Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
25 Reviews
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25 Reviews
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    satisfied

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    Current Employee - Representative II in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Representative II in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management communications has been poorly related

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More management communications are needed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Unused Talents/Lack of Vision - IMS Division

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    Current Employee - Technical Expert in West Allis, WI
    Current Employee - Technical Expert in West Allis, WI

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

    Pros

    Since the IT department is a bit behind the technological times, moderate competence places you in a good light. The IT department has recently moved from several locations to West Allis, WI, and the new space is nice. It is easier to paint walls and purchase nice furniture than to change culture.

    Cons

    This only pertains to the IT department: Their is a divide between management and technical experts. While there are a few IT managers with a great deal of IT knowledge, recent promotions have elevated managers with less technical or analytical prowess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some managers that would need to be replaced - look at managers with high turnover and low satisfaction scores. There are several, I know, but until this is adressed, the talent you are attracting leaves before they make significant contributions to the organization. I don't see this changing, but if it does, this could be a great place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do not work in IS!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a good place to work until big changes in IS!!

    Cons

    IS is VERY unstable. Managers will make up false documents and HR is no help in assisting employees. Do not work for IS!! Pay and benefits are poor!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to take care of your employees instead of stabbing them in the back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A business where only the below line matters, not the employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

    Pros

    Benefits were going, but dropping fast. Patient focused

    Cons

    you are just a number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many new Corporate leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Warm, welcoming culture.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    The mission of CHW is hard to beat. It is a very friendly culture. Very positive.

    Cons

    Salaries are at market or below. Being a non-profit organization, they fall back on the "it's not about the money, it's about the kids" mentality. To an extent, that is true. However, when you need to compete for top talent in niche positions, sometimes it is a, at least a little bit, about the money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    The most toxic work environment I have ever been a part of.

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Wauwatosa, WI

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

    Pros

    The vacation time and health insurance were nice.

    Cons

    Senior management and Human Resources wants absolutely nothing to do with overseeing the managers under them. Bad managers are able to blame department level failures on individual subordinates instead of finding solutions to problems. More than once I pointed out guidelines that endangered patient safety, put confidential patient data at risk or directly broke federal law and was ignored or blamed for instructions I had no control over.
    Unfortunately I have been informed that Glassdoor policy prohibits employees from providing the specific case number of the grievance that I lodged against the hospital so you have only my word to go on that eventually the hospital was found to be at fault and did everything in its power to resist having to change their policy until they were threatened with fines.
    Beyond that, I have never witnessed nor spoken to anyone else who has any knowledge of a single instance in which a supervisor was told they were in the wrong when an employee tried to resolve an issue internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your attitude towards service failures. Instead of trying to find someone who is powerless to defend themselves so that the cause can be ignored and the mistakes will be repeated set aside the blame and look for solutions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly managed hospital system run by businessmen and not doctors

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    Former Employee - Clinic Reception
    Former Employee - Clinic Reception

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent wages, good benefits, great medical staff to work with.

    Cons

    Greedy management, poor decision making, employees have low value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes it's not always about the "dollars and cents" especially when you are a non-profit organization. Stop allowing for the upper management bonuses and vacation packages at the children and worker's expense. Let's see your finanacial statements and take a look at the corporate salaries- be transparent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Changes not made with employees in mind

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees are very focused on the parents and children and teamwork goes along way.

    Cons

    Some management focus on decisions based on emotions and look at employees as numbers only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at loyalty and experience when focusing on organizations best interest instead of bottom line

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Best place to work where you can really make a difference in a child's life

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great patient and family centered care in a teaching hospital.

    Cons

    Long hours - tight staffing. Difficult to get time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to really get to know who works there!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very unethical company

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    Former Employee - Ongoing Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Ongoing Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a somewhat flexible schedule

    Cons

    Unsupported by supervisors
    Asked to do unethical things/deception
    Told to do case manager's paperwork if they do not complete it in time
    Clients do not matter; it's all about the numbers and making the agency look good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not direct your staff to lie and do unethical things. Hire managers that support their staff and get to know their staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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