Stanford Health Care Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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  1. Great place to learn about healthcare, politics and C-ICARE

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Coordinator in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Database Coordinator in Stanford, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Prestigious hospital with years of knowledge and experience from which one can learn. Great benefits and decent salary. Several great locations for lunch on and nearby off campus.

    Cons

    Politics, lots and lots of politics.


  2. Business Operations Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive work environment and like minded individuals

    Cons

    Over reaching leadership concepts with little to no room of creativity or innovation. Meetings about meetings and extremely political environment.

    Advice to Management

    Lean six sigma: reduce wasted time in pointless meetings and put theory into action.


  3. Helpful (2)

    RN New Grad Residency Program - Not as advertised.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RN New Grad Residency Program in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - RN New Grad Residency Program in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, excellent pay, awesome reputation.

    Cons

    The RN New Grad Residency Program has its good and bad. I was expecting a pace that was more conducive to learning. The program promises world class preceptors, individualized learning plans, and a supportive learning environment. This was not my experience. It really depends on which department and which preceptor you get. There doesn't seem to be any organization once you get to the department level. In my first 9 shifts, I had 3 different preceptors and 4 different managers (all with conflicting expectations). For me, it was not a good fit. That said, if you can get in and survive, you will have an amazing career ahead of you.

    Advice to Management

    Everything falls apart after the interview process, which is incredibly impressive. It should be decided which manager is responsible for overseeing the preceptor and resident. In my department, it was a free-for-all, with grossly conflicting expectations from 4 different managers, none of whom were involved on a consistent enough basis to provide insightful guidance. I think it would be an improvement if preceptors were matched, not assigned, to residents. Most other new grad programs offer 12 weeks with a preceptor, so it was a surprise to me that Stanford only gives their residents 8 weeks. The emphasis should be on quality nursing care, not how many patients the new resident can take in how little time.


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  5. Wonderful employer! Great benefits package! Love the culture!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work! Love my co-workers, the management, and the culture!

    Cons

    My commute is long. This is not Stanford's fault.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (1)

    IT Department Employee engagement survey is a joke

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Palo Alto, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Good for people who want to be micromanaged. There is no positive about IT department.

    Cons

    Create unnecessary layers so that higher management can hide behind leads and managers. Incompetent directors.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to employee engagement survey particularly for directors and act accordingly.


  7. they were very welcoming

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Histologist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Histologist in Palo Alto, CA

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

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

    Pros

    THe employees and other staff members were very professional and knowledgeable

    Cons

    there cases of work Were very challenging if you like that kind of environment


  8. Helpful (3)

    The Best Hospital in the Bay Area

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

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The want to be the best in the nation and realize that they need to spend money (which they have) to get there.

    Cons

    Not top of the line pay.

    Advice to Management

    The nursing administration needs to be cleaned up at the upper levels. The wrong choice of nurse leaders are at the top but the midlevel administrators are great.


  9. So far great !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, IT in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, IT in Palo Alto, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Lots to do.... managers are great and leave you to get the work done, yet are supportive.

    Cons

    Could do with less PM and more workers !

    Advice to Management

    Carry on.....


  10. Brilliant minds, challenged IT leadership

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

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care

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

    Pros

    Brilliant physicians, caring nursing staff.

    Cons

    Administration not quite aware of what they should expect from their information technology organization, and as a result are satisfied with too little, and don't allow IT to blossom as it does in other organizations (like Cedars-Sinai)

    Advice to Management

    Start looking at state of the art practices for IT in hospitals. Bring benefits, technology and management style in alignment with the local 'start-up' scene in order to attract more current talent.


  11. Many extremely bright people who genuinely care

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    Bureaucracy



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