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For some background, I graduated with my BS in psychology in 2022 and have worked as a Pre-K teacher for almost 5 years (2017-2021), a mental health technician for 1 year and now I’m a case manager. I told myself I’d obtain a Masters in clinical counseling & become an LPC , but I’m more interested in going to medical school (which was my initial plan anyway). Is it less reputable to do medical school online? I don’t think I’d be able to do much of anything in person with a full time job.
Hi, I'm currently at the end of my cna program and I'm supposed to be "orienting" on the floor. My interpretation of orientation from previous jobs is filling out necessary paperwork, and learning any other non physical stuff like who my supervisor is or my point of contact if I should need to communicate with them, where supplies are loc, etc. So far, I was never informed on how much I would be paid until I received my certification or even what I would be doing until then...cont'd in comments
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "Sentara offers great benefits to their employees and will pay 90% of insurance premiums if you are on the lowest tier of pay." (in 214 reviews)
- "For the most part my coworkers all great people and always willing to help out wherever and with whatever is needed." (in 57 reviews)
- "Lots of great people with a wealth of knowledge to cheer you on in you endeavor to succeed in this industry." (in 49 reviews)
- "The staff are great and awesome!" (in 30 reviews)
- "My manager is great; however, I feel that I should be making a little more." (in 24 reviews)
- "They are constantly understaffed and the pay is low." (in 88 reviews)
- "Poor management with disorganization." (in 83 reviews)
- "Long hours and short" (in 22 reviews)
- "My manager was great, but upper management only cared about what was going to benefit them even if they have to lie, deceive and cheat you." (in 17 reviews)
- "Senior leadership continues to decay over the years." (in 16 reviews)
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- Current Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Good community hospitalApr 6, 2023 - Registered Nurse in Woodbridge, VARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Pay of the check variety
Administration is very reactive not proactive
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Courier ServicesMay 17, 2023 - Dispatcher in Norfolk, VARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Sentara is a great place to work. Can't say much about the dark corner that is " Courier Services". Low morale, outdated procedure, no appreciation for drivers. Senior employees refuse to change yet run the show. Worst of all was the communication between employees. Grown people who refuse to communicate directly. Always back biting emails instead. On my first day I was warmly welcomed and quickly warned that I would be "iced out" by senior staff. Best part was working with the drivers. The sweetest and most hardworking folk ever. They deserve more recognition. Everyone else here just trying to float to retirement doing the least possible.
Work culture is the poorest I've experienced. Employees are bitter. Take turns changing the break room TV from CNN to Fox news just to be snarky. Other areas of Sentara are not the same. Just here. This is where dreams go to die.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
good bossesMay 9, 2023 - NCP/Tech in Woodbridge, VARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I had the most amazing clinical admin nurse bosses they were the best! So much learning as nursing student and working as NCp
the worst troll nurses night shifters they would take over 3 hour lunch breaks from1AM-3:30AM, and put all the pressure on NCPs Ashliegh, Karlee, and and Indian one the trio were extreme trolls making fun of ncps looking down at them and in the morning they would complain to day shift nurses that the ncps are no good of help that they don't do anything. but it's the ncps that run like dogs all night! the African American nurses were the best and the most humble nurses I have ever worked with, and a white girl that did lpn first then RN and bsn and was getting her masters and working there short term - she was the only reason I kept going to work and was praying to get my patients with her because she was nothing like those 3 nurses. I am forever grateful for nurses like her - treating ncps with respect and not trolling them. some nurses there will end up giving you anxiety and panic attacks with the amount of toxicity and trolling if you complain more than once they think you are the problem also because they don't wanna lose those nurses because ncps are always replaceable.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Great Opportunities to Learn & GrowMay 28, 2023 - Regional Director in Norfolk, VARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Sentara has opportunities for those seeking career growth. Colleagues are great, and hybrid/remote work is available.
Lack of transparency and trust of Operations Leaders. Does not learn from previous mistakes and continues to make costly decisions that have longstanding consequences. Still very siloed in communication/decisions making.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Overall the best company to work forMay 22, 2023 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Flexible schedule, great team environment, and leadership listens to their employees which is a major plus. Oh yeah the benefits are great compared to other employers!
I really don’t have anything negative to say about my employer-I love it here!
- Current Employee★★★★★
I wouldn't rather work anywhere elseMay 19, 2023 - Respiratory Therapist in Norfolk, VARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
We have an awesome team and work with wonderful nurses and doctors.
Sentara is willing to let experienced staff leave to pay large amount of money for travelers, and the quality of care and satisfaction of patients and staff are lower
- Former Employee★★★★★
Great Healthcare CompanyMay 8, 2023 - Experienced Senior Medical Technologist in Suffolk, VARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great pay. Nice management to work with/for
Stretched thin specialist who train you which leads to rush/inadequate training. Heavy work loads for senior techs and specialists sometimes are unrealistic.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
RNMay 19, 2023 - Registered NurseRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Flexible schedule, you can be full time, part time or pick up shifts
Understaffed, pt nurse ratio to much
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Floor DependantMay 25, 2023 - NCP in Norfolk, VARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Stressful environment that keeps you on your toes, and the ability to learn a little bit as you work.
Understaffed and overworked, leading to poor retention rates, admittedly could just be the nature of the floor.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Organization has list its way; IT group is brokenMay 2, 2023 - IT LeaderRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The company has a grand history, and tries to serve a meaningful healthcare purpose in the communities it supports.
Senior leadership continues to decay over the years. IT leadership is highly dysfunctional; they are all focused on resume building. Morale in IT group is abysmal; staff have no trust, respect or confidence in leaders. Communications are absent, inaccurate or misleading.Continue reading
Sentara Reviews FAQs
Sentara has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 1,449 reviews left anonymously by employees. 78% of employees would recommend working at Sentara to a friend and 74% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
78% of Sentara employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Sentara 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.
According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Sentara to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be management .