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Western Medical Center- Santa Ana Reviews

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  1. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Admitting Representative in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Admitting Representative in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western Medical Center- Santa Ana full-time

    Pros

    Organized, co-workers are nice. Benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Pay rates are low and semi-annual raises are based on your performance which is never up to their expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Don't create or join cliques, treat all employees like employees and not like friends.


  2. "OK place, needs strong leadership and vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western Medical Center- Santa Ana full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Felt like I was making a difference in people's lives; liked my coworkers; very caring nursing staff; several people very passionate about what they do

    Cons

    There was not very strong leadership when I was there but the executive team has completely changed since then. They lacked a true vision and mission and there was very poor communication.


  3. "They just care about saving money"

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    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Lakewood, CA
    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Lakewood, CA

    I worked at Western Medical Center- Santa Ana (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start as new nurse
    Nurse working on 7th floor Noc shift are the best
    Health insurance good
    401k good

    Cons

    Not a lot of support staff
    When census is low, you are put on call
    You don't always get all your hours


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  5. "It was fun but the administration had favorites."

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western Medical Center- Santa Ana full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great experience, full of old knowledgable people.

    Cons

    The pay is low, charge nurses and directors have favorites. They always are changing the rules to benefit each other.

    Advice to Management

    You guys need to be fair!


  6. "Great opportunity for Growth"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Floor Staff in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Floor Staff in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Medical Center- Santa Ana full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great work enviorment, my co workers make the day go by fast! Wished the pay was better, management is not bad but they should pay the nurses more.

    Cons

    They don't have the highest salary but the workload is do able and very much help is available to get your work done

    Advice to Management

    pay more! :)


  7. "West Med"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Western Medical Center- Santa Ana part-time

    Pros

    Small hospital great work enviroment

    Cons

    Older out dated news a face lift


  8. "former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the benefits offered by the company

    Cons

    the pay is low compared to other companies


  9. "registered dietitian"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great employees to work with, good pay

    Cons

    Per diem status got few raises.


  10. "A Work In Progress.."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a hospital with GREAT potential. Leadership and staff in the laboratory are of retirement age and thus opportunities for growth is possible.

    Cons

    With the demographic it serves, WMCSA is a struggling hospital especially with its TRAUMA Level II status. It serves patients who usually do not have insurance and thus is impeded by the costs outweighing its profits. Leadership in the laboratory are from the Baby Boomer generation and some are in their late 60's to early 70's. This greatly hinders the ability of the laboratory to change and evolve in order to become more efficient to maximize productivity while reducing costs.

    Advice to Management

    Begin to revitalize staff especially leadership. Most elderly staff are paid at the top end of the salary range due to years of extensive experience, but they are not willing to perform other tasks or essentially "lead." Discipline is poor due to the lack of leadership.


  11. "Worked there for over 7 years...."

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western Medical Center- Santa Ana part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers who make the best out of the outdated equipment and lack of supplies. Lots of free parking. Self scheduling is very helpful for those who need a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible for nurses unless you have been there for a very long time or if you go per diem. There is not a lot of room for upward growth. The management is very cliquey. They do not adequately staff their units.

    Advice to Management

    Pay and treat your nurses better. Increase tuition reimbursement.


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