CHOC Children's

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CHOC Children's Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
56 Reviews
2.2
56 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great doctors and nurses, they really care about the patients (in 4 reviews)

  • It's a great place to work or volunteer (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Firing and laying off staff every few years because the senior leadership team is not competent (in 4 reviews)

  • The poor quality of most of the leadership team is embarrassing (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Senior Management's Misguided Priorities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I had a good salary. Benefits started out being good. I learned a great deal about how to build a new hospital, select and validate equipment etc.

    Cons

    Benefits deteriorated over 6 years I was there while Senior Management spent millions of dollars on pursuit of honors and designations and enterprise-wide culture-change projects. Six months after I left (having heard the train coming down the track), CHOC had massive layoffs, something that Senior Management had promised would "never" happen again since the last major layoff in the 1990s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you concentrate on quality outcomes for patients and on keeping your employees engaged, you would not have to spend millions of dollars in pursuit of reputation then have to lay people off. You were looking for love in all the wrong places.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Ambulatory leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CHOC Children's

    Pros

    Meet great people who are passionate about quality patient care

    Cons

    Horrible ambulatory leadership. Exec director ,one demoted to director has no leadership skills, incompetent, and very reactive. Worst experience ever working her her!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new leadership in ambulatory

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    20+ years nursing care for all ages of children.

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    Current Employee - Nursing in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Nursing in Orange, CA

    I have been working at CHOC Children's

    Pros

    The medical team and support crew are awesome people!!! I love my job for the young people I care for. But, the people I work along side by side are the most caring and compassionate group. These people are the ones that make CHOC what it is today.

    Cons

    EMT's sure like to toot their own horn by giving themselves high rating. ARE YOU KIDDING!. This current CEO followed the same footsteps of the previous CEO. Pay BIG $$$ for a consulting firm to tell them how cut cost. Second round of lay-offs, then busy season comes and here comes OVERTIME pay. WOW big savings!!! And for a nonprofit organize, how does CEO make 1.8 million yearly when the budget is in the red!!! Too many EMTs that are paid big money, never see the patients or the people that provide superior care & service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NEED new CEO & EMTs that ACTUALLY know how to run a business. AND not spend BIG $$$ on consulting firms. Shouldn't CEO that went through first budget problem with the previous CEO she worked with learned anything? Obviously NOT!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CHOC Children's

    Pros

    Benefits are great, department was fairly structured and compensation was great.

    Cons

    Extremely long days for salaried employees. Training was not the best and growth potential was very limited.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Funny how you laid off people and now need them back. Great Job CHOC!!!

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at CHOC Children's

    Pros

    The nursing staff there is amazing. They actually do care about the kids and families.

    Cons

    Get your stuff together...seriously!!! ... Maybe stop spending millions of dollars on PR and billboards then maybe a few nurses could of been spared their jobs...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Secretary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CHOC Children's

    Pros

    Nurses are committed to the children and families and work hard to keep them all happy and satisfied with their care

    Cons

    If nancy likes you, your in, if not, your out. Simple as that. It's all about who you know and if you will follow their boots on the ground attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Judge by performance and commitment, not who's friend you are!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Under appreciated!

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    Current Employee - Receptionist
    Current Employee - Receptionist

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

    Pros

    Working with our families and patients. I love seeing those smiley faces.

    Cons

    Incentive are horrible! I have been here 6 years and only once have I ever receive a mediocre bonus,$99!! Every time the holidays roll by or anniversaries or milestones all we get is an ice cream bar and a " trying to hard CEO " letter saying " thanks". Instead of giving us ice cream bars or useless mugs, a bonus or some other type of monetary incentive would be nice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking about your employees more!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    love it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CHOC Children's part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    its all about children...if this is your passion then this is your place

    Cons

    I haven't experienced anything that should be addressed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Research

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at CHOC Children's

    Pros

    Great environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Not so much research oriented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful Nursing Staff but Needs Improvement with Executive Management Team

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CHOC Children's full-time (more than a 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

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