Children's Hospital Colorado

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Children's Hospital Colorado Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
49 Reviews
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Children's Hospital Colorado President, CEO, and Director James E. Shmerling
James E. Shmerling
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall cohesive in mission, but under serve in treatment of lower level staff.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Front-line staff believe in the care of children.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement; no clinical ladder for areas outside of nursing. Clear that the directors and above get big bonuses while the rest just get told we're struggling financially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so greedy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No work-life balance.

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    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The hospital's goals are admirable. They provide a lot of training.

    Cons

    The workday for M-F salaried staff is 8:00 to 5:00, but most of the time we are too busy to take a lunch break or leave till 6 or 7 pm; then they schedule meetings to start at 7:30 or 7:00. Meetings and emails take up too much of the work week, and they acknowledge all this but they are just happy to get people to work more for no extra money. Managers are not being replaced when they leave their positions, and everyone is simply expected to do more with less. In their attempt to slash the budget ("resource stewardship"), they are reducing many benefits and expect that staff will stay because of the hospital's reputation and their difficult hiring processes that give the impression that they are selective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging, be more respectful of your staff. Stop forcing people to work 60-hour weeks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Data Warehousing

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn data warehousing concepts

    Cons

    Be prepared to work independently and not have much support or vision in leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place for kids!

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    Current Employee - Certified Surgical Technologist  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Certified Surgical Technologist in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nonprofit pediatric hospital ranking 6th in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Has a team oriented, patient care work environment. Lots of research. Eco friendly hospital. We LOVE kids!

    Cons

    Benefits are currently being decreased. Merritt increases and bonus's are small. No back filling of employees to maintain appropriate amount of staff at all times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel as though upper management is more business oriented than looking out for the good of there employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado

    Pros

    Great benefits, good flexibility, nice colleagues, training courses beneficial for improving knowledge-base. Autonomy on the job.

    Cons

    Absolutely zero communication skills from finance managers. Very-biased organization on the non-clinical/finance side. Upward mobility is contingent on "relationship with manager". Lack of team-building (frowned upon) within finance hinders relationships on the administrative side-fr

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers of your department who can actually MANAGE PEOPLE!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, helping children, great core values and mission

    Cons

    discoonect between staff and senior leadership at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great organization with a great mission. Good people and good working environment.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Department  in  Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing Department in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You know you are doing important work and helping kids and families. Beautiful, if cramped, office facilities.

    Cons

    This is not a marketing-based organization so marketing positions do not hold much clout. Lots of turnover and not as much work flexibility as you would think for an organization such as this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could do a better job promoting from within to retain strong employees. Many get frustrated and go elsewhere after a couple of years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work with kids

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working with kids; good work-life balance; extensive training

    Cons

    Too many managers at the expense of other staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More visibility/availability with staff

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Doesn't care about employees

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    Current Employee - Middle Management  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The mission is great and gives staff tremendous pride. Lots of great staff. Really nice facility.

    Cons

    The mission allows an attitude that it is a privilege to work here and management takes advantage of that. Senior management using resource stewardship as a strategy to take things away from staff. Senior management doesn't trust the managers so has put in place cumbersome processes to replace positions and get needed resources. Need to CFO approval for minor purchases like coffee or lunch for an all day meeting. Scaling back pay and benefits because there are lots of people that want to work here so they feel they can easily replace people if they have to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start trusting your managers and staff to make decisions. Respect the talent in the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You are working for one of the best in the country and in the end it is about the kids....

    Cons

    Benefits, Gossip, Leadership, Meetings, and Reactivness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder on hiring more employees so that your good ones are not burned out and leave.

    Neutral Outlook

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