The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Reviews | Glassdoor

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
161 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation CEO Richard Slavin
Richard Slavin
67 Ratings

161 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • great benefits including hefty paid-time off, which can accrue to some like 4-5 weeks per year; also helps with work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits, feel appreciated (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • In all honesty there are no cons I can think of from working here (in 5 reviews)

  • Probably not a PAMF only thing though (in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Specialties"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Everyone works together. People take pride in their work.

    Cons

    Need more raises to be competitive with other healthcare facilities

    Advice to Management

    the best interest of the employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Competitive salary for a new MA"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant II in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant II in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Starting pay is 23.97 if you are certified. Management is ethical and willing to work with your school schedule if you decide to continue your education. They will pay for classes you've passed with a C or higher up to $1000/year.

    Cons

    Impacted practices can make for long wait times which can mean unhappy patients. Probably not a PAMF only thing though.

  3. "Clinical Nurse Manager"

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

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Salary and fantastic free benefits for the whole family.

    Cons

    It's a typical hospital system.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not Recommended"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, PTO and co-workers

    Cons

    Pay is way below job market, raises are hard to come by, bonus will soon be a thing of the past, growth opportunities are minimal, they preach about the right people in the right role but that is far from the case.

    Advice to Management

    Executive leadership needs to develop an achievable plan with out wearing there Managers and staff down to burn out status. Employees feel unappreciated and are paid very little for your expectations.


  5. "It used to be more worker friendly"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Coding Auditor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Coding Auditor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is an active workplace where experience may be gained quickly
    Uses Epic to process claims
    Doctors do initial coding and coders process post Epic scrubber edits

    Cons

    You have to learn really fast
    Don't be too picky about getting it right or you'll never meet the productivity expectations
    Management uses "above the line" ideology so if you want all the blame on you, even if it is out of your control, you'll do just fine

    Advice to Management

    Use your thinkers and knowledge workers rather than abusing them. If you let them fix the problems instead of blasting through things with no regard for accuracy you only create more work. Also, treat your people like people not like children or pieces of machinery. And don't punish current employees for something previous employees did.


  6. "Sutter Health"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HCC Risk Adjustment Coding Supervisor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - HCC Risk Adjustment Coding Supervisor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Medical Services Providing Company

    Cons

    Not enough employee satisfaction for the long term

    Advice to Management

    Need to have a better balance of prioities to their employees


  7. "Coordinator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Doctors actually care about their patients.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other Healthcare Organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to hardworking staff, get involved with employee development.

  8. "Company review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good company to work for. work life balance

    Cons

    nothing is bad about this company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Physicians are friendly and treat you as an equal. Great atmosphere and culture

    Cons

    I didn't have any cons


  10. "Patient Service Representative"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great health benefits and Great management.

    Cons

    No con's at the moment.


Showing 161 of 164 reviews
Reset Filters