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Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center Reviews

Updated November 28, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Supportive management, cohesive interdisciplinary team, several opportunities for professional growth

    Cons

    A few burnt-out employees though the high team morale makes up for it


  2. "Unethical Management, Better vetting process required for leadership"

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    Current Employee - Mso in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Mso in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The name of the institution carries some prestige.

    Cons

    While UCLA purports to be on the cutting edge of Human Rights and progressive practices with CiCARE the reality is that the institution mirrors that of a 1950's old boys club any homage towards a positive patient service oriented environment is purely lip service and performative in nature.

    Be prepared to face various unethical management practices from discrimination, harassment, Director endorsed mobbing campaigns, nepotism, unethical forms of communication, malicious gossip, and favoritism.

    The institution is run more like a fraternity/sorority than an actual business. Work related metrics are overlooked instead personal feelings and friendships are used to determine which employee's will be supported and which will be sabotaged and or managed out.

    High performers are silo'd and smeared so the lowest common denominator can thrive. This has left the institution low functioning inefficient and constantly on the brink of failure/collapse.

    Advice to Management

    Proper training on unethical practices and an HR department that actually polices and enforces policies and ethical behavior and roots out bad apples.

    In my extended time here I've witnessed numerous employees fall victim to mobbing campaigns by their management, discriminatory practices in hiring, training, and retention.

     An HR researcher looking to do a case study on corruption and workplace violence will have stumbled across a goldmine.

  3. "Good overall company"

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    Current Employee - Tech in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Tech in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They are expanding and career opportunities are going to become bigger as years go by.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management in departments do not seem to support their own employees. You see no loyalty, no advancement, even for employees who have been there for years.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your employee satisfaction surveys. Your staff is trying to tell you they are not happy with the way the units are being ran, and what they are being turned into. Westwood and Santa Monica are two different hospitals, and should be treated as such. Your employees should feel valued, and currently they do not.


  4. "Small hospital feel, in a good way."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    $$ is better than others in LA.

    Cons

    Most MD's are leaving for St. Johns, along with their patients.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Clerical"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, health benefits

    Cons

    Management is HORRIBLE! They train you to have "Cicare" yet when your constantly being told by patients, doctors, visitors, police officers, fire department, that yoyr "Awesome" your management rolls their eyes, & picks on you , for something irrelevant. If your not in these managers "clique" they destroy you

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your real employees, if you get the same complaint about a certain manager, from many people, yet nothing is done, it makes the company look bad, because patients feel the tension


  6. "Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, many hard-working caring employees

    Cons

    At times, felt management did not appreciate my efforts


  7. Helpful (1)

    "UCLA OR dept"

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    Former Employee - Technician
    Former Employee - Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly team member. Good benefits

    Cons

    Company policies is ineffective and somewhat confusing

  8. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, Young Employees, Diverse

    Cons

    Disorganized, Not a lot of mobility

    Advice to Management

    Organize more, create a core training program for new nurses with classes


  9. "Administrative Care Partner"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Care Partner in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Care Partner in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Money, Great Perks,Good Benefits,Great Hospital,Location

    Cons

    High in demand, long commute,not enough training, too little of staff,

    Advice to Management

    Better training


  10. "HouseKeeper"

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    Current Employee - Housekeeping in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Housekeeping in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I like the people that have work with.

    Cons

    I left to go to Olympic Hospital work for two year and sold hospital and was liad off.

    Advice to Management

    Not at this time.