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Worse Place to Work.
Tech (Former Employee), Lompoc, CAApril 4, 2014
Pros: close to home
Cons: lack of expereince, no leadership, poor wages and benefits.
This Hospital is under staff, and moves unqualified staff in other departments with no experience in that department which places patient care in jeopardy. The benefits are not worth it. I paid more in benefits then I did with my previous employer. My time there never got a raise. Poor management with staff, lack of experience. Would not go there for – more... any patient care, this hospital has a really poor and bad reputation within the county of Santa Barbara. – less
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Extremely understaffed and over-worked!
Nurse (Current Employee), LompocAugust 5, 2013
Pros: beautiful hospital, great coworkers.
Cons: extremely understaffed, lunch and 1 break although you are expected to work many hours past your 8 hr shift. no home life.
This hospital absolutely has no idea of how to attract staff. I have been working here a few months and I rarely work less than 50 hrs per week. The last pay period; although we are only supposed to work 80 hrs in a two week period, I worked 110 hrs! Plus we are expected to take call on week days and weekends! This is NOT by choice. We are performing – more... the same amount work that double the staff was doing a few months ago. I really like Lompoc and the little staff we have are wonderful to work with; however, I need time with my kids. If there isn't improvement soon, I will start looking for employment elsewhere. – less

February 6, 2014

Stay away from this horrible place. I worked there in the recovery room as an RN. I gave my all to this company. We were understaffed to the point where we were taking night call 3-4 times a week and expected to come back to work the next morning. We were also expected to cover the weekends. There was no surgical director; therefore the place was horribly mismanaged by an unqualified surgery charge nurse. After a couple of months of this grueling schedule; I began having severe pain. It got to the point that I was unable to walk for a couple of days. I went to see my doctor and later was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I had even knew that I had this condition until being totally abused by this company. My doctor wrote me a note stating that I could no longer work upwards of 110 hours per pay period and asked that I be allowed to work a "normal" 3-12hr shift week and take call. The VERY next day I was FIRED! Yes, your read it right. These people who are caring for our loved ones actually brought me into the office and FIRED a woman that had it not been severely overworked would not have know that she had a chronic auto-immune disease. Get this; in firing me the way they did which is illegal by the way; with no offer to maintain my insurance, they made me go to the State of CA for medical help; putting more strain on an already over-stressed system. They need to take "care and compassion" out of their slogan. Everything I wrote here is true.

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Nice place to work in,you feel that you are surrounded with your family.
Hospital Pharmacist (Current Employee), Lompoc, CASeptember 15, 2012
I learned a lot in this place starting from starting from scratch ,thanks to my 2 mentors that did a great job with me.My co-workers are very friendly and we have a wonderful teamwork.
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Lompoc Valley Medical Center's ups and downs
Full-time Medical Transcriptionist (Former Employee), Lompoc, CASeptember 2, 2012
Pros: new hospital, being able to talk to the doctors personally on site, nice cafeteria.
Cons: half-hour lunch hours, few private places to go to for breaks and no pay increase for several years, though millions are being spent on new technology and lack of a sense of job security.
I've worked at LVMC for 11 years. I love what I do. I work for the Medical Records Dept., where there are mostly women of all ages employed in one aspect of the Dept. or another. Although the new building is quite attractive, it has been designed to put employees in very isolated portions of the building. Regarding management, HR seems to have been – more... trained to be advocates for middle management and above, rather than advocating for the everyday employee. For a small town hospital, it basically meets our community's needs. The down side is the politics in the hospital that tend to divide people and/or target them, instead of rewarding its best workers with affirmation now and then.

Personally, I feel ready to change environments. I would love to work for a company that treats its employees without bias or partiality. The hardest part of my job is enduring the gossiping and behind-the-scenes putting down of my fellow employees. The most enjoyable part of my job is simply DOING my job, taking pride in doing it well, and believing that my speed and accuracy is helping to some degree the patients who are there. Many of my coworkers are a pleasure to know, but there are some who make working there an unhappy experience. – less