Sanford Health Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Sanford Health President & CEO Kelby K. Krabbenhoft
Kelby K. Krabbenhoft
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Pros
  • The employees are all great people (in 5 reviews)

  • It was a really great place to gain valuable work experience (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, could have some better benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management does not give two shits about employees who make the place function (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Compliance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Cares about all their employees

    Cons

    spread out throughout several states


  2. Occupational Therapist

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

    I have been working at Sanford Health

    Pros

    It is close to home

    Cons

    It is a large corporation


  3. Employees are dispensable!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanford Health part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Employee perks. Excellent co-workers. Excellent patient care by qualified and caring staff.

    Cons

    High turnover. Employees are made to feel dispensable! Very unappreciated! They will tell you that you are important but treat you as if you are not. Salary always below the local market. Expensive health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    ALL employees matter!! The company cannot run without the team! Your employees deserve respect, trust, & support from management. You should have their back! Don't EVER make someone feel inferior to you because they are just as important as you think you are!!


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  5. Not as it appears in Bismarck

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable facility and nursing staff.

    Cons

    Initial guarantee salary high to draw you in but it is not sustainable with current department structure. Little help in developing practice.

    Advice to Management

    Need to even playing field for new employees to help develop a practice. Be truthful during recruitment of patient volumes and support staff. Need to pay clinic nurses competitive salaries ti enable recruitment and retention of good staff.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great people, poor management communication

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanford Health

    Pros

    Facility is nice, up-to-date technology, DR X-RAY all over hospital as well as new CT technology.

    Cons

    Poor management communication and employee recognition. Director seems to be disconnected from employees within the department.

    Advice to Management

    Engage employees daily/weekly to increase morale and improve communication. Email is not the answer.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Nobody wants to be here

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Employee in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job. There is great job security here because other companies in the area pay better and offer better benefit packages. When I was trained I was told specifically to "do just enough to keep supervisors off of your back, but don't do enough to make anybody else look bad"...

    Cons

    Wages are less than competitive with other orginizations in the region.
    Overall morale is low. There is a lot of "that's not my job or problem so I am going to pretend I never saw it" kind of attitude around.
    Everyone I work with (several departments) is either here to get experience so they can go somewhere else, is looking for other work, or is bitter that they don't have any other options.
    Health benefits are terrible and expensive. I pay 2X what I did with my last job and have half the coverage.
    During orientation the CEO came in and gave a speech about job satisfaction and how Sanford has a high turnover rate and to let someone know if there is anything they can do to make things better for you before you leave. I have also had a few chats with supervisors about the future and that they want me to stick around and they have big things planned for me. Nobody wants to talk about the low wages or benefits though.
    Scheduling is terrible. Lots of odd shifts, long stretches (10+ days) without days off, difficult to get PTO time, even for things that were discussed BEFORE I accepted the position when they asked if there were any upcoming commitments that I had to meet.

    Advice to Management

    Do some housekeeping. There is a ton of dead weight. Lots of people who don't really work or who put in bare-minimum effort. Maybe if wages and benefits were competitive you could attract better help.


  8. Building a culture of care

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growing
    Community involvement
    Passionate for superior patient care

    Cons

    Building organizational-wide camaraderie is challenging

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop new ways to foster two-way communication with employees, staff, nurses and providers (family first communications)


  9. Helpful (3)

    It was a nice place to work despite management issues

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Sanford Health

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to work over the years

    Cons

    Too much management supervision there


  10. Sanford Health is a great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great pay. Management works with staff to promote work/life balance

    Cons

    insurance requires closed network use of providers


  11. I enjoy a challenging position and am working with trusted managers.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Business Development in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Although a very large organization, i am encouraged by their investment in employee engagement. Healthcare offers a rewarding atmosphere and the specific mission of the subsidiary I work for is noble.

    Cons

    The size. The law of averages results in way too many poor managers, too much bureaucracy, change that is too slow...sometimes seems that the organization moves at the pace for the slowest adapters...although with not enough applicants for open positions, it's difficult to be overly selective.

    Advice to Management

    Remain committed to the employee engagement initiative. Invest more in hiring the right people so less training is required (difficult, I know). Work hard to deliver merit pay to the deserving. Consider more exceptions for exceptional people.



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