Sentara Healthcare Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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Sentara Healthcare CEO David L. Bernd
David L. Bernd
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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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  1. Excellent company with great benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operating Systems Programmer in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Operating Systems Programmer in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, tuition assistance, variety of work locations and work shifts, diversity of staff

    Cons

    Life / Work balance is off. No social life due to the nature of the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with your employees, listen what they have to say

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good company to start your career with

    Current Employee - Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    competitive pay, team work, and management that cares

    Cons

    wished they paid more for tuition expenses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Overlooks talent with organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Secretary
    Current Employee - Secretary

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare

    Pros

    Large community employer with name recognition

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted outside your job track even if you have experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting automated resume system screen applicants. Been told for several jobs imr not qualified but I have years of experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Boomerang employee. Went out in the "big bad world" and came back

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technologist in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Technologist in Williamsburg, VA

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supportive, kind and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Large company politics can make it difficult to connect to the right department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Clinical Research Coordinator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Sentara Healthcare part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great doctors to work with at Sentara.

    Cons

    Research is run by business admin. Micromanaged, lack of team collaboration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees can do there job until they prove otherwise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Management open to suggestions from staff

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

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great coworkers

    Cons

    Short staffing and lower end of pay scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Patient Account Representative in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Patient Account Representative in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare

    Pros

    Great benefits, The company does whatever it takes to not layoff its employees

    Cons

    pay is okay, management could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Review of Sentara Laboratory: Good First Job Experience that has Taught me to Strive for More as a Medical Technologist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Sentara Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some Techs received sign on bonuses.
    Pathologists can be very helpful.
    Most coworkers are hardworking

    Cons

    Management may not be a good advocate for the med tech.
    Most techs get hired as 0.9 FTE, most of the time you will work your 80 hours per pay check but be ready to lose one day of work if management feels that they are not meeting productivity numbers and want to cut down on POSSIBLE overtime.
    Frequent sick call outs from coworkers means that coverage may or may not be priority and some techs have to work 2 departments throughout the shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Healthcare expectations are only expecting to rise and the only professionals you can count on are the ones doing the benchwork. These people should be looked at as your priority to improve performance in all aspects of the laboratory. I believe that increasing salaries and reducing stress in the workplace are the easiest and best ways to improve Sentara lab performance, reduce sick calls and reduce costs of new hires and training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Nursing Carepartner

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Hampton, VA

    I worked at Sentara Healthcare part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Christmas bonus, if you are single and without children the pay is good, flexibility

    Cons

    Management does not know how to speak to staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A great nurse does not equate to a great manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Run short staffed to keep up productivity

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

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

    Pros

    management is pretty supportive
    Provides good benefits at a pretty reduced rate

    Cons

    Pay is very low not only for the cost of living but also much lower than the national average
    short staffed
    high nurse patient ratios to keep productivity high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Running short staffed to make more money isn't safe for the patients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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