Children's National Health System

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Children's National Health System Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2014
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2.9 64 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

Children's National Health System President & CEO Kurt Newman

Kurt Newman

(30 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great learning experience.

    Clinical Operations Representative II (Current Employee)

    ProsHelping others especially children is always great. Good benefits, union based. Room for growth within the hospital and also free training and certifications that one might need for their position.

    ConsI have no cons. It was a Hospital. My issue was more personal. I had to commute over an hour both ways. very very very long days.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Intern

    Summer Intern (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThe people are kind, most people have a passion for what they do and actually care about the children and the purpose of their work
    Free shuttles to different metro stations

    ConsSometimes, Children's has a little too much going on organization wise
    Funding distribution can vary greatly between labs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Review on Internship - Operations Strategy

    Operations and Strategy (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat place to improve your learning curve.
    Work-culture is very friendly and inspiring

    ConsManagers require regular professional training and development programs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No room for growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat and smart people to work with, the hospital's mission, variety of projects to an extent

    ConsConstant turnover, you have to find a position outside the organization to advance, little focus on professional development, competing goals and priorities

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in developing your employees and be transparent about growth potential

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Passionate employees for a great organization!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Silver Spring, MD

    Pros- Everyone is very passionate about their work
    - Great variety of benefits
    - Educational opportunities and tuition assistance
    - Great reputation in the community
    - Colleagues respect each other and admire each other's work
    - We get to work with a variety of patients and families, from all over the country and the world
    - Culture is patient-centered

    ConsYou're as happy as you want to be here. There are some bad apples that always have negative things to say but if you get away from them, you'll be amazed at the extraordinary and wonderful staff who love their job and the kids and are making huge strides in children's health.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend time encouraging the good employees. There are some outstanding staff members who have great ideas and love to contribute to the organization more. Spend more time on the positive staff rather than the negative.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Build for the Better

    Clinical Operations Representative II (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat environment, the diverse atmosphere is welcoming. Working around a great group of people sets the tone for an outstanding functional network.

    ConsFaced with the some challenges is the lack of growth opportunities to support future employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat Managers are rare. The best managers build trust with their team, every day, in every meeting, so that eventually critically important and complex tasks can be delegated away.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A total lack of accountability plus high managerial turnover makes a thriving climate for bullies.

    Administrative Support (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThe CEO had begun weeding out those ineffective in their position. (But, the process is too slow for the employee suffering underneath.)

    ConsNew management listening to hearsay instead of investigation...look at your cameras, listen to recordings, most things can be seen in computer files. (Even hardcopy information is available when a person is brought into question.) Peer-to-peer reviews are tainted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn what a bully does & how much they cost CNMC as a whole. A lot of excellence is lost because the bullied leave rather than go through the stress. (CNMC "talks the talk" but won't "walk".) There's also discriminatory issues behind the bullying behavior. These bullies go to great lengths to cover themselves. (example: A secretary receives mail & instead of sorting through it, making certain it goes to the proper authorities, she/he delegates the sorting to someone else. This person happens to be a bully...bullies are great @ masquerading bad behavior...who benefits in throwing away letters of commendation for others in her/his same position.) Bullies like to appear as if they go the extra mile while their coworkers take up the slack & burden. Bullies socialize; it's easier to recruit others into bullying the employee who is too busy doing their job. Managers must realize that having a third party involved may mean that the bullied won't talk because the third party is a bully, also. Bullies are subtle; it's not always like grade school.

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

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    Deceptive.Manipulative.Bureaucratic.Day in Day out.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHigh reputation in the DC area.
    Good scope to serve the district's population.

    ConsLow pay. No pay raise.
    Threaten to fire you if you talk about promotion.
    Employees are laid off in hundreds.
    No advancement opportunities.
    Bureaucratic management. Only top brasses make a killing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit

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

     

    Volunteer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCommunity service, Leadership development, personal growth

    Consno cons to this position

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    Translational Research

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    Prostranslational research tightly related to clinical applications, pediatric surgical innovation, high impact work, nice colleagues

    Consthe structure is not well organized; a lot of pressure due to deadlines

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