Sentara Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Love the work environment

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

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare

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

    Pros

    Great staff and wonderful resident attitudes.

    Cons

    Not enough staff but they certainly do not let it show.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people with license that is willing to put forth the effort to care for the residents.


  2. sentara

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

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare

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

    Pros

    decent pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    not a lot of employee satisfaction

    Advice to Management

    care about your employees more


  3. Helpful (1)

    Be mindful, be steadfast, document everything, protect yourself!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior LAN/SAN/WAN Integrator in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Senior LAN/SAN/WAN Integrator in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Sentara Healthcare full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Okay pay, Okay benefits, good as a first job, if you have no other options or for people who enjoy documenting and justifying their every move?

    Cons

    Un-necessarily stressful (every decision is life-or-death), Management by fear, Micro-management (Bathrooms are not safe), Rampant un-professional behavior, company expects dedication and flexibility but offer none in return, not a good long-term career decision for most, not for professionals who expect professionalism. They've fired someone only weeks away from retirement and took their retirement away. Expect that when they say employment is at-will, they mean it and they will always make you aware of that.. They rely on known in-accurate reports to allow them to fire you at will with justification. If you cross any management best believe they will have a report they can and likely will fire you for.

    Advice to Management

    Reverse the con's! De-stress your employees, treat your professionals as professional, respect personal space and time, stand behind your employees instead of over them, give employees a reason to enjoy where they work (not fear being fired), report on accurate topics and stop using inaccurate reports to protect poor management.


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  5. RN

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

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and pay. I have been with the company for almost 20 years. Have learned so much.

    Cons

    I can't think of any con's. It would be nice if company expanded to the Richmond area as I am looking to relocate


  6. Technologist

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

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A big company with great health, dental, vision insurance. Tuition reimbursement is Ali a plus

    Cons

    Not much room to grow in my specialty. Not good work and life balance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees suggestions. Try to be more sensitive to their needs in this hectic life


  7. The pit of Vipers

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Plan your career for up to 15yrs, then start looking for a new job in a different company.

    Cons

    You have to understand that you are expendable at any time, especially if you are near your 20 year mark. Management does not have employees back, it is only a stepping ladder for them to move up. You have no control of your job, everyone else holds the power if you are in the right or wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Very top heavy, too many VPs. Especially since you have VPs reporting to VPs. You talk about saving money, so you let the little people go. You might need to let some of the unless VPs go. Doctors are not Gods, so quit acting like they are.


  8. A secure place

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

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare

    Pros

    Stable company with job security.

    Cons

    The pay is fair and each hospital under the corporation seems to run differently.


  9. Sentara Leigh.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Norfolk, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful new units. Great nurse-MD collaboration. Friendly staff. Updated technology making easier charting. Yearly Bonus and yearly pay raise. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Nurse/patient ration on most floors can be up to 1/7. Pay could be much better. Poor management. Nurse needs are often overlooked and unheard to meet a "budget" or the requests of attending physicians (what ortho wants, ortho gets). Unwilling to hire adequate staff.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your nurses. You want customer service scores high, give the ones taking care of the customers the ability to make them happy by not drowning them with patient loads and inadequate help. You keep pushing for BSN degrees, add the incentive of a pay raise. $1,200 a year in tuition assistance will pay for one class and a book. You give a pay raise for certifications costing $400 to take, but nothing for a demanded degree costing thousands of dollars and at least 2 years to complete. Where is the sense in this?


  10. Wish the pay was better...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Good teamwork, lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Frequently short staffed, low pay

    Advice to Management

    If you staffed the units better, you would retain more nurses and patient satisfaction would increase. Increase pay raises, 50 cents a year is not enough. Benefits package could be better.


  11. Ultrasound

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Peripheral Vascular Lab Technologist in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Peripheral Vascular Lab Technologist in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities, overall good benefits, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Not much to complain about, not enough opportunity for career growth



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