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Palomar Health Reviews

Updated September 13, 2018
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Palomar Health Interim President and CEO Diane Hansen
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Pros
  • "Good benefits, you may get a lot of hours since a lot of people call out every day" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Compensation, new hospital, coworkers, close to home" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "All this activity based leadership just confuses and in some cases can interfere with patient care" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Upper management is not trusted and it seems as if they are running the organization in the ground" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palomar Health full-time

    Pros

    It's a good experience with exposure to a variance of patients. Trauma center so you get to see a lot of the crazier things.

    Cons

    If you get stuck watching the 5150s, it can get very boring. Hard to stay awake sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Just need a better system for the psych holds.


  2. "Courier clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Palomar Health part-time

    Pros

    Great pay. excellent management. Great employees.

    Cons

    You don't get enough hours

  3. "Employees run the place!!"

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    Current Employee - Rather Not Say, I Need My Job Till I Find Something New in Escondido, CA
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say, I Need My Job Till I Find Something New in Escondido, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    benefits
    benefits
    This is all I can think of

    Cons

    Union employees run the place, HR even defends all employees no matter how wrong they are. Upper management treats the lower management like crap, they don't care whether the employees have a life at all.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of everyone and start fresh, management needs to change, they're not running the place effectively.


  4. "Working for Palomar Health"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff and feel valued for my work and efforts.

    Cons

    Poor Communication from management.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better communication to staff.


  5. "Security Officer"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer
    Current Employee - Security Officer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palomar Health part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team overall with a pretty laid back environment. The supervisors care about their team and make some efforts to show it.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication can be lacking, leading to inconsistencies with policies.


  6. "Lead"

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

    I have been working at Palomar Health part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay good place to work

    Cons

    Management needs to communicate better with employees


  7. "Toxic culture"

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

    I worked at Palomar Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent hourly pay and benefits. Lots of hours available to work.

    Cons

    There is a toxic culture among therapists at the Poway location. It feels like middle school where certain cliques think they are better than others and give others a hard time, such as telling you how to do your job and talking behind your back. Even after reporting these bullies to HR and manager, no change occurred. New grads are not welcomed by all and are constantly being judged as if perfection was required immediately. You may be blamed for something which was actually someone else's mistake and they reported you instead to cover themselves. Pro tip: rehab aide must be regularly bribed before she will consider assisting you.

    On another note, although productivity level seems lower than other SNFs, everyone works through their lunch and after they clock out to complete documentation on a redundant system (CERNER). Wheelchairs and parts are mismatched and dangerous to both therapist and patient. Charge nurses who don't care and won't crack a smile.

    Steer clear, physical and occupational therapists!

    Advice to Management

    Harsher consequences (i.e. termination) for non-team players who bring down morale and split coworkers against each other, so that a supportive culture can be created. More (or different) rehab aide.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Organization at the brink"

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    Former Employee - Technical in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Technical in Escondido, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Palomar Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful facility and grounds. Potential to serve communities in need who would otherwise have to travel many miles for care.

    Cons

    Lack of vision and ability to execute the basics. Debt burden draining the life out of operations. Quality issues abound. Might be best to wait for a new leadership team before jumping in here.


  9. "Food service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palomar Health full-time

    Pros

    love Helping patients feel better

    Cons

    Lack of communication from managers.


  10. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palomar Health part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This organization is really built on quality employees. This is one of the main reasons I've stayed as I have. Beautiful new facility in a convenient location. Flexible organization structure with potential for advancement and career growth

    Cons

    Challenging aspects of working here: at times challenging regulatory environment and organizational reaction. Growing pains of the community-based multi facility Health system

    Advice to Management

    Tried to make organizational decisions more evident to the bedside nurse. Sometimes it feels like it is difficult to see the forest through the trees. Organizational steering could be more transparent


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