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Sanford Health Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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Sanford Health President & CEO Kelby K. Krabbenhoft
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  • Extremely low pay for the enormity of the position (in 15 reviews)

  • Sometimes the shifts are longer than expected, and the department I was hired for was often short staffed, or there were a lot of call ins (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Sanford was my first place of work after graduating from nursing school. I worked there for 5 years."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My 5 years with Sanford was a positive and educational experience. I enjoyed working with my colleagues and learned a great deal from them as well as other employees from different departments. The benefits were also a big plus.

    Cons

    One problem that I encountered was the parking availability for employees. If you could find a spot on campus it was very crowded and if not you had to drive to a farther location and take a shuttle which can be difficult to coordinate with your schedule.


  2. "Getting too big"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of better paying employers in town
    Co-workers were great

    Cons

    Too top heavy - too many management people and too few people actually working with patients
    Insurance is expensive compared to other employers in area
    Management makes excuses, never really tries to fix anything brought to their attention

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who work "boots to the ground" rather then desk "experts"


  3. "Worked as a doc for 9 years; great company"

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    Current Employee - Physician, Family Practice
    Current Employee - Physician, Family Practice
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They are a big organization and all your specialty help is there; nice working environment and I feel management is actually trying to listen and allow professional growth.

    Cons

    So large sometimes things move at a glacial pace, and sometimes hard to navigate the bureaucracy of it--the "who do I go to about this?" part of things.

    Advice to Management

    Commend your employees for work well done; recognition and a supportive environment go a long ways; you're pretty good already, though (at least in family medicine).


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  5. "Good for new grad nurses!"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Staff RN and charge nurses were very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Patient to RN ratio is unproportional. One of the nursing manager is inexperienced.


  6. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Mandan, ND
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Mandan, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers; I enjoy going to work.

    Cons

    Accountability can be hard to come by.


  7. "Eh."

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    Current Employee - Communications in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Communications in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Set and predictable scheduling
    Sanford Perks (Discounts at local businesses give to Sanford Employees)

    Cons

    Lots of political B.S. of a large corporation. Recently started mandatory training that are supposed to be customer service based, but are a ridiculous waste of time. It's current employees tooting their own horns of how they helped someone.

    Advice to Management

    Do a wage evaluation, the departmental pay is low.


  8. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Dietary Assistant in Aberdeen, SD
    Former Employee - Dietary Assistant in Aberdeen, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are so friendly to work with, and the pay is OK for the job that you are hired to do.

    Cons

    Sometimes the shifts are longer than expected, and the department I was hired for was often short staffed, or there were a lot of call ins.


  9. "RN inpatient"

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    Current Employee - RN Inpatient in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - RN Inpatient in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth. Easy to transfer throughout company.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Feels more like a business than a hospital.


  10. "About average"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers and enjoyed the flexibility of self scheduling. Always plenty of job openings in every department if you like to changes specialties and mix it up.

    Cons

    So many layers of management it takes months to accomplish the smallest of tasks. No real incentive to join committees or special projects. No incentive to learn new skills. Raises were given based off peer review and other factors not really specified. For the most part everyone in your job class gets the same percent raise regardless of performance.

    Advice to Management

    Be genuine and focus more on employee satisfaction and engagement. Happy employees show up for work, stay working in the same department, and make patients and families feel like they are well taken care of.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Management in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Management in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanford Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    patients are wonderful, physicians are some of the best doctors in town.

    Cons

    After several allegations of sexual harassment and bullying, Sanford Health's human resource failed to fire the individual because of his family's name in top levels at Sanford health.

    Advice to Management

    Fire unqualified executive team members, especially after reports of bullying and harassment, it's not fair. I didn't want to quit my job but I could not suffer because of ONE person's bullying and witnessing sexual harassment.



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