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Sentara Healthcare Reviews

Updated February 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "great place to work, great benefits" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and engaged leadership" (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • "Downside would be low pay for hard work" (in 19 reviews)

  • "It took a while for upper management to realize how busy we are throughout the year" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "rn"

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

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great place to work, great benefits

    Cons

    not really any significant problem areas


  2. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly staff safe environment and clean facility

    Cons

    Need more security and police presence patrolling parking and garage

    Advice to Management

    Hire more security

  3. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Employment Specialist in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Employment Specialist in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team, community feel. Room for growth

    Cons

    Most decisions made in Norfolk


  4. "Well Rounded Company"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Sentara Healthcare (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    low hourly rate for nurses, even with BSN.


  5. "Much time wasted getting nowhere"

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to home. The work is okay if you can take the many cons.

    Cons

    Not a good team environment. Not helpful and too much idle chat. Breaks are difficult to get as a result. Some days, lunch isn't possible. Treated like a number, not a person. Too many requirements and no admin time. Undue influences from below to above.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother? Mgmt won't listen. HR doesn't even follow it's own policies, as they hired the current mgr from within the same lab. They make and change rules only to suit themselves.


  6. "Incompetent management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suffolk, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suffolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sentara Healthcare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you as an individual care about doing what's best for the patient and company you can find available resources to get the job done asking as it doesn't end up crossing role with someone a lot less willing to do any real work.

    Cons

    Stsff in the business office is not held accountable for their job roles. It is easy to get away with not doing your work if you know how to deflect and manipulate management. Which is the majority of the front end. Patients are not contacted upfront cost or insurance issues. Management goes the easy route to deal with issues that can be seen and work on. The issue with management is that they pick a marked scapegoat while the real calling out to go hunting with a boyfriend, but instead she was supposed to be having surgery, and "fake child sicknesses" that end with the parents either being home while the child is just fine in school or out chasing her current boyfriend. Some how management doesn't see it although the reps are so sure of themselves and blatant in the disregard for the staff and facility... All they need to do is pull up have of their social media pages. You'd be greatly surprised to see your receptionist out for surgery with broken arm... But she's hunting. Big gun in "the broken hand" in all. No wrapped up fingers there.

    Advice to Management

    Hold your employees responsible and accountable for what the are supposed to do and what they aren't doing. If you're working AR and you don't know anything about follow up, you're in the wrong position. Do what's best for the facility as well as the patients. Get some competent people in the business office.


  7. "A poor choice"

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great area, and good coworkers

    Cons

    Poor wages, poor communication, faulty leadership, lots of 'red tape', no personalized help for employees, does not care about employees, keeps staff at a bare minimum and forces employees into longer shifts to cover gaps

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director SMG
    Current Employee - Director SMG

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and engaged leadership

    Cons

    the administrative process is a burden. Too much paperwork.


  9. "It’s ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Lenant
    Relaxed attire
    Quartly bonuses
    Pay

    Cons

    Lack of on the job training


  10. "Work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Awesome team work and flexibility

    Cons

    SNF work is the same anywhere, borderline unethical productivity standards like all SNFs