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UC Davis Health System Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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Thomas S. Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H.
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  • "pretty low pay, when it's offered at all" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Can take many departments, individuals and forms with sometimes conflicting rules or guidelines to obtain answers or move forward on projects" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Assistant III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Davis Health System full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, relaxed atmosphere, challenging work, friendly staff, great health benefits

    Cons

    Monthly parking permit is expensive (around $50), and the parking spot may be far from your office (about a 10 minute walk), depending on what building you work in.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Student Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Davis Health System part-time

    Pros

    Best place to work. Friendly and welcoming. Great training.

    Cons

    depending on the unit. There are nurses who are cliquey

  3. "Nursing"

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

    I have been working at UC Davis Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is competitive to Dignity Health only (Sutter/Kaiser pay more), and MUCH MORE than the VA. Communication between HR/Recruitment is great. Love the new employee set up they have. So far they have really gone out of their way to make it a "warm welcome."

    Cons

    No negotiation on starting-step pay. They refuse to answer "what do you take into consideration when determining starting-step pay?" Oh well. Again, they are fairly competitive with Dignity Health and much better than VA. Slightly higher health benefit payments than Dignity Health. ALL employees must pay for parking :( Sad. There is no way to get around it if you work FT. Signing up for their green-carpool thing has so far been a waste of time for me... I wish it was similar to MGH with ".50/day" rather than ~$48/mo.


  4. "Informatics specialists"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Davis Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    Slow when getting something signed


  5. "Husc"

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    Current Employee - Husc in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Husc in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Davis Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Help other at their most vulnerable times

    Cons

    Management and HR are horrible. Both are micromanaging employees. Everything is about finance getting life saving supplies (too expensive)to employees who have been there to long (cost too much for experience). Very strick attendance policy better not be late by one minute. This only applies to some employees you can work right next to an employee who can come in late and not document or they can be sick.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally. Better training for management and HR. Better staffing their is a reason KP is getting the staff and customers. Your experience employees are an asset not a liability.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "CRAP"

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

    I worked at UC Davis Health System full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good along with having life long ins if you work for the State (which you are at UCD).

    Cons

    You are overworked and under appreciated. They do not pay into State Disability but rather Met Life which is a JOKE if you need to go out on medical leave with an MD stating unable to work. You can pay more each check to get more income if in the event unable to work. Good luck though getting it improved by Met Life. So essentially it is up to them as to whether you will receive the benefit you paid for and approve your paid leave... NOT YOUR OWN DR. Claim was denied with explanation upon reviewing your claim, you have not had a sleep study/EEG in your MR to be DX with restless leg syndrome. And you traveled while out on leave which goes against your not being able to sit long periods of time at your desk! First off as my MD clarified RLS is not and never been dx through an EEG. Secondly, being honest about traveling for personal reasons to try and feel better was not in my favor and sadly should have lied!! Really, dishonesty to get a benefit you paid for. Lost over 15k for 3 months I was out and should have fought it til the end. Just beware it's not up to your own Dr to put you on temp disability as Met Life reviews ALL your MR and makes the decision. Lame and if you for see a need for paid medical leave due to illness, good luck getting it approved by ML. Be prepared to fight for a benefit YOU paid for to increase the the amount you would get each check. I will never work here again due to not being protected by CA State Disability. Met Life is a for profit business so be prepared to be denied for paid medical leave you have to pay for.

    Advice to Management

    Have a heart and compassion for ALL employees who are doing their best. Stop judging and labeling people who are working to make you shine. Don't ever work for someone who hasn't had children yet. They don't get the sick child so called party we are having by not coming to work! Would rather be working than seeing your sick child suffer and puking all over you. Not so funny.


  7. "data analyst"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst
    Current Employee - Data Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Davis Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice people to work with, professional working attitude

    Cons

    the pay is a little bit low than industry

  8. "Radiology assistant 1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at UC Davis Health System part-time

    Pros

    It's great all staff are terrific

    Cons

    Nothing has of yetand I've been working for 5 years


  9. "Postdoctoral Scholar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive mentors
    Flexibility schedule
    Connection with medial providers

    Cons

    Needs more grassroots collaboration within and for communities


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Meaningful work, Poor Management & Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at UC Davis Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work done here is in theory, really community centered and there is opportunity to work with many lovely people that work on behalf of underserved populations. As much of UC Davis, there is a relative amount of resources provided to do your job: laptop, cell phone, travel expenses covered, etc. Being part of the UC system gives you access to lots of great lectures and perks, including great benefits and better than average pay. There are a few people there that have some impressive experience and it is great to work with people who really understand their job the field of their expertise.

    Cons

    This center is a great idea that is hindered by a well-meaning leader that does not have the skills to run an organization and unfortunately, has hired an inexperienced and immature manager to oversee the employees. The work culture has vacillated between neglect of employees learning and supervision and a literal, rigid, micromanagement style that is not appropriate for the level of employees in this unit. New and creative ideas are threatening to this management team and an employee will not survive here unless they are ok with following contradictory instructions and being blamed for the poor outcomes. Perhaps the most consequential element missing in this leadership is the ability to provide guidance to staff. There are plenty of directives given, but a real absence of professional discussions that would allow employees to understand how to improve their work. Leadership appears unable to provide this and the work culture suffers. Employees are defensive because they are blamed, confused because there are not well though out instructions and demoralized because there is a focus on controlling employees rather than teaching them how to meet the expectations. In short, don't work here, it's a stifling environment.

    Advice to Management

    Hired experienced people that know their job and allow them to do their job. Be proud of their creativity and initiative instead of trying control them. OR hire people who are highly compliant and dont mind being micromanaged.


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