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"Interviewers Beware"

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Current Employee - Analyst II in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Analyst II in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Stanford Children's Health full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

I am sure they are treating people very well, on average.!

Cons

HR just informed us that LPCH can terminate new employees as stated in trial period verbiage without due process - new employees are not eligible for any verbal or written notice. There is enough air cover in the LPCH HR policy that a manager can fire you at will during trial period whether there is any performance issue or not. Also employees in trial period are not eligible for any FMLA related absences. They may not provide information about trial period during the offer. It will left to you to actively ask for it, read it and understand it. Use this as a warning and do your own due diligence.

Other Employee Reviews for Stanford Children's Health

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Tightly Run Ship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stanford Children's Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This hospital runs like a bussiness, not your typical inefficient hosptial. Perfection is their goal.

    Cons

    Union, union, union: There is no incentive to working really hard, if there is no reward. Everyone is treated equally regardless of talent. The union prevents movement of registered nurses without masters degress into advaced practice roles. Some may agrue that that is beneficial to the hospital, but it leaves no room for rewarding thoose who work the hardest.

    More importantly, the nurses who have been in the hospital for a few years have it made. The union allows seniority nurses to chose their shifts and vacations. This means that half of the nurses are getting exactly what they want and the newer nurses are not getting any compromise. This applies to scheduling, requested days-off, what shift they can work, etc. Take for example that there is no flexability when it come to swithcing someome off of night shift, even if their is medical reasoning.

    Advice to Management

    While you are suceeding in your mission to create a nationally regocnized pediatric hospital, there needs to be a more personal approach to the markting that you do. If feels like you are advertising disney land.
    More needs to be done in order to make the union a functional organization for all nurses, not just those who have seniority.


  2. "LPCH offers great care to their patients."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Stanford Children's Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at LPCH allows you to interact with a diverse group of patients/parents. It is amazing to see children being so optimistic even if they have serious illnesses. The nursing staff is great and give excellent care.

    Cons

    There is lack of support from Executive Leadership to middle management and this causes a lot of distrust and animosity throughout the departments.

    Advice to Management

    It is better to support your management team to get positive results.

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