Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
101 Reviews
3.8
101 Reviews
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia President and CEO Steven M. Altschuler
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Pros
  • making a difference in child's life, help many children get better with research and treatments (in 5 reviews)

  • Nice location in Upenn campus not far away from downtown; very good work environment; people are very friendly (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • They have little to no concern for their employees (in 3 reviews)

  • You have to go through many safety training in different level (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Politics in the NICU

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    Former Employee - Registered RN in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Registered RN in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brand name and not much else

    Cons

    Strange attitude by on floor management, 'holier and smarter than though' comes through. Tired of seeing their nose hairs because they tilt their noses up so high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the NICU Management that they put their clothes on just like everyone else that works their

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible mistake, transferring to a new hospital ASAP

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Oncology Access Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Oncology Access Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay decently, prestigious job, feel like I'm making a difference

    Cons

    Coworkers are horrible and catty, administrators are horrible, little to no guidance on position, nobody takes blame or control for their problems, training was the blind leading the blind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees rather than telling them to "figure it out", just because somebody has been doing their job for 25 years does not mean they have been doing it correctly if effectively

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 9 people found this helpful  

    One of the best places to work??? Don't believe it for a minute!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    Phenomenal benefits with low employee copays. Competitive salaries. Convenient to public transportation. Stable company making consistently high profit. Worthy mission.

    Cons

    While CHOP looks like a good place to work on paper, the reality is an entirely different story. I'm consistently amazed at how they manage to keep the truth from getting out and maintain this "top-notch" image that they have, and so glad to have found a forum such as this to warn people. I cannot speak for EVERY department there as it is a huge institution; I can only tell you what my particular department was like. I am reaching to find a word that could even come close to describing the utter insanity, incompetence and abuse that went on with the higher level of management in my department. People were hired without the specific experience/background they needed in order to be effective in their leadership positions, but their abuse of power was rampant. Employees were randomly targeted and SEVERELY mistreated. Hard-working staff was treated degradingly and condescendingly; pummeled with workloads that were not humanly possible to complete; harrassed by non-stop emails and other communication; and never given praise or appreciation for outstanding efforts, or rewarded with well-earned raises. There was no place for home-work balance whatsoever; long hours were expected. There seems to be no recourse for any of this, either, as everything at CHOP is highly political, and Human Resources is completely ineffective and bureaucratic. I would not work there again if it were the last employer on earth, and the horrors that I encountered and endured will remain with me for years to come.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be involved! Find out what is REALLY going on in each department -- do not take the department executives' words without a thorough and fair investigation. Have some discernment in determining where the real trouble is coming from; then get rid of anyone who is not working to create and maintain a harmonious and supportive work environment, and appreciate and reward those who are going above and beyond.

    Doesn't Recommend
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