The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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The Palo Alto Medical Foundation CEO Richard Slavin
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Pros
  • It's a great place to work within the healthcare field (in 5 reviews)

  • Good Pay and Benefit, workload is reasonable (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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  1. I loved this job!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative/Surgery Scheduler/Department Coordinator in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative/Surgery Scheduler/Department Coordinator in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I learned most of my skills when I was hired as a Patient Services Representative in 1999. I was exposed to endless opportunities and I was able to advance my position in a small amount of time. I met friends that I will have for life.

    Cons

    It can get stressful from time to time.


  2. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful people work at PAMF. Enjoy coming to work every day.

    Cons

    Promotional and career opportunities could be more clear.


  3. Patient Service Rep

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    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative, Operator in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative, Operator in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    no cons this is one of the best companies out there

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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  5. Clinical Research Coordinator II

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back environment Nice staff Nice location

    Cons

    Low wages compared to similar positions within the area

    Advice to Management

    Take complaints more seriously. Handle uncomfortable situations for employees.


  6. Accounting Supervisor II

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    Former Employee - Accounting Supervisor II in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Supervisor II in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Getting too big. Losing touch with staff.

    Advice to Management

    Get the small company feel back.


  7. Medical Assistant, II (Certified)

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    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great locations and flexibility with schedule - depending on needs

    Cons

    Varies by department and environment


  8. Just a number like every other large corporation

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits, the patients, the pay, the hours

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen. Training is horrible. The departments are cliques.

    Advice to Management

    As so many have already said LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES!!! DON'T ASSUME BECAUSE IT COMES FROM ANOTHER PERSON IN MANAGEMENT THAT ITS WAY IT IS.. GET OFF YOUR OFFICE CHAIRS AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE FRONT LINE YOURSELVES.


  9. Patient Services Representative

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    Former Employee - Patient Services Representative in Burlingame, CA
    Former Employee - Patient Services Representative in Burlingame, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    They have a great medical benefits package

    Cons

    The management needs better training as to how to deal with employees


  10. Pretty solid company to work for

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    Former Employee - Clerical Specialist
    Former Employee - Clerical Specialist
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of creative freedom and good work-life balance

    Cons

    Somewhat lax working environment and experience w/ a few disgruntled employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    Bureaucracy at its Finest

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, very flexible work environment, able to work on meaningful work while being fairly new in the workplace

    Cons

    Huge healthcare system, so doing anything that's remotely innovative moves at a glacial pace, management was completely incompetent (at best) & was more interested in saving face to CEO than actually getting anything done

    Advice to Management

    Check your leaders. Just because they look good on paper does not know that they know how to effectively lead your teams. This place needs to be shook up and dust some of the cobwebs off people that are incredibly comfortable with mediocrity.



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