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Stanford Health Care Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work/life balance, high salaries (in 30 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Commute; due to the cost of living in the Bay Area (in 22 reviews)

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

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  1. "medical"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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

    The staff is very caring and kind.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about this company.


  2. "Patient Transport"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal team of people all around, everyone is extremely friendly. Great environment to work in.

    Cons

    If you make a mistake and aren't new the nurses will judge you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing cohesive team work.

  3. "lvn"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LVN Charge Nurse in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - LVN Charge Nurse in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer great benefits and retirement

    Cons

    lack of management and staffing

    Advice to Management

    better staffing


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Place to Retire"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Endless amounts of opportunities for advancement in different areas

    Cons

    Growth has been extremely fast paced recently and is impacting workloads.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring consultants and consider long standing employees for advancement first.


  5. "resident"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    great nurses, great facilities and environment

    Cons

    residents are not respected as temporary workers


  6. "project manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Flexibility of Hours

    Cons

    Transparency, Cost of living, Bureaucracy


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it seems"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Services Specialist
    Current Employee - Support Services Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Majority of employees are friendly.

    Cons

    Growth within the department is not encouraged. Would rather hire temps then excel current in house employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your family.

  8. "APP"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary. Good Reputation. Good Benefits. Center for Advanced Practice is great. Great colleagues. Great MDs. Nice campus. Free Caltrain passes.

    Cons

    Not utilized properly. Practicing far below my skill level, experience and education. Mgmt' hands are too tied to fix this. Too many layers of Mgmt who are out of touch with real needs.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Mgmt is too far removed from the front lines. Their decisions don't make any practical or financial sense.


  9. "clinical nurse"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very supportive management and resources

    Cons

    Very strict environment. Coworkers tend to be competitive with one another


  10. "Frustrating for nurses"

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

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

    Pros

    great team work, good manager. Can be a fantastic place to work.

    Cons

    Too many changes, not planned for. Pressure on nurses by budget cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. Staff has to be accountable so Leadership should be.


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