Cook Children's Health Care System

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Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Sr. Systems Engineer

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    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

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

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    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.

  3. 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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    can be a fun place to work

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    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 Outdated EMR.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!

  6. Amazing experience - such an excellent workplace

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    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Cook Children's Health Care System as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, passionate, fun, excellent environment. Very creative place. Trustworthy. They place an immense value on their employees- you can tell they really care about people. I was an intern and my boss did everything she could to give me a meaningful experience - it wasn't just about what they could get out of me. Incredible opportunity & I learned so much. Everyone is so focused on doing an excellent job so they can help kids!! Also, they have dogs!

    Cons

    Hard to think of many. Difficult to get in - very competitive and employees don't leave once they get a good spot.

  7. Decent place to work

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    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.

  8. Cook is the most amazing workplace. Absolutely magical.

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    Former Intern - Nurse Extern
    Former Intern - Nurse Extern

    I worked at Cook Children's Health Care System as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Amazing experience, friendly staff, wonderful opportunities for learning and growth

    Cons

    None! It is excellent in my opinion.

  9. Cook Childrens is a fabulous place to work!

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    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!

  10. The good, bad, and the ugly.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very caring environment for the children, benefits are great, and most of the people make it a welcoming environment to work in.

    Cons

    Management is focused on getting the job done with limited hands on deck adding extra work on the already stressed shoulders of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people so your not overworking and stressing out staff

  11. Helpful (3)

    A great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Cook Children's is really a terrific place to work. The environment is warm and welcoming, the benefits are good, and the mission is more than a statement.

    Cons

    The compensation is on the lower end of the regional spectrum.

    Advice to Management

    Some of us have been dedicated to Cook Children's for a long time. While market analyses are doing well to become more competitive to those coming into the system, the current promotion structure has forced some of your most loyal employees into the lower (if not bottom) of the range. It would be nice to re-evaluate individuals in positions who are at the lowest end of the scale in an effort to retain current employees.

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