Children's National Health System
2.9 of 5 64 reviews
www.childrensnational.org Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Not nirvana

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

ProsThe 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.

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

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    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… Cons: The hierarchical society at work. Also, it's spread out in so many different… Advice to Senior Management: To make themselves more accessible to their employees. To not… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Boom or bust. Years of the big gifts are great, other years are not.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Children's National Health System


    Pros: Great mission and compelling stories Opportunity to visit the hospital is… Cons: Executive Staff are focused only on getting large gifts. … Advice to Senior Management: Stop the roller coaster revenue rides. Focus on a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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