Sutter Health Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Excellent staff and well training clinicians

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  2. 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.

  3. Helpful (5)

    Tense and stressful work environment.

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

    I worked at Sutter Health

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and great employees and co-workers throughout the facility.

    Cons

    We plus you mantra doesn't apply to employees. A very politically correct atmosphere emanates from management. The Five Pillars and processes to improve them at the local level are forced on employees, and yet its not possible to hold management responsible for their actions. You can't tell the king "he's not wearing any clothes."

    Advice to Management

    To empower your employees, you must listen to them; if you want the truth, you have to suck it up and not retaliate or discount them when they tell you things you don't like. If you expect your staff to respect you, you must show them the same respect that you expect.

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  5. Great

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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.

  6. Monitor Tech

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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

  7. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst III
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst III

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits such as pension, health/dental, life insurance and kind of a crappy 401k compared to my last employer but still not bad. Personally had lots of opportunity to move up but that will depend you and how motivated you are.

    Cons

    Regions are doing things their own way BUT we are not moving towards a real One Sutter so I expect good changes to come.

    Advice to Management

    My management is Great, keep up the good work and keep leading this company in the right direction.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Good Health System

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Sutter Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    At the cutting edge of Case Management process. Competitive Salary. Up to date technology. Patient focused.

    Cons

    Frequent change of course. Inadequate staffing. Poor support of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Before you make sweeping changes to process, get important input from the employees that will need to execute the changes.

    Sutter Health Response

    Feb 19, 2015HR Project Coordinator

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback, and will share the advice provided.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Unruly business processes and high attrition due to dissatisfaction. (SCC)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Emeryville, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Pick up a broad skillset due to interdisciplinary job functions of the team.
    Ability to quickly be a company asset and stand out if you put effort towards this.
    Resourceful and supportive coworkers that can get things done and can be counted on to help with any problem.

    Cons

    Business processes are often unruly.
    Constant battle to get business travel reimbursement corrected due to misinterpretation of policies. When the whole department travels a significant amount, there is little excuse for this.

    Mid-level management lacks discipline in communicating to each other and to their employees.
    Lacks effective employee management causing visible work dissatisfaction for whole teams and erupting in extreme personality conflicts.
    History of relying on disincentives and punitive actions to manage employee motivation and actions.
    Authoritative management style.

    Low standard and sometimes unprofessional product quality is acceptable.
    Arbitrarily stacking more responsibilities on most effective employees to the point of overburdening them instead of training an available coworker to qualify for the role.

    Rampant employee favoritism.
    Corporate politics reduce effectiveness of working with other teams.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the company like it's your own business that you want to succeed. Don't treat the management role the same as being just another task-based employee.

    Stop the naive implementations of quality improvement that often backfire. Request one of the trained project managers in the company to help guide the team managers especially on major internal transitions or to find a hot problem area to work on.

    Train your teams. Whole teams moved into new roles, yet the supervisors stayed clueless on new software the team started using. Make it less difficult to acquire knowledge from existing teams that have similar functions. Harness existing knowledge of pitfalls and successful processes.

  10. Helpful (2)

    BAD

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Ok money. Good retirement and health.

    Cons

    Don't care about their people.

    Sutter Health Response

    Mar 20, 2015Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Hello - Thank you for your review. We're sad to hear you feel this way. We take reviews like this very seriously and would like more details about the problem you are experiencing. Please email ... More

  11. Helpful (2)

    Left due to lack of opportunities for advancement

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Sutter Health

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

    Pros

    People in IT are knowledgable and have the needed cooperative spirit. Fairly well-define processes for getting things done.

    Cons

    No upward mobility; Sutter has taken to the strategy of hiring contractors instead of promoting from within - seems they are not committed to the long-term growth of the employee base.

    Non-exempt IT staff often mis-categorized as such; Analysts often function as Project Managers, making independent decisions (accountable for them), and directing work activities of others without direct supervisory responsibility. Huge deficiency when it comes to the ultimate of time-sensitive patient care; non-exempts must clock out at 8 hours unless O/T approved, and then resume the next day, instead of finishing what can be finished.

    Advice to Management

    1 - listen to your employees, for they typically know more than you do
    2 - insist that those in decision making positions have actually worked in (or even visited) a hospital other than as a patient. Get to know hospital administration and IT strategies before making decisions which often have negative impacts.
    3 - learn that when your knowledgable talent leaves the company, you lose.

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