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UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals CEO; CEO, UCSF Children's Hospital Mark R. Laret
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Pros
  • "Work Life Balance, Brilliant Physicians" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Dedicated staff, good benefits, great space for training" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "academic salary is not enough given high cost of living in sf" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Not on fair salary around San Francisco , no bounces" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Staff"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Dietitian in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Dietitian in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent qualified staff. Opportunity to work with a variety of patients and disease states. Teaching environment conducive to always learning more from colleagues.

    Cons

    unionized environment creates hostility here


  2. "Lab manager"

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    Former Employee - Lab Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent health insurance
    5 weeks vacation

    Cons

    Salaries are not the highest

  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced organization with little mentoring.

    Cons

    Fast paced organization with many initiatives.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Rn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and benefits

    Cons

    Parking and cafeteria. Bonus and sick time


  5. "Practice Manager"

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    Former Employee - Practice Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Practice Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, you directly effect patients and their families by explaining and resolving hard to understand situations. You can really make a difference in patients lives.

    Cons

    Too much red tape. There are many unions which means there are two types of people working there....entrenched employees who sit around all day doing no work and the other employees who do ten times the work (who make the difference in people’s lives). This leads to bad morale and extreme burn out. Plus, the rumor mill and gossip run rampant and with the no cost of living increases and bonus programs being done away with, the morale plummets to toxic.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites with employees and hold people accountable. I’ve seen bad people kept on the payroll for years because they were someone’s pet, while over performers with actual numbers to back that up—were “laid off” or “let go”. Also, you must leave your position in the department to get a higher paying job. Very rarely are you prompted from within.


  6. "former research lab manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits for full-time employees

    Cons

    the bureaucracy was difficult to navigate


  7. "Summer Student Research Program"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    supportive environment and 1 on 1 mentorship

    Cons

    each position and lab selection experience were vastly different.

  8. "Clinical Fellow"

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

    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals full-time

    Pros

    research opportunities, smart and motivated colleagues

    Cons

    expensive to live in the city, commuting to different medical centers in the city


  9. "Resident Physician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals full-time

    Pros

    Good education, learning from 3 hospitals is a plus

    Cons

    Long hours often going >80 hrs per week


  10. "Genetic Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals full-time

    Pros

    caring colleagues, academic institution, pension (once vested)

    Cons

    UCSF is a large institution, which makes it very difficult to have your voice be heard, to implement changes, and to have upwards mobility. The compensation is surprisingly not competitive and significantly lower than other institutions. While high volume clinical care is of utmost importance, it often comes at the expense of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value and support your employees and their opinions. Be open to change. Try not to exploit the health care workers' sense of obligation and care for their patients


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