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Children's Health Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
81 Reviews
3.0
81 Reviews
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Children's Health President and CEO Christopher J. Durovich
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They live the mission: making life better for children (in 5 reviews)

  • is a great mission statement and I believe the organization as a whole lives up to that goal (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 is in their own salaried world (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Former employee.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Health

    Pros

    Great work environment, strong mission.

    Cons

    Top heavy organization, not enough front line staff. At times felt on "an island" when I needed the most support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Excellent system, excellent people!

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great hospital

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Health

    Pros

    Great hospital to work for.

    Cons

    location in dallas requires a lot of walking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Worst place I've ever worked.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Health

    Pros

    The beautiful caretakers who are in it to change lives.

    Cons

    The CEO and the chief marketing officer need to change in order for this place to be bearable. The marketing department is the most corrupt, toxic work environment I've ever been in. Over 35 people of a nearly 50-person department have either left or been fired (about half and half) in the matter of two years under the same Chief Marketing Officer. Yet, she stays in her role?!

    Those of us who remain hear and see sexism, ageism, sexual harrament, racism and homophobia on a weekly basis. She continues to run a department that is the laughing stock of the hospital/marketing industry in Dallas. Believe me, all of us are trying to get out.

    Everyone in the marketing department is at the will of the CEO, whose mood swings control the entire business. Oh, and it is a well-known fact he doesn't like children (yes, while working at a children's hospital.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change. Read your reviews. Be self aware. Don't be horrible people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Worst place on the planet to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Enterprise Applications Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Enterprise Applications Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    They see anyone regardless of income

    Cons

    They treat the employees like crap. Per management is so far out of it, aliens could land in the ER and they wouldn't have a clue. They waste money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Children's was a great company to work for. The only reason I left was becuase I found a better paying job.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. People are extremely nice and very helpful.

    Cons

    There wasn't much training for my job. I had to basically teach myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck, pucker up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not practicing what is preached by SLT

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    Former Employee - Management in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Management in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The treatment outcomes for Children are amazing.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership is severely lacking in communication, humbleness, reality, while creating an environment of mistrust and firing long term employees for personal bias and completely illegal reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to the board of directors: Make serious changes with the SLT(CEO). If philanthropists knew some of the truths, dollars would stop going to development!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Patients come first, but...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Patient care is great. CMC is great and has wonderful goals for the future of health care in north Texas.

    Cons

    Too many upper managers and not enough communication. There is often duplication of services, managers and VPs don't know what other departments are doing. Management is just a mess. Also, the CEO allows politics to muddy the waters of what really matters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Limit the number higher ups, and when you do hire a senior level staff member make sure they can do the job well, don't hire them because they "seem like a good fit."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay

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    Current Employee - IT Technical Lead in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - IT Technical Lead in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Doing it for the Children in need.

    Cons

    No work and home balance. Too much favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management need to listen to employees. Workload is overwhelming and unreasonable.

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

    This is still a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Group Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I work in Information Services and still enjoy my job. I can understand some of the posts where people have been upset but I think they are blowing things way out of proportion. It is true we have had some bumps in the road but as organizations grow and change that is to be expected. All in all the teams in my opinion are working well together.

    Cons

    We could do a better job at work prioritization and not have every request have to addressed immediately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower and support your front line managers when they say staff work capacity is at maximum and help re prioritize work requested to address the current critical needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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