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Sanford Health Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Sanford Health President & CEO Kelby K. Krabbenhoft
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  1. "Dispatch Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Security Dispatcher in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Security Dispatcher in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gaining a vast amount of experience in hospital security and safety.

    Cons

    Demanding schedules and hours so be ready to be flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to your employees and their suggestions/complaints.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, decent pay, company likes to give back to the community

    Cons

    The cost of benefits are expensive.

  3. "The people at Sanford are amazing, at least in my department."

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    Current Employee - Dosimetrist in West Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Dosimetrist in West Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, flexible hours, and autonomy. The management is great and they have reimbursed me for a fair amount of work related expenses.

    Cons

    Low pay. Although, I have been told that they give steady raises each year. So far, that has been true.


  4. "Registered Nurse Surgical services Bemidji RN"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Bemidji, MN
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Bemidji, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice helpful employees throughout

    Cons

    Human Resources seems to be slow in contacting people and appear to only post to hire internally.


  5. "Same Day Surgery"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bismarck, ND
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bismarck, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanford Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    From what I have seen, some employees try very hard to make sure patients don't get lost in the system. Customer service is detailed and complete.

    Cons

    As a Nurse, I have never seen such disrespectful treatment of CNAs by nursing staff. It is like the nurses believe their assistants are butlers for them and not patient care technicians for the patients. They have lost their entire CNA staff three times because of a bullying problem that has yet to be addressed successfully. Some of the nurses run things on a fifth grade political system and if you have too much integrity to buy into it, you become a target as well, whether you are a nurse or a CNA. The nurses sit in clumps of six individuals and gossip about things unrelated to work for hours at a time while the CNAs run circles around them cleaning and caring for patients and yet a brief work-related collaborative discussion between CNAs is broken up and scattered like a slave revolt. It seriously impacts patient care, especially combined with the common dispersion of casual racism that is a frequent topic of discussion. The wages are so low that they do not pay enough for a single person to afford the cost of living in this region and the benefits require you to receive your care from the same staff you work with each day. No thank you! You think this crew will not betray HIPA laws to gossip about your medical history in the break room when you come in to have your appendix out? Think again.

    Advice to Management

    Support the hard working members of the team and discourage lazy behavior that distracts the nurses from working. This kind of bullying requires a firm hand and it needs to be clear from the top down that it is not supported behavior. When you catch someone in the act of belittling a team mate, discourage the behavior! (Mostly I have seen you making excuses for them.) If you do not, the leadership that emerges from such a team will be the nasty ones with no true leadership skills whatsoever. This is already occurring. Don't segregate the team so much into RNs and CNAs. You do this every day. Making the CNAs wash the nurses dishes, clean their rooms, and separate staff meeting into RN and CNAs meetings. Believe it or not, some teams share these duties and they work well together because of it. Each nurse should have to rotate in being a CNA for a day. This is actually not unusual. Plus it would be an educational benefit to a group of nurses that see CNA work as being below them. Since they cannot figure out how to treat their CNAs as team members, they will soon have no choice but to learn to do both jobs because no one wants to work with them anymore. Even some nurses have left because of this dynamic.


  6. "Patient Care Assistant PRN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I work with good coworkers

    Cons

    It is hard work that demands a lot.


  7. "Sanford Research (Sanford Health)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanford Health full-time

    Pros

    short commute, good leadership in CHOPR

    Cons

    employee medical benefits lacking for a healthcare system

    Advice to Management

    improve medical benefits and maternity leave pay and length of time off

  8. "All jobs, all job titles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, excellent job security.

    Cons

    Sometimes not a great starting wage but always room for advancement and further training.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain contact with people who work for you.


  9. "Therapy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love doing patient care with geriatric population.

    Cons

    Only about the dollars and not always about our patients. Staff satisfaction is weak

    Advice to Management

    Bigger is not always better. Take better care of your staff


  10. "Not a terrible company, but bad group of coworkers"

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    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Fargo, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanford Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly set schedule, close location to home, good benefits, non hostile work environment, kind management

    Cons

    Low pay, unaffiliated departments dictating how you work, lack of support from management, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees rather than please other departments.


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