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Stanford Health Care Reviews

Updated June 19, 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 27 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Cost of living in the Bay is SUPER HIGH (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. "Insurance verification specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for .job is very easy but must pay attention to detail

    Cons

    No cons to this company


  2. "Fast paced, challenging environment with smart people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent co-workers, challenging work, and rewarding environement

    Cons

    The organization is still setting a direction and the changes can happen too quickly at times

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and we can be more effective at accomplishing the most value-added work first, rather than too many lesser quality projects at the same time

  3. "Clinical Nurse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for professional development

    Cons

    very big organization, benefits are not always clear, different websites for benefits makes it confusing


  4. "Overall, I would recommend working at SHC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work/life balance, high salaries

    Cons

    Very silo-ed, internal competition, on the business side of operations there does not appear to be much (or any) sense of teamwork or institutional camaraderie, wasteful (spending wise), too many consultants and not enough accountability, lack of transparency

    Advice to Management

    Hold you people accountable for results and for working together with other departments! More your consultants more closely!!

    Stanford Health Care Response

    Jun 22, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    It’s good to see your four-star recommendation and that you are appreciating the benefits, salary, and work/life balance Stanford Health Care is proud to offer our employees. Our organization is ... More


  5. "Stanford, really?"

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    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The name. Beautiful facility. Front line staff. Weather. Potential to be better! Remote work. Comp commute on cal train. Growing across the Bay Area.

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel like Stanford is actually trying to convince me to quit. All I can do I echo the previous posters comments: bad management. Not sure what it is, but there are just a ton of people who are filling management positions that should be there. I have worked in other companies before (which were much larger than Stanford Health Care) and never experience such a poor management style or org chart. New C-suite in town, but so far nothing to show for it. Politics are crazy and at every level of the org.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who have the skills. Stop giving jobs to unqualified people due to favoritism/nepotism. IT management could be so much better. Come on, Stanford.

    Stanford Health Care Response

    Jun 22, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    We are committed to maintaining our legacy of excellence and we know the only way to do so is to always strive for better. While it’s good to see, you’re taking advantage of some of our employee ... More


  6. "Large Corporation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Name /Legacy /Reputation
    Innovative
    Large Corporation Environment

    Cons

    Too many managers that don't have real experience from working from the ground up...
    Constant miscommunication
    No trust between colleagues


  7. "EVS Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Long days like any other job

  8. "Nice people, but poor org structure and accountability culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - genuinely nice people
    - good benefits
    - excellent work life balance

    Cons

    - often unclear who is responsible for what
    - management layer seems bloated

    Advice to Management

    Simplify org structure, define a clear strategy, hold people accountable, and take a hard look at how talent is identified and promoted


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Nursing Management Burn Out"

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    Current Employee - Nurse Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Nurse Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Great pay for managers. Looks good on resume. New executives coming in and a new chief nursing officer. The new CEO seems to appreciate nurses.

    Cons

    Not sure if the new CNO will be good or changes will trickle down. Many (not all) of middle nursing management shows blatant favoritism, gossips, political, and obstructive to change. Those individuals do not support their front line nurse managers. "Why didn't you get this done?" "I stayed over my 8 hour shift to be charge nurse and prevent staff overtime. Aren't you glad I'm saving the hospital money and working so hard?" "Yes but I'm disappointed and holding you accountable for this not being done."... Things like this are why many are burned out and feel underappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Instead throwing money at "self care", consider increasing manager office hours or streamlining their responsibilities. So many things are run on either old, slow programs, done manually, or with new tech but all the wrong upgrades. Changes need to come from the bottom up.

    Stanford Health Care Response

    Jun 2, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Simply put, thank you. Thank you for caring so much. Thank you for caring for both our patients and our nursing teams, and for taking the time to reach out to us here. Our nurses are more than the ... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Looking up!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Stanford Health Care has a great reputation in the industry. Great new leaders who are kind, approachable, and smart business people. I like the renewed vision of SHC. Focusing on the patient experience, quality, and fiscal responsibility feels like the right thing to do. Excited to see what comes next.

    Cons

    Complete turnover in executive team resulted in some confusion and chaos. Things are looking up.

    Advice to Management

    Love the collaboration with managers and directors in the organization. I feel you value our opinions.

    Stanford Health Care Response

    Jun 22, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to share your optimistic and honest perspective in this time of growth and change at our organization. With new leaders, comes fresh perspective and opportunity. And ... More


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