Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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2.8 24 reviews

40% Approve of the CEO

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Peggy Troy

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Representative II (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsGood benefits, good people to work with.

    ConsManagement communications has been poorly related

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore management communications are needed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Do not work in IS!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsIS 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 Senior ManagementYou need to take care of your employees instead of stabbing them in the back.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A business where only the below line matters, not the employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits were going, but dropping fast. Patient focused

    Consyou are just a number

    Advice to Senior Managementtoo many new Corporate leaders

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Warm, welcoming culture.

    Human Resources (Former Employee) Milwaukee, WI

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

    ConsSalaries 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Helpdesk (Former Employee) Wauwatosa, WI

    ProsThe vacation time and health insurance were nice.

    ConsSenior 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 Senior ManagementChange 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poorly managed hospital system run by businessmen and not doctors

    Clinic Reception (Former Employee)

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

    ConsGreedy management, poor decision making, employees have low value

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Changes not made with employees in mind

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at loyalty and experience when focusing on organizations best interest instead of bottom line

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best place to work where you can really make a difference in a child's life

    Registered Nurse (Former Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsGreat patient and family centered care in a teaching hospital.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake time to really get to know who works there!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very unethical company

    Ongoing Supervisor (Former Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsThere is a somewhat flexible schedule

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsProfessional atmosphere, great software to work on.

    ConsSalaries below market average in IT

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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