All Children's Hospital

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All Children's Hospital Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent hospital to wok for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse

    I worked at All Children's Hospital full-time

    Pros

    The staff really cares about the kids (patients) and their families. This is the best place to find an answer if a child is sick. Great place to work, pay is normal, and promotions are possible. Can transfer within the hospital to change status. Great doctors, interns, nurses, MA's, CNA's, and all who work there.

    Cons

    None.. This is a great place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they are open to discussion and have regular meetings to address any issues.

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

    Great Benefits, but my boss is terrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at All Children's Hospital part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits such as Insurance, tuition assistance almost $6,000 a year, tickets to the Rays Baseball Games sometimes are Free, or $35, great company to work for, you can get discounts everywhere for being an employee even if you rent, you can have the move-in deposit waived.

    Cons

    They monitor everything you do! Supervisors nick pick on all the work. They send you error reports daily!!! Actions that need to be corrected. The workload is heavy, no lunch breaks. It's like a slave yard. No one stays there long. They leave as soon as they get a new job. The turnover rate is high and you will have anxiety issues and headaches everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually focus on work and improving employee moral instead of putting different shifts against each other. The place is full of drama and supervisors turn their head away from it. It's not a happy environment to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Potential, but not where they should be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at All Children's Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The front line nurses, therapists, social workers, and others are hard-working, passionate and dedicated. I learned a lot during my time there.

    Cons

    Management could improve. "Golden children" were promoted above others who often worked harder and were more effective. The Goldens were often advanced to maximum salary with minimum effort and were aware that they could get away with pretty much anything. Not much chance for internal advancement. Physicians would take out frustrations by harassing staff. One might get "paid in sunshine" but sunshine won't pay the bills. In some areas, the salaries were among the lowest in the nation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The nurses, therapists, social workers and support staff are the face of All Children's. Treat and pay them accordingly. Work on evidence-based medicine and care. Foster an environment that is more respectful and inclusive of the families, instead of ridiculing and demeaning them behind their backs. (Not everyone did this, but enough that it was noticed). Also, realize that employees are entitled to a life outside of All Children's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    What they do for children is amazing.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Child Life in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Child Life in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at All Children's Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The care for pediatric patients is amazing, and everyone is there for a common goal - to save lives.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that management has medical background as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former 18 year employee.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rrt in Saint Pete, FL
    Former Employee - Rrt in Saint Pete, FL

    I worked at All Children's Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some coworkers. Dedicated in the trenched, although having to deal with issues that have no place in a hospital. Worked for Dept. where 25 year director is now gone, to a hospital with the worst reputation in the county (and as a grunt therapist, no longer mgt.). Guess running a professional department like a fraternity house finally caught up to him. Employees who harass, who play games, who hide and avoid work, while others are overwhelmed in the units were covered for since the didn't use sick time (childless men, or "alternative" lifestyle men). Women were treated like 2nd class citizens. Complaints were met with "let's discard the past and go forward, today is a new beginning" yeah, like that made any difference. Post-Sexton CEO began to institute change and I hear John Hopkins has really shaken the place up. Although a few old time managers still need to go.

    Cons

    Having to deal with b.s. that has no place in hospital. Make wages competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit covering for employees who "quit on the job years ago", just doing enough to get by. Trim more of the dead wood, who by the virtue of being there a decade or two, feel entitled to do as they please instead of supporting or working in a collaborative approach. Wages: Sexton said we should feel privileged working at ACH. Privilege doesn't buy groceries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome benefits!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant Ll in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Office Assistant Ll in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at All Children's Hospital (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Networking is a plus, teaching hospital so plenty room for advancement.

    Cons

    Because is a teaching hospital salary is not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more competitive with wages

    Recommends
  8.  

    Unsafe practices regarding excessive floating that is expected of us

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NeoNatal Intensive Care, 33 Yrs Exp in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - NeoNatal Intensive Care, 33 Yrs Exp in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at All Children's Hospital part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really..none ...
     I am in the process of resigning...very unsafe

    Cons

    NICU nurses have been staffing the CVICU for ~ 3 mos now....we are NOT trained in this specialty area, yet, we are required to float there shift after shift..taking patients with pacer wires, fresh post-ops, fresh cardiac caths.. They would NEVER allow a new nurse to walk in and take the patients we have to care for,..but somehow, its OK for a NICU nurse. They play by the "a nurse is a nurse is a nurse" rule. One float experience, there were 3 NICU nurses ..all floated to CVIC. My "resourse" was another NICU nurse..??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Absolutely asinine "rules" regarding NICU floating..per diem staff ALWAYS float...There are FT nurses that have not floated in 10 yrs., but per diem float ALWAYS..even when they send out a call for any staff to work , due to busy unit, shortages..They let the over time people work , and send out the regularly scheduled per diem to staff CVICU. Pay for per diem is the lowest of the 3 Fl. NICU's I have worked at. Never a raise in 5 yrs...not even cost of living.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place that doesn't pay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at All Children's Hospital

    Pros

    So much good work is done here by everyone. Great learning environment that provides amazing care to the sickest children

    Cons

    However, despite the former CEO's adage that it's a privledge to work there and you get paid in "sunshine" at the end of the day, you have to feel like you are cared for. Which you aren't

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with local salaries!

  10.  

    Does not follow Evidence Based Care in NICU

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at All Children's Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Self scheduling. Your request is usually met unless one of the golden nurses wants it.

    Cons

    The NICU is bigger than they can manage. Too little attention is given to appropriate nurse to neonate assignments and evidence based practice is not being followed. For example: Ampicillin is not supposed to be run through the same line as Dextrose and Amino Acids. TPN is full of Dextrose and Amino Acids and they continue to run them together even when I showed them in Neofax that is was not compatible. There are many more examples. In addition, there is a group of nurses that always get the assignments that they want and never give others the opportunity to get the experience with the more critical patients. Co-workers are rude and there is very little team work. Pumps and alarms would go off all night before another nurse would check on it if it wasn't their assigned baby. Sad....just sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about some team building activities and some better understanding of what evidenced based nursing is!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at All Children's Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Very dedicated and caring front-line staff who are focused on the core mission of helping sick children and their families.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and back stabbing among some senior managers. This has gotten worse since the acquisition by Johns Hopkins Medicine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The board should hire a proven CEO from a top rated children’s hospital, versus the current plan of just installing someone from Johns Hopkins Medicine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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