Children's Hospital Colorado

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Children's Hospital Colorado Reviews

52 Reviews
3.3
52 Reviews
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Children's Hospital Colorado President, CEO, and Director James E. Shmerling
James E. Shmerling
16 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-Life balance is important to my director (in 3 reviews)

  • Providers are dedicated to helping kids (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance used to be good but it's getting worse as empty positions are not filled (in 5 reviews)

  • Very-biased organization on the non-clinical/finance side (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Poor Employee Support & Ancient Management Practices

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Non-Clinical Knowledge Worker in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Non-Clinical Knowledge Worker in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado

    Pros

    You can feel proud that you work to support the care of sick children. Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    Benefits are average. Management practices are old -- seem to come from the '60s or '70s. No private, quiet workspace for knowledge workers. Poor employee review system. Modern technology is used for administration, but not used well -- behind modern practices. Poor communication between management and employees, and between clinical and non-clinical staff. Lack of willingness to affect change. Very bureaucratic. Campus somewhat isolated. Lack of parking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication. Reduce bureaucracy, embrace managed change. Create modern environment conducive to productivity of modern knowledge worker. Increase respect given to non-clinical staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    The most frustrating and disappointing place I have ever worked.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Network Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Network Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Children's Hospital Colorado

    Pros

    If altruism and a sense of doing something good for your community is important to you in a career then The Children's Hospital is an excellent place to work. Additionally, the hospital does do a good job promoting a work life balance for all of it's employees.

    Cons

    Senior management does a poor job of understanding IT. Internal promotion is almost non-existent. Seniority is valued to highly; I worked with dozens of people who were unqualified to perform their jobs and had held the same position for ten or more years. The hiring practices in senior management are questionable at best. On more than one occasion an unqualified senior manager was replaced with a less qualified senior manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to take advice from your staff. The people who work day to day with your patients and support structure often have a much better idea of what they need to improve their work environment and the service to your patience than you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor MLT/MT training makes The Children's Hospital a poor place to start MLT/MT career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado

    Pros

    This is a good place to work for a Senior MLT/MT with prior laboratory expertise.

    Cons

    Don't adequately train laboratory personnel. This is not a place to start career off as a MLT/MT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adequately train your MLT's and MT's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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