The Palo Alto Medical Foundation

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The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
55 Reviews
3.5
55 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's a great place to work within the healthcare field (in 5 reviews)

  • tuition reimbursement, great doctors, great co workers (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • We can't work as a team when there is a lack of communication (in 2 reviews)

  • good work-life balance, personal growth is not much (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company, good benefits, good coworkers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Coordinator in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Department Coordinator in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, so many benefits.

    Cons

    Some people are a tad bit snappy, nose up their butts, but it's easy to brush off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Pros

    Good health benefits friendly people

    Cons

    Management does not promote from within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Unfairness

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Pros

    Most of the staff were excellent and supportive and the patients were terrific.

    Cons

    Worked through unfair conditions. Unequal partnership was widely exploited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To try and overlook minor aspects versus valued employees.

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  5.  

    Slow moving giant

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

    I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits. Retirement takes three years to be vested. Pay is ok.

    Cons

    Slow. For such a big organization located in the heart of the silicon valley they are definitely lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    PAMF Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work with great support

    Cons

    Getting too large with too much corporate influence

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Salary

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

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Pros

    None. Making new friends. Experience.

    Cons

    Everything. Unprofessional. Underpaid. Overworked. Unfair

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Steered by Sutter Health

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dietitian
    Current Employee - Dietitian

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Encouraged and paid to attend continuing ed opportunities, maintain 2 profession society memberships. Felt supported by my colleagues, not at all competitive or catty.

    Cons

    Recent emphasis on productivity means jam packed schedules, no lunch break, and only 1 hour allotted for charting for salaried employees. Annual cost of living salary increase only.

    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Burlingame, CA

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits good pay great system set up

    Cons

    higher management, management needs better training. getting reimbursement for the cma test and favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lean sucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Vocational Nurse in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Licensed Vocational Nurse in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are all professional and generally easy to get along with. Most everyone will pitch in and help when they see you are needing it. Supervisors are approachable.

    Cons

    The supreme emphasis on patient/client satisfaction means that there are some individuals that can get very demanding, and they know how to to play the system; but you have no recourse really as everything is geared towards making them happy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great, love this place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent patient care, good to their employees.

    Cons

    Short staffing, becoming too "commercial"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with healthcare, and quit making so many business changes. "If it ain't broke..."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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