Sutter Health

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Sutter Health Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
143 Reviews
3.6
143 Reviews
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Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry
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55 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits and if you are with the right group can be a rewarding experience (in 10 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)

  • Decision-making can be agonizingly slow (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with lots of room to move

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sutter Health

    Pros

    Great company to work for, lots of opportunities to move around and gain experience. Management is friendly and wants to keep employees! And the pay/ benefits can't be beat.

    Cons

    It's a really complex system that doesn't make much sense, so getting things done in different regions (if you work in the System Office) is a headache!

  2.  

    Amazing company that promote team work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Liaison  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Liaison in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement and the promote career development. Doctors are easy to work with and they help you to succeed.

    Cons

    Sometimes they can try to micro manage and too much pressure can be given to management. Pay increases are set so there is no true reason to go above and beyond what is necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to your employees and increase pay by allowing managers to reward with better performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sutter Health

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, nice coworkers, some good training, tries to be patient centered, major employer

    Cons

    SMF is currently losing lots of senior management staff due to frustration of not being able to effectively make change. Also appears to be some budget woes. Lots of duplications across the systems, aging doctor's and some negative office staff members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ID top staff members and attempt to keep them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Administrator  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    decent pay, friendly people, clean

    Cons

    poor management, limited growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Think twice about Memorial Medical Center, Modesto

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist Tech  in  Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist Tech in Modesto, CA

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits for the entire family

    Cons

    Managers are too focused on the bottom line and not the patient's needs. Poor management has run many great workers out and to employers who value their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your human capitol and you might find success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Most Stressful Work Experience of My Career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Award winning best place to work, the hardest working group of employees ever encountered in 25 years of various organizational experience. Groom and Grow employees, Regional employees are experienced, great resources if you can reach them

    Cons

    Regional Management and Entity Administrative Management Team do not manage each other up, rather adversarial, toward each other, leaving the managers and employees in the middle of the feud. Total chaos of broken processes due to completely outdated policy and procedures, talk of culture of safety, yet punitive culture. Unethical treatment and lack of appreciation for hard working, dedicated employees in some departments.

    Some departments with high turnover for years. Executive regional management has little understanding of staffing requirements needed to complete volumes of work. Promote continuous growth & development, but would never be able to work in management and go to school since expect to employees to work at least 50 hr work week and then restrict use of earned vacation and overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees especially managers are not obligated to work over 40 hours. Less work on best workplace awards ect. and more focus on keeping current in regulatory and accreditation processes. Way too many meetings and not enough time to balance projects with day to day job responsibilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It is ok to work here before you step your foot up for medical school.

    Current Employee - Social Worker  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Sutter Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a good place to challenge your management skill...

    Cons

    low compensation compared to other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Sutter Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Promote employees within organization develops their employees

    Cons

    Can be forgotten in regards to pay structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monitor employees salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sutter Health part-time

    Pros

    Good salary at small hospital

    Cons

    No room for promotion or full time employees. They use a lot of per diem to avoid paying benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful place to work. World renowned Cardiologists make every day exciting and challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Excelent benefits - including discounts for goods and services

    Cons

    sometimes feels too big - because of size the annual employee picnic was cancelled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage staff - get to know who works for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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