Sutter Health Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry
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Pros
  • Great benefits and if you are with the right group can be a rewarding experience (in 13 reviews)

  • They still have a pretty good benefits package (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management shows no appreciation of staff, work load unbalanced (in 9 reviews)

  • SMF is currently losing lots of senior management staff due to frustration of not being able to effectively make change (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    CMS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sutter Health

    Pros

    Good benefits for their employees

    Cons

    High turnover of staff and management.

  2. Ultrasound

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sutter Health full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, great benefits and annual evaluation

    Cons

    Limited time off and average Pay

  3. Helpful (1)

    RN

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sutter Health

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

    Pros

    Human resources support and employee advice line as well as payroll information can be accessed with complex sign in process and respond within 24 hours.

    Cons

    The employment enrollment process does require a minimum of 3 monthes and the review process as well as physical exam takes many long hours. I waited 6 hours for the pre emplyment physical and the computer sign in process for documentation of new employees is akward and frustration with many computer clithes.

    Advice to Management

    Help new employees with the sign in process and improve computer sortware so that we can easily submit the application and required documentation.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Don't even waste the time....

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    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Some great doctors within the organization. Nice facilities and good hours for patients.

    Cons

    Micro-managing at an all time HIGH! Horrible managers that don't really listen to the employees and rather go off of their own agendas. Head management doesn't listen to employees issues and rather would prefer to sweep things under the rug. PTO sucks as well and pay is average. Raises are very minimal (cents)

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your employees and their issues within the company and stop being so money hungry.

  6. Helpful (6)

    Mixed messages

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Beautiful, clean facilities. Some very nice, competent, hardworking, caring staff. Great marketing.

    Cons

    Serious micro-management issues, heavy handed, some very poor managers. Appear to be suspicious of staff and project impression that they are not valued.

  7. One of the best places, Great place to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sutter Health

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Awesome management team
    Very positive feedback

    Cons

    There might be some repetitive tasks
    Healthcare is a regulated industry that requires some discretion when dealing with documents
    Constant training on how to deal with PHI

  8. Helpful (3)

    4 year employee - highly recommend.

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    Current Employee - California in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - California in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Sutter Health

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation plan (nuts to bolts). Competitive wages. Innovate and proactive in competetive market.

    Cons

    There are cons every where you go. Whiners, complainers, etc. You just have to avoid them and not get drawn into their negativity. MOST management I have encountered have a passion for what they do and do it well. Not the case for all, but definitely some. Seems like poor leaders aren't corrected... just ignored or moved around.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to front line staff. They know more than their leads often times...

  9. Helpful (1)

    Clinical Rotation

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Sutter Health

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

    Pros

    Friendly and welcoming staff with ample time for work/life balance

    Cons

    Short on staff and professional development

  10. Helpful (5)

    Great benefits and opportunities if you like punching time clocks.

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits: pension, 401k matching, low healthcare cost for family. Up to date technology and smart people to work with. Collaboration station for meetings is a great resource.

    Cons

    Work environment at Sutter Shared Services (S3) is too rigid. Most employees are non-exempt and requires punching a time clock! No more cubicles or privacy.

    Environment can be distracting to work in. Management's focus is all about meeting SLAs or metrics not about the employee growth or job satisfaction. Very limited PTO (sick, holiday, and pto combined.)

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and convert most of the positions to exempt. Put back the cubicles in the offices. Hire and promote employees in management positions based on their performance and abilities not on who they know or how long they've worked there.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Leadership doesn't know how to lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sutter Health

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

    Pros

    The only pro I can think of is the benefits.

    Cons

    Management and leadership fail to manage their departments. New re-org has created a horrible working environment at Shared Services. They want robots, not employee's.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that have actual leadership and management (of people) experience, not just processes.

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