Children's Hospital Of The King's Daughters

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Children's Hospital Of The King's Daughters Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
20 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a good place to work but they do not pay much

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I can bring my kids in to be seen

    Cons

    they do not pay enough

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Boring, Repetitive, and Underpayed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scheduling Coordinator  in  Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Scheduling Coordinator in Norfolk, VA

    Pros

    Department managers are caring and understanding

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement even after finishing degree, applied for different positions and application wasn't even considered by HR, does not value current employees, way under-payed compared to the daily verbal assault from parents who want to get their way all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward hard workers and provide paths for advancement within the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    love the focus on children

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can tell the focus is on the children.

    Cons

    lack of career advancement, poor leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Patient Registration Technician

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    Former Employee - Patient Registration Tech  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Patient Registration Tech in Norfolk, VA

    Pros

    Loved working with children as patients and helping little ones heal.

    Cons

    Orthopedic surgery is sometimes challenging as it's hard to see abuse cases come through the department. Who would ever want to hurt a child. But I was happy to be a part of the healing process and getting little ones back to themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to pay more attention to department issues and why there was a huge turnover at one point. The work environment under certain management was poorly executed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Was great at times

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Portsmouth, VA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Portsmouth, VA

    Pros

    The hospital is truly made for the kids unlike VCU

    Cons

    Money was not very good but the best Pediatric Hospital in all of Virginia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the lateral violence that takes place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Corp. identity heavy on Foundation history, light on innovative healthcare delivery

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA

    Pros

    Office culture here is very relaxed, flexible and welcoming. Health system is growing in fits and starts, So will likely need more skilled personnel in the next 2-5 years. Middle-management generally very open to change.

    Cons

    Little HR turnover encourages staleness. Leadership biography reflects generally narrow backgrounds, many locals. Information technology probably 5 years behind industry leaders / 3 years behind Industry standards. Conservation and environmental impact would not seem to be on the radar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The recycle bins in the employee parking lot has not been emptied for at least 2 years. This is just a small but visible example. Recent efforts at improving safety and directly addressing cultural barriers was very refreshing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I smiled more when I left than when I was hired.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    Pros

    * Co-Workers - they make life bearable (almost)
    * The Mission - you really do make a difference with children and families struggling through illness

    Cons

    * Management - the in-fighting (or squabbling) is incessant and depressing
    * Supervisors - As a person who has been in the work force for 20+ yrs, my CHKD manager leads the pack as worst supervisor/boss. Because of a long career, talking to HR or upper management proved futile and even more disheartening. Cronyism at its finest.
    * Overload - Too much work, too few employees
    * Boundaries - Overt (and remorseless) racism and an overwhelming and vocal disregard to others' religious (or non-religious) beliefs outside of the majority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Management Training - grow leaders, not bullies. teach respect, so they can respect others.
    * Hire outside consultants to refresh the whole lot on respecting others' backgrounds and beliefs.
    * Upper Management should seek feedback from employees below management level --- and listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Feels like a slap in the face every pay day

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    Current Employee - Clinician  in  Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Clinician in Norfolk, VA

    Pros

    Best reasons to work here is most definitely because of the children and knowing that you aRe helping a sick child and their families get through a hard time.

    Cons

    #1- don't ever expect the Pres. to ever acknowledge you unless it's at the Christmas luncheon and he stands at the door to quickly shake your hand with out looking at you.
    #2- what your start pay is will only change within cents for 10 years you might spend here.
    #3- you will always wonder how the hospital affords million dollar renovations but no one ever receives a bonus or a raise for each year they work.
    #4- most families I have met hate being inpatient.
    #5- for the amount you spend on getting your education you are much better off working anywhere else to pay the loans off first.

    Racist employees that get a smack on the hand for belittling co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management of the facility should be less concerned about walking around with big heads and actually stop and get to know the ones who do the real hard work.

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    H

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friends and coworkers make the job fun!

    Cons

    They use the "do it for the kids" as a way for you to continue to stay there.

  11.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Services Support Specialist  in  Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Information Services Support Specialist in Norfolk, VA

    Pros

    Benefits are great working here and the staff are all willing to help you grow within the workplace.

    Cons

    Retirement benefits are not so great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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