Cincinnati Children's Hospital Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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Cincinnati Children's Hospital CEO Michael Fisher
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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. Good company, limited advancement opportunities in research.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant IV in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Research Assistant IV in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Pros

    Very stable job, on-site cafeteria, well-respected hospital, consistent cost of living increases.

    Cons

    Focus on patient care sometimes made researchers seem like second-class citizens, parking was a hassle, labs in old research building could use updates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great place to work but tends to constantly roll out new initiatives before previous initiatives are fully implemented.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Pros

    Great reputation. Leader in child health. Pays well and offers a nice benefit package. Nurses are empowered through unit-based councils.

    Cons

    Although well intentioned, too many initiatives that are not well thought out or planned. Organization-wide communication issues. Too many silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow leaders and staff members to get comfortable and accustomed to (if not perfect) new initiatives before adding more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They work well with your schedule, they offer plenty of career advancement opportunities and they offer a variety of educational opportunities.

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons to working at CCHMC. I have worked at plenty of other hospitals and this has by far, been the best place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. healthcare provider

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Pros

    excellent benefits, wonderful colleagues, decent retirement

    Cons

    bureaucracy and EHR headaches interfere with delivery of efficient patient care at times.

  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Still grateful but things have changed...

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Job stability
    Initial Salary
    Flexible work hours
    Technical learning opportunities abound

    Cons

    Constant cutting of benefits:
    *403b matching gone
    *pension plan hacked to 25% of what it used to be--if that
    *punitive salary ceilings/caps (from what I have seen, if you stay here a while and your salary may stay the same--forever)

    Too many tiers of I/S management. After talking with a few employees who'd been here a while, we agree that we're actually doing less work now than we did when we started--and it's not for trying. In quite a few cases, managers aren't actually managing. They're busy grabbing the work that their employees could be doing. Employees are kept more and more isolated from areas that would normally provide feedback from adding positive value to the company.

    Questionable health of work environment/building. I can't imagine accepting working conditions that could be too much worse that what we're working in now--but I'm sure it's out there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Pretty good but hard to advance or even find a new job if you are already working there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Pros

    Good benefits, good hospital to work at.

    Cons

    Managers have favorites and sometimes only give promotion to who they like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    A great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They provide you the tools you need to do the best job you can. Hardware and software are always up to date. Work space and ergonomics are good. Diversity and inclusion is encouraged.

    Cons

    It's a hospital and doctors rule. Management will always side with them. There are some incompetent workers, and some inequity in salary.

  9. Good opportunities

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    Current Employee - Specialist Regulatory Affairs in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Specialist Regulatory Affairs in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Lots of chances for carreer mobility, numerous jobs to move into, good benefits

    Cons

    Management staff can be uneven in communication and effectiveness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training and expectations of new hires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Money is the motivator

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Pros

    Benefits although they have changed drastically

    Cons

    Departmental politics and outsourcing are major problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your people. Employees don't quit companies, they quit managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Graduate Research assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Pros

    collaborative atmosphere, cutting edge research, good mentorship

    Cons

    sometimes long hours, demanding tasks

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