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Stanford Health Care Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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Stanford Health Care President and CEO David Entwistle
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  1. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great, positive, excellent, innovative, groundbreaking

    Cons

    none, nothing, nada, zilch, n/a

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  2. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse

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

    Pros

    Great supportive environment with incredible resources.

    Cons

    Very diligent in protocols and procedures. Units are almost always fulls so expect to be busy.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Social work clinician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, wage and co workers

    Cons

    Management aren’t supportive and only point out what is your mistake

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive and offer constructive criticism not just negative feedback


  4. "used to be a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great colleagues and opportunity to give great care

    Cons

    not impressed with new leadership - never see them unless self promotion on social media. Only focused on operations and metrics.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to people who have worked at the bedside at SHC. if nurses have a problem with an inexperienced manager there is nothing we can do. HR is useless.


  5. "Lab Unappreciated - Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Good work hours, good people

    Cons

    Poor management from the higher up, employee welfare is not a priority resulting in many experienced people leaving. Salary not as competitive. No room for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Work on showing appreciation to your employees. Do not let the good experienced employees get away when they can offer so much knowledge to the newly graduated employees.


  6. "Informatics (IT)"

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

    I worked at Stanford Health Care (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good PTO
    Employee Matching
    Stanford is a good "name" to work for

    Cons

    Poor talent management and budgeting skills. Politics trump building positive productive work culture. Some managers are effective but most were not. Nepotism is rampant especially amongst certain ethnicities.

    Advice to Management

    Worth a look to see who can actually do their jobs and grow your employees. Stop crapping on the people who actually do the work and playing politics.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nurse practitioner"

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    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong emphasis on research and applying best practices

    Cons

    Nurse practitioners and PAs are mainly treated like scribes. I only see patient sin clinic with an attending and do all the charting, during the visit with the patient I only take notes for the MD. Zero control over my schedule. No independence. Zero raises.

    Advice to Management

    Employ your department to treat Nurse practitioner as providers. We are not residents or fellows. There are almost no reason a joint NP and attending visit are needed.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "reactive, cost-cutting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Stanford Health Care full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hard-working, dedicated, highly educated staff
    People trying earnestly to do the right thing

    Cons

    Silos, silos, silos -- from c-level on down
    Incredible bureaucracy
    IT leader infighting
    Lack of diversity in uppermost ranks

    Advice to Management

    Pick 1-2 things to excel in. Not 25.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Stanford Health Care offers amazing resources for its employees. In particular, SHC has an amazing IT support system (the best I have experienced in a healthcare system). Also, the Lane Library offers plenty of resources that are valuable to hospital employees. SHC also offers nice perks for commuters who use public transportation. Exempt employees are also eligible for plenty of PTO per year.

    Cons

    You can expect to work many hours, depending on your team. Currently I am working in a high-intensity environment that expects staff to deliver project after project without pause. You may not always be recognized for delivering high-quality work. Very little effort to promote team building. Tendency for teams to retain employees who are skilled at their job, but difficult to work with. This can negatively affect morale.

    Advice to Management

    If an employee brings forward concerns, please actively listen to them and hear what they are saying. Be more in tune with the work that is being delegated to staff and be more attentive to possible burnout of the team. Focus on professional development of staff members with potential to grow, and do not promote special treatment or favoritism of employees who are senior in the organization.


  10. "Tissue bank coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Stanford Health Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interaction with patients, reviewing medical history, attending conferences, , discussions with medical community

    Cons

    Bench research.... would have enjoyed more clinical interaction


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