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UC Davis Health System Reviews

Updated July 11, 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. "ER scribe"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great learning experience, learn EMR

    Cons

    No overtime, must stay part time , management is inconsistent with what they want


  2. "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

  3. 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.


  4. "Poor managements"

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

    I worked at UC Davis Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good staff, staff work really hard.

    Cons

    Poor management. It is hard to bring up any ideas.

    Advice to Management

    work on positive atmosphere for working staff.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    Education, caring, name recognition, professional

    Cons

    Distal to major big cities

    Advice to Management

    Less chaotic


  6. "Physician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It has an Excellent clinical variety

    Cons

    Large system and slow to move


  7. "Systems Analyst and Manager at UC Davis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC Davis Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with along with top salary and benefits for the area.

    Cons

    Slow to adopt new technologies in some departments but not all.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "MA II"

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

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

    Pros

    Room for growth and opportunity

    Cons

    Not always team oriented


  9. "Diet Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A good place to work, with good benefits!

    Cons

    Sometimes overworked with low staffing


  10. "physician"

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    Former Employee - Physician
    Former Employee - Physician
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    lack of "attitude" like some more famous hospitals, but still great medical care. People try to get along and do what is best for the patients, without having so much backstabbing and/or turf wars as seems to go on at some other institutions.

    Cons

    maybe not much upward mobility for many

    Advice to Management

    respect the doctors/nurses/pharmacists and others who provide the care...this usually happens here, but not always


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