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Rady Children's Hospital San Diego Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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San Diego, CA

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Pros
  • Great benefits, good sick and paid leave, love the patients (in 9 reviews)

  • kind staff, committed to helping children, good benefits, flexible schedule (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Nothing bad to say about this company (in 3 reviews)

  • As for the benefits if you are a part-timer you have to pay more for them compared to someone full-time (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Kind Organization"

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

    I have been working at Rady Children's Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every person seems dedicated to the mission of the hospital. There are of course the usual office politics between people but repeatedly I have seen departments work out workload splits and process ownership for the greater good. The compassion of leadership goes beyond patients and families.

    Cons

    This is a non-profit organization and does not have the funds to complete with the perks you might receive in Fortune 500 companies. Comparatively salaries are often on the lower side of the mean which can lead to some dissatisfaction among front line workers. On the flip side mid-level management can be critical of staff that has not been pre-selected by recruiting the upper range of candidates (e.g. agency sourced).

    Advice to Management

    Get out in front of perception by managing the strong brand of Rady Children's. There are huge opportunities to build a strong culture of loyal employees by making the mission relevant to more than the clinical front lines or the bright shiny big dollar projects.

    Match time off with related organizations UCSD, Scripps, Children's LA/Seattle, and Stanford.

    Observe institutions that have cult like followings in the rank and file.

    Senior management beyond the CEO need to be "visible" leaders, not passing mention in emailed newsletters.


  2. "Lack of Promotion Within"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Rady Children's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mission is great. Pleasant co-workers.

    Cons

    No career growth opportunities within organization. They'll give you more responsibilities to make you feel there is "growth" but no pay raise to compensate the added duties. Manager will give you a "promotion" but tell you its a lateral move so there's no pay raise.

    Major micromanaging and pointless weekly, daily huddles.

  3. "Front Desk"

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

    I worked at Rady Children's Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, very clean. Everyone tends to be friendly.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up. It matters who you know to be hired or to move up. Coworkers tend to not support each other when it comes to wanting to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just hire friends and family of current employees.


  4. "Dont come here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rady Children's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helping Sick Children is a pleasure

    Cons

    Pay, Financial Management is just looking for bonuses and cpould care less about the quality of the work. They promote Non-Qualified staff and get rid of great Managers who dont conform to their idealogies. The Director is still complaining about the President. Get over it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like you care


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    "Children receive exceptional care"

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    Current Employee - PAR III INPATIENT TEAM in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - PAR III INPATIENT TEAM in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rady Children's Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Rady mission. This is the best place for kids hands down. Good benefits and decent pay. Feeling like you have made a difference. Opportunities for bonuses and three pay increases a year.

    Cons

    Same standards doesn't apply. Certain people get away with things that others would be reprimanded for.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the hard-working, long time employees. Hold everyone to the same rules and regulations.


  6. "I loved working here"

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

    I worked at Rady Children's Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid efforts to engage employees and patients. Anyone who takes realistic initiative to make change can do so.

    Cons

    the parking situation was pretty bad.


  7. "Respiratory Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rady Children's Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Department leadership is supportive and accommodating if they like you. If not, you're on your own with little opportunity for growth and advancement. The pay for RTs is high when compared to expectations and workload.

    Cons

    Employees within and across departments aren't held to the same standards.

    The RT department is unionized, so it consequently has few expectations of its employees, and many are there to collect a paycheck and don't necessarily care about the quality of their work. Responsibility to complete mundane tasks without the authority to do them to the best of your ability is a waste of brain power.

    RTs are shown little respect in the ICUs from doctors and nurses, and are bullied at times. RT managers try to make things better, but it's a culture issue with RT being in the minority, so there isn't much that can be done.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time on the front lines once in a while, and see how RTs are treated. If you already know how they're treated, then speak up and stand up for them.

  8. "Hospital Unit Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Hospital Unit Clerk in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Hospital Unit Clerk in San Diego, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rady Children's Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. The job is busy, and pretty straight-forward, and is nice if you enjoy the freedom of working independently, but also as a team. 3 days a week is full time leaving you with lots of extra free time.

    Cons

    No real room for career growth opportunities; certifications, bonuses, or incentives. Not enough pay to live on full time. Physically and emotionally demanding, long days.

    Advice to Management

    Offer incentives to expand skills, and the chance to make more money, as well as feel stimulated professionally.


  9. "Serving the community"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Rady Children's Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every position can be proud of the service they ate providing to the community.

    Cons

    Internal dysfunction; male dominated; no consistency in required skill set for administrative support staff positions; limited training offered.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Rady Children's"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Dietitian in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Dietitian in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rady Children's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great community of people to work with

    Cons

    low starting salary for clinical dietitians with <2 years work experience


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