Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
113 Reviews

3.4
113 Reviews
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta President and CEO Donna W. Hyland
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69 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The hospital provides great work life balance most of the time (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits, wonderful working relationship and camaraderie among co-workers (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Little to NO opportunity for career advancement for non-clinical staff (i (in 5 reviews)

  • 1/ A management that is sycophantic (only interested in pleasing more senior management) (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great mission!

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    The organization is all about helping children and families. Lots of training available, good health benefits.

    Cons

    As with any company, who your supervisor is makes all the difference. My boss is super, so I'm happy here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging at the top! It inhibits creativity when every number must be checked and rechecked. You have great people, let them do their jobs!

  2.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent place to work very happy

    Cons

    no cons no complaint excellent company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was great

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    Former Employee - Registration Coordinator  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Registration Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    I just wish I could still be there.

    Cons

    Love the atmosphere and the co workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    She was great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    As NON-CLINICAL support staff, this is by far the most organized and chill workplace I have ever experienced. Everyone is so welcoming, friendly and happy to be there.

    Cons

    I have heard of inconsistencies in processes between departments, which is to be expected in a company of 7000+ employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Major potential harmed by leader disfunction

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Wonderful mission! They really do care about the kids and will always do the right thing for patients and their families. The happiest employees are the ones closest to the mission. Benefits are good and they have a growth plan in addition to a share plan. Holidays and vacation time is average if not generous. Most managers and directors are easy/great to work with.

    Cons

    Upper leadership is toxic (especially in administration/hr). Micromanagement seems to be the name of the game up there, and it shows. The company is weak in the leadership area because VPs and above aren't working as leaders, they are working as worker bees. Stress and urgent needs are put ahead of planned priorities, and often this stress roles downhill to lower level employees. Lost several high performing, high level leaders recently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure leadership. Make sure executives act as executives and not as VPs or Directors. Look into the recent turnover and retention problems with a more critical eye toward the leadership of those positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I had a sense of community pride when I worked here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, pretty decent morale.

    Cons

    Management was very restrictive, controlling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working at CHOA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you like to work for/with kids and are in the healthcare field, this is the place to be. The atmosphere is great and coworkers are kind, hospitable, and truly care about what they do. Many have difficult jobs but always do it with a smile.

    Cons

    Certain departments can be demanding with little flexibility and/or understanding from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that employees are human too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great healthcare environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Great healthcare facilities. Dedicated staff

    Cons

    Compensation might be at market level

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place for clinical employees

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    The really promote work life balance. Scheduling can be good. Great benefits package. New grad program is good.

    Cons

    Parking isn't so great, especially if you work days.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Dedicated to All Better

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company that is passionate about the work they do. Put everything they can into making each child better and making in difference. Always a positive relationship/image with the community.

    Cons

    Great retention so it is hard to move up in company or find a job there. Not really a con but only thing I can point out.

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