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Review averages

  • 105 employees say

    Excellent (57)
    54.285714285714%
    Good (37)
    35.238095238095%
    Satisfactory (9)
    8.5714285714286%
    Subpar (2)
    1.9047619047619%
    4.02
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Sanford Health

Reviews - What employees say

4.02 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Remove CEO's from the top and work the way down. Allow doctors to have more control over how the hospital is run- and allow them to work for the patients, not for their money.

What I like about the company

The ones who are in the same boat as you help to make the work environment palatable. Working here makes it apparent that this "non profit" organization's sole purpose is to make money off the back of patients and doctors. Positive experiences include being at work and knowing one day you'll find a new job.

What I dislike about the company

Fair wages and wage increases would keep solid employees within the organization. Sanford openly tells employees not to expect any more than a 1-2% pay raise while increasing the cost of health insurance through Sanford at a much higher rate. New hires are often hired at a pay higher than seasoned employees, which is unfair and highly disrespectful.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Sanford Health
  • City
    Fargo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get rid of the open office plan and move the disruptive department to its own area, far away from the rest of the office. If management would stop the behavior, instead of ignoring it and sometimes encouraging it, the workplace culture would improve.

What I like about the company

There is a lot of good benefits offered at Sanford Health. The company is so large that there can be miscommunication between divisions. If you are a good employee you can work here for decades. There are holiday and summer parties and discounts at local merchants.

What I dislike about the company

I work at a division that is growing rapidly and has an open office plam. The culture is sometimes toxic, with one department using profanity, conducting inappropriate work conversations and just making annoying vocalizations all day long.
This noise carries throughout most of the office, making it difficult for other departments to be productive.

Headphones are a must if you want to get any work done.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Sanford Health
  • City
    Sioux Falls
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Sanford Health needs to learn to not just "say" they care about patient safety, employee job satisfaction, employee retention. They are sending out emails from management all the time about how they really truly care about these things and how they are important. But, do I actually see this in my day-to-day work? Saying something and meaning it are two different things. Sanford Health is like your frugal cheapskate cousin that you never want to invite to dinner because you know you'll be stuck paying the bill. Sanford needs to learn that sometimes spending money and investing in employees can actually save money in the long run. If you spend the money you're unwilling to spend and provide safe staffing levels, you may actually save money in costly medical errors, lessened lengths of patient stay, reduced readmissions, and reduced turnover among staff... AND, you might just even see an improvement in your patient satisfaction scores (which I personally don't think should really matter that much - but sadly this is a big ticket item in financial reimbursement for hospitals). Also, ELIMINATE any "bonuses" paid to managers for coming in under-budget in their department. It is painfully obvious that some (if not all) managers are given bonuses for coming in under-budget because this is all many of them care about. When you can tell you (as a person) don't matter to your boss, when your boss wastes time arguing with you about paying you for what amounts to $4 of time on your paycheck - THERE IS A PROBLEM! Sanford, as an enterprise, makes you feel like a burden to them because having to pay you a salary is COSTING them money. They do not make you feel like the asset that you truly are.

What I like about the company

Before Sanford Health become focused on making everything the same "enterprise-wide," I felt the company was much better to work for. Now, everything is standardized like a giant machine. We don't have a local HR office anymore. We don't have any input on any decisions. All decisions are made top-down and everything is now based out of Sioux Falls to make things more "efficient for everyone" (read: cheaper for Sanford). If you like to feel like a small cog in large machine that's sole focus is making money or saving money, this is the place for you!

What I dislike about the company

Sanford Health has gone completely down the drain in the past few years. As an employee, you become acutely aware that you do not matter to this company. All that matters to this company is making money or saving money. They drill it into your head every day that you need to "watch the budget." Who cares if we sacrifice quality healthcare or patient satisfaction? We need to save money!! Buy the cheaper IV bags, buy the cheap IV start kits that fall apart repeatedly and needlessly expose patients to infection... because we need to save money!

And, while we're at it, I'm going to tell 3 or 4 of the nurses on this unit to go home today because we need to save on the "budget." So, you need to pick up their work load and lose your mind by the end of the day. Thanks, so glad you're willing to work harder and less safely to save Sanford money! Because, if we save on the budget, I (your manager) get a bigger bonus at the end of the year, yay! Though, we won't be giving you much of a raise, maybe $0.20/hr per year... because we don't believe in anything that would cost us money!! Like I said, we're all about money! That's all you'll hear about from your managers every day - MONEY MONEY MONEY!!!

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Sanford Health
  • City
    Fargo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 105 employees say

    Excellent (57)
    54.285714285714%
    Good (37)
    35.238095238095%
    Satisfactory (9)
    8.5714285714286%
    Subpar (2)
    1.9047619047619%
    4.02
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Sanford Health
4.02
105 reviews

Industry average (Hospital & Health Care)
3.36
120,132 reviews

kununu average
3.37
3,255,000 reviews