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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
35 Reviews
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35 Reviews
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia President and CEO Steven M. Altschuler
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35 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.  

    CHOP Social Work Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Intern - Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    CHOP offers great learning opportunities and a healthy environment to work in.

    Cons

    Very high standards make them less flexible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent place to work, very enjoyable atmosphere and people are easy to work for.

    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    The organization is willing to work with employees on career growth. I have received several certification classes already and I have been given approval for several others.

    Cons

    Decisions are made by consensus so sometimes it is hard to get things done when you need large number of people to agree to a particular change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Research institute is well-funded and diverse

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    Top level children's hospital in the US. Highly prestigious

    Cons

    Like all other hospitals, can be overbooked

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  5.  

    Love It!

    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    good pay, great benefits, great coworkers, job stability

    Cons

    none for me so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    up a workers pay of your going to start having them do projects that are not in their job description and that you would normally have someone in a higher position do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Registered Nurse

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful hospital with great resources and colleagues. Benefits are great and management is organized. Everyone on my unit was incredibly supportive, intelligent, and team oriented. Due to the caliber of the hospital, top notch doctors and nurses are drawn there. Innovative clinical trials being conducted at CHOP.

    Cons

    Salary lower than national average. Otherwise, no cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    CHOP cares about their patients, families and employees

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

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge medicine and nursing in practice everyday

    Cons

    Horrible parking, bad cafeteria food, campus always under construction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotes personal and professional advancement and offers the resources to achieve that goal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Supportive environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  9.  

    CHOP makes it easy to go to work every day!

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    • 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
  10.  

    best time of my life as a intern

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

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as an intern (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

  11.  

    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 (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

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