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UC Irvine Health Reviews

Updated May 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "ICU RN"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ICU RN in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - ICU RN in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The best benefits ever, a pension plan, 401K. One of the best hospitals in the country, Level 1 Trauma Center, Burn Center, Primary Stroke Center. Excellent educational opportunities.

    Cons

    BUSY! Everything is audited!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "workplace laziness hurting production"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Allied Health in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Allied Health in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay rate for position

    Cons

    lazy coworkers leave all work for next shift

    Advice to Management

    fire the lazy people


  3. Helpful (1)

    "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!!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "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


  6. "Uncertainty"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ridiculously generous time off programs, retirement (who has a pension anymore), and the employees more often than not are really passionate about the work they do.

    Cons

    New CEO seems to have 0 interest in the operations of the medical center, lots of new c-level executives, so not sure the direction of the organization. Silly politics with campus and within the UC system. Too much union presence is disruptive and costly to the organization, what hospital can afford to give 6%+ annual raises?! Accountability is spotty, depending on department.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back someone like the last CEO.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "going downhill"

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

    I worked at UC Irvine Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well respected employer, great benefits, worked with some amazing people (although all the great ones are leaving due to the current environment).

    Cons

    The new CEO is horrible. He's a really bad communicator and doesn't seem to know what he's doing. All he seems to care about is the academic side of things. It's not at all an employee-friendly environment anymore. Even HR seems to be taking a turn for the worse which is not a good sign.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Gottschalk UCI medical Center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Medical Records Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Records Assistant in Irvine, CA

    I worked at UC Irvine Health (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay was competitive for what the job entailed.

    Cons

    Co-workers did not work together as a team. Supervisor show favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Get employees to work as a team.


  9. "Sterile processing technician"

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    Former Employee - Sterile Processing Technician Supervisor in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Sterile Processing Technician Supervisor in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I love working with my crews

    Cons

    Short staff most of the time

    Advice to Management

    Give us time to fine another job not a last minutes layoffs


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Don't Work There"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Honestly I can't really think of any. I did not have a good experience at all, so I left.

    Cons

    -you have to pay for a parking pass
    -parking is far from the buliding so you either need to take the shuttle or walk quite far
    -horrible management
    -little to no training
    -low pay

    Advice to Management

    Know what you want from employees before you hire them, then train them adequately. Management needs to be more approachable too.


  11. "SPD/Materials Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Surgical Technologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Surgical Technologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience knowledge, technologies advancement. great hospital

    Cons

    Hours of dedicated work to be put in

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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