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The Children's Hospital Reviews

Updated March 22, 2014
Updated March 22, 2014
18 Reviews

2.5
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The Children's Hospital President, CEO, and Director James E. Shmerling
James E. Shmerling
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    Doesn't care about employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Management  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    The mission is great and gives staff tremendous pride. Lots of great staff. Really nice facility.

    Cons

    The mission allows an attitude that it is a privilege to work here and management takes advantage of that. Senior management using resource stewardship as a strategy to take things away from staff. Senior management doesn't trust the managers so has put in place cumbersome processes to replace positions and get needed resources. Need to CFO approval for minor purchases like coffee or lunch for an all day meeting. Scaling back pay and benefits because there are lots of people that want to work here so they feel they can easily replace people if they have to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start trusting your managers and staff to make decisions. Respect the talent in the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Poor Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN- Staff Nurse  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - RN- Staff Nurse in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn, great team. Many great doctors and nurses. The campus is big and growing.

    Cons

    Poor Management -very hostile and not family friendly. Management picks favorites as someone mentioned before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, people have families and children to take care of.....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Career Move Mistake

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    Being part of a community of professionals that improve the lives of children.

    Cons

    Non-clinical side is very toxic work environment. Management lacks integrity and lack accountibility for actions; communication is no free-flowing; respect for lower level personnel is amongst the worse I’ve expereinced. While some of our doctor’s may be among the nations best, arrogence and unacceptable teatment of others is permitted and modeled by leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live out the core values you expect everyone to practice. Provide 360 evaluations on your management/directors/executatives/chairs. Hold HR accountable for turnover, for not doing their jobs to support both employees and management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    I expected a better work environment from a top 10 ranked hospital

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Denver, CO

    I have been working at The Children's Hospital

    Pros

    Providing quality care to children.
    Employees (clinical and non clinical) dedicated to healthcare of children.
    Beautiful facilities and state of the art hospital.
    Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Total lack of communication between senior management and everyone else.
    Consultants are continually brought in to review process but the results are never shared with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with staff. Do not allow an environment of indecision and adversity to change. The national rankings may not hold overtime with the level of employee discontent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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