Stanford Hospital & Clinics
3.3 of 5 88 reviews
www.stanfordhospital.org Stanford, CA 5000+ Employees

Stanford Hospital & Clinics Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.3 88 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

Stanford Hospital & Clinics President & CEO Amir Dan Rubin

Amir Dan Rubin

(20 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good benefits and work like balance"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Great place to work, collaborate with all the excellent people"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Occasional hospital-wide pay freezes, and small cost-of-living increases, especially considering the high"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Poor management, no training, favoritism, retaliation, intimidation, no room for advancement, it's not what you know but who you know"
    in 3 reviews
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    3 people found this helpful  

    Lots of politics in most departments

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGood health benefits for some

    ConsLittle upward promotion possibility in almost all areas

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't pretend to hire within. Actually do it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

    Billing (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsHelping Pts,Good Pay, Good benefits, Good Coworkers.

    ConsSupervisors micromanage, every thing is about the RNs, Being told you can't have a day off because it interferes with business operations. Hire more workers, Stanford is to top heavy with supervisors, managers, asst. managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of supervisors that everyone goes to HR about.

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    Stanford Cancer Center great for Patients, Not for Staff

    Nurse Practitioner (Current Employee)
    Stanford, CA

    ProsPhysicians, medical assistants, mid-levels are usually supportive and collegial. Stanford provide great benefits.

    ConsThe Cancer Center administration does not allow any feedback from their employees. They created another layer of management called the DMG's who tend to manage through intimidation and threat. They have created an atmosphere of distrust and low morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave the employees have a say or safe way to communicate and send feedback without the fear of recourse.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management in some sectors

    Materials Management (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsOverall the skilled medical professionals with direct patient contact are overwhelmingly brilliant, generous with their time, and treat their employees with dignity and respect.

    ConsIn some of the sectors under the General Services division upper management have no regard for individuals outside of their inner-circle of favorites. Outsiders are regarded with no dignity and no matter what their education, work experience, or skill, they are never given an opportunity to advance in their career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet go of your personal preferences and do the right thing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    had some ups and downs, probably specifically related to my department going through changes

    Clinical Research Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Stanford, CA

    ProsPeople respect the name, they get great contracts from other large corporations so the business side of coordinating is exciting. Helping patients is great, they feel like this is their last but best option. The doctors and nurses are great with patients. The some of management can pretentious, it just depends who you work for. I did not feel like I could move up with my particular PI, but I had other mentors that were great teachers and friends.

    ConsMy PI was not clear with terms of hiring on contract which lead to mis-communication down the road. If you are hired on contract, you have 980 hours only to work, which is <1yr. This means they either have to hire you or end your contract after that time. You should communicate with your PI towards the end of the contract to be sure you know where you stand.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate better to employees on the contract hire/ causal employee policy. Let your other permanent employees know you are hiring temp employees ahead of time, so that they do not think that the temp employee are going after their job and try to throw them under the bus. Be good mentors and your patients, staff and community will thrive. The entire medical community needs a revolution to have less separation between the roles: Dr, nurses, researchers. It's like high school those kids sit over there and these over here. The separation is so old school and annoying, which makes me want to join start up culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    Prosvery supportive of higher education goals, opportunity to practice at the full scope of medical practice, great benefits, great team members.

    Consleadership needs to be more visible to staff in meaningful ways and listen to staff feedback about what really works on the units.

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunication with staff is something need to look at. Town hall meetings need to adress real issues rather than highlighting good things all the time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Limited

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Menlo Park, CA

    ProsSome great people, decent facilities

    ConsLimited opportunities for growth, no training to speak of

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    Stanford operates in a very bureaucratic manner not as many opportunities for innovation as one would expect.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsOne of the best reasons for working at Stanford is for the name recognition, making it relatively easy to transfer credentials to other locations.

    Conshigh cost of living, currently huge amount of construction involving and surrounding hospital making access more time consuming and difficult.

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    A positive experience, as I'm well-supported on the clinical side and doing cutting edge science.

    Clinical Instructor (Current Employee)
    Stanford, CA

    ProsA preeminent institution that is forward thinking, fast moving, exciting, and innovative on the science side--and very solid on the clinical side. I am proud to be a part of the Stanford medical and scientific community.

    ConsThe sometimes inefficient workings of an academic medical center can be frustrating for patients to deal with, and it can be awkward to explain this to patients. At Stanford, although patient care is highly valued and is generally at an extremely high level, the focus is on research. Routine medical problems are often more smoothly taken care of at non-academic centers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing an excellent job of keeping Stanford at the cutting edge of medicine and science/technology, but need to do more to *quickly* advance the careers of young scientists and physicians. Too many people languish in the instructor position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, Stanford hospital is a good place to work at.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsThe company has mission, passion and drive to assist patients. Nice compensation compared to other companies.

    ConsThis is not not on Stanford but my particular position has limited career advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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