RN (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – November 22, 2018
Experienced an incompetent dishonest self promoting director who manipated staff issues and used managers as escape goat. Built layers of lies upon lies to self promote self. Very political and dont know how to treat peopleoke human beings . Now hire cheapest labour and reduce benefits to cover incompetent acounting from past. I will take a lie detecto test on all of this
Pension plan free shoes every 6 m
Stupid directors who dont understand the work and want mangers to sell their lies
Staff/charge nurse (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – December 6, 2018
When I started ay UCLA in1986 I did not plan to stay more than 3 years. The people, the work, being at a teaching hospital kept me there. working in Neuro ICU was stimulating, challenging and at times harrowing. We had the most complicated patients with trauma, brain aneurysms and multi system failure. People ask how I stayed 30 years in one unit and the only answer is the staff. The smartest, hardest working team of MDs nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and all the ancillary depts that keep us going.
Bad place to work...run don't walk away from this organization
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) – David Geffen School of Management – November 3, 2018
Management is terrible. They don't know what to do next, so they do nothing for a large paycheck.
Very few managers heading departments have a M.B.A. They are clueless on how to run a department or how to treat their employees. They either micro manage or don't care one way or the other. Completely incompetent. Terrible place to work.
Its a health care business that is focused on generating revenue
Physician Support Representative (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA 90024 – September 29, 2018
UCLA is dedicated towards its mission in achieving excellency in health care research and education. Often these goals come at the cost of over working talented physicians and mistreating clinical and admin staff. You get great benefits here but often you have to come in with a strong head on your shoulders to overlook the pressures of the organization and focus solely on treating the patients' and promoting their wellness.
PHYSICIAN SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 23, 2018
UCLA is a great place to work for; however, it's very tedious, STAFF is always on FMLA. A job duty of two candidates has to be done by one candidate. No growth opportunity!! VERY SAD!! The only perk of working at UCLA are the benefits and retirement plans.
Great health and retirement benefits
No growth opportunity, poor management skills, no flexible hours ( literally a 8 hour shift becomes 12 hour shift)
Clinical Intern (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 30, 2018
While my responsibilities had a rather steep learning curve, the supervisors during training were exceptionally smooth and helpful. This position allowed me to further develop communication skills and working alongside patients and healthcare professionals in a fast paced environment. The nature of my position also allowed me to learn creativity and critical thinking when approaching problems.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Westwood, CA – September 7, 2018
Not a good experience at all very dysfunctional manager in my department always away and working from home. Staff doing the work and manager is getting the credit. Merits up to 10K for management and staff suffer with no merits or acknowledgement. Stressful environment and staff keeps shrinking doing more work with less.
AA III (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 18, 2018
It was a great place to work however recent changes to new payroll ie UCPath are scaring employees because of work standardization and some staff being transferred around to jobs not familiar with. Some departments give staff incentive awards while others don’t leaving a disparity for the hardworking staff disappointed because of their hardworking efforts go unnoticed.
Staff not recognized, management receive incentives for the staffs hard work
Administrative Assistant III (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – October 1, 2018
I loved working at UCLA Health: Head and Neck Surgery. This department has a positive working environment with a supportive management. UCLA Health gives you the opportunity to continuously learn and grow as a professional if people are willing to work hard for it.
Administrative Assistant floater is a learning experience.
Administration Assistant III - Per Diem Floater (Current Employee) – Various locations – October 24, 2018
As a floater I cover many offices with different duties. Every office is different but I always learn something new. It helps with my next assignments at other locations. I learn techniques that will aid my my work flow.
Patient Service Representative (Former Employee) – Westwood, CA – July 10, 2018
Being a Financial Stipend Registrar was eye opening. I met people from very wealthy to extremely poor and everything in between.
My role never was boring and I quickly learned the highs and lows of working in Los Angeles at such a well know medical facility.
I would recommend UCLA to anyone moving to L.A. California who loves to work with the public.
It was a wonderful experience for me that also allowed me to make life long friendships with several people. I know I stand strong with them in giving UCLA Medical Center a glowing acknowledgement in every respect.
Accountant III (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 1, 2018
Good place to work with excellent medical insurance, retirement program, annual merit increase and competitive pay, job security, lots of work, busy all day and sometimes need to work on weekends to get the job done but don’t expect recognition for working on weekend.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – July 9, 2018
No work-life balance. Managers shame or guilt-trip employees for taking sick or vacation days. Sick days are deducted from your vacation time for the first 24 hours. Salaries are based on the equity of the department and some departments are notorious for paying their employees the minimum rate of pay. Internal transfers are only offered a 5% increase above current salary, regardless of the scope of the position or relevant experience, therefore perpetuating low wages.
UCLA can be a great place to make connections. Some of the newer directors are open-minded and friendly while many of the directors who have been there 10+ years refuse to listen or accept new ideas, and have antiquated attitudes or ways of doing things.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – July 2, 2018
Delivered direct patient care in telemetry unit. Responsibilities included phlebotomy, monitoring electronic equipment, and assistance with daily activities and hygiene. Responsible for recognizing and reporting changes in patient condition to nursing management and physicians. Maintained progress records in patient charts, assisted patients and family with discharge requirements. Excellent phlebotomy skills, on call to draw ‘difficult sticks’ on other floors, including pediatrics. Experience with difficult and combative patients, and patients on 72 hour holds.
Senior Administrative Analyst (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 5, 2018
The success and happiness in your role all depends on your direct management. I had a horrible manager and it made the job truly miserable. Having someone like that in a management role leads me to believe that is the entire culture and I would not recommend anyone I knew to work there.
Project Director, Staff Research Associate III (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 28, 2018
Coworkers were incredible people. My director gave me autonomy to carry out project goals and provided a supportive environment to achieve my career development goals. My work paid for some classes at UCLA extension and also offered other courses online through the UC Learning Center.