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Stanford Children's Health Reviews

Updated March 24, 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
  • Doctor's bully middle management, over step (in 3 reviews)

  • Supervisors would guilt trip workers to work OT or retaliate in other areas, no room for growth, and staff would get talked down to through email (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Senior manager"

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

    I have been working at Stanford Children's Health full-time

    Pros

    people first, doing great work for children

    Cons

    funds not endless so balance is needed. disconnection between school, hospitals


  2. "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.


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    "Finance areas"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Children's Health full-time

    Pros

    Compassion is throughout all levels and dept.

    Cons

    From staff level to the CFO admin asst to above, you can see evident favoritism and preference. Other behaviors witnessed: negative gossiping and passive aggressive behavior. Not healthy. High turnover. Hostile in a discreet manner. No perks. Unavailable senior team. Lots of last minute pressure, finger pointing, direction to complete/move it all with limited resources.

    Advice to Management

    PCARES is only on the surface to some people. You will be amazed at the stories people tell themselves to validate mistreatment and ill behaviors. Try hiring at a more professional and experienced level, thinking that could yield a more mature team.


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  5. "Doing great work for the community."

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

    I have been working at Stanford Children's Health full-time

    Pros

    Overall a great organization doing great work in pediatrics. Great benefits, pays well/competitively, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Fast pace, high turnover in certain departments, competing priorities.


  6. "New Grad Program"

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    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 :)


  7. "Great place with solid leaders"

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

    I have been working at Stanford Children's Health full-time

    Pros

    A lot of support, great opportunities and an enterprise that believes in their mission and leadership development

    Cons

    Difficult to afford to live where you work.

    Advice to Management

    Actively look and partake in being a mentor. It pays dividends and has help create the community we have.


  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Poor leadership from new CNO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stanford Children's Health full-time

    Pros

    Potential learning opportunities of high acuity patients

    Cons

    Management team of CVIC are bullies, nepotism continues to run the unit, current Adminstration not addressing issues and just wants a warm body to put into positions.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent leaders who model the way, demonstrate professional experience and grow their teams.


  10. "SCH-Clinc Asst II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Children's Health full-time

    Pros

    good group of people/peers

    Cons

    no room for growth in organization


  11. 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.



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