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UC San Diego Health Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people to work with, great work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Great pay great benefits, lots of potential for growth (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Paying for parking is not unheard of but it is very expensive here (in 7 reviews)

  • Low pay in staff research positions, no promotions, staff treated in these respects like they are expendible, research positions are vey competitive (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing & Communications"

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    Former Employee - Marketing/Communications in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing/Communications in San Diego, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego Health (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great workplace and culture. People are ver easy to work with and are very willing to help you with completings tasks and your overall success.

    Cons

    Sometimes there aren't enought tasks to do. Could be more engaging and have more challenging tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Please give interns more responsibilties and recognize what they can and cannot do.


  2. "Adequate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Physician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Resident Physician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location, great coworkers, overall great city to live in, breadth of resources and specialities within the hospital, management overall somewhat responsive to feedback

    Cons

    Long hours as a resident, old facilities in Hillcrest, unhealthy food in cafeteria, limited hours and food selection in cafeteria, challenging parking

    Advice to Management

    More wellness events


  3. Helpful (3)

    "An honest look at whats going on with this hospital..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits/PTO/Friendly work environment/La Jolla campus is beautiful (although hillcrest is a dump)

    Cons

    No communication, lack of movement in policies (a lot of talk, very little action), terrible resources as an employee

    Advice to Management

    Here is an honest outlook of what's going on with this hospital. If you are looking for excellent PATIENT Experience, go elsewhere! I've seen the way that patients are treated, and its not positive. I've also been a patient myself, and had issue after issue - zero communication, lack of organization, terrible case management/follow-up, the "patient experience team" is a complete joke! Also, the quality of care, could use some help... My advise to patients is if you are looking for patient experience, go to Sharp, for quality, go to Kaiser.

    The issue with the employees at UCSD - is it is virtually impossible to get fired from this organization (Which isn't a bad thing! it just means that crummy employees just stay employed, and instead of getting terminated, they just get shuffled around to new positions).

    Since the employees know this, I feel that a lot of the staff - become "lifers" - and once they get settled into their job, they stop doing a fantastic job because they don't have that worry about termination. I know their are plenty of employees who have been with the company for 10+ years and you just look at them like "how are you still here? You're awful!" This is also very conducive to the slow work environment and turn around.

    The one part I'd say that is going really well for UCSD is their research teams. I've had the opportunity to work with a few different teams in research dept. and they do some amazing stuff, and really help a lot of people. Keep up the great work!

    Overall, if you are looking for an easy place to work, come to UCSD! The benefits are great, lots of time off. But sadly, for patients, its a let down.


  4. "Great Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Surgical Technologist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Certified Surgical Technologist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent location no matter where you live. Great hospital and services, friendly co-workers. Ok food, pack your meals if you work PM's or Nights.

    Cons

    Parking means high priced and not much security.

    Advice to Management

    Please consult your worker bees when making changes to the work flow, we sure could help you make better decisions


  5. "Working in nutrition services seemed to be promising at first but turned out to be a really frustrating experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nutrition Department in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Nutrition Department in La Jolla, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Considerably high pay for food services as compared to other hospitals. Maybe half of other staff are pleasant to work with. Lovely place to work in La Jolla.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management, does very little to help team unlike every job I've ever had. RARE getting time off approved because constantly short staffed. High turnover rates, I can say I've seen 50-75% of old or new staff leave since I've been here and they aren't replaced on time. UNFAIR distribution of work. NO ROOM FOR GROWTH. TERRIBLE parking, $81/month which is increasing AND barely any parking at all!

    Advice to Management

    Jump in when your staff needs help. Understand the job is exhausting, maybe shadow one of your workers on the hardest floors to see how it gets.

    UC San Diego Health Response

    Apr 25, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    We appreciate candid feedback from our employees. We are sorry your experience has not been typical of our new or current employees. It appears you might have started when we were opening Jacobs ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great People - Management Meh!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great. Most stable employment I've had in years. Most are a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Listened to about a 5 minute ramble of stereotypes about former military from my boss. Not an upwardly mobile institution. Advancement is by getting a different job, and probably a different manager.

    Advice to Management

    Clear the deadwood. The encrusted good old boys that operate by the seat of their pants need to be replaced by professional managers and true leaders.


  7. "Epic Revenue Cycle Analyst, IS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego Health (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very nice place to work and advance in positions

    Cons

    None, My workplace environment is very compatible for working mothers

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Academic Research"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate I in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate I in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, exciting, dynamic work environment, union representation, a tremendous variety of employment options.

    Cons

    Low pay in staff research positions, no promotions, staff treated in these respects like they are expendible, research positions are vey competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Use appreciation and positive reinforcement instead of intimidation and threats. Have more realistic expectations so personell don't end up working so much over time and feeling like the work load is impossible to manage. Staff need to have better work-life balance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "RN"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CN II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - CN II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance in terms of vacation and comp time; great pension benefits, free dental premiums; autonomy within nursing practice and encouragement and use of best practice through research.

    Cons

    Understaffing, lack of CNAs; "who you know" advancement

    Advice to Management

    Understaffing leads to burn-out!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Nursing Job Ever"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical RN II in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical RN II in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, teaching hospital, one week of pay for education classes offered through UCSD Health

    Cons

    Incivil working environment, unsupportive, have to pay to park at your job a good chunk of your pay too, useless union dues, no social security benefits, scabies, cockroaches and lice everywhere with crazy, scary patients and no security to help.

    Advice to Management

    Nurses in San Diego already know this isn't the best place to work

    UC San Diego Health Response

    Jan 9, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    We value your feedback. We are sorry your experience is not consistent with the great majority of our over 2,000 RNs. The physical work environment, as well as the support of our RNs is clearly ... More


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