At SCRIPPS HEALTH, 89 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 890 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.67. It was published on Sep 9, 2016. 59973 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I feel I make a difference here.
This is a physically safe place to work.

What They Do

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

Scripps Health is a $2.8 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, 13,500 employees plus volunteers.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: SAN DIEGO, California Worldwide Revenues: $2,857.6 million
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1924

Employee at Scripps Clinic Medical Center, Eastlake

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. We offer training in project management, performance improvement, leading change and more. Participants are assigned a mentor for ongoing support and guidance. Since this six-month began in January 2009, Scripps has promoted more than 80 graduates into leadership positions.
  • Scripps Movie Nights: Since the introduction of Scripps Movie Night in 2012, more than 55,000 employees and family members have attended exclusive advance screenings and private matinees – exclusively for Scripps employees and their guests -- of highly anticipated new movies such as Batman V. Superman, Ghostbusters and Star Wars. 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.
  • Scripps Sporting Events: Scripps offers several opportunities throughout the year for employees to get together at local sporting events. With access to discounted tickets, employees enjoy Scripps Night at the Padres Game, Scripps Night at the Chargers Game, Scripps Night at the Gulls Game, Scripps Night at the SDSU Aztecs Game and afternoons spent at the Auto Club Speedway for NASCAR and INDYCAR events.
  • 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 fit their lifestyle.
  • Scripps Other Side of the Fence Program: Scripps offers the Other Side of the Fence program, which pairs employees from different departments or sites together to explore other career opportunities within Scripps. As the employees shadow one another, they learn about the role, the department and what it brings to the organization. The program offers a great opportunity for professional growth as well as networking.
  • HOPE Fund: The HOPE Fund is a crisis fund supported by Scripps employees to support Scripps employees who experience tragic events such as an auto accident, house fire, the death of a loved one or other personal disaster. It’s a way of reaching out to help fellow co-workers in their time of need. Employees can contribute through a one-time donation of cash or PTO, or by designating a specific donation withdrawal from each paycheck.


$107,593 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Registered Nurse $138,798 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Manager/Director
100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 3% of an employee's salary $1,500 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Long-term care insurance to employees
  • Health insurance for retirees


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Personal concierge service
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Convenience store
  • Banking
  • Subsidized public transportation
Scripps Mercy San Diego Hospital - Surgical Services RN's


15 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment 7 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
3 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment


  • Job sharing (1% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (1% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (50% use it)


  • Onsite child care (only at headquarters)
  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative
  • Offsite subsidized childcare
  • Elder care resources


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


  • Breast cancer screening
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Medical facilities (at some locations)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$929,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • 'Executive Director, HR Services' is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language; Employees reentering the workforce
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
2016 Values In Action and Employee of the Year Recipients with CEO Chris Van Gorder and Corp Sr VP, Richard SheridanSystemwide Management Meeting

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 ensure a fully staffed organization using 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 of:   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    

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

People at Scripps often feel that they are answering a special call to serve others.  In the process, something inspiring happens to them as well. We pride ourselves on being an organization that puts the patient at the center of everything we do. All employees no matter the department contribute to the care of patients. 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 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.


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