Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

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Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. RUN!

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    • 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!


  2. Helpful (1)

    The best for a reason

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Care Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Care Assistant in Kansas City, MO

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

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

    Pros

    decent pay, great benefits, great treatment of employees, constantly growing, employee recognition, the employees have a voice

    Cons

    I can't remember any


  3. 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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  5. Great environment..great family support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PT/OT Aide in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - PT/OT Aide in Kansas City, MO

    I worked 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

    Wonderful group of people who really care about children as well as my children.

    Cons

    Looked down upon a bit for not having education

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Great learning environment, not so great management or pay.

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

    I worked at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to build or expand your pediatric nursing knowledge is high. You will get to work with a variety of patient populations and diagnoses. There are some truly passionate nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians which are inspiring. If you are returning to school or working towards a nursing degree, management will support and accommodate your schedule as much as possible.

    Cons

    Management at certain clinics is very poor. There is favoritism and a substantial lack of communication from management to staff. Changes are often in the works, for months at a time, but staff is rarely informed. Employee reviews lack objectivity and professionalism. The pay is also inconsistent with the amount of work that is required. The nurse practitioners are not treated as well as the physicians. For example, at one location the NPs have to share an office but the physicians each get their own yet they both see/treat the same amount of patients.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication. Make all managers, regardless of experience attend workshops on communicating effectively and objectively. In addition, perform regular assessments of each manager that include interviewing of at least 5 staff members. Pay staff competitive rates that match their job duties. Provide NPs with their own office and treat them with the same respect and dignity as the physicians.


  7. Staff RN

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

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

    Pros

    Great staff to work with that are supportive

    Cons

    Really no cons to tell about


  8. great place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNA in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - CNA in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun, productive, pay, perks, benefits

    Cons

    office culture, no time for school, seeking more, perks


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to work!

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

    I worked 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

    This is a very nurse friendly organization!! Loved working here! Would recommend to anyone interested in pediatrics. Company values nursing judgement and physicians are great to work with.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, for advancing degrees, they do not give much "incentive" to stay (in other words, they really do not pay Nurse Practitioners that well) However, the other benefits such as great work environments and work culture could potentially outweigh this in the future?... Medical Benefits are way too expensive.

    Advice to Management

    May need to become more competitive in the NP market in the future

    Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics Response

    Dec 11, 2014 – Director of Talent Acquistion

    Thank you for the feedback. Recently we have created a new ladder for Advanced Practice Nurses along with new salary ranges. Please consider us in your future career plans.


  10. Great place to take your child, less great to work there.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse

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

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

    Pros

    Taking care of kids and awesome coworkers

    Cons

    Low salary. No voice. No career growth. Upper and even middle-management does not care about their employees....but employees are supposed to be thrilled to work for them!

    Advice to Management

    Your employees aren't stupid.


  11. Intensive Care Nursery

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The nursing staff in this unit are truly wonderful to each other, as you often don't have to ask for help, others volunteer it. The nurse practitioners, residents/fellows, and attending physician are a pleasure to work with and encourage nursing staff input. The pay is better than other areas due to the critical care differential (10%). Great tuition assistance program for continuing education.

    Cons

    This unit is currently in a staffing crisis, with many changes being made to employee schedules. Management is currently blocking transfers out of unit, so you must be able to endure until the crisis ends, or leave the hospital. A lot of jumping through hoops is done with little to no recognition. Very much a continuation of the college sorority experience with the usual cliques and unfortunate gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge and reward staff achievement. Spend time in the unit to "walk in our shoes". Resolve staffing crisis.



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