Children's Hospital Colorado

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Children's Hospital Colorado Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
59 Reviews
3.3
59 Reviews
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Children's Hospital Colorado Interim CEO Jena Hausmann
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-Life balance is important to my director (in 3 reviews)

  • Providers are dedicated to helping kids (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance used to be good but it's getting worse as empty positions are not filled (in 5 reviews)

  • Very-biased organization on the non-clinical/finance side (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome Place to Work and Serve Others at the Same Time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technologies in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Information Technologies in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    Although we are still a business that has to remain profitable, we always remain focused on our true mission of helping kids at the same time. Many of our employees and volunteers have their own private reasons for coming to Children's which often includes having our own children that we're helped or even saved by those that were here and willing to serve others. The opportunities for advancement have always been amazing and it has opened my eyes to careers that I've never even considered before.

    Cons

    Sometimes, we struggle with a work-life balance because we are now being asked, especially by our government, to do a lot more with less. Many of the perks that we once had available are no longer available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perks don't always need to be financial but recognition is always appreciated. Sponsored lunches, casual Fridays and even an occasional in-person stop over from the Executive Team helps the teams feel appreciated and respected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Hospital Colorado

    Pros

    Good compensation, friendly management, great values

    Cons

    Do not promote from within

  3.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    None. People and management are good. No complains

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do

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  5.  

    Great Mission, Not Great Balance

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

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

    Pros

    Good group of employees all working towards helping sick children. The mission of this organization is great and they are well respected in the communities they serve. Proud to say I work for Children's Hospital Colorado!

    Cons

    No work/life balance, mediocre benefits, no training provided for the job, so makes it hard to be successful in your job. Management is very micro-management focused and poor executive leadership. There is a lot of recent change which has led to a not so happy workforce and stressful environment, which is not good for the patients we serve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your employees as much as you do your patients and make it a fun environment realizing that people have life outside of work as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Children's Hospital Colorado is an excellent, caring, service-oriented organization to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    The organization respects people and the challenges that all of us face in our personal lives. It provides flexibility when needed, but also requires accountability and focus toward our core responsibilities.

    Cons

    The organization is going through some cultural changes which causes some tension, anxiety and frustration among its employees. Also, because it is a non-profit hospital, there are not large budgets to support employee's continuing education and training goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Be prepared to join a cult

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse II in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse II in Denver, CO

    I worked at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great facility, decent benefits many locations, kind caring employees, longtime favorite of children in the Rocky mountain area.some good employees.

    Cons

    Gossip, politics, and loads of estrogen! Drink the kool-aid or else! Lack of supplies, poor equipment, judgmental management , manage by intimidation, high turnover,.the culture is unwelcoming and condescending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management? Midol!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Dedicated providers taken for granted

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

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

    Pros

    Providers are dedicated to helping kids. Ongoing education opportunities. Generally supportive of working parents.

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch with those actually helping kids. Poor financial stewardship. Lack of accountability for poor performers. Lack of recognition or appreciation for achievers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk with care providers and listen to what they have to say. Reign in discrepantly expensive testing (Medicaid patients receive much more testing than those with private insurance, even though privately insured patients are billed at obscene multipliers.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I agree with writer of title "Great Place for Kids"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern Pharmacist in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Intern Pharmacist in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado as an intern (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many top notch individuals to work with, many experts in their fields. Close proximity to academic center. Nice atmosphere for patients and family.

    Cons

    There seemed to be a shift to more corporate behavior since the name change and 100 year celebrations. Now, working here is much like many other large companies i.e. treat longtime employees poorly, retain and recruit more management. For example, they took away bus passes which were included as part of our benefits. Only the neediest employees utilize them (including a few environmentally conscious folks). Losing bus passes was like getting a 5-10% pay cut for most employees that used them. At the same time, the hospital required that departments double the numbers in management so that there are a fewer employees per manager. I couldn't schedule a meeting with my manager for 2 years since, didn't seem to make a difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent Heath care provider to children

    Cons

    Lack of respect for employes for employees who are not in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jim Schmerling the CEO is excellent and seems very caring. However, the layer of managers and directors, below him do not value their employees. There is a culture of too much micromanagement. Management is to numbers and overlooks the big picture.
    Should have a system to obtain feedback from current employees.
    Should act on results of the annual employee opinion surveys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place for kids

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

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado

    Pros

    The kids! Fantastic, knowledgeable colleagues and medical professionals.

    Cons

    Have worked for this hospital for 10+ years, have seen a shift from a family type environment to a large corporate business. Less focus on retaining staff and staff satisfaction and more focus now on the bottom line and making money. Many benefits that have provided a lot of staff satisfaction for years have been taken away over the last year or two. Managers are hired with the title of "clinical" manager yet have no experience in the area they are managing. Severe disconnect between management and knowledge of what their day to day staff does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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