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I worked at CHOP as an intern

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Former Intern - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
Former Intern - Intern in Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Nice location in Upenn campus not far away from downtown; very good work environment; people are very friendly

Cons

The research center is newly started and still growing, but it should be a good place to start the career

Other Employee Reviews for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  1. The internship program in IT allows you to learn about the different departments internally and job opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - IT Co-Op in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Intern - IT Co-Op in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interns are treated like real employees, with actual projects and responsibilities. Built into the intern program are workshops and seminars about the different sides to CHOP.

    Cons

    There are not many young people and it seemed that many people have worked there for almost all of their career. Since it is a large organization, strong communication skills are necessary to make sure you have enough work to do.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Company with good reputation for the healthcare they provide, but not necessarily to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Research in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Facilities are up-to-date and so the working environment is nice. The mission to provide services to children via medical care, therapy, and to some extent medical research revolving around children is a good cause to be involved in.

    Cons

    During onboarding CHOP gloats a little bit to new employees about its stellar reputation as an employer mostly because they have a high # of applicants they turn away, aka selectivity. Only after onboarding can a new employee glean a lot of glaring problems within different departments, areas. HR will tell employees CHOP is great because they get benefits, the are "in the club" and now they can apply for promotions and other jobs internally. Secretly, Recruitment teams (which cover specialty areas within the hospital) that receive resumes for transfers/promotions/new job applications internally are chummy with Managers and so if you apply for a job at CHOP your managers will know. Rumors about certain managers also fly around that if you are trying to transfer, managers will find a way to terminate you before you can ever secure a new job. Thus the typical retention mechanisms at CHOP seem to be to scare people into staying in their job and doing it so that the hospital has less staff turnover. I have yet to talk to anyone at CHOP that related a story of a pro-employee retention strategy which is typically to find out an employee is considering other jobs and to raise their salary or restructure their job to make them happier in a current position.

    Advice to Management

    CHOP seems very hierarchical with direct manager/supervisors having 99% influence over operations whereas at some organizations an employee would interact more with a direct manager and a manager 2 steps above.


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