Christiana Care

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Christiana Care Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
33 Reviews
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33 Reviews
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Christiana Care President, CEO, and Director Robert J. Laskowski
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  1.  

    Awesome place to work. Even though patient and family satisfaction are paramount I truly believe that employes matter.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Newark, DE

    I have been working at Christiana Care

    Pros

    Can be flexible, good benefits

    Cons

    12 hours shift is exhausting, the same patients every week. Upward mobility can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Management lacks skills to create better outcomes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Christiana Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to work with lots of different people in the hospital

    Cons

    Interaction with management and peers was similar to high school. Lacked diversity of culture and thought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new people at senior levels that can drive real change

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great benefits!

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

    I have been working at Christiana Care

    Pros

    Great benefits! Salary is decent.

    Cons

    For a large organization they do well so not a lot of cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the Christiana Care Way!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    CCHS used to be a great place to work, now it is an average place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Christiana Care full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great hospital staff, progressive programs, good benefits. Teaching institution.
     Hospital is conveniently located in the city next to Brandywine River.
    Compensation is adequate for cost of living area.
    CPOE since 2010. Diverse patient population.

    Cons

    Performance reviews are not based on job descriptions. Randomly decided by management at Christiana.Criteria changes every year at time of evaluation, so it makes it impossible for employee to know expectations for "Role Model"
    Performance reviews are completed in May and employees are not informed of status/raise until July.
    Management does not promote within.
    Management employess newest graduates with zero working experience at the expense of promoting seasoned competent dedicated employess even demoting experienced employees to make a position available for a new grad.
    Too many scheduled times to report to work during any given day (ie.. 0600,0700,0800,1000,1300,12:30) which makes for a frustrating schedule. (always need to check schedule for time to come in)
    Limited professional growth for current staff.
    Top and middle management heavy.
    Management recognizes tardiness (>1minute late) but does not applaud over time, extra shifts, or extra workload days
    CCHS is the biggest health care employer in the state and take advantage of the fact that they are " the only game in town".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your current staff and give employees the tools and opportunities for professional growth.
    PROMOTE FROM WITHIN!
    Realize that the new graduates that are being hired are only staying to get experience and then leaving for greener pastures.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing Research Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Christiana Care as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to develop your research skills and expand your knowledge base. Their Value Institute is second to none and the higher level staff are supportive of beginning and mid level researchers.

    Cons

    Actually none that are related to the Value Institute themselves but rather HR can be a bit of pain. They have lot's of control over hiring but usually if the executive staff is on board then you are set.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Experience is great, many opportunities and learning experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Care Tech in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Patient Care Tech in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Christiana Care part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    self scheduling, competitive pay and friendly environment

    Cons

    no cons! really love it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to start and gain experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Information Representative in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Patient Information Representative in Newark, DE

    I have been working at Christiana Care full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tuition assistance, flexible for students, pay is higher then most entry level positions, increased communication and computer skills, yearly increase in pay, bonuses.

    Cons

    Management is hard to find, under staffed in areas, hard remove bad employees, parking is hard to find, hospital inside appears dated, allowing visitors at anytime seems unsafe and rude to patients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please take the lower level employees into consideration before making changes. Offer more opportunities for students in school.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Place To work, if you start as a Sr. Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst - Enterprise Data Warehouse in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst - Enterprise Data Warehouse in Newark, DE

    I have been working at Christiana Care full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, deadlines are negotiable, management won't bother you. There are many internal opportunities to transfer to other roles

    Cons

    If you come into the organization underpaid you will continue to be underpaid during your time at Christiana. There is no mentor ship program and many of the senior people in IT have outdated skills and they are desperately trying to hang on to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate people of their skills and the value of their skills in the marketplace not on the number of years within the organization. Develop a mentor program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Newark, DE

    I have been working at Christiana Care full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pleasant surroundings...good support. You are provided with the tools you need to complete your job.

    Cons

    Parking, staffing sometimes difficult, more food choices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss with and include staff on unit decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the better places to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE

    I have been working at Christiana Care full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great personal time off, benefits, and pay. Good experience working with people from all backgrounds and experience levels.

    Cons

    Depending on your job class - limited mobility. People like it there so they dont create openings by leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize systems in place to recognize the hard work that staff perform. Once people develop new skill sets find ways to utilize them or they will feel underappreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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