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UC San Diego Health Reviews

Updated April 12, 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. "Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego Health part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, staff, and opportunities.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive and hard to find


  2. "good company"

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    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

  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    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


  4. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC San Diego Health part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and choices of job duties.

    Cons

    Low salary. Frequent mistakes of administrative support for payroll and benefits.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in La Jolla, CA

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

    Pros

    Has good benefit depending on when you were hired. Some positions have unions, but still, the unions find hard to for with the strong legal counsel they have. Salaries have shrunk and they pass the benefit cost to the employees year by year.

    Cons

    Upper mobility is very difficult here, especially for the different culture. They talk a lot about diversity but it is only talking. It is a reactionary system in where the employees dont have a win.
    Salaries have shrunk and they pass the benefit cost to the employees year by year. Expect to take home 60% of your salary, the rest goes for benefits; medical insurance, pension, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Identify employees that have made efforts to educate themselves and create programs specifically for these employees, as it is not fair to work side by side with people less educated earning the same.


  6. "A good company to grow"

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

    Pros

    Very flexible, Allows time for research & self-learning.
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Lack strong motivation to excel, Sometimes miscommunication happens as workers are located in different buildings

    Advice to Management

    A manager or some sort could definitely help everyone stay motivated


  7. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours and benefits! Enjoy all the holidays off with my family

    Cons

    Multiple changes to administration in short periods of time.

  8. "Technical Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego Health part-time

    Pros

    The work is easy; Salary is really good

    Cons

    Not much work; not really beneficial for future career

    Advice to Management

    Bring more educational works to the employees


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

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    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"


  10. "Student Health Sucks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stability if you want to stay on very part time

    Cons

    As optometrist at student health it is a contract job with zero benefits
    They hired a bunch of part times probably to avoid giving benefits if a couple full timers hired


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