Emergency Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – July 17, 2018
After working here for many years I can conclusively state, it's the best place I've ever worked. It's an amazing family here with BY FAR the most interesting clientel in terms of both personality and pathophysiology.
The rub is management. They won't/don't support you. The nurse next to you will, your boss won't. So dont' count on it. Pay is lower than private hospitals but competitive. If you can deal with all that, you'll love it here.
Compliance Officer and Medical Social Worker II (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – December 7, 2018
Although a typical workday at AHS is fast-paced and the workplace environment is evolutionary and changing and requires flexibility; the diverse workplace culture and staff, collaborative community involvements and generated patient satisfaction makes working at AHS rewarding
Great healthcare and cafeteria benefits
Increase cohesiveness between management and staff
Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – May 31, 2018
Alameda Health Systems is a great company to work for and to grow. I learned to work as a team and how to make decisions in tough situations. The culture is very diverse. The most enjoyable part of the job is the patients, talking and communicating with them.
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – San Leandro, CA – September 19, 2017
Management here is horrible. How they have become managers is beyond me, many of them take advantage of working away from their own managers so you hardly ever see them there is a lot of them "working from home" and away from their staff. Very little job intelligence. Expect to do things outside of your job duties and for your manager to take credit.
Feedback from employees is not welcomed and instead you'll be viewed as a problem when you bring to light that many employees are not interested in doing their job. Culture is more like dealing with children, having to constantly babysit. AHS went through a name change two years ago yet many internal documents that employees are expected to use still have the old name, that's how little care there is here. Lots of turnover from the top all the way to the bottom except for those just waiting to ride out their retirement pension.
Disorganized and poor management, systemwide dysfunction
Senior Applications Analyst (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – September 12, 2017
A typical workday at A.H.S. is some what hectic. The management and direction of this organization needs to improve. The work culture can be very challenging. The most enjoyable part of the job is serving the community.
Supervising Analyst (Current Employee) – San Leandro, CA – February 6, 2016
Alameda Health System is a good place to gain experience but I would not consider it a good place to work. While there are many wonderful employees there are too many long-term employees that are jealous, rude, and bitter. Management often consists of unskilled 'interim' Consultants that have been there for years. Even if you don't work for one of these managers you will have to deal with them (and their unskilled employees). While the pay is quite good it is not very competitive for the Bay Area. Much of the culture consists of gossip, backbiting, and other inappropriate behaviors that are encouraged by unskilled, interim managers.
Hard work is rarely appreciated Skill and intelligence are not rewarded Many individuals in leadership/management positions are unqualified C-Suite turnover is high Rewards are doled out by favoritism and not performance Pay increases are done using a 'grading-curve' type procedure Salary is based on who you know or can manipulate
As another reviewer said, "If you have friends in high places, you are destined to be fairly compensated and rewarded;" however, if you do not you are better getting a job somewhere else. If you live in the Bay Area, there are much better opportunities - unless, of course, you are unskilled and can rise through the abuse using manipulation.
Program Manager/Youth Development Coordinator (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – September 10, 2015
AHS is a work in progress. Change is constant and necessary. Health care does not supply "typical"days of work, each day differs due to the human condition. Management varies. By definition, a manager is not necessarily a leader nor is a leader a manager, Co-workers work hard and non-stop. Hard part of job...not being able serve more students. Most enjoyable part of job...being able to change lives for the better!
Secretary II (Office Manager) (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – November 15, 2015
Working in a public hospital setting was very hectic and busy all the time. There was many dedicated staff who were truly there to provide the best care to indigent patients. I learned about the management of staff and the complexities of managing in a heavily unionized environment. My co-workers and staff were so dedicated to patient care. Management was overwhelmed and overworked so it created many challenges. The hardest part was the bureaucracy. The most enjoyable part was helping the patients who really needed care.
Interim Manager Employee Health Services (Former Employee) – San Leandro, CA – March 17, 2017
Hard-working employees and a sincere desire to take care of their clients. Management is very supportive and while there are some who have yet to transition to a newer way of thinking that aligns with organizational goals and values, there is a noticeable trend to attain that in all members of management.
Physician Assistant (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – May 31, 2016
very busy work day ,i was responsible for my own clinic,scheduling patients for surgery,Supervising physicians were helpful ul.Nursing and supporting staff was great and very helpful..The hardest part of the job was having to be in multiple places at the same time.The most enjoyable part of the job was my coworkers .
Billing Tech II (Current Employee) – San Leandro, CA – September 15, 2016
Coworkers are great and Management recognizes your had work. Everyone is very hardworking and we all have one thing in common, we get the job done. Management is always supportive and is here when we need them.