Stanford Health Care Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Stanford Health Care President & CEO Amir Dan Rubin
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Pros
  • Super dedicated teams and great place to get interdisciplinary care experiences (in 7 reviews)

  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics have very good Benefits (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Although the pay is good, the cost of living is not (in 6 reviews)

  • The nurses that work with direct patient care seem very content, however, beware this department (in 5 reviews)

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  1. I enjoy working with my business users and technical team to develop/maintain multiple RDBMS applications.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    A highly developed technical staff which cross multiple platforms, making each day at work challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    We seem to have a low retention rate. I do not know many members that have been employees longer than 3 years due to the constant in-sourcing and outsourcing of jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be an anonymous patient for a day at the hospital. Witness the methodologies that have been put in place, how employees practice them, and what recommendations could be given to senior management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. IT Department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care

    Pros

    Good people subjected to vapid upper management. Prima donna spoiled executives, one in particular needs to go bye bye.

    Cons

    Lack of direction.. HR policies too strict to keep or convert contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage. Find some vision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    I really enjoyed working here and I feel I gained so much knowledge working as a Float Medical Assistant .

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford Health Care

    Pros

    This company really takes the time to care for there patients .

    Cons

    I cannot say anything negative about this company .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To go by there CICARE with there employees too not just there patients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care

    Pros

    Managers and Coworkers are extremely helpful

    Cons

    This field does not apply to me. I have no cons to discuss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Glad to have Stanford name attached to my career trail. But overall, okay experience.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location, but too expensive. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Overrun by managers who are overpaid but not exactly qualified. Patient-oriented on the surface, but profit-oriented at the core as a matter of fact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about why you are having difficulty recruiting full-time physicians (not trainees) and why many are leaving. It's not rocket science.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    it's a good place to work for some things

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care

    Pros

    salary ok for residency; not much higher than other programs but a little higher
    good opportunities for research and collaboration across campus
    senior doctors enthusiastic about teaching
    resident insurance was terrible but recently has improved

    Cons

    overall stressful environment
    employees often seem very unhappy; no great team structure
    dental insurance has low maximum payment for the year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have patients at other hospitals who tell me they prefer to work there because they feel that at Stanford, physicians and health staff are too stressed. I think focusing more on team building between different health care providers would be great. Simple things also go a long way in residency.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great hospital - bad mgmt

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Stanford Health Care

    Pros

    Working towards a common goal while meeting some awesome people.

    Cons

    MGMT's ability to remove the only leadership that WAS working and the ability to hire managers that are more concerned with egos and titles than doing the actual work. Putting people in power positions that are so far removed from patient care and honestly, have no business being in healthcare. They would rather work for Google or FB. They will destroy the organization from the inside out. It's has already begun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. Quit thinking of yourself and get a bigger perspective. Reward the talent you have. Quit hiring new people that just convolute the issue. Fix the issue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Highly Political Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford Health Care

    Pros

    Inspiring mission, some great people

    Cons

    Lots of political power playing going on, people are not all in it for the greater good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the smart people that you have working for you to make decisions and affect change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Attitude Overhaul

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Tremendous amount of top notch employees in a variety of disciplines that are passionate about their job and the quality of their work.

    Cons

    As great as it is to work with highly skilled individuals, the culture is that of individuals and not teams. SHC is a highly political culture that sometimes feels as though people are more about blocking the initiatives and goals of others rather than helping the organization achieve global success. You really have to maintain a "head on a swivel" approach in order to manage your team, yourself, and the potential road blocks that are created for no tangible reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great hours, good pay, tough environment

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    Former Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Stanford Health Care as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours were generally excellent - I was often told to 'go home' by 4:30-5 (started at 8). They are big on work life balance, but the hours you do put in are super fast paced and hectic. Sometimes it felt so fast paced it was hard to resolve issues in a meaningful way. Pay was great, although Palo Alto is very expensive. Lots of learning opportunities and hands on experience/growth.

    Cons

    Company culture in the IT department was a mess. They recently went from 200 people to 500+ and growing fast. Because of that, it was hard to make personal connections to others and a good deal of antisocial or cold behavior went on. Upper management seemed stretched thin and it was very hard for employees to find time to meet with their managers to resolve conflicts, although some managers did better than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get culture sorted out! Taking surveys or mandating C-I-CARE to improve morale is superficial and lame. Dig deep into finding solutions to address the IT challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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