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Updated May 12, 2021

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3.7
73%
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81%
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Sentara Healthcare  CEO Howard P. Kern
Howard P. Kern
217 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and great place to gain experience you can’t get anywhere else(in 68 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, employee discounts with area businesses(in 57 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low Pay compared to for-profit companies(in 31 reviews)

  • "short staffed and little ability to fix that(in 28 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      PCS

      May 2, 2021 - RN Patient Care Supervisor in Norfolk, VA
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      Pros

      Great benefits package, SLH has a phenomenal work family support system.

      Cons

      High capacity, nurses week is not independent, its called hospital week.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Do your research

      May 10, 2021 - Human Resources 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Sentara has a wonderful culture, a plethora of resources and fast pace. The benefits offered are top notch. Sentara is big on patient care and the team members go above and beyond. I thought this would be where I retired.

      Cons

      There are currently many vacant HR positions due to voluntary terminations, this has caused additional stress for team members. If you are interviewing for a position probe to find out the reason behind the vacancies. When HR cannot keep team members there's a bigger problem. The HR culture is toxic because of senior HR leadership. The HR department lacks diversity among the senior leadership team. Employees have a hard time getting HR needs addressed due to the time it takes for outdated processes behind the scenes. I loved the company but I was unable to work in the fear based environment created at the top. The HR team does not align with Sentara's innovation, fast pace and customer focus. Massive changes need to be made, specifically at the senior leadership level, for HR to be a desirable place to work.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Solid company with some flaws

      May 3, 2021 - Medical Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They know how to grow and do so very quickly. The CFO is very sharp and has significant power in the organization. They have a very stable financial footing which allows them to avoid layoffs. The providers, nurses, and clinical staff care deeply about what they do.

      Cons

      Not physician friendly. Focus is on the profits and not quality. Quality is given lip service but unless it is a metric that impacts revenue it is not important. The CEO is uninspiring and lacks vision and has no public speaking abilities. The good physician leaders left after they saw how weak the CEO is as a leader.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not the worst but not the best either.

      May 4, 2021 - Associate Configuration Analyst in Virginia Beach, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people on the teams are what keep you coming to work everyday.

      Cons

      Management really sucks at times. They don't have very good training resources. You train for about a week before you are left to figure it out. You basically learn when QA reviews your work. T

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Mogul in healthcare

      May 12, 2021 - Registered Nurse in Suffolk, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Promotions, incentive pay, yearly bonuses

      Cons

      Hospital environment so no work life balance

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Decent company, each location varies

      Apr 28, 2021 - Registered Nurse in Norfolk, VA
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      Pros

      Ability to transfer to different specialties and move up, overtime benefits, yearly bonuses and raises,

      Cons

      Pay is low but average for the areas surrounding hospitals. Not enough staffing during covid so nurse to patient ratios were high, lots of burn out

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great management

      May 9, 2021 - Registered Nurse 
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      Pros

      Management will listen to concerns

      Cons

      Short-staffed, high turnover rate, difficult to move to other positions

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      PRN worker

      Apr 17, 2021 - Licensed Athletic Trainer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They supported me despite halting the work I normally help to fulfill in the local community market. My skillsets were applied in new ways, and it benefitted me and the health system's efforts as the pandemic began in 2020.

      Cons

      Relationship formation among interdisciplinary professions is difficult; however, that is partly related to the demands of my role in this region of the health system.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not the best

      Apr 24, 2021 - Registered Nurse 
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      Pros

      Large organizations and spend money on their technology. Their EMR system is easy to learn able you are able to complete your job efficiently and effectively. I worked with some caring and friendly nurses

      Cons

      In my opinion, our unit and the hospital as a whole had many internal issues. Those issues affected employees’ mental health. Nurses are short staffed, overworked, and on a lower pay scale than other hospitals. Many stayed because of the name and it’s one of the only large hospital system in the area. It monopolize the area.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Salary

      May 5, 2021 - Clinical Exercise Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to work with good co workers

      Cons

      The interview process is online

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