At SCRIPPS HEALTH, 90 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 758 employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.46. It was published on Aug 14, 2015. 46904 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I feel I make a difference here.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".

What They Do

We asked SCRIPPS HEALTH to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Scripps Health is a $2.6 billion nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego that treats 500,000 patients annually.  Additionally, Scripps has 5 acute-care hospitals, home health care, ambulatory care network including 26 outpatient centers/clinics and hundreds of physician offices. Scripps has 2,600 affiliated physicians, 13,800 employees plus volunteers.

About this Company

Website: US Headquarters: SAN DIEGO, California
US Sites: 30 Major Locations: SAN DIEGO, California; La Jolla, CA
US Employees: 13281 US revenues: $2600 million
Worldwide revenues: $2600 million Founded: 1924
Industry: Health Care

Scripps Doctor with a Patient

Perks and Programs

We asked SCRIPPS HEALTH to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Emerging Leader Program: Scripps encourages non-managerial staff interested in leadership to explore what it takes to be a Scripps leader and helps them develop the skills needed to succeed, such as project management, performance improvement, leading change and more. Participants are assigned a mentor for ongoing support and guidance. Since the six-month program’s inception in January 2009, Scripps has promoted 78 graduates into leadership positions.
  • Massage Benefit Program: Scripps provides free 15-minute chair massages to employees through its employee Wellness Program. Provided by professional massage therapists at 32 locations across the Scripps system, the massages help to reduce stress and improve well-being. In 2014, more than 21,000 employees took advantage of this popular benefit.
  • Success Shares Program: To promote equality among staff and leadership, Scripps provides Success Shares, a gain-sharing program which financially rewards non-management employees for achieving patient satisfaction, productivity and financial performance goals. Since the program launched in 2007, Scripps has paid non-management employees more than $63 million in Success Shares bonuses, including $5 million to 12,627 employees in 2014. In 2014, 90 percent of staff received an average award of $400.
  • Scripps Movie Nights: Since the introduction of Scripps Movie Night in 2012, more than 30,000 employees and family members have attended advance screenings – exclusively for Scripps employees and their guests -- of highly anticipated new movies such as The Hunger Games series and Mission Impossible, as well as private Scripps Movie Matinees and new 3D screenings. At the request of employees, Scripps added a second location for movie nights in San Diego’s North County region so that more employees are able to attend closer to home.
  • Staged Retirement Program: To meet the needs of employees age 55+, Scripps enables employees to plan for their retirement by phasing into it with staged benefits and flexible scheduling. Employees who want to retire gradually can reduce their current work schedule to maintain medical and dental benefits and pay the same premiums as regular active employees. Individuals may select their retirement options, including flexible working hours, to enhance their work life and fit their lifestyle.


$102,741 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Registered Nurse $146,439 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Manager/Director
100% 401(k) match of employee's salary, up to 6% of an employee's contribution 91% Company-paid health coverage for employees
83% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 24 hours Weekly hours at which part-timers receive health care coverage
$1500 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b plan
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Personal concierge service
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Banking
  • Subsidized public transportation
Scripps Employees Change Lives


24 days Holidays & vacation days after one year of employment $2,000 Adoption benefit
86 days Job protected maternity leave 30 days Paid leave for adoptive parents


  • Unpaid sabbaticals
  • Telecommute option (15% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (50% use it)
  • Onsite child care
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Flexible schedule (60% use it)
  • Job sharing (1% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (1% use it)
  • Offsite subsidized childcare
  • Elder care resources


  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments


  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center
  • Medical facilities
Scripps Employees at Prebys



Scripps Employees at ECC

How to Get Hired

We asked SCRIPPS HEALTH for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

As a health care leader, Scripps credits our tradition of excellence to the dedicated individuals who make up the Scripps team. Our employees are our most valuable asset. To ensure we are first choice for patient care and careers, our goal is to attract and retain top talent. Scripps’ core workforce philosophy is to fully staff the organization with the best people to support and advance our mission, vision, values and objectives. As a values-driven organization, Scripps seeks to hire candidates with characteristics and behaviors closely aligned with our values:   Quality •            Solving problems and making improvements •            Compliance and organizational alignment •            Integrity and accountability   Respect •            Communicating with others •            Working with others •            Creates a favorable impression •            Serving others   Efficiency •            Dependability •            Resource utilization   All of these combine to give our people a high sense of pride in the company and themselves.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

People at Scripps often feel that they are answering a special call to serve others. But in the process, something inspiring happens to them as well. To get our attention, candidates should tell us about their proudest contributions at work and when they provided exceptional customer service or patient care. They should tell a story about how their contributions helped an organization reach its goals and explain how they collaborated with others to achieve great results."

Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?

In today’s challenging hiring environment, Scripps uses a variety of analytic tools to assess talent for best organizational fit and staffing needs. Managers are trained to select candidates who are qualified, demonstrate Scripps values and fit within the overall Scripps culture. Scripps uses the TalentMine talent management tool to assess talent and screen new hires; candidates are assessed based on known strengths and competencies that make individuals successful at Scripps. Candidates submit an online application and complete TalentMine; the assessment highlights candidates’ individual strengths and is valid for one year from the date of completion. Candidates receive the TalentMine invitation within 24 hours via e-mail and have 72 hours to complete it. Candidates receive a personalized description of strengths. Candidates for direct patient care roles such as nursing also complete situational judgment tests, which are video graphic simulations that measure how they would handle situations with patients or their families.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

If you have strong problem-solving skills and integrity paired with an ability to communicate well with others, then you could be a good fit to work at Scripps. The company hires physicians and nurses but also pharmacists, administrative professionals, hospice and food service workers, among other positions. Required experience varies depending on the position you're applying for. Scripps trains managers to hire for long-term retention and assess candidates on the strengths and competencies that make Scripps employees succeed, among them passion, sincerity and strong vision. Managers are also rewarded for the retention of first-year employees.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

The first step is to visit to explore career opportunities and current openings at Scripps. To apply for an open position, candidates should complete and submit an online application. Within 24 hours of applying for a job at Scripps, you'll receive an email invitation to complete TalentMine, an online assessment designed to highlight your strengths. Afterwards, you'll receive a personalized assessment based on your answers. Candidates for direct patient care roles such as nursing also complete situational judgment tests, which are video graphic simulations that measure how you would handle situations with patients or their families.

hiring Outlook

4% Job Growth 22 Average applicants per opening
7% Total voluntary turnover of full-time employees in the past year 80094 Applicants in past year
3694 Openings in past year 30% New hires by employee referrals


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