Children's National Health System

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Children's National Health System Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
75 Reviews
3.0
75 Reviews
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Children's National Health System President & CEO Kurt Newman
Kurt Newman
39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to improve your learning curve (in 3 reviews)

  • Opportunity to help children and work with a few smart people (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • The employees are given few rights other than the right to sneak and rat (in 2 reviews)

  • Major IT and scheduling issues make CNMC a very difficult place for staff and patients to navigate (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Utopia

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time

    Pros

    Whether your an employee, patient or visitor you'll notice that there is no other care facility that can offer the uplifting and caring environment that Children's National offers. It's like going into a community where every is nice to one another and always puts the patient first to give the best care and make the environment as welcoming as possible.

    Cons

    driving in the area can have it's challenges, like most inner city locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember that nothing is more important than the patient and the clinicians that are in direct contact or management of those patients. If those individuals are placed first, everything else will fall into to place

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Children's National is such a refreshing breath of air. The mission and values of our work provides a culture in which employees are passionate about their work and work together as a team to better meet the needs of our patients and their families. Management cares about your development, advancement, and professional growth and is often discussed. It's also so nice to work for an organization that values work-life balance and then actually helps you achieve it!

    Cons

    I think Human Resource could make improvements to the benefits packages at Children's National.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent experiences as Clinical Research Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I worked at Children's National Health System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people and upper management really seem to care. There are so many opportunities for amazing free educational classes, research collaborations, and volunteer experiences. You just have to figure out where they are. Ask around.

    Cons

    The HR department was terrible for a long time. So many simple mistakes and delay of paperwork. I hope they have it figured out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep interacting with the everyday nurses, coordinators, and staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's National Health System

    Pros

    The mission is exceptional. There is a highly productive team culture.

    Cons

    No on site parking for new employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    reliable company with a good future

    Cons

    some management needs to make changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Children's National Health System full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people. Amazing caring staff. Main reason I enjoyed my job so much.

    Cons

    No parking on site. Staff had to be shuttled to/from satellite parking areas / Union Station which made commute times longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Motivating place to make a difference

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellence opportunity to connect yourself to something important. The organization makes a strong daily impact on child health in both clinical and research areas. The talent of the teams is strong in most areas, and you won't find many workplaces with smarter colleagues. Executive team has some very strong leaders and is improving with time. The organization is in a turbulent industry but is adapting and succeeding despite this environment. They've recently made investments in leadership development that are enhancing management skills.

    Cons

    Executive team is somewhat large, reflecting the academic nature of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to turn over leaders who don't advance the culture needed for the future. Look for the future leaders and help them grow into their roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    research engineer

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    Former Employee - Research Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Children's National Health System full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    benefits
    nice workplace
    good culture
    supervisor bad
    poor innovation

    Cons

    CEO is not trustworthy
    poor innovation
    very bad culture
    people stab on your back

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    So so....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, people, hours and location

    Cons

    Senior management and lack of direction and guidance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I recommend there being Transparency. Training and less beuracracy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    The Foundation is a traumatic place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Children's National Health System full-time

    Pros

    Salary is good. They lure people in with high pay and less than a year later they will quit when they realize it's not worth it.

    Cons

    Long hours. High stress. Everyone hates their jobs. High turnover. Clueless management. Extreme lack of professionalism. Complete disorganization. Unrealistic goals. Teams are understaffed and everyone is expected to take on completely unrealistic work loads. Unfair bonus system that causes stress to lower level employees while giving the higher ups huge bonuses. Working here will take over your life until you don't recognize yourself any more. It is not worth whatever salary they offer you. If you want to be miserable and hate your job, then work here, otherwise go somewhere that will appreciate and value your contributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people that are leaving and quit trying to blame everyone else. You are the reason people hate working here. Do something drastic and fix it, or leave and let someone else handle it. I don't think the work environment will change with the current management team in place. They are turning a blind eye to the problems because they want to protect their bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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