Children's Specialized Hospital

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Children's Specialized Hospital Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    great facility, less than optimal to work for

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Mountainside, NJ
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Mountainside, NJ

    I worked at Children's Specialized Hospital part-time

    Pros

    beautiful facility, top rate care, great nurses

    Cons

    management less than acceptable, no communication between nurse manager and nurses, scheduling done by a secretary atrocious, holidays you did't even get a meal had to pay for by self, paper towels always empty in the rooms, nothing to dry hands after washing, when short staffed nurse manager never stepped in to help on the floor just sat at her desk on the computer making it dangerous for nurse:patient acuity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let nurses do their own scheduling, management needs to communicate with nurses, nurse managers shouldn't be afraid to touch a patient and help out if needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Children's Specialized has a superficial well respected name. Working on the inside is a great disappointment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Children's Specialized Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful new building; kept clean, though hand sanitizer and paper towels often lacking.

    Cons

    Hypocritical administration: say to the public one view of how they treat the CSH 'community' and treat employees quite differently. Distant, rigid CEO who has "favorites" and overlooks rules for some; punitive toward others for same rules. So, there is much petty talk; negative remarks are said against people you work with. You do not feel comfortable with all the negative gossip. Narcissistic medical leadership. Wont listen to others' opinions. Overall, no adherence to own advertised 'culture'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All rules should apply to all persons with similar job descriptions. Getting too top-heavy again with more administrators being hired and fewer staff to serve the children and families. Replace the chief doctor. Stop nepotism.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    The nursing staff and assistants were very unfriendly.

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    Former Employee - Nursing Assistant in Mountainside, NJ
    Former Employee - Nursing Assistant in Mountainside, NJ

    I worked at Children's Specialized Hospital part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to help disabled children and it's very rewarding to see the children smile because of what you do for them.

    Cons

    It is difficult to work when the nurses and assistants are nasty. And it takes a lot of time that they don't give you, to learn the needs for these children. The staff expect you learn it in one week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Horrible company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Specialized Hospital

    Pros

    Getting to work with children.

    Cons

    The vacation/sick time policy is a massive joke! You have vacation time that you accumulate, as well as sick time. It is impossible to accumulate any vacation time because of the fact that your vacation time is basically your sick time. For example, if you had a small cold and needed to be out for two days, the time that is used is your vacation time, not your sick time. The only way you are able to use your actual sick time is if you are out more than two days but if this is the case, the first two days are still taken out of your vacation time and then the third day and on becomes your sick time. So basically plan on never getting to take a vacation.
    Another con about this company is when it comes to your performance review. Let's look at the name here "performance review", which means that the work you do as an individual should be looked at an assessed. Well this is the exact opposite of what actually happens. There are people who will literally bust their butts doing work from the time they come in, till the time they leave. Then there are people who do absolutely no work at all. Since there are people who don't do any work at all on a daily basis, their work gets passed onto or I should say gets dumped onto the people who are already doing their own work. Essentially, the people who are actually doing their job, are also doing a few other people's job work load wise and don't get compensated at all. So when it comes to the performance reviews, you will not ever get a raise based on what you actually do no matter how much work you do because the company will compensate everybody with all the same raise, including the people who don't do anything. You are working in an environment where you know there are people who are literally getting paid to just sit there.
    Another con about this job is the management team and the fact that they play favorites. It is very clear to see when this is going on in the company because there will be people who will disregard whatever rules there actually are because they never get penalized for anything. Then there are people who actually follow the rules and they are the ones who will get penalized or spoken to about for the same things the other people are doing.
    Another con about the management team is that there is never any communication as to what needs to be done, there's absolutely no organization to anything and due to this there is no efficiency in anything taking place. The same issues are brought up at every meeting, even though you will be told that it's going to be worked on or fixed. Nothing ever gets fixed, it's always the same problems, the company just runs in a complete circle because of these types of things.
    In total, if you are looking for a job where there are no opportunities to move up, you get piles and piles of worked dumped onto and you don't get compensated for anything and get penalized for following the rules, than this is the job for you!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some advice to the upper management would be to actually do your job!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Specialized Hospital

    Pros

    Health insurance and working with children

    Cons

    Little vacation time, employee favoritism, lack of communication, no work life balance, if you are a good worker you get more work while others skate by on bare minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monitor work and make employees accountable for work, fire people who call out excessively and do little work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people and good atmosphere

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Specialized Hospital

    Pros

    Efficient, dedicated, and friendly work atmosphere

    Cons

    complicated systems take a while to get used to using.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scheduling Coordinator
    Current Employee - Scheduling Coordinator

    I have been working at Children's Specialized Hospital

    Pros

    Always room for advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Senior management always seemed to be uptight, frequent changes in scheduling processes and procedures very often weekly sometimes daily. By the time you get one process down packed it changes to another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hear out your employees before you make the decision to terminate them, and if you have to terminate an employee please try to be more discreetly. This is something that should be kept between HR & the employee not the WHOLE ENTIRE HOSPITAL AT EVERY SITE AND NOT HAVE THE EMPLOYEES THINKING THAT THEY WERE ONLY SUSPENDED WHEN INDEED THEY WERE TERMINATED FROM DAY ONE!!!

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