Cincinnati Children's Hospital

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
141 Reviews
3.7
141 Reviews
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Cincinnati Children's Hospital CEO Michael Fisher
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, lots of departments to transfer between, high rankings (in 10 reviews)

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


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

  • On a side note, the red tape you have to wade through here is unbelievable (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall good experience working in research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Research career-hours very flexible; opportunity to move within the company to other divisions; has structured research advancement track

    Cons

    Pay less for research than industry

  2.  

    Definitely on the cutting edge of everything.

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    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 for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    20 year employee

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    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 for 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical Research Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Casual work atmosphere in terms of dress etc. Nice eating/coffee facilities. Flexible schedule. Working with children and their families which can be very rewarding.

    Cons

    Promotions are very political. The hospital in it self is very bureaocratic, work can not get completed without going through "several hoops". Senority or loyalty means nothing there, one gets the feeling that you are easily replaceable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent residency and hospital that focuses on care

    Cons

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

  7.  

    overall my employment at CCHMC was very positive.

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

    I worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Dedicated staff. Great benefits. Flexible scheduling. Facility is dedicated to patient and staff safety. Learning environment caters to multidisciplinary teams and mutual respect.

    Cons

    As an employee of CCHMC, you will always be encouraed to put the patient and their families first. Its difficult to maintain good work life balance. Not enought sick days, lack of directors/managers who are willing to actually USE the performance based pay increases....instead employees are lumped together as department and individual compensation is reflective of entire team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent. Be fair. Pay attention to teh employees who go above and beyond consistently. Give them a break when they need it...use "discretion"

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

    I personally LOVE what I do, and did my job with pride and integrity .

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Being able to have a part in working to make a sick child's outcome better.

    Cons

    When it comes to your own personal illness, they'll throw you to the wolves. Reverse discrimination runs rampant !!! They get rid of GOOD , honest and hardworking people and give 2nd, 3rd and 4th chances to lazy ones just sucking off the system..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    They care about their employees

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff and clean environment. Food service is top notch for a hospital. They have a Starbucks on-site.

    Cons

    Promotions are slow to achieve. That is ultimately why I left. It is a very serious work environment, despite their facade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider training your employees to promote more from within. Alternatively, offer more pay raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Heartwarming and makes you appreciate every opportunity we are given.

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    Former Employee - Patient Escort  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Patient Escort in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Excellent growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement, a chance to make a difference.

    Cons

    Situations may tug on your heart strings.

  11.  

    population health "researcher"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator II  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator II in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Cincinnati Children's Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very rewarding when at events interacting directly with kids. healthcare and wellness incentive program are very good. also plenty of opportunities to network with other young professionals.

    Cons

    being a non-profit, the pay could be a little better. also, my specific job description is very broad, leaving lots of room for interpretation and maybe too much flexibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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