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Stanford Health Care Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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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. Helpful (2)

    "Ambulatory Care Pharmacist"

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

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

    Pros

    flexibilty, excellent medical facility, up to date knowledge

    Cons

    competitive cut throat atmosphere that can be ruthless

    Stanford Health Care Response

    Feb 9, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your 10 years of service at Stanford and for your candid review and feedback, it helps us learn about specific areas we can improve. While I can't respond to your comments about the ... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "The heart of stanford is great but the upper management makes it difficult to do our jobs well."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in Stanford, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stanford is great because of the people working there. You can tell people take their jobs seriously and everyone respects each other's role in the system

    Cons

    Its not great in that they don't seem to value their employees very much. Also, I have felt the consequences budget cuts implemented by the new CEO. It seems like some units are scrambling to make everything work

    Stanford Health Care Response

    Feb 9, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for providing a review. Candid feedback from employees is vital. We’re committed to continuing your positive experience with Stanford and will pass on your advice to management. Please ... More


  3. "Admin"

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

    Pros

    Good company to work and learn

    Cons

    Nothing to comment. No cons.

    Stanford Health Care Response

    Feb 9, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Great to hear you’re enjoying your role with Stanford! - Rima, Talent Acquisition


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  5. "Growth Opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to grow and learn, easy to move around the orgnization

    Cons

    Large company, could get lost in the crowd


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sterile buildings with septic managers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free public transportation (CalTrain/VTA), good networking opportunities. Plenty of lateral movement opportunities. Entry level salaries higher than University admin jobs.

    Cons

    Talent Acquisition (recruiters) ruthlessly lowball salary. True COL increases only available via promotion or title change. Little/no career track for admin roles, unless you are male. Managers turnover so frequently they are not well trained on employment laws and violate them, protected only by the 'he said she said' rule. Cowboy culture in certain clinic settings.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management upheavals every five years destabilizes the rest of the organization and fosters a culture of fear. Employees at the lower end of the economic spectrum pay the most to work here (parking, few dining options, vacancy/shift coverage, loss of personal time spent commuting). The turnover of these non-exempt employees due to such satisfaction issues will result in sub-optimal patient care. Patients have many local options to choose from, as do dissatisfied and broke(n) employees.


  7. "Great Hospital"

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

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, and staff genuinely care for patients

    Cons

    High expectations from patients and staff/managers


  8. "Great benefits..not department"

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

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Awesome top notch benefits. Opportunities for overtime

    Cons

    Not so good leadership. Toxic departmental culture. Lacking in vision and focus. Poor training program and training expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul the training program. Re-evaluate leadership. Reboot the entire department from a "paramilitary" to a "Public Safety" focus.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Very political organization"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    - Doctors and nurses are great to work with and really passionate about their work
    - Pay is good
    - Hours are reasonable

    Cons

    This organization is highly political, and decisions are constantly being made based on how to gain favor with executives, rather than what is the right thing to do for the organization. It is soul-sucking to have to do work that you know isn't going to have an impact, but which you have been told to do anyway.

    Also, management is hypocritical when it comes to Lean management. They say they want a Lean organization, but then management themselves don't adhere to Lean principles. They spend more time in meetings with other executives than actually mentoring and coaching their staff.

    Finally, SHC recently had a layoff, which they handled really poorly. Staff members with years of dedicated service, whose roles had been eliminated, were walked out the door like criminals and not even given the opportunity to say goodbye to colleagues. This isn't the way to treat professionals with years of loyal service to the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees. Help your employees be successful. Don't spend all your time locked away in executive meetings.

    Practice what you preach. If you want a Lean organization, then be a Lean leader! Actions speak louder than words.

    Finally, treat your employees (including laid off employees) with respect. Otherwise, morale will suffer and employees left behind will wonder when their "walk of shame" is coming too.

    Stanford Health Care Response

    Feb 2, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your candor and for bringing your concerns to our attention. Our employees are crucial to our mission, and we couldn’t do it without them. Through careful consideration, our leaders ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Patient Account Representative L"

    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
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Good learning institution and pay good benefits.

    Cons

    Unprofessional management and insensitive attitudes towards employees.

    Advice to Management

    To be fair with all employees


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Less autonomy now with new leadrership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best money than almost every other hospital anywhere. Great resources, and first rate technology

    Cons

    No support for middle management. People become managers due to injury. They are left to drown and the front line suffers

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell us we have a budget crisis when you are building a multi million dollar complex right next door. Also, don't tell us we have incremental overtime issues when your salaries are three times as much as ours....



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