Stanford Health Care

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  1.  

    Many extremely bright people who genuinely care

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    Former Employee - Desktop Analyst in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Desktop Analyst in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford Health Care full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you want to learn all about every aspect of modern healthcare in the 21st century; this is your place.

    Cons

    Quality of care is inflated by prestige of 'Stanford' affiliation; many deep issues with top and middle management affecting ability for symbiotic relationship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Purpose driven organization. People work here to heal patients.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Purpose Driven, reasonable autonomy for professional positions, and leeway to experiment and try new methods and programs.

    Cons

    Still a top down management organization, with the added complexity of a second, layered organization called Stanford Medical School. The organization is relatively immature in terms of management practices and learning to plan and execute better. This is actually good news for someone who wishes to bring process improvement into their work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    slow down on the number of initiatives pushed down to managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    "Excellent Clinical Experience, but too much loss of time for 'new systems'

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Stanford Health Care full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Super dedicated teams and great place to get interdisciplinary care experiences.

    Cons

    Spent a lot of times and efforts to learn a new system of communication for QA, but finally dropped off the project. Getting feedback to make an effective change is almost impossible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    6 years a resident

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    Former Employee - Resident in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Resident in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    The environment encourages innovation and research. People are genuinely interested in making the world a better place and take advantage of the amazing resources that exist. The training is complete and of the highest level.

    Cons

    The main issue, depending on your career stage, would be the extremely high cost of living. It is very hard to purchase a home in this area. Rent is quite high and general services are very expensive so a resident's salary does not provide much financial flexibility.

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

    Stressful at times, but worth it because of higher than average pay.

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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Pay. Very good because I don't have a degree yet.
    -Benefits.
    -Lots of career opportunities. Able to expand to any venue I would like to transfer to in the future.
    -Higher than average wages compared to similar jobs.
    -Easy work for the pay.
    -Schedule is posted for 3-4 weeks in advance.
    -Different positions to work on every day.

    Cons

    -Expected to finish tasks in a small time window.
    -Pay for Parking. Have to pay for monthly parking permits.
    -6 Week rotation for weekends off.
    -Poor Management
    -Some lazy Co-Workers
    -Old system for requesting time-off / vacations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Have more extra people work to complete tasks in a timely manner.
    -Micromanaging needs to stop.
    -Listen to your co-workers and offer good feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work !

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    Current Employee - Unit Support Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Unit Support Assistant in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Stanford and Stanford's Children's hospital are both great places to work. After working in a county facility for many years it was quite a treat to work there. Your opinions and input are always requested no matter your job title. The campus is really beautiful and the weather amazing.

    Cons

    Stanford is a very intense place to work as they strive for excellence in every area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep seeking opinions from your staff to see what is really happening within your units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford Health Care

    Pros

    A lot of different projects to work on to develop your skills. Compensation seemed pretty good.

    Cons

    The marketing department is a mess. Very little organization. Plus so many people hate it here that the turnover rate is extremely high--only adding to the confusion. My boss was literally the craziest person I have ever worked with and she was incredibly mean.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Information technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    If you like unregulated air and working in a cramped office, you will like Stanfords IT department

    Cons

    But stay away if you want to be content in your career. You will be micromanaged by multiple supervisors, each of which has their own agenda for you. If you complain you will be shunned and treated unfairly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When the Employment Engagement Survey shows negative results, don't make excuses for it. Face it and fix yourselves. You cant have superb employees and productivity if you are mean and threatening

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Tertiary hospital with specialized care for very sick patients. Not great for routine medical needs.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive on the lower end with other Bay Area hospitals. Health insurance is free to inexpensive if you sign up for the "approved" plan. Dental insurance is free. Amount of PTO is competitive. Currently new hospital is under construction but prior to that, was a very nice campus. Definitely feels like you are making a difference by working here.

    Cons

    Very obtrusive management. HR is virtually non-existent (websites galore is all you get) and ALWAYS sides with management. Campus is torn up pretty bad right now due the the new hospital construction. Hidden pay scale not shared with employees. Reviews done via HR website - no one-on-one with supervisor. Department "huddles" are mandatory and scrutinized by managers. Very little friendly interaction with management. Lots of propaganda. Feels like the website is a commercial. CEO's picture is everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to get out of the way of the people working at your institution so that they can do their jobs. Stop spending money on innane programs and provide ammenities so your employees are comfortable while they are working their tushies off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    very good benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    sense of purpose, interesting work, exciting time because of new hospital being built

    Cons

    very heriarchial, not good management, not effective management training, no mentoring

    Approves of CEO

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