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City of Hope Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits package for the physicians (in 15 reviews)

  • Smart and collaborative work environment that is undergoing much needed change (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • retirement and benefit plan not great; some areas are frequently understaffed; upper management not easily accessible to front line nurses (in 10 reviews)

  • No bonus programs and no work life balance programs Flexible work schedules and telecommuting are non existent and frowned upon (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Research Environment"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Duarte, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Duarte, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    City of Hope has a friendly, collaborative environment and state-of-the-art technology. Research primarily focuses on cancer and diabetes, and we have translational projects through the hospital due to our close ties with the doctors.

    Cons

    As a graduate student, the hours we work nights and weekends are expected despite lack of compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Tell people who work in the hospital that we have a PhD program on campus through the research institute (many of them have no idea).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duarte, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duarte, CA

    Pros

    Meaningful place to work for. Please do work here if you genuinely want to work with cancer patients.

    Brilliant doctors that care for patients.

    Cons

    Short staffed at times
    Even though the pay is decent they could do more for employees ; offer more vacation time, health benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Please offer more health related benefits for employees


  3. "Needs improvement."

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    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Azusa, CA
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Azusa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team of nurses to learn from if they are willing to teach. State of the art research center. Outstanding in patient safety. Patient care truly comes first.

    Cons

    Poor union support so same stagnant people hold the nurse teams back. Managers continue to support strong attitudes instead of hard workers . Many meetings so management is almost nonexistent to nursing..

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example, support, and be fair to everyone. Leave personal feelings out of management styles.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Too good to be true usually is"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Hope full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary / benefits, plentiful parking, free coffee / fitness facility, certain employees were passionate and made great business partners. Superior data management systems and excellent technical teams.

    Cons

    HR did an excellent job of making new hires feel valued and welcomed. Unfortunately, the dept I worked was not too friendly or professional to new hires starting from day 1. Management in my dept holds new employees at arms length and does not interact with them at all for about 3 months, which was just weird.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of staff leave COH after a short tenure due to the work environment. Would encourage you to take a look at the depts having high turnover and understand where it's coming from. There's a reason otherwise successful folks aren't sticking around in those teams...


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It is what it is"

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    Current Employee - Getting Stuff Done in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Getting Stuff Done in Pasadena, CA

    Pros

    Close to home which is great

    Cons

    Everyday, things change... hard to concentrate

    Advice to Management

    Change won't happen because you all talk about it...


  7. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Assistant in Duarte, CA
    Former Employee - Patient Care Assistant in Duarte, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Hope full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice Co-Workers, everyone is encouraging and willing to help if you want to further your education. Starbucks gives employees discounts and also the cafeteria. Beautiful campus. A great opportunity to start off a nursing career or any other career that you decide in health care

    Cons

    Benefits high for part time employees. A lot of favoritism between nurses. Lack of leadership, most employees feel entitled as if they can do anything and not get caught.


  8. "They try"

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    Current Employee - New Patient Services in Duarte, CA
    Current Employee - New Patient Services in Duarte, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission. Some disconnect between management and staff, but they are open to feedback.

    Cons

    It can be hard sometimes due to the struggles patients are facing.


  9. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Duarte, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Duarte, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Hope full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very positive environment, inspiring, clean

    Cons

    Schedule not flexible, hours, etc


  10. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duarte, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duarte, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus, employees are friendly.

    Cons

    No bonus programs and no work life balance programs Flexible work schedules and telecommuting are non existent and frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Need to upgrade benefits package and reward programs.


  11. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Donor Technician in Duarte, CA
    Current Employee - Donor Technician in Duarte, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hope part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    per diem hours are variable but that is to be expected

    Cons

    great people to work with and to work for, great mission, and beautiful campus


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