The Palo Alto Medical Foundation

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The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
57 Reviews
3.5
57 Reviews
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The Palo Alto Medical Foundation CEO Richard Slavin
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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.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to grow and to go back to school if desired

    Cons

    Working per diem will have you face a lot of challenges especially with management. You may not get good reviews

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a place for growth

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

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

    Pros

    Once a great place under Camino Medical Group until the merger with Palo Alto and Santa Cruz.
    Good benefits package, great medical reputation, fair compensation, normal working hours, annual bonuses.

    Cons

    Management does not promote within, compensation is below industry standards, no COLA adjustment for employees that been working 5+ years. Constant micromanagement and overload of work, overworked by the on-going LEAN process. Difficulty getting vacation time off, no promotions offered by long termed employees. Favored employees get promoted regardless of their lack of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within, give your employees the opportunities they deserve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Management

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Slow moving giant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    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.

  7.  

    Good company, good benefits, good coworkers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11.  

    good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

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