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Stanford Health Care Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work/life balance, high salaries (in 28 reviews)

  • A positive environment, a great physical plant, excellent pay and benefits (in 13 reviews)

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

  • Work life balance is difficult to achieve (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stanford: The Best, The Brightest, Excellence at every level! All this from a former employee"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Nurse Manager in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Nurse Manager in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stanford is an exciting, diverse, cutting edge organization. They truly embrace growth, excellence, educational opportunities. Staff are valued and any opportunity a staff member wants to work for, they will find senior management will help them get there...it is by far the best job I have ever had, the finest place to work with the best people, at all levels within the organization. The dept of Psychiatry rocks.

    Cons

    Of course, there are challenges, however, in looking back on it...no, I really can't think of a downside

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! I loved Stanford and if my family were closer, I would be there in a heartbeat.


  2. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    this place has the following characteristics:
    flexibility
    challenging
    creative
    relaxed atmosphere
    collaborative
    safe
    I really enjoyed my time here thus far.

    Cons

    none that I can think of. The pay isn't the greatest - but this is a student position - so considering that it's really great.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you join a lab with plenty of funding, lots of staff, and a collaborative supportive atmosphere - this will make your time fly by.

  3. "Excellent Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are many perks and benefits that comes with the job, such as funding for further education.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are excessive reviews on how to improve on the job but other than that it's pretty good.

    Advice to Management

    More encouragement would be nice


  4. "Best job ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanford Health Care full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Successful market leading Medical Center with state of the art care

    Cons

    There are no CONS to working at Stanford

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a beautiful campus with many, many highly motivated and intelligent people to work with. Opportunities to meet and interact with so many great colleagues.

    Cons

    It's a very intense place if you're a postdoc. Numerous postdocs I know suffer from stress and subsequent health issues. This isn't a place to work if you'd like to come in 9-5


  6. "Lab manager"

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    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    plenty of resources, good opportunity to know colleagues

    Cons

    less salary and working opportunities are limited to government funding like NIH

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Memorable experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work, collaborate with all the excellent people

    Cons

    Hope the constructions will finish soon

  8. "The absolute best place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Patient Care Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teaching hospital, great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    There are really no negatives to working at Stanford.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  9. "Excellent A great learning experiance One of the best places to work"

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

    Pros

    The care that is provided to our patients, And the loyalty from the staff is great

    Cons

    At times the hospital can be a bit too big

    Advice to Management

    Give thanks on a daily basis to thier staff


  10. "Very challenging and rewarding hospital to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive leadership with wonderful diverse atmosphere of extremely intelligent people - some of the smartest people in the world work at Stanford Hospital. Great salary and benefits!

    Cons

    Cost of living is the worst! Additionally, depending on what office you work out of, traffic is a nightmare given the booming economy of the area (Google, HP, Facebook, Apple, etc.) and the fact that Stanford is building a new hospital to replace the original.

    Advice to Management

    The HR department lacks any leadership and is rudderless. The HR staff are terrific and do the best with what they have but since about 2012 all benefits are outsourced, which means no one can help you and due to the complexity of the benefits the vendors are useless.


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