Sentara Healthcare

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Sentara Healthcare Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
94 Reviews
3.5
94 Reviews
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Sentara Healthcare CEO David L. Bernd
David L. Bernd
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits and salaries; still offer a PENSION; never have layoffs -- very impressive (in 9 reviews)

  • Relatively good benefits and pay for the area of Hampton Roads (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • nursing salaries not adequate for high cost of living in Hampton Roads area (in 3 reviews)

  • The upper management wants the employees to work understaffed and just "get by" to obtain the ultimate goal of getting more patients done (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Practice Manager II

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sentara Healthcare

    Pros

    team work, training, upward mobility, co-workers

    Cons

    office culture, workload, support, pay was ok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfactory work experience

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    Former Employee - Materials Handler in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Materials Handler in Chesapeake, VA

    I worked at Sentara Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    AM work schedule is great, management was sensitive to employees concerns and experienced coworkers with years of experience are helpful and knowledgeable. Daily team meeting before every shift to get everyone on the same page for the days productivity.

    Cons

    more training is needed for incoming employees and cctv cameras would be helpful to prevent product loss. need more working and better maintained materials handling equipment would be nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not a bright outlook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare

    Pros

    Benefits and that's about all

    Cons

    The company doesn't care what the employee's have to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Decent health insurance. If you participate in a health screening you can get a huge discount on your health insurance.

    Cons

    I came from outside of the healthcare industry so I am not sure if this is common in all healthcare organizations. I work on the administration side, not clinical, so I am 8:30-5:00 M-F. We do not get "paid" holidays. Sentara adds extra ours to our earned leave and we have to take leave for any holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and if you want to take a Federal holiday. I don't mind not having the Federal holidays but it's very difficult for me to adjust to having to take leave for the "big" holidays. I was not told about this before I was hired. I am also non-exempt and have to clock in and out which is an adjustment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the administration side of leave and holidays.

  6.  

    Good to employees

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Sentara Healthcare

    Pros

    The company does whatever it takes to not layoff its employees.

    Cons

    Technology is behind. Stagnant culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of more creative ways to incentivize your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    wonderful place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sentara Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    friendly people, enjoyable work environment

    Cons

    short staffed, Upper management not close with staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Excellent organization positioned well financially for the future in healthcare.

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    Current Employee - Director, Patient Services in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Director, Patient Services in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Salary and benefits. Great working environment. Love my job. Challenged to improve quality each and every day.

    Cons

    Pace of work is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. All is well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I had fun working with many different types of people.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sentara Healthcare

    Pros

    You get help every step of the way during training. There's an open door policy always if you need to talk about any concerns you may have. Your work keep people safe and healthy. You feel like you have a real purpose because what you do help so many.

    Cons

    The only drawback i faced was sometimes having too short of a time to get an area (floor) stripped and re-coated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was great, and also fair.

  10.  

    Sentara Healthcare is a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sentara Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    I applied for a position with Sentara because I had heard it was an excellent employer and it was true. Excellent benefits, good opportunity for advancement, comparable pay scale for the area, good working relationships.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is favoritism in hiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never stop listening to the employees. Great suggestions often come from those outside of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working for Sentara Healthcare

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's the best paying Healthcare employer in Hampton Roads bedsides the Military.

    Cons

    A Monopoly for sure and they aware of this status!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider being more transparent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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