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Stanford Children's Health Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Christopher G. Dawes
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Pros
  • Great benefits, pays well/competitively, good work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Amazing cutting edge work being done there (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • It's a high turnover place lots of travelers and new grads (in 3 reviews)

  • Doctor's bully middle management, over step (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stanford Children's Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment with excellent benefits. Opportunities to continue my education.

    Cons

    The commute and cost of living in Northern California.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "New Grad Program"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse I in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse I in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Children's Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    super helpful program but your experience will depend on the unit you're on. there have been experiences on both side of the spectrum.

    Cons

    management of certain units is seriously lacking along with nurse retention. negativity permeates everywhere, it can be extremely frustrating when all you want is a good learning environment.

    Advice to Management

    focus on improving the working environment :)

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Stanford Children's Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The patients was very nice! The environment is safe and clean.

    Cons

    The Nurses where not nice ! Employees who enjoy making your life miserable. Nurses eat their young at Lucile Packard!I will never forget my experience working there! They smile in your face while stabbing you in the back! I will never forget that one nurse who was always harassing me ! She would run to the office behind my back and tell lies. It's not diverse less than 1% of African American working there. It's a high turnover place lots of travelers and new grads!Expensive parking for employees. Food is pricey so carry your lunch. If they don't like you for any reason they will do everything to get rid of you! Leadership don't listen! Assistant Nurse managers need more classes on leadership roles! I would rather work at UCSF children's!

    Advice to Management

    Never had to deal with them much! They would smile in your face and not truthful.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Could use better management"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanford Children's Health part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have a great patient population.

    Cons

    Hard working people did not get rewarded for their hard work in the department I was in. People would get promoted who did not deserve it and vice versa. Very demotivating.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to start, but a dead-end for the experienced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stanford Children's Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full of smart, talented people with a deep dedication to the mission of providing world-class care to patients and their families.

    Cons

    Implementation of growth initiatives by senior leadership has been marked by inconsistency, protectionism and foot-dragging. Great people are hired, promised key roles and responsibilities with new initiatives, only to have their potential contributions and insights ignored or sent to pasture by executive leadership.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to hire committed, super-smart people to work for you, recognize that there will be times when you need to get out of the way (or share the ball...) and let these people shine and help the organization reach it's full potential.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "ADMITTING"

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    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanford Children's Health (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, amazing hospital and clinical team.

    Cons

    Department lacks organized management, not proper training and to many upper managers who do not have training themselves

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time getting organized with in your department


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Inconsistent senior management"

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    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanford Children's Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The mission of the hospital is easy to support and be passionate about.

    Cons

    Some senior managers are inexperienced and fail to support their team.

    Advice to Management

    Tamp down the politics and give individual attention to each senior manager so that those requiring further, more specific training are better educated on contemporary people management skills. A general approach facilitates individual Sr. Directors falling through the cracks.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pediatric dermatology nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Children's Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and retirement benefits (for the most part) great staff. Whenever you need help (HR/payroll, CRONA, etc) everyone is more gab happy to help.

    Cons

    Heavy work load, management can be tricky (depending on the manager, they can be very strict and buy the book or they can have great communication and work with you on several different topics. I wish medical benefits were better.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Can't Walk the Talk"

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    Former Employee - Manager of Communications, Packard II 0 in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Manager of Communications, Packard II 0 in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanford Children's Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission. The location is beautiful. It was my only solace while working there. Nice amenities for employees. The Stanford affiliation carries with it a good reputation.

    Cons

    Wow, I've never experienced such an disorganized work environment. When I arrived I was told that my position was now completely different to what I interviewed for. I was also told In my interview and subsequent offer that I would have duel reporting between communications and Packers 2.0. As a communications professional it was important to have corporate communication's influence in my work to ensure messaging and branding were consistent. I was tasked with putting together a communications plan due within two weeks of my arrival but was not allowed to speak with people. I was housed in Marcom off campus. There was no on boarding. I found out that a brochure had been developed on the project I was working on weeks after my arrival. The environment was hostile.

    Advice to Management

    You have a program called PCARES, you should make sure Senior leadership embody the values described, otherwise it's just rhetoric.


  10. "New patient coordinator/ surgery scheduler"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Patient Coordinator in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - New Patient Coordinator in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Children's Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love working for stanford

    Cons

    I'm looking for a job with earlier hours or closer to home

    Advice to Management

    Hard worker


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