Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia President and CEO Steven M. Altschuler
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Pros
  • making a difference in child's life, help many children get better with research and treatments (in 5 reviews)

  • Nice location in Upenn campus not far away from downtown; very good work environment; people are very friendly (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • They have little to no concern for their employees (in 3 reviews)

  • You have to go through many safety training in different level (in 2 reviews)

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  1. In the beginning at children hospital was very place to work for we had mangment that care about there employee but not

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Getting to meet new people and get a great paid

    Cons

    Being around alike a very sick children and hearing that one you might get to know has pass away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    That they need to listen to the employer more offer because there employer just might have some very good input.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. i like my office

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    The flexibility in scheduling/ work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of growth within position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    Great benefits and great working environment. UPENN is nearby so I get go there for various seminars

    Cons

    Didn't get promotion even after working for many years. Career development program is not there for researchers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the PhD researchers as valuable as MD researchers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    Everything we do at CHOP supports families and patients when they are at their most vulnerable. It really is a very special type of work and takes caring individuals to help meet the need of the patients .Employees can also take pride in the fact that “hospitals are the backbones of communities."

    Cons

    Working with co-workers who do not like their job and constantly complains. Having a bad attitude and gossiping can make your job difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the concerns of your employee.
    Provide additional training for managers to handle employee conflict and get HR involved before the problem gets out of hand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. CHOP Social Work Intern

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    Current Intern - Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Intern - Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    CHOP offers great learning opportunities and a healthy environment to work in.

    Cons

    Very high standards make them less flexible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    You're making sick children get better, thats all the motivation you need! CHOP also matches up to 3% (on your 6%) contribution to a 403b.

    Cons

    CHOP's pay-scale for non MDs isn't great and employees are not the priority here. Patients are the piority which is appropriate but there is room for improvement on making employees feel like they matter. Postdocs get screwed because they are employees and get all the taxes taken out that employees do. Other institutions consider postdocs to be trainees and they get a lot of tax breaks.

    Neutral Outlook
  8. Excellent place to work, very enjoyable atmosphere and people are easy to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The organization is willing to work with employees on career growth. I have received several certification classes already and I have been given approval for several others.

    Cons

    Decisions are made by consensus so sometimes it is hard to get things done when you need large number of people to agree to a particular change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Research institute is well-funded and diverse

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    Top level children's hospital in the US. Highly prestigious

    Cons

    Like all other hospitals, can be overbooked

  10. My experience has been both challenging and rewarding as being part of an evolving department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I have been able to greatly expand my experience in my field as well as being able to greatly interact with a wide range of collaborators from different fields. I have also greatly appreciated the opportunity to expand on multiple projects.

    Cons

    The work is very interesting but the work/life balance can suffer

    Recommends
  11. Smart people, relaxed environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    I've enjoyed my time working here part time. It's nice to be surrounded by people who are working in a place they really want to be.

    Cons

    This, like other hospitals, can feel like a slow moving, bureaucratic place. Everything is pretty protected and shuttered.

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