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Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Reviews

Updated May 9, 2018
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Harbor-UCLA Medical Center President and CEO Kenneth P. Trevett
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Pros
  • Great place to work/learning environment (in 4 reviews)

  • Working at a teaching hospital there is a great energy and progressive, evidenced based mind set (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • It is a county hospital, get ready for the stereotypical "county worker" (in 3 reviews)

  • Poor management low pay low moral (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "very friendly staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly staff. Worked in the research lab there. All doctors and nurses as well as staff were warm and friendly.

    Cons

    Parking is difficult at times. Unless you get there before 8 am


  2. "Rehab"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great holidays, and pension plan

    Cons

    Poor management, unorganized, rude patients

    Advice to Management

    Transfer management regularly

  3. "Low pay, under appreciated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are really good

    Cons

    Hard to request for time off, usually get denied. Weekends, forget it. It's hard to find parking. Lots of middle managing.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind, a little bit goes a long way


  4. "Depends on Department"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    teaching hospital, transfer opportunity, learning

    Cons

    administration, parking, cafeteria, old building except ER & OR

    Advice to Management

    staff your hospital properly with NA's & clerks


  5. "Resident Pediatrician"

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    Former Employee - Pediatrician in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Pediatrician in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very special patient population, residency feels like family, great hands on experience...resident run

    Cons

    Salary is a little lower than other residencies but benefits, location and experience makes up for this


  6. "RNI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great long run Retirement opp

    Cons

    Better resources for patient in need for social work

    Advice to Management

    try to get people days off on weekends = less call offs


  7. "great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work/learning environment.

    Cons

    It's not the cleanest hospital, but it's a good hospital.

  8. "LVN II"

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    Current Employee - LVN II in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - LVN II in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Daily opportunity to learn, new process and techniques.

    Cons

    Sometimes, limited resources to help the less fortunate.

    Advice to Management

    Boost your ability to retain personnel, and cut down turn-over rate. Increase the loyalty of long time employees.


  9. "Standard County Job"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant
    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and flexible scheduling

    Cons

    pay is lower than private sector


  10. Helpful (3)

    "County Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Clinic LVN in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Clinic LVN in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Stable job; steady hours with some overtime. There is a union.
    - 4-10 hours shifts. Weekends off with 1 day in the middle of the week off.
    - 1 hour lunch breaks.
    - Offer classes for continuous nursing education.
    - Everyone pulls their weight.
    - Many clinics. Lots of experience gained here.
    - Float/cross train in many different clinics.
    - People want to come work for the county because "benefits are paid for" (you just pay a co-pay)
    - 401k with matching and pension.
    - This is a teaching hospital. A lot of people pass through getting experience and end up leaving.

    Cons

    - Recently, they had all the nurses TRAIN in phlebotomy for HIV clinic. I don't understand how this responsibility was left to us. There should've been someone who is more experienced (i.e. Phlebotomist) who should be coming to the clinic to draw blood- why do these patients get special treatment? Yes, drawing blood is within our scope of practice, but with 100+ patients each day we get slammed and fall behind.
    - Too many patients; many nurses burned out leaving room for errors.
    - Incompetent/inexperienced doctors ordering medications (potentially dangerous to patients) that have no clue what the correct medication doses are.
    - Lower pay than most private institutions.

    Advice to Management

    - STOP MICROMANAGING (I feel like I am in back in elementary school) and yes, there are "teacher's pets"
    - Treat your employees with respect. DON'T RETALIATE.
    - Tell us you appreciate our work. A lot of us feel unappreciated by management.
    - More pay increases.


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