Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia President and CEO Steven M. Altschuler
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Pros
  • team players making a difference (in 5 reviews)

  • Clean and organized work environment (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. RN

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willow Grove, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willow Grove, PA

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big hospital with some opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Very industrialized often critical thinking is reduced because of policy


  2. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth. CHOP has a great mission and does lot's of interesting and helpful research. They are recognized on a national and international level.

    Cons

    The location is no ideal for commuters. Commuting to Philadelphia from New Jersey can be quite and exhausting trip having to take two trains

    Advice to Management

    It is important to appreciate your employees and value their hard work even if they do not share the management title. Administrative work is just as important as clinical.


  3. Weak Foundation

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    Former Employee - CHOP Foundation Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - CHOP Foundation Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Saving and improving the lives of kids is the best reason to work for CHOP -- they have an excellent mission.

    Cons

    Employees aren't treated as well as patients, families, and donors. Over the years, CHOP has become more about making money, which it's all for a good cause, but they save their compassion for the kids and act like staff are replaceable parts of a machine instead of people. Benefits are decent, but could be better. Management is all about results and not the individual.

    Advice to Management

    Ask yourself why so many employees are leaving after many happy years, and consider perhaps the problem is that you haven't been valuing them enough. Try to be a caring person, and treat your staff like they're people too.


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  5. Great work environment

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Work with top of the line professionals in various medical fields Positive work environment, great coworkers Project and workflow flexibility

    Cons

    Limited one-on-one time with senior management


  6. Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Commitment to excellence and care of children

    Cons

    Research and Hospital are treated differently


  7. Assistant Manager

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Patient and families are treated with outmost care and professionalism ensuring top services are provided at all times

    Cons

    Employees are expandable with little regard to "work balance", policies and procedures are not evenly for everyone.


  8. Good place to do research.

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    Current Employee - Research Postdoctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Postdoctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to do research. Benefits are good. People are nice and co-operate well. Excellent infrastructure for research. If you want to do research, you can not go wrong wih choosing CHOP.

    Cons

    Career prospects for PhD level scientists are not good. It is not fault of CHOP because in general biomedical scientists are facing high underemployment.

    Advice to Management

    You have incredible world class scientists working for you as postdocs. You use them to get grants and publications and then discard them. Please consider training them in clinical aspects. You will be surprised how much they can bring to the table in diagnostics and management.


  9. average experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    selected because I didn't want to move out of philly

    Cons

    seems like a lot of busy work on a few days


  10. Very nice environment.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very nice environment and nice people.

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons


  11. Great place to learn

    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities Great staff

    Cons

    Wasn't able to get hired after graduation



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