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The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Reviews

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The Palo Alto Medical Foundation CEO Richard Slavin
Richard Slavin
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  1. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Buyer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment to work, Wonderful Colleagues

    Cons

    None, none, none, none, none

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  2. Peek into the Healthcare Industry

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    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Interacting with medical staff and wonderful patients

    Cons

    STRICT with time cards - even if you are 1-5 minutes off, there are consequences.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the management seems to be spread too thin with too large of a scope to cover to be successful.

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    Manager

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    Former Employee - Clinical Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation for more than 9 years

    Pros

    They overpay you for what you do!

    Cons

    Too many people that think they are more important than they are. We wonder why are healthcare is so expensive. They waste so much money it is disgusting. Too many layers of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying such outlandish salaries and maybe you can reduce what you charge patients.

  4. Medical Assistant

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    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant 
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    staff is great, management is great, lots of opportunity to learn and grow. Everyone was very supportive while I was working and going to school. Now I am an RN!

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of.

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    Patient Service Representative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Coworkers/Bosses, High Pay for what one is asked to do

    Cons

    Unable to move up in company. Too many "Hiring Freezes", so unable to get adequate staffing.

  6. Exercise Physiologist

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      Current Employee - Exercise Physiologist in Mountain View, CA

      I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      patient oriented, patient focused, ability to grow

      Cons

      Vacation and holiday time are one and the same

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      PSR Experience and Review

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      Former Employee - Patient Services Representative 

      I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      PSR work is good pay for very repetitive and menial office work especially in comparison to other companies. There's per diem, PT, and FT shifts to fit different schedules. Great, flexible schedule for college students!

      Cons

      - No challenges in PSR work. Perfect for those looking for repetitive work for cash, but not for those looking for growth. - PAMF will give you minimal raises in comparison to other Sutter regions. - Limited mobility for PSRs despite performance and merits. Extremely hard to move upwards as a PSR unless you have a vocational degree or know someone personally in upper management. - Can get cliquey. - Get ready to hear...

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      Advice to Management

      Reward based on performance and merits. Invest in employees who want to advance or they'll go somewhere else.

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      Patient Service Representative

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      Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Palo Alto, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Nothing good I can say, honestly.

      Cons

      PTO, vacation, sick time, and holiday pay all combined. Health Insurance: EPO and PPO you still have to stay within Sutter Health physicians. Pay definitely could be better. Whether you're a physician, nurse, MA, technician, or PSR (it really doesn't matter what position you hold) you're are constantly talked down to or belittled. I'm not saying all colleagues are this way but 75% out of 100% are. Managers and supervisors...

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    • Patient Service Rep.

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation part-time

        Pros

        Great benefits , great pay

        Cons

        hard to grow with company

      • Quality

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation full-time

          Pros

          Staff are motivated to help patients.

          Cons

          Need to use PTo for federal holidays

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