Sutter Health Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry
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Pros
  • Great benefits for the entire family (in 13 reviews)

  • Nice people to work with and you get the opportunity to meet many diverse patients (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Not impressed with upper management (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. Sutter VNA and Hospice is a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Palliative Care Liaison in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Palliative Care Liaison in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Sutter Health

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I work for Sutter VNA and Hospice, I like working there because this division of Sutter is small and very friendly. There is a lot of team spirit and team effort. The benefits started almost immediately. The auxiliary staff is exceptional in their support of the nurses.

    Cons

    So far? I have not found a down side. I was treated with respect during the interview process and was notified of the results of that interview within days of it. The only thing I am wondering about is the pay scale. I recently moved to the Sacramento area and am not sure what other companies are offering.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. I am a Happy Little Sutter Employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Sutter Health

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I have worked for Sutter since 2001 and am very happy here. It has a very strong feeling of family and loyalty among employees. I think that overall the company acts with integrity and a patients best interest in mind. The senior managment team are very respectful of their employees and try to effectively reward us. We have a decent amount of freedom when it comes to time off and breaks during the day. I feel that I get paid very well for the work that I do and I have transfered to several different work groups during my time with Sutter. They have a lot of opportiunity for growth and their tuition reimbursement plan in excellent. My location is very convienient to freeways and schools. I am very happy here.

    Cons

    Some of the policies are a bit excessive, and we only get 3 weeks off a year between sick and holiday time and it goes quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Reward with Cash Bonuses instead of T-Shirts, employees will appreciate that more.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Smart, caring people; forward-looking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Staff Member in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Professional Staff Member in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Sutter Health

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    From my experience, Sutter Health is moving to reinvent health care given challenges associated with reform and pressure to keep prices down. Great place for compassionate and creative people who like working together to improve patient care. Fully-funded pension, competitive pay and great opportunities to contribute.

    Cons

    Downside is same for any health care organization. It's going to be a bumpy ride for a few years as the industry copes with doing more for less money under reform. Jobs will change; some will disappear as technology improves care and efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to continue taking bold steps to reinvent health care delivery and continue to be open with employees about the need to reinvent ourselves.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Excellent, they really care about their employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deposit Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Deposit Representative in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Sutter Health

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They care about their employees

    Cons

    Not sure about all the different carreer possibilities within Sutter


  6. awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Sutter Health

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, family atmosphere and team oriented.

    Cons

    pay scale may be a little shy than competitors


  7. Helpful (1)

    A fantastic learning experience with on the job training and great people to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EHR Implentation Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - EHR Implentation Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with an excellent work environment and a very diverse staff. Compensation is towards the top tier and there is plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    Not many, sometimes you have to wear hats you don't necessarily want to but that is the case in most jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Would have loved the opportunity to perform the duties beyond my contract but the economy tightened the budget causing many layoffs to good people.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Ethical Company

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

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

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

    Pros

    As an accountant, we're taught in college to do what's right, because the public needs to be able to rely on our financial statements. Some companies will require you to be "flexible" with the business, which means various shades of gray and sometimes leading to scandals like Enron. What I like best about SH accounting is that management WANTS to you book the correct things. And we're continuously encouraged to voice opinions if we think someething is wrong. The team is lean, you work a lot, but the trade off is, the politicking is minimal.

    Cons

    Work can be unevenly distributed. This place is full of workhorses, including management, so if you're overwhelmed, it's important you're vocal about it. If you say something, they'll do something about it. But if you stay quiet, no one's going to come to your rescue.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend them look more closely at individuals and their contributions. Some people work less than 40 a week while others have to work 50 a week.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great benefits, they really care about employees and patients.

    Cons

    Corporate office is located in Sacramento.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more remote working options.


  10. Data centef operations manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Center Ops Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Data Center Ops Manager in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Sutter Health full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Top health csre organization in california

    Cons

    Is not a national organizatin


  11. Good stuff...really liked the experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with and good company and benefits. Within the department there were flexible schedule opportunities. Larger company offers a little more stability then some of the smaller companies, especially during difficult economic times.

    Cons

    The only major con was that the company was large enough that it was difficult when reductions had to be made company wide. When some cuts are required and letting people go from already tight departments creates difficult situation

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employee needs.



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