Children's National Health System

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3 people found this helpful  

Not nirvana

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

Pros

The mission and the tremendous talent at Children's National are compelling reasons for working there. It is also a place where one is thanked for one's work and one's efforts are appreciated--at least in certain areas.

Cons

The downsides are: non-clinical departments spread out within DC, Silver Spring and elsewhere, which impedes successful work and alignment of how goals and objectives will be met; the inadequate parking situation at the hospital itself, which represents a significant barrier to visiting for work-related purposes when one's office is located off-site; and the very hierarchical culture, which means that leadership does not feel obliged to (or even comfortable with) getting to know everyone else.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My advice would be to bring all off-site departments to one place very close by the hospital; increase parking space availability; and loosen up some of the hierarchical structures, which impede important bottom-up communication and alignment.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Children's National - Great Heart for Service, issues within organization that need to be addressed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at Children's National would have to be the kids and families that you serve. Even if you are a member of Environmental Services, it's easier to do your job knowing that a child benefits from clean bathrooms. Likewise, in my field it's beneficial to know that even if you are simply writing a press release, the exposure can help with getting more donors, which in turn, is more money for better technology.

    Cons

    The hierarchical society at work. Also, it's spread out in so many different locations, you have people doing whatever they want, which is a PR person's nightmare!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To make themselves more accessible to their employees. To not assume that they know the best way to do something.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boom or bust. Years of the big gifts are great, other years are not.

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

    Pros

    Great mission and compelling stories
    Opportunity to visit the hospital is a great motivator.

    Cons

    Executive Staff are focused only on getting large gifts. High stress, often unnecessary. Administrative support is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the roller coaster revenue rides. Focus on a full range of annual gifts and not only on principle gifts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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