Seattle Children's

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Good mission

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Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Seattle Children's

Pros

People want to help the children.

Cons

Technical project management is bit thin.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Scale out.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great mission, incompetent management, little professional growth, absolutely awful experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Children's

    Pros

    Great mission
    Top-notch medical experts providing comprehensive, compassionate patient care
    Excellent researchers doing critical work to finding cures for childhood diseases
    Facility is child and family friendly

    Cons

    Upper management is a good ol' boys club.
    Many administrative management staff is non-effective and have risen to the position due to years at the company rather than talent to do the job - the barnacle effect.
    Opportunity for advancement and career development is lacking.
    Administrative management falls down on the job setting an example of "ART - Accountability Respect & Teamwork"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire professionals with the skills and experience to do the job well. Rid your company of the toxic managers and directors who are not equipped to do the job. Listen to your employees. Walk the talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Management - Good ole Boys and Girls Club with no skills being a competent manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Children's

    Pros

    Reputation, which now amazes me. Not sure how a hospital with such broken systems and management is able to succeed, however those at the front lines - docs, nurses, etc. are what make the hospital work. They would have to love their job and the mission to stand working there with some of the managers in place.

    Cons

    Poor management. The men and women who make up much of the mgmt team are not there due to stellar mgmt skills ... at all. They are there because of number of years they've worked there. Since Children's does not have a layoff policy, instead of bad performance being weeded out, they remain ... making it miserable for the minority ... the folks who actually care about their jobs and are stellar performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although a no-layoff policy is a great idea for the sense of job security for employees, the cost is iincompetence permeating the organization. The focus should be to weed out and bring in top performers and keep those deserving employees a reason to enjoy their jobs and remain with the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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