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.
i like helping and wroking with co-workers and to help the patients. i have had learn many things working there, i learn to be more patiens in what i do and i also learn time management.the people are nice and understanding.
Research Coordinator (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – June 25, 2017
This hospital is full of wonderful caring devoted individuals who care for Alameda County population. Management is open to changes and improvement. Hardest part of job is at time redundancy and lots of paper work.
Fun to work except when managers are replaced for a new one
REGISTERED NURSE II (Former Employee) – San Leandro, CA – June 7, 2017
A typical day at the job is somewhat busy 1 admission per shift per nurse is standard ratio=4=1 tele 5=1 medsurg, most nurses work hard but management is poor, mgmt, unfair, focus on certain employees, some new managers has poor decision and management skills, management turnaround 1-2 years, some staff has no teamwork in getting job done..
When it was managed by sutter and eden lots of free lunches during holidays
Sometimes no break relief at all, Always missing 15 minute breaks due to heavy workload
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.
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.