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Updated February 20, 2018
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance: Well balanced (in 13 reviews)

  • Great pay great benefits, lots of potential for growth (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 (in 4 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. "Great Place To Work!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CLS, Senior Supervisor in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - CLS, Senior Supervisor in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UC San Diego Health is the best hospital system in which to work in the San Diego area! The benefits are phenomenal, the pay is very competitive, and the atmosphere is very positive and uplifting. I have been at UC San Diego Health for almost 7 years and this is definitely the best hospital for which I have worked!! I love coming to work everyday!

    Cons

    Parking is a bit pricey and it's difficult to find parking spots.


  2. "Great place to work with some areas for improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Campus is gorgeous, people tend to be nice. I think it depends on your boss, but it is a great place that overall looks out for its employees

    Cons

    UCSD tends to put up a fight when negotiating with unions. Also, their great retirement account may be on its way out as they've started promoting a different plan that ends up being less valuable.

    Advice to Management

    More oversight from HR during the start of employment. I had to basically "hire myself"

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great! Vacation and sick time is very generous. San Diego is a beautiful place to work and live. I've met a lot of really nice folks throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Culture is difficult and challenging. Some people in higher level positions are not qualified demonstrated by work or lack of. Staff recognition outside my department doesn't exist.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the ones doing the grunt work. Promote within but make sure those identified are qualified and have a strong, proven history of producing results.


  4. "UCSD Community Health"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Diego Health part-time

    Pros

    Great office environment and projects.

    Cons

    Pay is not so great


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Data Entry Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC San Diego Health full-time

    Pros

    great pay, nice working environment.

    Cons

    Don't care about the temps they hire


  6. "Overall, would be excited work for UC San Diego Health again"

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    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work environment: Excellent overall in both research and clinical setting. Felt accepted, valued, and that it was a positive workplace.

    Career opportunities: While I didn't utilize my education benefits I was aware that there were numerous opportunities.

    Compensation & Benefits: I felt well taken care of in both benefits and compensation

    Work/Life Balance: Well balanced. Team was understanding and supportive.

    Senior Management: Any issues were promptly taken care of and upper management was even pro-active.

    Culture & Values: UCSD believes in their mission statement and values.

    Cons

    Parking permit: Working at UC San Diego Health I paid for a parking permit, which for a Staff member was $81.00 a month.

    Location: San Diego has increasingly become an expensive place to live.


  7. "Hospital Asst. III"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego Health full-time

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to grow and expand on your customer service skills, great pay and benefits, some great people to work with.

    Cons

    Paying over $80 a month in parking fees, many employees are immature and tend to "clique" together making for a divided team environment--this often goes unchecked, employee favoritism from managers and leads.

  8. "Just got hired so not much to say yet"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, competitive pay, managers are super nice, areas to move up/grow, supportive work environment, plenty of staff to help

    Cons

    Just started so hard to tell yet. One thing is that everything is based on seniority so it takes a while for raises, moving up, switching to day shift, etc. Have some older, grumpy bully type nurses due to their great pension plan they always stay a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to tell yet, will add more as I start to notice things


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really small departments, more like a tight knit family

    Cons

    Most of the PI's are all over the place


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Diego Health full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent pay.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. A low ceiling

    Advice to Management

    Be open to suggestions for improvement. Don't micromanage.


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