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UC Irvine Health Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Have to pay for parking and get shuttled to work (in 4 reviews)

  • Changes, long hours, big company (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Short period"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at UC Irvine Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Facility, staff, support, resources, teamwork

    Cons

    Residents, weekends, cafeteria, instrumentation, work areas


  2. "Negative Culture & Constraining to Overall Success"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and PTO (although other companies in Orange County have plans that are just as good); great company/buzzword to have on your resume; satisfaction that knowing your hard work - no matter how far removed - was to help a patient in need.

    Cons

    *It is clear that there are a group of people in upper management that could care less about the level of care our patients receive and are only focused on their own agendas. This is unfortunate because there are some new higher level leaders that seem to care very deeply about pushing this hospital forward.

    *Communication is horrible across the organization. Bottom line.

    *Morale is low in a lot of departments because resources are so low. Obtaining approval for more team members/replacements is difficult and cut backs on staff are putting a strain on many different teams throughout the hospital - both clinical and non-clinical. Employees will eventually burn out and make mistakes with patients if resources are not provided soon.

    *Little to no opportunity for movement, especially as positions are cut and there is zero focus on career development.

    *Many HR team members have left (and have not been replaced) within the past year which makes it seem as though something bigger is going on. There used to be positive energy and better involvement from the HR leader and that does not exist anymore.

    *Historically unfriendly environment where people do not say hello, good morning, or engage in small talk with each other.

    Advice to Management

    At the end of the day, if you are here with your own agenda and not to better serve the patients and employees that come into this hospital, you should not be here. You would be better off in a for-profit environment where the health of others is not affected by your poorly thought out, selfish plans.
    Start listening to your employees and understand that every single position here is just as important to the success of our patient care as the next - regardless of their pay grade.

  3. "Staff Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great fast-paced work environment. Helpful staff nurses!

    Cons

    Management in our department is lacking. Will not help out if our unit is busy. Does not offer on-call pay when they call you in.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "IT environment"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst I in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst I in Orange, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits (time off, medical, etc) and flexibility.

    Cons

    Not very progressive. Conservative environment. No casual Fridays. Boys club type management. Recognition is scarce.


  5. "Bureaucracy - low pay for administrative staff"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good health benefits. good cafeteria

    Cons

    very low paying and tend to only promote from within


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Staff is cool. Administration seems out of touch."

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    Former Employee - Hospital Lab Assistant
    Former Employee - Hospital Lab Assistant
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    UCI Medical Center had a great facility, one of the best in Southern California. The staff was helpful and nice to me.

    Cons

    The work was easy, but the sheer volume of it was too much. The lab was often understaffed or overwhelmed during peak hours.

    Advice to Management

    Take it easy on your staff and quit working them so hard. Burn out is real. Hire some more staff instead of attempting to "optimize productivity and efficiency."


  7. "Nice company to work for"

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

    I have been working at UC Irvine Health full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, networking, room for growth

    Cons

    Large system, can sometimes get lost in it

  8. "Assistant clinical research coordinator"

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

    I have been working at UC Irvine Health full-time

    Pros

    Overall work impact is rewarding

    Cons

    Regulatory can be dull and stagnant


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Disorganized management, inexperienced staff leads to copious amount of stress"

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    Former Employee - Administration (Non Clinical Role) in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Administration (Non Clinical Role) in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance good. Working remotely accepted.

    Cons

    Executive Management does not believe in communicating to their teams and managing the communication internally. Lack of communication and planning causes tremendous stress and inefficient working conditions.

    Unrealistic expectations from management. Everything is escalated to high priority, because no one plans ahead.

    Very combative environment with the blame game being played too often.
    Organizational chart changes far too frequently. Some areas don't even have an org chart available for review, so one never knows how to escalate a problem.

    Internal processes are out of control (bad or non existent)!!

    Advice to Management

    Very disorganized Senior Leadership.

    Hire the appropriate talent and pay accordingly. Get rid of the legacy workers who have no incentive to make the necessary changes to move the organization into the 21st century.

    Improve working conditions - old buildings, no break rooms, grungy kitchen and bathroom facilities.

    Start putting some formal processes in place.

    Hire more experienced workers, despite your personal preferences for cheap talent. And clean up the culture or you'll continue losing good people.

    Get the right leadership in place (at all levels) and teach them to communicate and work collaboratively).

    Communicate!! Communicate!! Communicate!!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Pharmacy Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Irvine Health part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Toxic, Management doesn't own up to responsibility, willing to throw anybody under the bus


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