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Sanford Health Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
88 Reviews
2.9
88 Reviews
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Sanford Health President & CEO Kelby K. Krabbenhoft
Kelby K. Krabbenhoft
33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people that want to create a better organization to improve care (in 5 reviews)

  • Great place to see many different things to start out a career (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.  

    Healthcare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in East Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous in East Sioux Falls, SD

    I have been working at Sanford Health part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits for part time employees.

    Cons

    Low pay for non medical employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees based on performance not time on job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Healthcare

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

    I have been working at Sanford Health

    Pros

    nice people on team grateful patients

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other markets with equal cost of living

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at turn over vs compensation

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

    They could value their employees more

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanford Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    always hours available to pick-up if you're a work-aholic

    Cons

    usually worked short-staffed, and pay was not cream of the crops. especially for being over-worked and under-staffed quite often.
    had 13 years experience, and starting wage was 10.52.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    patient care and co workers

    Cons

    morale is at all time low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  6.  

    Nice people in state-of-the-art medical facilities that truly care about patients

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

    I worked at Sanford Health full-time

    Pros

    Most people were there for life, and had lots of extended family working there. Admin hours were 8-5, and the place was empty by 5:30. Generous vacation policy for all employees - 4 weeks of vacation a year, although paid holidays were limited. Staff truly cared about patient care.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, lots of big organizational changes that surprised everyone, although it was no surprise that there were lots of reorganizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know employees personally. Set up opportunities for cross-functional conversations. Don't promote people to positions where they have no experience and give them titles that don't match their skill set; bring in seasoned experts or provide employee training in new areas where they will be working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company, good people -- changes in response to healthcare reform have made it difficult to navigate upward mobility

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

    I have been working at Sanford Health

    Pros

    Truly believes in providing quality healthcare to patients. A lot of emphasis on safety and standardized practices. A lot of really good people working in middle management and several in senior management. Gives back to the community. Growing company. Taking on significant projects with World Clinics and research on a cure for diabetes. Have become a large player in the Midwest. Has developed, and earned, a good reputation.

    Cons

    Has had some growing pains with recent mergers (technology, management merger/restructuring, etc.). There have been some good people who have left the company out of frustration of workload, lack of recognition and few opportunities for advancement as they pared down senior and middle management several times. More work put on fewer people to save money and 'right size'. However, there have been some people who have left (voluntarily or otherwise) who needed to go, and I believe that's a good thing - it shows we want top performers and it sends the right message to those who have worked hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It may be time to step back and reevaluate whether the current management structure is appropriate, versus using attrition to determine structure and, therefore. needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Sanford Health Working at a Rural Community Hospita

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and constantly working with wonderful co-workers. Ability to know most of my fellow employees and work in a appreciated manor.

    Cons

    Additional working expectations are sometimes far out of professional realm. Pay and benfits are very lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employee/ "family members" more appreciated. They like to tell us we are all one big family but that never is protrayed very well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at Sanford Health

    Pros

    Other than having a job there are no pros. Humans who care for the patients that generate the revenue Sanford scrabbled for are treated like lower life forms. Every person I encounter who knows that I retired spill their guts about how awful it is. Mostly they keep their heads down and wait for the arrow to settle in the bullseye on their back. If I have any elective surgery it won't be at a Sanford facility. I will go elsewhere. If in case of trauma and I have no choice then I will be requesting an itemized statement and a list of procedure codes.

    Cons

    This is a morally and ethically bankrupt capitalistic health care organization.
    While clinical services have arrived here that are good on a clinical level the administrative goals are completely reprehensible when it comes to treatment of employees.
    Just follow the money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smurf blue singage is not comforting. It screams at one everywhere. Hire managers who can support staff and don't whack them when your 'quotas ' are not met. These patients and caregivers are not bolts off an assembly line .
    Oh, and then get out of your tower and hop in a car with a hospice or home care nurse and just see how many patients can be seen when one travels 200miles. Get out of your high paying tower .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Sanford review

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

    I have been working at Sanford Health part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good health benefit and flexible schedule

    Cons

    starting salary is not high enough for nurse assistant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Food Service Worker - Meritcare

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Services Worker in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Food Services Worker in Fargo, ND

    I worked at Sanford Health part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for high schooler
    Decent hours

    Cons

    Nothing really, just not a lot of room for upward movement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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