Children's Hospital Colorado

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6 people found this helpful  

Friendly but Flawed

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado

Pros

Mostly friendly. Decisions are consensus driven and respectful. Pay is pretty good. Recent management replacement may be sign that organization is moving in right direction if not there yet. Easy to be proud of job that (indirectly) helps sick children. Communication about changes in organization and general news is pretty good.

Cons

Overall, management is friendly and respectful, but very lacking in basic management and project management training (feedback, delegation, purpose of goals, time management, etc.). Some managers are even toxic. Fear of change stands in the way of progress. Consensus driven decisions can sometimes slow things down. Organization is not always honest with itself about how to improve. Lack of real offices means knowledge work suffers. Parking is bad but may improve soon.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend time learning management and project management skills. Be honest about how the organization works, or improvement isn't possible.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to work if you can look past small daily issues and keep in mind the bigger picture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inpatient Service Specialist  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Inpatient Service Specialist in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado

    Pros

    To help children! The ability to learn from coworkers. Working with people who care about others. Active, never boring place!
    Pride in the community

    Cons

    Somewhat "corporate" environment, chain of command is super long, There are too many different committees which often leads to a breakdown in communication and responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the "little people" who are truly what keeps us going and who actually have much more contact with patients and families than executives do.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    The most frustrating and disappointing place I have ever worked.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Network Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Network Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Children's Hospital Colorado

    Pros

    If altruism and a sense of doing something good for your community is important to you in a career then The Children's Hospital is an excellent place to work. Additionally, the hospital does do a good job promoting a work life balance for all of it's employees.

    Cons

    Senior management does a poor job of understanding IT. Internal promotion is almost non-existent. Seniority is valued to highly; I worked with dozens of people who were unqualified to perform their jobs and had held the same position for ten or more years. The hiring practices in senior management are questionable at best. On more than one occasion an unqualified senior manager was replaced with a less qualified senior manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to take advice from your staff. The people who work day to day with your patients and support structure often have a much better idea of what they need to improve their work environment and the service to your patience than you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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