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Cottage Health System Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "RN"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't say enough good things about working here. Unfortunately I relocated due to family needs. Benefits were great. Don't know if this is true now since insurance prices are so high, but when I was employed there my insurance was free and received free healthcare services within Cottage Health System.

    Cons

    I really don't have many complaints about this job itself. Santa Barbara is an expensive place to live so even with competitive wages it makes it difficult to make a permanent living here.


  2. "PDL Sales Dept - Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cottage Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits, and Career Growth as long as you DON'T work in the Sales Department.

    Cons

    PDL sales department management is no good. The Sales Dept management does not follow the cottage culture and really needs to because they have a high employee turnover rate. It's a high stressful and overworked environment with no camaraderie because of the managements negative influence and culture. There is no job security for employees and you are always thinking about work on your off time. If you value your time and effort DO NOT work under the current PDL sales management or you will be sorry. You have been warn !

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees with value and respect and stop chasing away veterans that are worth investing and protecting.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Concierge"

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    Current Employee - Concierge in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Concierge in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cottage Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, inexpensive health insurance.
    Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Scheduling is poor, little care shown by management for employee's work life balance.
    This specific department has high expectations for little pay.


  4. "Emergency Room Volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Valuable experience if you want to be involved with emergency medicine.

    Cons

    Be ready to deal with strong personalities as within any emergency environment. Not really treated with respect among the staff. You might be alone as I was some shifts having to deal with a high volume of distressed individuals needing emergency care. Can be very mentally exhausting if alone for your shift.


  5. "Amazing Employer"

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

    I have been working at Cottage Health System full-time

    Pros

    Best in Class benefits and work environment. Great leadership team. All around, amazing healthcare system

    Cons

    None. I have really enjoyed all aspects of this healthsystem as an employer


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Pct in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Pct in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cottage Health System (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good team builder. Nice benefits...

    Cons

    It takes a long time for promotion...

    Advice to Management

    please stand up for the employer and support a raise after few years of loyality


  7. "Great place"

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

    Pros

    Amazing atmosphere, great leadership awesome Benefits

    Cons

    none to report at this time ( 5 word min achieved)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Clinical Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse II in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse II in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cottage Health System part-time

    Pros

    Cottage Health System is a great place to work. Leadership really cares about both patients and employees. Salaries and benefits are good. Shared governance works well and it is easy to advance. Nursing is very strong here.

    Cons

    Access to nursing leadership is not quite as good as it used to be.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Organization"

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Cottage Health System (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was on temporary assignment so was not eligible for their benefits, but was told by the permanent employees I worked with that Cottage offers great benefits.

    Cons

    Their timekeeping system is antiquated. I guess you need a formal punch-in/punch-out system for an organization this size. Also, half-hour lunches makes it hard to go off-site.


  10. "Great management, healthy work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Caring and fun environment. Great benefits. They do a great job at retaining employees.

    Cons

    Merit increase is minimal, not a good deal of upward mobility.


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