Sutter Health Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry
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Pros
  • Great benefits for the entire family (in 13 reviews)

  • Nice people to work with and you get the opportunity to meet many diverse patients (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Not impressed with upper management (in 9 reviews)

  • Decision-making can be agonizingly slow (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mather, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mather, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice staff to work with. Lousy leadership

    Cons

    Leadership is disconnected from the staff. Too much infighting and politics

    Advice to Management

    Stop forming cliques. It brings down productivity and morale in all teams. The warning about this place being a viper pit was true. Avoid if you want to stay sane. This is directed towards IT


  2. Helpful (1)

    Director

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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sutter Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people who work at Sutter are nice, for the most part and care about the mission of the organization.

    Cons

    Sutter has been undergoing a redesign for over a year and it has been poorly executed.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Sacramento, NE
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Sacramento, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional environment and co workers

    Cons

    Management and pay. Pay is below market rate and upper management is out of touch

    Advice to Management

    Pay market rate and have opportunity for growth


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Top Heavy. Unethical

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time

    Pros

    Big health system provides opportunities for growth and lateral career movement.

    Cons

    Does not value talent. The best employees leave and find jobs elsewhere in healthcare where they are appreciated and rewarded for their hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor and develop the next generation of healthcare leaders. Look at data for decision making not concerns over job security.


  6. Management not Leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sutter Health full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits. Great co-workers. Flexible hours. Some work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management in constant fluctuation. Constant re-arranging of corporate ladder. Communication only goes one way. Middle management is over-worked and takes it out on subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to lead. Be proactive. Open up communication channels with employees and listen to ideas. Don't push corporate agenda, instead push patient care.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Terrible Employer

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great nursing staff who try their best to give excellent patient care despite working chronically understaffed. Present benefit package is satisfactory but Corporate wants to redesign it to the detriment of the staff.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to nurse's concerns and runs the hospital on a shoestring budget. Corporate believes employees are interchangeable and pays too much attention to the bottom line. Sutter Health provides minimal to no charity care despite obscene profits.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Put the patients first. Beef up the staffing levels. Leave the health insurance alone. Focus on recruitment and retention before all your best employees abandon ship!


  8. Helpful (1)

    RN

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Human resources support and employee advice line as well as payroll information can be accessed with complex sign in process and respond within 24 hours.

    Cons

    The employment enrollment process does require a minimum of 3 monthes and the review process as well as physical exam takes many long hours. I waited 6 hours for the pre emplyment physical and the computer sign in process for documentation of new employees is akward and frustration with many computer clithes.

    Advice to Management

    Help new employees with the sign in process and improve computer sortware so that we can easily submit the application and required documentation.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Don't even waste the time....

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    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great doctors within the organization. Nice facilities and good hours for patients.

    Cons

    Micro-managing at an all time HIGH! Horrible managers that don't really listen to the employees and rather go off of their own agendas. Head management doesn't listen to employees issues and rather would prefer to sweep things under the rug. PTO sucks as well and pay is average. Raises are very minimal (cents)

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your employees and their issues within the company and stop being so money hungry.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Mixed messages

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful, clean facilities. Some very nice, competent, hardworking, caring staff. Great marketing.

    Cons

    Serious micro-management issues, heavy handed, some very poor managers. Appear to be suspicious of staff and project impression that they are not valued.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Leadership doesn't know how to lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro I can think of is the benefits.

    Cons

    Management and leadership fail to manage their departments. New re-org has created a horrible working environment at Shared Services. They want robots, not employee's.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that have actual leadership and management (of people) experience, not just processes.



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