Akron Children's Hospital Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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  1. Home health

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pick your schedule and the office members are very friendly

    Cons

    Hourly pay is low it should be more for a popular hospital


  2. Love the kids

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working for Children's on the nursing floors was a great experience. As a nurse working with children and seeing how they can recover from things you'd never think possible. It gives you an amazing opportunity to really use all aspects of your nursing training plus there are many opportunities to continue learning.

    Cons

    After working on the floor I took an out patient position in the NDSC. I have never worked in a more corrupt our poisonous setting. Management was negative and disrespectful to nurses and aides. They were condescending and abusive commonly using intimidation and threats as a way to bully nurses into cutting corners. When upper management was made aware little too nothing was done and retaliation was swift and fierce.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate employee concerns and complaints. Look at turn over by department. There is a reason that in the one year I worked in the out patient position I was in I saw more than 75% off nurses and aides leave to work in other departments of leave the hospital completely.


  3. Enjoy being able to help kids.

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Akron Children's Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, continued company growth, good reputation in the area.

    Cons

    The company constantly grows but doesn't provide the staff to support the areas of growth.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management (VP's and up) are clueless as to what life is like to those that do the work that provides them a fat paycheck. Directors and down are not listened to by senior leadership.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Decent benefits and fair wages make Children's a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akron Children's Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and an emphasis on achieving higher education goals; educational assistance benefits are better than you'll find anywhere else in the area

    Cons

    Frequent clashes between older and younger generations; hands-off approach to conflict resolution in the human resources department


  6. Helpful (3)

    Everyone is replaceable.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akron Children's Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were wonderful people, job was finished at the end of the day, working for a place that helps children.

    Cons

    Treated like an hourly employee, even if exempt; no consideration for workers with children, despite it being a hospital FOR children.

    Advice to Management

    Find positive things to celebrate instead of bringing people down. Live the culture the hospital says it's all about.


  7. an awesome experience

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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akron Children's Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I loved working with the children. Very rewarding.

    Cons

    Had a lot of turnovers in the front office with keeping secretaries. Lots of conflicts.

    Advice to Management

    We had an office manager that wasn't in the office quite often because she had 5 offices to run.But all in all the office ran it self. Everyone got the same raise whether they went the extra mile or not so that's wasn't fair.


  8. Loved to work there until I couldn't advance career wise.

    Former Employee - Medical Secretary/Receptionist in Wooster, OH
    Former Employee - Medical Secretary/Receptionist in Wooster, OH

    I worked at Akron Children's Hospital part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with the parents and children was the best part.

    Cons

    Surrounded by sickness from either the children or co workers

    Advice to Management

    Definetly need better management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    It was a one in a lifetime job, where I learned great skills and was treated with respect by everyone.

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    Former Employee - Respiratory Therapist in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Respiratory Therapist in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akron Children's Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone that worked there, worked as a team and not just for themselves.

    Cons

    If you were sent home for being sick then it counted as an absence and went on your record.


  10. Helpful (3)

    It's like a bad dream that still makes me flinch

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    Former Employee - IT Employee
    Former Employee - IT Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akron Children's Hospital full-time

    Pros

    The mission and rest of the hospital is great. You can truly tell the medical staff love what they do and have a passion for helping the children and the community. The opportunity to learn in the beginning was great.

    Cons

    A ton of childish politics, red tape, back stabbing, gossiping, game playing, unearned favoritism, and an overall poisonous environment to be in. Run and don't look back. Upper IT management can't let go of the out-dated ways they did things elsewhere 10 years ago, they have no appreciation for personal life outside work, and they rule by fear. This fear trickles down to mid-level managers, who then make terrible, knee jerk decisions and run to satisfy upper IT management's (or some doctor's) ever changing whim, no matter how ridiculous. This leads to unmanagable deadlines, poorly implemented solutions, and lack of direction. There is no free thinking and no opportunity to learn because management is too paranoid and unreasonable. These are the reasons waves of skilled (both short and long term) employees and managers have packed their bags and left. Several middle IT managers are too inexperienced in management and are incapable of standing up for their team technically, too busy trying to please the lazy dead weight, and too interested in playing games with or intimidating their own people. They pick their favorites by whomever will tell them what they want to hear regardless of how inaccurate it is and let them break all the rules they hold so stringently to others. Rather than including their SMEs in decision making for a given technology, they hold secret meetings with their favorites who know little to nothing about the technology and let them call the shots, resulting in millions of dollars in waste that's just swept under the rug. Their idea of a promotion or recognition is to pat you on the back and then slap you in the face, or just thank someone else. When you've given them all your blood, sweat, and tears, they wonder why you don't give more. When you express your concerns or dissatisfaction, all you get is lip service, or worse - flat out lies. Raises are a joke and pay is below market. Training is for the faves or those that cry the most. If you work hard, you'll just get abused. When you do leave, you better give four weeks notice otherwise you will lose your hard-earned vacation pay.

    Advice to Management

    HR - Pay attention and find out why you can't retain employees in IT. Then clean house. It used to be a great place to work and can still be, but a lot must change. IT Managment - Respect your people, their work, their talents, their opinions, and their personal lives. Be fair, be honest, be trustworthy. Stop abusing your people by creating / enabling the destructive working environment you have fostered.


  11. Wonderful Place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akron Children's Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The mission of the organization is excellent and the employees really enjoy working at Akron Children's.

    Cons

    I didn't encounter too many downsides to working there.



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