Cook Children's Health Care System

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Updated June 7, 2015
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  1. Good company with good benefits, but horrible management all around

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Tech
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Tech

    I have been working at Cook Children's Health Care System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are good, use to be great. The hospital is clean and nice looking
    Friendly environment from other staff

    Cons

    Benefits (health and all other stuff) are getting worst every year
    Management will throw you under the bus
    Pay is low
    Politics and favoritism everywhere

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favoritism. Enough with the politics. You're letting too many great people walk so you can keep your friends happy.


  2. Great workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Cook Children's Health Care System (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great coworkers, great place to work!

    Cons

    Sometimes moral can be low due to short staff


  3. OK place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cook Children's Health Care System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cook Childrens is a nice facility that is very kid friendly. It is always changing therefore it is a place that challenges you.

    Cons

    In my opinion they treat employees like just a number. They cut cost by trying to reduce salaries anyway they can. Doesnt feel as if you are being fairly compensated for all that you do because they put a lot on you.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is try to show more support rather than just taking the hard line of upper management. Remember who actually does all the real work.


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  5. Overall, great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cook Children's Health Care System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Where else would you have clowns, dogs and professional muscians as coworkers while helping children get well? Cook Children's is a terrific place to work with everyone focused on treating the patient as a whole being and including family and friends in the healing process. Compensation and benefits are some of the best in the area.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is frustrating when administrative decisions are made that seem to contradict past commitment to employees. The instances stand out as they are (thankfully) few and sporadic. I think a lot of the issues arise because Cook Children's has experienced tremdous growth as a true Medical Center in the past 7-10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Stay consistent from the top-most administration down to each section administration and management. Most of the frustrations I hear and experience myself are from my department's administration, not the senior admin.


  6. Sr. Systems Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cook Children's Health Care System full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits ok

    Cons

    Run like a small business

    Advice to Management

    Keep religion out


  7. This is an amazing company to work for. The benefits are great, the discounts are great and the management is great.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paramedic (ACT) in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Paramedic (ACT) in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Cook Children's Health Care System

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, coworkers, opportunity for overtime.

    Cons

    Census is very VERY high.


  8. Great work environment with flexible hours.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cook Children's Health Care System

    Pros

    Office is pretty informal setting. The work culture is healthy and conducive for personal and company growth.

    Cons

    Have to travel quite a lot from one building to another.


  9. Helpful (1)

    can be a fun place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at Cook Children's Health Care System full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good. Countless educational opportunities. Working in a children's hospital means lots of perks, like having a decent food court, a build-a-bear, friendly dogs wandering the campus, clowns, celebrities... Most employees are genuinely happy working here.

    Cons

    attendance policy is brutal. Hard to save up for vacation time. Training was not always optimal. Outdated EMR. Parking garages are awful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer opportunities for growth. Listen to feedback from employees, especially if you are hearing the same thing over and over again. Please look into Epic!


  10. Decent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Cook Children's Health Care System

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small time atmosphere- big time organization

    Cons

    Benefits are starting to erode- slowly.


  11. Cook Childrens is a fabulous place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PAs in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - PAs in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Cook Children's Health Care System

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The whole work experience and atmosphere of the medical center makes this a very positive work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of knowledge by management, to become familiar with certain areas of department and unwillingness to accept feedback from employees (patient registration dept in particular)

    Advice to Management

    Become more familiar with your employees and pay attention to their opinions!



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