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Updated February 18, 2018
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Thomas S. Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H.
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Pros
  • Great benefits & work life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance was pretty good (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to pay for parking, and they are not huge on training (in 8 reviews)

  • pretty low pay, when it's offered at all (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "UCD work environment"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Highest paid postdoc in the country
    -Comprehensive health care for postdoc

    Cons

    commute between UCD and UCSF, UC Berkeley is not easy!!


  2. "Great place performing quality research"

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    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice people, great support system, welcoming environment

    Cons

    limited employee parking, expensive parking permit

  3. "Family Physician"

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    Current Employee - Physician, Family Practice
    Current Employee - Physician, Family Practice
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, individuality, opportunity to expand skills, great colleagues, great retirement.

    Cons

    Limited support. Doctors expected to do most work. Could use midlevels.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the belt.


  4. "Lab Assistant II"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Medical/Dental/Vision/401K. Probably the best medical insurance I have ever had.

    Cons

    I have no cons for UC Davis.


  5. "LVN. Clinic Setting"

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    Former Employee - LVN Retired in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - LVN Retired in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UC Davis Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Retired from the healthcare system. Excellent work experience

    Cons

    Daily long distance travel was too much

    Advice to Management

    Have ongoing dialogue with staff to establish work flow processes


  6. "Looking for something better"

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    Current Employee - Nurse in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Nurse in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Retirement package, although it keeps getting cut. New hire RNs still have the pension.

    In general, nice people work here who seem to want to care for others & do the right thing

    Leadership values diversity

    Cons

    Pay is really poor and nursing recruitment will do anything they can to put you at the lowest step possible

    Advancement is really hard since jobs are posted with the person they want to hire in mind. If your not the one, interviewing is a waste of your time.

    Employed retired people- because of the pension, there are a lot of people who have lots of years, but don't want to work. They spend a lot of effort talking about how busy they are and then spend a lot of effort getting others to do their work for them.

    They need to support the nurses more. People can't take vacation or classes that are a part of their benefits. 3 week off- nope, you might be approved for 1. There's a lot of turn over and the have very few educators, or nurse specialists to do consults or round on the patients.

    Advice to Management

    Foster smart, capable nurses. Let clinical staff determine best-practice, rather than management. Hire an Adult ICU & Med Surg CNS. Pay your staff a competitive wage; there's a reason no one ever leaves KP!


  7. "great"

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

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

    Pros

    great people work here now

    Cons

    can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. "It's Good, But..."

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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

    Pros

    Medical benefits (no dental/vision) even for employees of Temporary Employment Services (TES).

    Cons

    Being a TES employee yields no real room for advancement, as most job postings for career positions require very specific, med center/campus related experience. Unless you've worked an assignment in those areas, or have prior job experience in that area, it is not likely that your application will be forwarded to a hiring department. Meaning that, if you are trying to move into a different field/profession, it may not happen for you here.

    Advice to Management

    Provide exclusive advancement opportunities/training programs for TES employees who are seriously considering a career at UC Davis. Moving from assignment to assignment is fine for some people, but for those who want to establish themselves as career employees, may need something more/different.


  9. "Great learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I work for the UC Davis dept. of Pharmacology with the School of Medicine. I love my current lab and am planning to work there until I graduate (I've been here for 2 years already). UCD does a great job of providing an educational opportunity to their students, while fostering an independent learning environment. Working here has really taught me how to take initiative with asking questions to further my own growth. The upper division MCB and NPB classes I've taken directly relate to laboratory techniques I perform at work. Everyone is eager to help (without being condescending) and willing to sacrifice time to teach you if you reach out!

    Cons

    I know that every laboratory and department is different. Your work environment as an undergraduate really depends on your team and your own input/attitude; my experience may be very different than yours.


  10. "Nurse Extern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at UC Davis Health System part-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn. Very supportive environment. Many opportunities to grow professionally.

    Cons

    Difficult to get hired as a nurse without experience in the area you want to apply to. But this is true of many other hospitals as well.


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