Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
106 Reviews
3.8
106 Reviews
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia President and CEO Steven M. Altschuler
Steven M. Altschuler
56 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great appreciation from the community and lots of learning opportunities from CHOP staffs and internal programs; Great medical benefits

    Cons

    Low raise (50 cents per year!)

  2.  

    Love It!

    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    good pay, great benefits, great coworkers, job stability

    Cons

    none for me so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    up a workers pay of your going to start having them do projects that are not in their job description and that you would normally have someone in a higher position do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    upward mobility in the company

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    • 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 of Philadelphia

    Pros

    Great people in my department, nice location, just a ok work place.

    Cons

    no upward mobility in the company. To many managers and an executives hiring either their friends or just doctors for executive positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great and challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You work with the top scientists and the 'who is who' in research

    Cons

    Need a better HR and admin department, some are really slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Registered Nurse

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Wonderful hospital with great resources and colleagues. Benefits are great and management is organized. Everyone on my unit was incredibly supportive, intelligent, and team oriented. Due to the caliber of the hospital, top notch doctors and nurses are drawn there. Innovative clinical trials being conducted at CHOP.

    Cons

    Salary lower than national average. Otherwise, no cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    CHOP cares about their patients, families and employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge medicine and nursing in practice everyday

    Cons

    Horrible parking, bad cafeteria food, campus always under construction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotes personal and professional advancement and offers the resources to achieve that goal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A community focused on improving healthcare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Services Co-op in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Information Services Co-op in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful, lots of opportunities to advance. One thing that I really enjoyed was that all of the executives had open door policies are were always willing to talk to you.

    Cons

    One con that I found was the politics of the office. There are some employees that micro manage you and some that don't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would consider allowing entry level positions and co-op the opportunity to move around between groups so that they can get a better feel of how the company works.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Fantastic environment, hope lives here.

    Cons

    Fantastic environment, hope lives here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nope

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Supportive environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    So far I've enjoyed it here. Everyone is nice, and the environment is just really supportive - my supervisor and director actively take an interest in trying to help me figure out my interests and advance my career. It's a laid-back workplace and everyone considers the work-life balance to be sacred, so I'm not expected to answer emails on the weekends or anything like that.

    Cons

    Everyone works on their own little teams, so I rarely get to meet new people unless they're specifically introduced to me. So even though it's a small office, it's not necessarily tight-knit (at least from my point of view).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to facilitate more mingling of the teams and just force us to interact... maybe have a speed-dating type activity so that we can actually all meet each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    CHOP makes it easy to go to work every day!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Developer I in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - IS Developer I in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    What's great about CHOP is knowing that whatever you do, you're part of an organization that helps sick kids get well. The benefits are great and the workforce is dedicated and positive. There's certainly a lot of prestige attached to working here, as well. You can be disabled, a person of color, LGBT, or any other minority and find welcome.

    Cons

    The pay is well under market value. You cannot smoke or use tobacco and will be tested at hire. There is rather a lot of bureaucracy which can be stifling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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