Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

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Current Employee - Analyst II  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Analyst II in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford full-time for less than a year

Pros

I am sure they are treating people very well, on average.!

Cons

HR just informed us that LPCH can terminate new employees as stated in trial period verbiage without due process - new employees are not eligible for any verbal or written notice. There is enough air cover in the LPCH HR policy that a manager can fire you at will during trial period whether there is any performance issue or not. Also employees in trial period are not eligible for any FMLA related absences. They may not provide information about trial period during the offer. It will left to you to actively ask for it, read it and understand it. Use this as a warning and do your own due diligence.

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Neutral Outlook

22 Other Employee Reviews for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (View Most Recent)

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    Great pay but need more career ladders and better benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford full-time

    Pros

    great pay
    strong leadership
    listens to feedback
    love that you are there to help pediatric/ mother populations

    Cons

    need better career ladders mapped out for non nursing areas
    health benefits are not good, surprising when you work for a hospital

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Tightly Run Ship

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This hospital runs like a bussiness, not your typical inefficient hosptial. Perfection is their goal.

    Cons

    Union, union, union: There is no incentive to working really hard, if there is no reward. Everyone is treated equally regardless of talent. The union prevents movement of registered nurses without masters degress into advaced practice roles. Some may agrue that that is beneficial to the hospital, but it leaves no room for rewarding thoose who work the hardest.

    More importantly, the nurses who have been in the hospital for a few years have it made. The union allows seniority nurses to chose their shifts and vacations. This means that half of the nurses are getting exactly what they want and the newer nurses are not getting any compromise. This applies to scheduling, requested days-off, what shift they can work, etc. Take for example that there is no flexability when it come to swithcing someome off of night shift, even if their is medical reasoning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While you are suceeding in your mission to create a nationally regocnized pediatric hospital, there needs to be a more personal approach to the markting that you do. If feels like you are advertising disney land.
    More needs to be done in order to make the union a functional organization for all nurses, not just those who have seniority.

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    Positive Outlook
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