Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

www.childrensmercy.org
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Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics Reviews

Updated June 20, 2015
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Randall L. O'Donnell
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good work/life balance, friendly atmosphere (in 2 reviews)

  • Great tuition assistance program for continuing education (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • The only downfall is low salary (in 4 reviews)

  • Advice to those who want to work here: get in, get your education, get out within 5 years (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Very happily employed

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, passionate people, great mission, flexibility to change roles within the company, supportive senior leadership

    Cons

    I truly cannot think of any. I love working for Children's Mercy.


  2. Clinic staff nurse-phone triage and clinical visits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to work with pediatric patients.
    Good staff relationships among peers
    Great benefits and wellness programs
    Employee discount for care

    Cons

    Staffing is sub par.
    Management is not transparent and not good at listening.
    A lot of political hoops for nurses to jump through


  3. Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, Magnet, Good Education programs, Great training, Good benefits

    Cons

    Everything goes through a committee which then takes a long time for implementation. Off site parking. Pay is below the average around town. No room for advancement in leadership or if there is a position upper management already has "hand picked" someone for replacement. There is room for NP's to move up, but I have heard their pay scale is poor in comparison to other facilities. They are not treated unilaterally with physicians.

    Advice to Management

    To not take so long to make a positive change that will affect the patient in a positive manner. One change 2 years to accomplish that's too long.


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  5. Culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone supports the mission. Good communication to entire staff regarding the institution's direction.

    Cons

    Clear vision on advancement for non clinical nurses.


  6. Great Place to Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Acting Assistant Supervisor Medical Equipment Technician II in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Acting Assistant Supervisor Medical Equipment Technician II in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    From day one there are no shortage of welcoming people to help find your way around the place.

    Cons

    Off-site parking. I have never worked at a place where I had to park in a separate location and ride a shuttle bus to the job.

    Advice to Management

    Update on-site parking.


  7. Operating Room Nurse

    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible in scheduling and supportive of continuing education

    Cons

    On call pay is lower than other hospitals.


  8. RUN!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinic RN in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Clinic RN in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers. Probably because you know you're all in the leaking boat together.

    Cons

    Everything else. The pay is well below even the lowest of market rates (unless you're in a speciality field with a lot of grant funding) - to the point, employees with small children regularly use Medicaid in lieu of the cost of CMH's insurance. The benefits are average, at best. Working anywhere but at the Main hospital immediately makes you "inferior" and last, but certainly not least, their management practices are straight out of Mad Men! From the CEO down, the only thing CMH is good for is if you kid gets really, really, really sick.

    Advice to Management

    Not to management - to the Board. Fire all leadership and start over!


  9. Large hospital with a hometown feel.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nurses are appreciated by other staff

    Cons

    Patient Load expectations are high

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Nurse

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People are great to work with. Great managment.

    Cons

    -RN pay lowest in area

    Advice to Management

    -pay for performance


  11. Great organization; poorly organized.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great values/ vision, and everyone is working for a great cause. Orientation process was very efficient.

    Cons

    Working at the Broadway location seemed very disjointed from the main campus. There is far too little administrative support for the doctors/ nurses.

    Advice to Management

    Consider restructuring the administrative support at Broadway for the clinics there. Consider ways to include the Broadway Clinics in organizational development.



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