Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
99 Reviews
3.7
99 Reviews
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia President and CEO Steven M. Altschuler
Steven M. Altschuler
54 Ratings

Review Highlights

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 7 reviews)


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

  • They have little to no concern for their employees (in 2 reviews)

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27 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    A great and stable place to work at

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A good place to work at.

    Cons

    Things can move a little slow sometimes.

    Recommends
  2.  

    It was there for me when I needed it?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    Although I didn't have a job lined up for me after college graduation, my mentor there did remember me and invite me back to work for her. I enjoyed the tuition remission benefit.

    Cons

    I really didn't care to waste my time working, and so once I convinced my manager to let me work only (and to be paid for only) 25hrs/week, it was smoother, but it did take some convincing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    excellent and inspiring place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    team players making a difference. Lots of opportunities to grow your career within the organization. Strong interpersonal skills are a plus

    Cons

    exclusive and rigorous hiring process

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Research at CHOP is both innovative and collaborative

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    Current Employee - Research Technician II  in  Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Research Technician II in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working in research at CHOP is intellectually satisfying and awards you the opportunity to work with many amazing, reputable researchers both at CHOP and Penn. Work-life balance is great; as in many academic settings, hours can be flexible and productivity depends on the time you put in.

    Cons

    Compensation should be higher considering city living expenses and there is no direct path to promotions. As in many large institutions, if you need help that requires you to go outside your department, expect your request to take a lot of time and go through many people with very narrow job descriptions--finding the one person that can actually help you is always tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be higher considering city living expenses and employees should be more willing to help each other navigate the bureaucracy that sometimes results from having such a large institution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Mostly Positive

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    Current Employee - Research
    Current Employee - Research

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rewarding mission, excellent clinical care, groundbreaking research

    Cons

    Very little accountability with non-clinical employees, multiple processes with little training or rationale, no infrastructure - every department acts as its institution, no hierarchy, lack of parking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in IT, encourage testing phases of new systems/processes before rollout

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    research experience at CHOP

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good research, good cafeteria

    Cons

    administrative systems are not very supportive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work---for some

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

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent rapport amongst (some) co-workers, Great learning experience--you see a lot of interesting cases.

    Cons

    Hard on new nurses. Expects flawless nursing. Too many inner-circles to care much about. Management/Charge nurses can be very one-sided and not understanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shadow the staff once in a while to see what it's like as a nurse.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work overall

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    Former Employee - Psychologist  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun work environment, great to be surrounded by a lot of smart people who really love what they do!

    Cons

    Challenging environment if you have children of your own because there isn't an onsite childcare option, and the "you have to come in no matter what the weather or emergency" is admirable for patient care, but really challenging when you have your own little people to worry about too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I would recommend CHOP to any parent, patient, or employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    Philosophy of care at CHOP is fantastic

    Cons

    Very large hospital with many employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I worked at CHOP as an intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice location in Upenn campus not far away from downtown; very good work environment; people are very friendly

    Cons

    The research center is newly started and still growing, but it should be a good place to start the career

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