Administrative & Project Assistant (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – January 29, 2019
This place is a nightmare. To sum it all up, very unprofessional atmosphere, EXTREMELY poor management. Pay is great, if you like to work in complete chaos, no systems in place, no training and no accountability. This place needs a management makeover.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – December 21, 2018
Poverty, entitlement, verbal, emotional abuse and punitive leaders are all common threads of this medical center. The turnover of administration is what the problem is. Unstable environment. Cronism with leadership. Leaders who never had a management course in their lives. Don’t know how to relate to nurses, lie all the time and respond “Did I say that? No, not me, never!” Then they violate all the regulations when the state is here. GI clinic was found to have feces on instruments in sterile packaging. And the nurse leader never thought of inspecting them. Not a good place for a nurse. Med surg nurses get the worst reputation with SDU a close runner up. This is the leaderships problem. One nurse leader left and now she is back and everyone hopes she will leave.
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
Activities Coordinator (Current Employee) – Alameda, CA – October 23, 2018
I work as an activity coord in sub-acute. If you aren't a nurse, you're SOL. They are very cliquey and rude. I do the same thing every day. My supervisor is more concerned to be friends with nurses rather than help other workers.
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.
Nurse Manager, Highland Hospital (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – March 7, 2018
Join the new epic ehr team only if you are desperately looking for a job. The epic ehr program director lacks clinical and operational knowledge, no epic experience, zero people management skills, poor communication skills, but full of attitude and will always belittle you. On top of that very low pay and lots of uncertainty. The only positive side is good health benefits and generous personal time off policy.
Billing Technician II (Former Employee) – San Leandro, CA – February 27, 2018
lack of leadership, and training tools. Usually nothing but a bunch negativity from the supervisor. it was nice to be able to listen to music on our smartphones while we work. But, I still don't understand why the supervisor complained about me listening to sports podcast with my headphones on. I wasn't disturbing anyone, and if music isn't distracting us from working, sports talk radio shouldn't either.
benefits, and free shuttle rides to/from the BART
lack of leadership, and training tools. Usually nothing but a bunch negativity from the supervisor.
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
Clerk (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – September 14, 2017
the management here is horrible. I am glad it was only a temporary job. I would not have taken the permanent role even if they offered it to me. I feel the employees are underpaid and overworked. The health and safety of the employees is not sought after at all.
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.