Sanford Health Reviews

Updated July 17, 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. Great place to work

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work! Well organized and friendly people!

    Cons

    None that I can think of!


  2. Good Employees but Growing too fast

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

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

    Pros

    Sanford Health has opportunities to transfer to different areas. The training offered via Learning Management System and additional training is nice.

    Cons

    There are alot of concerns with upper management. Staff shortages, employee retention and employee recognition are a few of the key struggles a growing company goes through. There is definitely a sense of employee's being replaceable. The extensive growth, especially in Fargo region combined with limited resources makes it hard to attract good employees. Company has a bad reputation in the community. Compensation and Benefits package is POOR for a Health system.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on retention would keep good employees around


  3. Good Opportunities

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Sanford system is expanding and more opportunities now to move within

    Cons

    Local area pays low for nursing, since they have minimal competition


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  5. Compliance

    • 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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Cares about all their employees

    Cons

    spread out throughout several states


  6. 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


  7. Over Rated Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Sioux Falls, SD

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

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

    Pros

    Good job for recent High School Graduates with zero experience.

    Cons

    Low Pay, Below Average Management, Zero Advancement Opportunities unless you know someone in management. Not a great career choice unless you have a degree in a medical related field.

    Advice to Management

    Look pass when someone grew up and give minorities and males equal opportunities.


  8. Employees are dispensable!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!!


  9. Helpful (1)

    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.


  10. 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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Nobody wants to be here

    • Work/Life Balance
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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.



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