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Cottage Health System Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. "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.


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    "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.


  3. "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


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    "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


  6. "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


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    "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.


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    "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.


  9. "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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    "Very poor management, lack of support"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cottage Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are stated to be good (as with all hospitals of working professionals) as well as location.

    Cons

    Poor management tactics, lateral violence is accepted, bullying tactics are used to retaliate against nurses who speak up about the system by management. Rock the boat and they will throw up on you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and act on it, do not use bullying tactics to handle situations and never, ever accept lateral violence in the workplace among nurses.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Not one of the best places to work (Modern Health Care)"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Organization is located in beautiful community

    Cons

    This organization lacks integrity in the community. It uses its bullying persona to force agendas to command higher insurance reimbursements for sub-par care. Its continues to employee highly unqualified management staff and utilizes unethical human resources practices in dealing with employee/management issues. Staff is very unhappy but afraid to voice their concern for fear of retaliation. Organization use Press Ganey for employee evaluations but fails to make changes to provide a better and safer workplace environment for staff.


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