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UC San Diego Health Reviews

Updated August 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/Life Balance: Well balanced" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, staff, and opportunities" (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Parking is expensive and hard to find" (in 3 reviews)

  • "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)

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  1. "Great Place To Work!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Competitive Pay great benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Union represented position with strong bargaining power. Pension benefits & full health benefits for employees working at least 20 hours a week.

    Cons

    Some departments have little support. Make sure to do research on how supervisors are and what the expectations are. Parking in La Jolla can be a pain.

  3. "Good enough for now"

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

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

    Pros

    Easygoing, low stress environment. Nice, clean campus. Good pension.

    Cons

    Lack of challenging work. Management afraid of new technology... managing data with excel spreadsheets, no electronic signature. Not allowed to work from home so no relief from terrible open office, limited, and expensive staff parking, and difficult SD commutes. Organizational lip service to trends like ‘diversity’ and ‘collaboration’ but no real interest in employee satisfaction or hiring skilled people.
    Low pay and benefit erosion they refuse to acknowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace technology. Look at how unhappy your employees are... get some decent parking, get rid of misguided open offices, let them work from home. Review wages and benefits... you’re living in the past.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Unit Secretary"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health and retirement benefits. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Employee satisfaction is the least of Managements concern. Staff morale is low. There is no improvement in the current department process to expedite patient care.

    Advice to Management

    Patient and staff safety should be higher on the priority list than the budget.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "CLS"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Cls
    Current Employee - Cls
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Nice blend between clinical and academia
    Good benefits

    Cons

    pay is not competitive for new grads


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Systemic failures"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - job security (not necessarily a good thing, many in positions that should not be)

    Cons

    - lack of accountability
    - overspending
    - lack of communication
    - employee egos
    - staffing
    - outdated Tech
    - pay doesn't match private sector

    Advice to Management

    I have worked at UCSD and UCSF. The same issues run rampant at both locations. I have also done a little consulting with UCLA and see the same issues. Thus I feel it is a UC system issue. Their is NO ACCOUNTABILITY!
     - I have seen departments recklessly spend at the end of the fiscal year due to a "use it, or loose it mentality".
    - I have seen the operating rooms continue to be utilized inefficiently due to NO ACCOUNTABILITY. Surgeons consistently running late due to their own lack of consideration.
    - I have seen IP floor staffing levels consistently below what should be required, due to NO ACCOUNTABILITY. The floors charge nurses do not schedule accurately thus creating strain on float pools and registry needs.
    - I have seen charge nurses deliberately leave patients in the system that have been discharged just to make it appear that their floor is busier than it actually is.
    - I have seen UCSD gloat about being "most connected hospitals". However there is technology that I have seen in other academic institutes that far exceeds the tech I have seen thus far. We don't even have the means to track patients accurately, much less provide automated family updates.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Organization is dysfunctional, chaotic non-transparent and fear based leadership"

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

    Pay and benefits are very good

    Cons

    Poor culture causes division between leaders and staff

    Advice to Management

    Restructure leadership with more middle managers and executive so that work load and leadership is more evenly distributed.

  8. "Good company for a Epic Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Applications Analyst in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Applications Analyst in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture to work in

    Cons

    Zero / none at this time


  9. "good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good company and great people, good health benefits

    Cons

    Can be hard to work within a large research university type- setting


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Benefits - Can Be Great if You Have a Great Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Good Overall Environment
    Good People
    Once you work in the system, easy to move around to different departments and get hired internally

    Cons

    Poor HR and Union Involvement
    Poor Morale
    Unorganized

    Advice to Management

    Be Pickier with Supervisors - Listen to the Employees and Fix the Issues at Hand


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