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Stanford Health Care Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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Stanford Health Care President and CEO David Entwistle
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Pros
  • great pay great benefits great people (in 26 reviews)

  • A positive environment, a great physical plant, excellent pay and benefits (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work in an area with an extremely high cost of living (in 21 reviews)

  • Work life balance is difficult to achieve (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Great place to work! Highly Recommend!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Senior management is very supportive and open to interesting new projects that will make your job more efficient
    Coworkers are passionate about healthcare and very patient centric
    The work itself is challenging and dynamic
    Professional working environment with a twist of fun
    Managers want to help you obtain your ultimate career goal and willing to support
    Company growth is tremendous with new clinics and brand new hospital
    Benefits are great
    Tons of resources available to each employee, which always employees to be productive

    Cons

    Get ready to work! Can be very fast paced
    Cost of living is high

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to be involved in the daily operations of each department
    Keep investing in your employees and promote from within

    Stanford Health Care Response

    Dec 14, 2016 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your experience! We’re glad that you enjoy being a part of our Talent Acquisition team. At Stanford, you’re encouraged to contribute like never before, bringing your best to ... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Informatics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Stanford Health Care (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    complex system with very rich learning environment, trail blazer in clinical research

    Cons

    not willing to take risks with new ideas in management; managers aren't innovators and strong leaders

    Advice to Management

    need to hire managers who are devoted to developing and retaining good employees


  3. "Overall great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge medical innovation and treatment

    Cons

    Overly managed care with arcane policies


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  5. "Not as good as the name would suggest"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good name recognition, attracts patients from all over the state (and country), good benefits

    Cons

    Extremely political. Many top level managers and directors have surprisingly poor qualifications and education. Pay is lopsided - many employees are significantly overpaid for the market, many are significantly underpaid. Focus seems to be more on the "business" as opposed to delivery of healthcare.

    Advice to Management

    Hire/promote based on merit. Distribute pay equally amongst workers (according to market value).


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A disappointment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant/Medical Assistant II in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant/Medical Assistant II in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great learning environment. The providers are friendly. The pay is good for the Bay Area. They pay for most of your transportation.

    Cons

    Management hires people that are immature and have little to no experience. Managers will promote employees that are unqualified for a position. There is a lot of favoritism and if you're not one of the favorites you are reprimanded for everyone's mistakes. If you bring concerts to management they will do nothing about it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with experience and that know how to be polite to patients and each other. Make sure friends/family/significant other don't work in the same departments. Hire managers that care about their employees well being and know how to approach there employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "So much potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated teams in many departments, focused on providing best patient care, beautiful area for active lifestyles

    Cons

    Dedication can lead to negative health on team, and cost to live close to work is ridiculous

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the front line team members and respond in a timely manner to avoid staff disappointment and burn out


  8. "Quality Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've learned a lot here and enjoyed the people.

    Cons

    Really sad to see people have to go because of past CEO decisions.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers
    good reputation
    Always trying to make improvements on workload
    A good place to learn for new grads

    Cons

    Big hospital, have to walk a lot.(buy good shoes)
    staffing is always short because of high workload
    most days can be stressful
    End of the day, you feel burned out.
    Parking is very far and not free for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Better staffing
    better pay.


  10. "Excellence in medicine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by extraordinary individuals at the top of their professions

    Cons

    Wholesale change in leadership leading to significant job security concerns amongst the staff.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Caring staff out of touch management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful team members. Patient experience is prioritized.

    Cons

    Nickle and dime penny wise pound foolish management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your best people and work on retention.



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