Cincinnati Children's Hospital

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Reviews in Cincinnati, OH

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
153 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, lots of departments to transfer between, high rankings (in 11 reviews)

  • 5000 tuition reimbursement for undergrad per year unlimited (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Its difficult to maintain good work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Compensation, benefits, career advancement is complicated (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent place to work

    Former Employee - Management Internship in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Management Internship in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The Upper management is great. I was intern there. Everyone is very cooperative and positive.

    Cons

    I did not find any Cons while I was working there.

  2.  

    Fast pace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Cincinnati Children's Hospital full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, respect of colleagues

    Cons

    Grew too much too fast, not enough processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more transparent and less impulsive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Fulfilling work in a top-notch research hospital

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Cincinnati Children's Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everything is top of the line, and it's exciting to be around the level of innovation that exists here. The work is always geared towards changing the outcome for children around the world with no regard for profit. For the most part, people are happy to be here, from the janitorial staff to the attendings.

    Cons

    It's a huge organization with a corporate mentality. They are stingy with the nursing salary. A lot of the time, departments are understaffed, and when people step up to help out, there is no reward. HR is very black and white when it comes to years experience, not taking education or certifications into account, or outside experience - even when very applicable! It seems had to move up unless you are very self-motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you claim to be the best and want to hire the best, you need to PAY the best. Be more flexible with upper level positions by looking at the person as a whole, including any other work experiences besides healthcare alone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great organization to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Cincinnati Children's Hospital full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The overall atmosphere is great, and employees are treated with respect by the hospital. In the research department, the experience is entirely dependent on the particular Primary Investigator. Each lab varies greatly with regard to job duties and work environment. Medical, dental and vision benefits are included for everyone, along with a few local employee discounts.

    Cons

    The research department is a bit unorganized from the directorial, which negatively impacts the productivity of some labs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on better organization from the top, and place a real emphasis on allowing every lob to be as productive as possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work with very friendly atmosphere..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Cincinnati Children's Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health insurance, activities, pto days, free bees, good cafeteria and many more

    Cons

    Management not very receptive to new ideas

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It depends on what you're doing...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company does strive for excellence. Customer service is important and celebrated. Safety is a top priority. The benefits were good when I was there. There is a level of pride among those who work there and there is a team atmosphere.

    Cons

    sometimes political, allows incompetent workers to bounce around within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue excellence, weed out bad seeds faster

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Generally fine

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of money and opportunities for growth

    Cons

    You are a cog in the machine and no one cares about the specific wellbeing of employees

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    20 year employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Cincinnati Children's Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    World renowned pediatric facility. Innovative and dedicated to patient care. Great pride in being an employee of such a top notch pediatric facility. Great things have come from this institution.

    Cons

    Has begun to feel like big corporation not care facility. No career ladders. You are most likely to become stuck in a certain role or at a certain level regardless of gaining further education or additional skills you have. Recent cut to pension plan means loss of about 1/4 of our anticipated pension, which is a devastating blow. Cannot get out of certain positions or move beyond certain levels. Pay raises are minimal no matter how good your evaluation is. Work life balance is not there for those that are not in exempt roles, even if your job meets the requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seems management is there to ensure that everything runs smoothly for those above them regardless to impact of those they oversee. Little or no help with advancement. You aren't wanted to advance in the lower levels, they want you to stay in your position and fill the seat, so they don't or won't allow advancement or often even lateral moves because they don't want to train someone for your job. Certain jobs are let know they are quite dispensable and easily replaced. Would love to see a level or appreciation and support for advancing those that are non-exempt instead of cementing them to a job or a level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Definitely on the cutting edge of everything.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Cincinnati Children's Hospital part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay seems to be average, above average. The skills you learn are without a doubt what makes it a great place to work. You get to see everything come through those doors.

    Cons

    The insurance seems to be going up every year but is still awesome coverage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great, supportive place to work

    Current Employee - Resident in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Resident in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Cincinnati Children's Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent residency and hospital that focuses on care

    Cons

    Pay for residency is low, although in line what other places pay.

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