Connecticut Children's Medical Center

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Connecticut Children's Medical Center Reviews

Updated December 24, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company, bad management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Really care about patient care and families. I learned so much working on a med/surg floor. The kids are great!

    Cons

    Bad management on certain units which created bad attitudes in some employees. Management has favorites and they can get away with anything while you work your butt off. A lot of continuing education online which you don't have time for working days so you have to do it at home without getting paid. Can be emotionally draining seeing some of the childrens injuries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    It's all about the kids, if you can get past the poor upper Management

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    Former Employee - Respirstory Therapist in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Respirstory Therapist in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Connecticut Children's Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Caring for the kids. Those providing direct patient care work hard to achieve good outcomes.
    Great specialty physicians
    You will work hard and the rewards are those pats you give yourself, along with families who appreciate what you do.
    Work here because you love to help the kids.

    Cons

    Horrible management. They cover up their inadaquicies.
    Blame falls on those working in the trenches.
    CEO has no clue what is happening downstream.
    House cleaning needed for management that had no ideas how to lead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house Marty!
    Listen to the people who work among the sick kids, not the management fluffing their offices, and have the inability to communicate what is really needed for changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Challenging work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Britain, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Britain, CT

    I have been working at Connecticut Children's Medical Center part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Staff really cares about their jobs, students and other staff. Plenty of training is offered. Good benefits are very good compared to other similar work places.

    Cons

    Administration is more concerned with the dollar than with staff concerns. Once you questions something about the company you have a target on your back. Safety of staff seems to have taken a dive in the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff regarding concerns. Encouraging staff to advance in their careers instead of trying to keep them where they are. Realizing that people have lives and things happen and not holding it against them or penalizing them because of it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 13 years of service

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Connecticut Children's Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees love their jobs and healing children

    Cons

    Management stinks. They need an overhaul of their supervisors. Some have no people skills and can't manage employees fairly and impartially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul your managers and hire ones that know how to treat employees fairly and impartially. Value the employees commitment and longevity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Wonderful place to work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Pros

    Wonderful supportive community of physicians, residents, nurses, and ancillary staff.

    Cons

    Some mid-level management think very highly of themselves.

  7. Could be better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Connecticut Children's Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Hospital has a good reputation in the community.

    Cons

    Hospital execs disconnected from staff. Poor management overall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Best Job I've Ever Had

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Pros

    Such a rewarding job, loved the people I worked with and loved coming to work every day

    Cons

    None that I could find

  9. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Connecticut Children's Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    The culture is family-like. A solid work-life balance is encouraged. There is a lot of growth occurring and changes that will improve processes moving forward. Benefits are very good.

    Cons

    There are challenges with communicating change. Many people feel a need for more training or 're-training' on the new EHR. This poses a challenge to progress, but the training team is apt and analysts work to educate as well. It isn't dire, but frustrating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. I loved working at the Children's Hospital! Great Staff, Caring Doctors and Nurses and great kids to take care of.

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    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Connecticut Children's Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Doctors, Good salary and great benefits..

    Cons

    It sometimes sad when you care for a very ill patient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to your employees..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    The veneer of working for a children's hospital wears thin very quickly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Connecticut Children's Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Kids are great, and Connecticut Children's helps make them better

    Cons

    The disengaged senior management team and the directors who are out for one thing - maintaining their ridiculous salaries and jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shed some weight at the top, Marty. You have a serious problem with your management team (directors on up) that ignores the regular outflow of good people who were committed to their roles at CCMC. You should be questioning why that happens and doing something about it. You'll never be a great place to work when the majority of your great people keep leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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