The Palo Alto Medical Foundation

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The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
49 Reviews
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49 Reviews
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  1.  

    good place to work

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    • 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 an 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
  2.  

    Steered by Sutter Health

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    • 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
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Great, love this place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what I expected but it's ok I guess

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Comprehensive benefit package, great medical reputation, good compensation, flexible workplace, great work-life balance, ability to move around in different job functions, prize long-term employees

    Cons

    Very expensive medical benefits where we have to pay for half our premium (much more than all the other healthcare organizations I've worked for and even among its own affiliates!), poor management, poor communication throughout company, going through a re-org so things are changing from day-to-day and lack of communication exasperates the low-morale effects of the entire organization, not sure how leaders are chosen when they seem to know nothing and newer people who probably would be better managers at certain functions are surpassed by others who have just been here longer regardless of skill level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Two years at PAMF

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    values team work, after hours and weekend differential, great team/medical staff to work with (Urgent care) various schedules available for flexibility with school

    Cons

    difficult getting weekends/ vacation time off, mandatory working every weekend and holiday, no promotions offered to hard working candidates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    flexibility on weekend and after hour staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    PAMF

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Management in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Management in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable organization, job security, great benefits, relaxed office culture

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Positive, supportive culture, great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Dietitian and Diabetes Educator in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Dietitian and Diabetes Educator in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The clinic functions at state-of-the-art, leading edge of healthcare. My department encouraged me to function independently, and develop behavior modification techniques to gain rapport with my clients as I deemed appropriate. Department team spirit came naturally as each member was respected and everyone supported each other. Our manager understood each of us personally, supported us and encouraged us to expand and take on new focuses when ready to do so, to keep our professional experience fresh and well-rounded with new learning and growth to keep pace with the field.

    Cons

    I am aware that not every employee in other departments shared my positive image for the company. However I have no complaints or concerns as it was a great working environment for me throughout my decade of employment there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The top-notch quality of the clinic's culture came from top-down. Upper management created an environment where professionals were encouraged to shine and continue to find ways to function at their best. Great employee support, safety, and good open-door policies being willing to listen to suggestions and concerns. Department management provided great balance of supporting team members and maintaining focus of quality improvements, so that the team functioned smoothly, schedules worked efficiently, while maintaining a pace that supported ability to care for our clients appropriately.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Burlingame, CA

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Overall a good company to work with. I would recommend it to anybody with health care domain

    Cons

    no cons as such I feel. good work-life balance, personal growth is not much

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not much fun...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nurse in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Nurse in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Pay was just okay.

    Cons

    Crappy management and tiresome bureacracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forget the silly lean b.s.!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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