Seattle Children's

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Overall, good organization with great mission

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Former Employee - Manager
Former Employee - Manager

I worked at Seattle Children's full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The mission of working for an organization whose purpose is to care for sick children (esp. those who cannot pay) and find cures for disease and illness is hard to beat. Overall the organization values work life balance. For a non profit, pediatric organization, it's compensation is ok, benefits are great.

Cons

It can be surprisingly bureaucratic as it is a very consensus driven culture. That can be a con and can really slow down the pace of innovation in some areas. If you are in a non direct patient care related role (like marketing/IT, etc.) don't expect to find an organization where you will be able to truly innovate. If you con't care so much about that, it can be a very solid place to work.

If you are in tech/IT our salary here will be under Seattle market value by a good 20% at least. But it's stability and mission can offset that.

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    Huge variability in management aptitude and departments

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seattle Children's

    Pros

    The philosophy of ARTful (accountability, respectful, team work) behavior is terrific. However, while it is spoken of as a universal truth that all staff should be artful, it is not universally practiced or enforced.

    Cons

    Your experience and how positive it is really depends on which department you work in. Managers are often gifted clinicians or MBAs with no experience at managing. Doctors are allowed to treat staff poorly. HR does not work for the staff but for the administration, and it shows in all interactions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to grow your staff. Encourage professional development. And make sure that managers are fair, even-handed, and justified in their leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Current Employee @ Research Institute

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good scientists and colleagues, excellent benefits. Some well recognized researchers in the area of neurobiology. Opportunities to collaborate and work with other research institutions in the area such as the Fred Hutchinson , University of Washington , Benaroya Institute.

    Cons

    Poor and mediocre leadership. The director does not have idea of what research means. No place to advance. Generally poor recognition of efforts. Opportunities for advancement are limited and salaries are dictated by arbitrary parameters rather than merit. No in the same scale for similar industry, way below averages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to focus on the real problems and dissatisfaction of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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