Sutter Health Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry
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73 Ratings

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. 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

  2. Helpful (3)

    Mixed messages

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    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...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Clinical Rotation

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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

  6. 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.

  7. Helpful (2)

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Excellent staff and well training clinicians

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    Former Employee - ATE Support in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - ATE Support in Boston, MA

    I worked at Sutter Health

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

    Pros

    Great deal of potential for growth and upgrading

    Cons

    Choosing Ambulatory first may have caused some logistical problem for hospital procedure workflows

    Advice to Management

    Possibly need more physician advocates

  9. Not the place to be a free-thinking, definitely herded around

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, in-demand, weekends and holidays off

    Cons

    Micro - management, no accountability for management, lazy and careless HR department, lazy physicians.

  10. Great

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Collaborative environment with growth opporrtunities

    Cons

    Large organization that could be more nimble

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work

    Sutter Health Response

    Mar 20, 2015Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Thank you so much for your review. Sutter Health works really hard to assure our employees have opportunities to grow within the system.

  11. Monitor Tech

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Monitor Tech
    Current Employee - Monitor Tech

    I have been working at Sutter Health

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

    Pros

    Good PTO, wonderful health benefits, wonderful staff!

    Cons

    Paying for parking, construction zone, no cafeteria @ SG

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