Cincinnati Children's Hospital

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
159 Reviews
3.8
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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.  

    Nice place to work, but luxuries are slowly fading.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for a children's hospital has innate incentive for anyone wanting to make a difference in the world. More specifically, CCHMC tends to hire well-rounded, energetic, intelligent, and compassionate personnel. Sometimes this is not the case, but CCHMC offers the option of relocation within the company (which I've heard is pretty easy and fast--haven't tried it myself).

    Cons

    Lower pay than comparable work elsewhere. There had been several amenities to off-set this concern in the past (i.e. discounts throughout the City--on cell phone packages, home internet rates, theater/zoo/etc tickets, goods, etc as well as an annual bonus, matching retirement account, and similar incentives). However, several of these offers have been withdrawn since the onset of the recession.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best co workers in all my 40 years of working.Smart, caring and competent.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co workers, kids... rewarding challenging advancement flexibility pay

    Cons

    Some micro managing, decisions made by HR without consulting department managers who are best suited to handle employee issues. Health benefits weak. Politically correct till it hurts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let your paradigms become more important than your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great Hospital/Research Institution

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Great organization to work with; definitely working to improve; high employee moral and cohesiveness; would definitely recommend working at CCHMC if offered a position.

    Cons

    Cons are not really associated with CCHMC directly, but more about the neighbourhood/city; Cincinnati is not a world-class city; the immediate neighbourhoods/roads aren't great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    CCHMC is my home away from home!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    CCHMC has some of the world's best physicians and researchers. They work hard to help sick kids from all over the globe live happier, healthier lives. I am so proud to be a part of that. The work environment is pleasant and the benefits are nice, and the majority of employees are kind, caring people.

    Cons

    Parking is inconvenient but better than some of the other local hospitals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing opportunity and company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    CCHMC is a great hospital and great place to work. Everyone is extremely nice which makes the work environment a great place to be.

    Cons

    I work in research which can be very scary at times when dealing with funding; because of this, career advancement is at a minimum sometimes but, CCHMC does a great job at providing education opportunities regarding of employment status.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The atmosphere is professional and caring with constant focus on the care of the children. Positive place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Institution wide encouragement to learn and improve. #3 pediatric facility in the country. Culturally diverse work environment. Employees are friendly.

    Cons

    It's a large organization, with all things that come with that. Some people get promoted past their level of effectiveness. Thankfully, this is minimal overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep striving to be the best at what you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best hospital I have ever been involved with!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anesthesia Technician in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anesthesia Technician in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, everyone really keeps in mind what is most important.
    Great compensation when compared to any other position in a similar industry.
    Encourage and facilitate advancing your education.

    Cons

    Not many cons to speak of, a few bad apples in every dept. but they have measures in place to keep things running smoothly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    MRI imaging

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Pros

    that is most friendly place

    Cons

    there is no downside as I know

  10.  

    Its an amazing place to work. Lots of opportunities to do well

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Has money to make things happen. Great culture

    Cons

    Some bigwigs throw their wight around a bit..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire older staff. Bring in the new blood :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work with wonderful people.

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Children's hires only the best staff to care for their patients. They have deep pockets and will spare no expense to implement the best patient care. Direct care staff are deeply committed to their patients and are the reason for the high level of patient and family satisfaction.

    Cons

    The management is extremely top heavy, leaving direct care staff short staffed and over extended. There is a tendency to hire mostly on call staff, leaving continuity of care out of the equation. Management tends to micro manage and react to issues instead of being proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please recognize that although you are "the only game in town," you still have an obligation to treat patients and employees with respect and hire sufficient, staff and pay them accordingly. The recent high number of turnover is leaving your patients at risk!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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