Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
101 Reviews
3.7
101 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 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.  

    Supportive environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    So far I've enjoyed it here. Everyone is nice, and the environment is just really supportive - my supervisor and director actively take an interest in trying to help me figure out my interests and advance my career. It's a laid-back workplace and everyone considers the work-life balance to be sacred, so I'm not expected to answer emails on the weekends or anything like that.

    Cons

    Everyone works on their own little teams, so I rarely get to meet new people unless they're specifically introduced to me. So even though it's a small office, it's not necessarily tight-knit (at least from my point of view).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to facilitate more mingling of the teams and just force us to interact... maybe have a speed-dating type activity so that we can actually all meet each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    CHOP makes it easy to go to work every day!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Developer I  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - IS Developer I in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    What's great about CHOP is knowing that whatever you do, you're part of an organization that helps sick kids get well. The benefits are great and the workforce is dedicated and positive. There's certainly a lot of prestige attached to working here, as well. You can be disabled, a person of color, LGBT, or any other minority and find welcome.

    Cons

    The pay is well under market value. You cannot smoke or use tobacco and will be tested at hire. There is rather a lot of bureaucracy which can be stifling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    best time of my life as a intern

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    good work to do people are friendly and a highly successful hospital

    Cons

    not enough food and long periods of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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  5.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, learning opportunitites, great benefits

    Cons

    few teaching opportunities, at times heavy work load

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place for medical research

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Assistant I  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Assistant I in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    I worked as a research assistant in a large (40+ personnel) NIH R01 funded lab. This was one of the most enjoyable and satisfying jobs I have ever had, although many of my experiences will not necessarily generalize to other research groups or departments at CHOP.

    CHOP itself is an exciting place to work, and it tends to attract very competent and motivated employees (with a few exceptions; see below). Collaborating with other researchers at CHOP was always a pleasure for this reason. If you work in a field that CHOP executives consider high priority, internal funding is generously given for research equipment, staff, and other resources.

    Cons

    CHOP bureaucracy is frustratingly slow, and can result in long delays of simple tasks; e.g. purchasing approved items such as office supplies can take months; making small changes to your group's website can take weeks to be approved; certain departments never return phone calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to remove bureaucratic obstacles for important routine tasks. Substantial time that should be spent on research and patient care is being wasted navigating CHOP bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    CHOP is the place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people
    Good benefits
    Vacation time is better than anywhere else

    Cons

    CHOP culture is very complex and it takes a while to get up to speed
    Hiring process is rather long

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pharmacy Technician

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Very nice place to work. Good pay, friendly people. It's a good place to improve on your skills and learn new things.

    Cons

    Nothing bad about them. Everyone i met was very friendly and professionally. Not enough parking lots though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This is a great hospital to work for. I feel they really take care of their employees. I like the friendly atmosphere. The patient is of highest priority here at CHOP. We truly care about these children as if they are our own. Ability to advance your career. I have worked other places and they don't compare to CHOP

    Cons

    Wish our salaries were equal to the other salaries in the city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Analysis of HITS CLIP data

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    great work environment at CHOP

    Cons

    no cons as of now

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A fulfilling and learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Super helpful co-workers. Opportunities to tackle challenging assignments. Able to see your work in action and its impact. Beautiful nurses.

    Cons

    Hard to climb up the career ladder. A lot of bureaucracy and red tape. Therefore, will have to manage around that. Any plans or ideas require a lot of approvals and management. A highly regulated industry therefore all plans have to be developed according to regulations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possibly, pay the interns a little higher. Great integration of interns and employees into the company. It would also be great if interns get an all round experience and have the opportunity to explore other departments and work.

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