Children's Health Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Children's Health President and CEO Christopher J. Durovich
Christopher J. Durovich
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Pros
  • They live the mission: making life better for children (in 5 reviews)

  • This place has a great mission and legacy that draws good people (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Anything coming out of the Purple Palace - senior leadership is lots of words and no action (in 6 reviews)

  • Senior management VP and up DO NOT HAVE A CLUE (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    Excellent system, excellent people!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Obviously working for a system like Children's is an honor, and a privilege. The people are great, the facility is beautiful and you are making life better for children! Just thinking about my time there makes me proud. The benefits are great, and the PTO is plentiful.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of flexibility (ie working from home) for a lot of administrative departments - even though many of the other big systems in the area allow their employees to so. There is A LOT of work to be done, and sometimes employees get overwhelmed but overall, it's not bad. Employees have to park a little far away too.

    Advice to Management

    Start finding ways to give a little more autonomy with the flexibility (they'll go to other systems to get it!) otherwise - keep doing what you're soinf!


  2. Helpful (2)

    Used to be great!

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

    I worked at Children's Health (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Children's pays employees well There is support for continuing nursing education You feel a sense of pride and accomplishment by caring for very sick children

    Cons

    Senior leadership is very cutthroat. Period services leadership has taken a punitive stance on many issues and lost tenured valuable employees. There is no recourse for an employee - the period leadership is right and you are wrong regardless of the issue. No one seems to care about building staff morale and increasing employee engagement. Sad.

    Advice to Management

    Total turnover needed in some leadership areas - esp surgical services. Get rid of the good ol boys that talk big and do nothing


  3. Helpful (5)

    Credentialing Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credentialing Assistant/Administrative Assistant GME in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Credentialing Assistant/Administrative Assistant GME in Dallas, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, as long as you agree with anything management says.

    Cons

    Reporting problems to HR or Medical Affairs only makes life worse for you. Filing an EEOC won't help either.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they tell you they are being mistreated by management, even in Medical Affairs.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Nurse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Nurse in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Children's Health

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive HealthCare system. Has been able to forecast and expand several clinics into needed areas throughout the metroplex.

    Cons

    Difficult at time to move into different departments.

    Advice to Management

    Doing an okay job.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Cold Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Health full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of caring hard workers that will sacrifice anything to help their patients and make their experience rewarding.

    Cons

    Benefits are abysmal. Management doesn't follow through with any ideas for improvement. Senior leadership doesn't want anything to do with anyone. Only the nurses get any respect. No cooperation between departments. Everyone is backstabbing each other. Harassment goes around unpunished. People sleep at work constantly and management just laughs it off. I feel like this place is just going to collapse. Pest issues. The code system is inefficient. IT only available for a limited time.

    Advice to Management

    Number one: Smile! These people work hard and sacrifice a lot for you to stay where you are. Reward them. Heck, even acknowledge their presence. Number two: Cheaper isn't always better. Sometimes the quality is worth the extra investment. Number three: Visit your department more. Don't just rely on what people are telling you is happening. See for yourself.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Ok place to work, too much expected for too little.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ER Tech in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - ER Tech in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Children's Health full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great company to have worked for. Working with the kiddos is awesome.

    Cons

    Poor management, RN's treated like kings/queens, everyone else...not so much


  8. Helpful (4)

    There's more than what meets the eyes. Don't be fooled.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Surgical and Medical staff are incrediable ,beautiful building.

    Cons

    Too many clicks. They are bias in regards to cross training in serveral areas of the organization. There is alot of masking., underminding Managers. Upper management has no idea of what's truely goning on at the bottom.They like to work short staffed. "More with less as they say." In serveral areas. The employees are over worked. The healthcare plans and premiums got worse over the years.

    Advice to Management

    The institution is great at what they do.. there are alot of employees that care about what and why they do what they do. Although you train you managers for coaching for success, many of them don't. Your employees make you.Listen an embrace them. You use to be employee friendly. But no more. Keep politic out of the work place. Investigate and invest. Remember upper management it's always right. Because of how your system is set up with employees opinion poll , you knowing which employees completed the survey and which didn't. The employees are afraid to speak out or the truth. Due to your system you have lost many great employees that were an asset to the organization. If the board of trusties only knew what really goes on. A train reck waiting to happen. Everyone deserves to be respected.


  9. CCC

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Children's Health full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the kids are great patients

    Cons

    politics and back stabbers are relentless

    Advice to Management

    do your and quit micromanaging- try to be nice


  10. Helpful (1)

    NARCISSIST SLT AND CEO - VERY SAD FOR EMPLOYEES

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

    I worked at Children's Health

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Medical staff still believes in original mission and vision.

    Cons

    Too many Narcissistic SLT members. CEO hires his SLT members from a long list of executives that have been fired more than once from other executive positions. What's up with that. Look alive, there is a reason they were fired. Check them out. They are running a great hospital into the ground and it seems like they are trying very hard to do that and seem happy about it. SHAME ON THE BOARD FOR HIRING DUROVICH.

    Advice to Management

    They would never take advice because they are all perfect and know it all. And they are just there for the millions of dollars they are making and they are spending all they can.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Patient Access Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Plano, TX

    I worked at Children's Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great collaboration and interdepartmental relationships between clinical/non-clinical staff.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive with other facilities in the area, unable to use PTO or schedule time off when needed, no growth opportunity within dept

    Advice to Management

    Be more approachable and transparent in communications and have more concern for individuals and retention might increase.



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