CHOC Children's

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CHOC Children's Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
48 Reviews
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48 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful Nursing Staff but Needs Improvement with Executive Management Team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The nursing staff on the floors are very caring with high levels of experience with pediatrics. Everyone contributes high quality care for patients and are helpful with other staff members.

    Cons

    The Executive Management Team needs improvement with the financial part of the hospital to prevent frequent lay-offs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A new Executive Management Team needs to take place including the CEO. Poor decisions made by them have caused the same mistakes to happen frequently.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    You can really grow here IF you are willing to lead.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Orange, CA

    I have been working at CHOC Children's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    People in the community are very proud of CHOC. Doctors and nurses are compassionate and care deeply about patient satisfaction and service. Management tries hard to keep its employees happy through good paid time-off benefits and competitive salary. The people and culture here care about family.

    Cons

    CHOC has a family atmosphere, but this seems to keep the workplaces stagnant and lacking in innovation or urgency. Often, there seems to be a leadership void in various departments. In other words, the culture is not very dynamic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CHOC Executive Leadership says it wants to be a Top-10 children's hospital. Please invest in innovation and research, step up your efforts in fundraising, and change your marketing strategy that feels more relevant to today.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    CHOC is full of great people, but losing them fast, due to poor benefits, and lack of support from Executives

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    Former Employee - Pca in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Pca in Orange, CA

    I worked at CHOC Children's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    CHOC as a fantastic place to work and the patients are phenominal to work with. Staff is beyond awesome, but staff is being pushed out by terrible and costly benefits

    Cons

    The health benefits are terrible. The employees cost for the health benefits has increased (20-30%) each year, and the benefits are getting lower (higher copays and deductibles). This year, the employee contibution rose over 30% and the companies contribution went down! Plus, what slef respecting healhcare organization makes there employees pay a $1500 (that's right - Fifteen Hundred) deductible for a hospital admission (on an HMO)? I'm pretty sure the Executive Team does not have this plan. I'm pretty sure that they are provided free medical, that pays everything with no deductible or out of pocket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking of your employees. They ARE your organization. Treat them like they are important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional, lying company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CHOC Children's

    Pros

    I can't think of any pros.

    Cons

    Management says they will do something and never follow through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you say you will.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    High School mindset

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    Former Employee - PBX Operator in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - PBX Operator in Orange, CA

    I worked at CHOC Children's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    its fun in most departments

    Cons

    un professionals are all over the work place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Major Budget Issues

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Orange, CA

    I have been working at CHOC Children's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love taking care of kids and being there for families in their time of need. Good teamwork within individual units.

    Cons

    Mass layoffs due to budget issues has left us short-staffed and without support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Morale is low and people are getting burnt out, stop staffing so tightly so that the retention rate will be better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful and supportive staff. Work as a team.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Orange, CA

    I have been working at CHOC Children's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for clinical advancement and fosters positive teamwork environment. Management readily available. As an educational facility, there are many educational opportunities available.

    Cons

    The hospital, like many others, is currently in a process of change. Adjustments are being made that will help the organization to grow and thrive.

    Recommends
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Insane management, legally questionable HR policies, good people trying to make it work for the kids in spite of it all.

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    Current Employee - Allied Health
    Current Employee - Allied Health

    I have been working at CHOC Children's

    Pros

    Good people here at ground level trying their hardest to survive corrupt management.

    Cons

    Retaliation is the order of the day. Management is promoted according to the Peter Principle: ie, promoted to levels of incompetence. There are henchmen who regularly bypass the chain of command to report to the managers/directors what they want to hear. Try to do much for the kids, and you're shot down. Now especially it's a numbers game, with so many of the MDs having gone to UCI. Revenue is all-important, but there are many process and policies that at their best don't work and at their worst, damaging to hospital reputation as well as line staff reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New blood, top down. It's telling that you have a very hard time retaining good HR people. They had tried to help us in the past, but were beaten down by management into silence. Very pervasive air of paranoia.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Clerical

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CHOC Children's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My co-workers and the families we interact with. The benfits are ok but could be better if they were cheaper.

    Cons

    Management for sure is no bueno. Compensation is very low compare to other places. Did I mention overworked?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No way , no how ! You have to have good connections or your stuck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    IT manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Orange, CA

    I have been working at CHOC Children's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of money spent on IT, no end to the funding for projects

    Cons

    Just about every experienced clinical leader has been let go. Every decision is made by the incompetent senior executives or one of their MANY consultants so nothing ever gets done. Why does CHOC need 2 COOs, 2 Vice Presidents of the Medical Foundation, and 2 CMOs? There are more high paid executives and consultants in this hospital (less than 250 beds) than in most medical centers with 800 beds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are way TOO many over paid executives and consultants. In one day I counted 15 consultants in various deptments. All are making at least $300/hour. How can you justify $6,000,000-$7,000,000 a year in consulting costs plus your enormous salaries? Do you know all of your salaries are published online? The CEO, coo, CFO, and cmo, combined, make over $5,000,000 a year. Who is left to care for the patients?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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