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Sutter Health Reviews

Updated January 3, 2015
Updated January 3, 2015
167 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits and if you are with the right group can be a rewarding experience (in 13 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overworked and lack of support.....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Health care is provided as a benefit, there are a lot of hard working individuals who want to do their very best for the patients and their families

    Cons

    Lack for visions and planning by management with no attention to details makes for an environment where it is impossible to achieve the goals without either failure or a nervous breakdown

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Soo disorganized in the IT department

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    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Sutter Health

    Pros

    Decent wages and, umm... Free coffee in the break room...

    Cons

    Poor leadership, terrible management, not a team environment,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the headcount so that you do not rely on contractors of everything. Understand that the people working for you are actually human beings with ideas for improvement. Communicate with them, and understand that ruling with an iron fist will not cultivate an environment of progress, and you will be stuck with analysts who are just there for a paycheck like is currently the norm there. No drive to succeed or improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to grow with if your in with the right people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities Clerk in Mather, CA
    Current Employee - Facilities Clerk in Mather, CA

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

    Pros

    You can advance your career and learn many skills.

    Cons

    It is not what you know educationally. It is more about who you know. Too many politics going on and wasting money. They pay contractors to do the same thing an actual employee does, yet pays them more. Room, board, flights home, meals and rental cars. They over pay upper management that does not work and are just in 20 plus meetings a week. When do they have time to manage and work? Also, there is a serious abuse of working from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting people hire their friends and family with out skills and pay attention to people with actual skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    health care epic

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    Current Employee - Application Analyst
    Current Employee - Application Analyst

    I have been working at Sutter Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This place does allow there employees time off, and there pretty good about paying employees on time. They pay there consultants extremely well.

    Cons

    NO work live blance, They hire a lot of people with no experience seems to be revolving door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most Stressful Work Experience of My Career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time (less than a 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
  7.  

    Think twice about Memorial Medical Center, Modesto

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist Tech in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist Tech in Modesto, CA

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time (more than a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Does not listen.

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    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
  9. 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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    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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 a 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
  11.  

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

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    • 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 a 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

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