin their career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "A review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time

    Pros

    Can't think of any at all

    Cons

    Hospital is so ghetto. Rude patients, unsafe environment with so many behavioral outbursts from patient family members and riff-raff from outside. Rude, unconscientious staff who radiate the sense that they are just there for a paycheck. Oblivious management/leadership who in some cases, also radiate the same ambiance. Equipment is dated. Parking sucks. Staff pays.

    Advice to Management

    Hold your staff accountable. I left for a company with better leadership.

  8. "ED Medical Social Worker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  9. "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.


  10. "Great Environment to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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