Children's National Health System

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Updated March 30, 2015
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Children's National Health System President & CEO Kurt Newman
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  1. I love this organization

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    Former Employee - Pct in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Pct in Washington, DC

    I worked at Children's National Health System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very rewarding experience would love to work there again

    Cons

    I can"t find anything wrong

  2. The Place for Kids

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Children's National Health System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work at a stand alone hospital strictly for children,bright innovative surgeons,

    Cons

    It is embarrassing at times when I hear the way personnel talk to each other and even more importantly to parents. It is very disturbing. Limited experience of staff. Some personnel have worked there for decades but their work and professional performance are less than satisfactory. Nothing is done. What is preached is not practiced.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the malcontents. Get rid of the trouble makers, Get rid of those individuals that do not keep current with their profession. Get rid of those who do not embrace the "family centered" approach.

  3. Good Learning Experience for New RNs

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    Current Employee - RN II in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - RN II in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - teaching hospital so many learning opportunities
    - RN opinions heard by Doctors and valued

    Cons

    - no on-site parking; so shuttle to/from hospital
    - low pay scale considering DC cost of living

    Advice to Management

    n/a

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  5. Health Advocate & Peer Educator

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    Former Employee - Health Advocate & Peer Educator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Health Advocate & Peer Educator in Washington, DC

    I worked at Children's National Health System

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

    Pros

    Watching children grow and providing them with tools that will enable them to make sound and healthy decisions in the future

    Cons

    Being compassionate in front of children who suffer of diseases that we are unable to cure and witnessing them deteriorate helplessly.

    Advice to Management

    Adopting a culture of a more patients centered in the area of peer education. Providing these children with more consistent and tangible resources that could be controlled and measure accurately.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Heavy middle management - unbalanced resource allocation

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    Current Employee - Tech in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Tech in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great brand name in the DMV area. Tons of research opportunities. Plenty of passionate physicians and nurses.

    Cons

    Promotion and raises are slim to none unless you're management. Too many ineffective managers. Questionable IT strategies.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out those who do just the bare minimum to get by.

  7. great company

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    Current Employee - Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    growths has been very beneficial to the employees and most important patients

    Cons

    none to speak to at this time

    Advice to Management

    create employee health incentive plans

  8. Overall, great place, but there's room for improvement.

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    Current Employee - Staff Assistant/Board Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant/Board Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Children's National Health System part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees within departments work as teams.

    Cons

    Employees across different departments don't necessarily work as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Continue pushing employees to be proactive with each other, in addition to with patients. For example, if you know a co-worker is about to make a mistake, be proactive and say something to them.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great hospital, difficult management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall friendly culture, smart staff, nice facilities

    Cons

    Unnecessarily combative manager who excels at negative feedback and neglects positive feedback for hard workers, all the expected stresses that come with this field, HR is currently understaffed and mistake-prone

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the hard work done, use mistakes as opportunities to learn and not opportunities to keep people down, insecure, and subservient (which doesn't work)

  10. Helpful (4)

    CNMC is a farce. Focus is public image not employee satisfaction. "Do more with less" should be the motto.

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    Current Employee - Apn in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Apn in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working alongside experts in the field. Good academic opportunities. Culturally diverse populations and many outlying satellite locations.

    Cons

    This place is all about marketing. Employee satisfaction is not important. Making money is the bottom line and everyone is unhappy. This institution is poorly managed. Morale is low. Don't think about growing financially here. Your starting salary may entice you but that's where you stay forever unless you are in a union. The APNs have foolishly voted the union out and are now stagnant in pay for most departments.
    Bullying and discrimination by management is not handled properly.
    Systems in place are completely disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Address the disorganization, focus on employee satisfaction, adjust pay rates fairly. Public image will not matter if the infrastructure is crumbling.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Stepping stone for career development

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    -In constant contact with several physicians who would assist in getting into medical school, recommendations, advice, etc.
    -Friendly colleagues allows for better communication, accountability and streamlined workflows. Everyone seems to try helping others, which is usually received positively and promotes ownership.

    Cons

    -Commute is TERRIBLE!
    -Pay is terrible but took the job for connections. Again, a good stepping stone on to bigger and better things.
    -There is little feedback from supervisors, and when there is, its both unhelpful and accusatory.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to lead by example. The "do as I say, not as I do" mentality is not conducive to a happy work environment. Be able to provide examples of how employees can improve and don't just accuse people of wrongdoing without examples; they may not know its wrong.
    KNOW HOW
    I will say the team I work with is very supportive of each other; I know of others who did not have a supportive team, therefore, a more negative experience.

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