Sutter Health

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Sutter Health Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
150 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits and if you are with the right group can be a rewarding experience (in 12 reviews)

  • They still have a pretty good benefits package (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management shows no appreciation of staff, work load unbalanced (in 9 reviews)

  • SMF is currently losing lots of senior management staff due to frustration of not being able to effectively make change (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most Stressful Work Experience of My Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Award winning best place to work, the hardest working group of employees ever encountered in 25 years of various organizational experience. Groom and Grow employees, Regional employees are experienced, great resources if you can reach them

    Cons

    Regional Management and Entity Administrative Management Team do not manage each other up, rather adversarial, toward each other, leaving the managers and employees in the middle of the feud. Total chaos of broken processes due to completely outdated policy and procedures, talk of culture of safety, yet punitive culture. Unethical treatment and lack of appreciation for hard working, dedicated employees in some departments.

    Some departments with high turnover for years. Executive regional management has little understanding of staffing requirements needed to complete volumes of work. Promote continuous growth & development, but would never be able to work in management and go to school since expect to employees to work at least 50 hr work week and then restrict use of earned vacation and overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees especially managers are not obligated to work over 40 hours. Less work on best workplace awards ect. and more focus on keeping current in regulatory and accreditation processes. Way too many meetings and not enough time to balance projects with day to day job responsibilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Think twice about Memorial Medical Center, Modesto

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist Tech in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist Tech in Modesto, CA

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits for the entire family

    Cons

    Managers are too focused on the bottom line and not the patient's needs. Poor management has run many great workers out and to employers who value their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your human capitol and you might find success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Does not listen.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physician in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Physician in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great bunch of pediatricians but overworked.

    Cons

    Every year complained about work ethics of the person I worked with but was never addressed. This is not the tight knit organization it claims to be . Money and profitability over run values, ethics and honesty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen. Rely on the insights and capacities of junior work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    After nine years and helping to build a new department (working 45-50 hours a week for 40 hours pay), I was laid off.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent health insurance. Unionized employees at least get paid for hours worked.

    Cons

    My direct manager/supervisor changed six times in nine years. (I kid you not.) Terrible morale. People holing on because they needed the job. The facility CEO (my second... or was it third?) got perspiration across his upper lip every time he had to lead a quarterly meeting with general employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have good-hearted, smart, skilled, caring health professionals -- give them good-hearted, smart, skilled, caring guidance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Co-workers really depend on which hospital you are working at.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hospital Security Officer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Hospital Security Officer in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Sutter Health part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Negotiated pay and matched my salary from previous hospital in the Solano area.

    Cons

    Corporate runs the company like a fine tuned machine. You kind of feel like a gear in the machine, and nothing more. Just a replaceable part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask how the job is going, resolve issues between co-workers instead of letting petty issues become bigger issues that people get fired over. Calm your site leads down or promote them to supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    My San Francisco (SPMF) corporate office experience as a contractor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sutter Health as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people who are not in management are very nice.

    Cons

    I have to mirror the cons as written by someone else on this forum about their SPMF experience, "Upper management shows no appreciation of staff. Moral is very low. Communication is nonexistent. One of the worse contracts I have been on in the past 8 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide real leadership and get involved in your projects. I worked on the Windows 7 project as a project coordinator. A simple walk by to thank your staff for their hard work will go a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    nightshift nightmare

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Santa Cruz, CA

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good pay, great staff, caring nurses

    Cons

    favoritism, unfair disciplining actions, no union, will fire you after 5 years of nightshift even as a single mom with a three year old for being late 3 mins or not being dressed and ready for work at exactly 2300, and breech confidentially laws, without explanation as an "at will" employer and give you only 2 days of benefits after they fire you. they say, "we + you", which is now "we minus you" . Management is always turning over, and they given per diems dayshift positions but force status nurses to work nightshift for over 5 years, then fire them when they were NEXT in line to go to days, EPIC is a nightmare for perinatal nurses and a huge FAIL. some doctors have too much clout and blame others for their own bad decisions....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try looking at how a hospital is run that has a good system in place. your policies are outdated. and stop being biased.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sutter Health

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sutter Health part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunites in Sutter Health Network. The opportunity to advance is available and education is encouraged. Salary is decent when compared to other hospitals.

    Cons

    The Sutter Health Network have poor networking and it's very difficult to transfer in between Sutter Hospitals.
    Leadership in Sacramento Sierra region is questionable .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The focus more on staff satisfaction than patient satisfaction scores. Unfortunately, staff satisfaction is a low priority and people tend to leave for other jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee Manager Relations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Sutter Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Health Care Benefits, Great People, United mission centered around patient care in my community.

    Cons

    Long bureaucratic process delay good strong performers from working well. As with some other jobs who you know really makes a big difference. Difficult to advance internally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not the happiest place on earth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Manager in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Manager in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Sutter Health (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with and you get the opportunity to meet many diverse patients. Great location.

    Cons

    Food is terrible, pay is low, and no opportunity for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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