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"Eh, I've had better"

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Former Employee - Resident in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Resident in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Stanford Health Care full-time

Pros

-Good benefits: medical/dental/vision, use of gym, free Caltrain GoPass and VTA Ecopass, Marguerite shuttle, etc.
-Other residents are generally nice.
-Radiology dept is excellent, and happy to teach/show/discuss. Amazing since they area abused with so many unnecessary scans ordered.

Cons

-A lot of wasted resources (but that is the health care system, so you'll get that most places).
-ER is clinically poor.
-Defensive medicine galore. Wasted resources.
-Nursing is overpaid and Stanford cultivates a culture of empowerment for them. Many nice outwardly, but passive/aggressive, and will go way above your head if any issue. Must walk on eggshells around. Difficult to do 24-7-365. This is magnified 100x in the children's hospital.
-Negativity b/w specialties.
-Not enough food money. Uh, we work 80hrs a week and don't make any money since we're residents. Think you could spot us some food money? Most hospitals do.
-Pay too low compared to cost of living in Silicon Valley. Often scraping by.

Advice to Management

See above regarding nursing, food, and pay. As for the other cons, that is mostly the healthcare system, or things mgmt can't do anything about.

Other Employee Reviews for Stanford Health Care

  1. Helpful (11)

    "Dysfunctional and bureaucratic IT department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and work like balance. Pay is decent for a non-profit. Good work happening in other areas of the org. Just not in IT.

    Cons

    Many layers of middle management and many incompetent middle managers. Culture of 'passing the buck' with only the people at the bottom doing any real work.

    Advice to Management

    Implement skip level reviews or 360 degree reviews and ferret out ineffective managers. Hire more critical thinkers at all levels.


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    "Stanford Medical Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanford Health Care full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great place for camaraderie and a team-oriented atmosphere.

    Cons

    Occasional hospital-wide pay freezes, and small cost-of-living increases, especially considering the high cost of living in the area. Difficult to get the tuition reimbursement - hard to get course approved unless they need you to take the course,

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