Seattle Children's

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Great place to work

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time (less than an year)

Pros

competitive pay, good managers,helpful co-workers,beautiful cumpus

Cons

short handed at times,parking is expensive, difficult to get your way around

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep up the good job

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    It has been a very posititive and uplifting experience.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great place to start your career with the option for advancement if you chose.

    Cons

    Parking is an issue and costly if you drive even though they provide off site parking you still have to pay. If you take the bus you get a bonus but not everyone lives close to a bus line that they don't have to leave their house 1.5- 2 hrs before they start work and then look at the same time to commute back home. Makes for a very long day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to acknowledge the staff who continue to provide the best possible care for everyone who visits the hospital.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    This review is strictly about IT dept.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seattle Children's as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    - For the most part, there's a lot of new technology that's brought in for the group to learn so you can broaden your experience.

    - All FTEs get to be Dell certified so that could be a huge plus to take with you to a different company that also uses Dells.

    - Follows the ITIL environment so you have the chance to work with multiple teams and build good relationships.

    - Good mission statement. Does amazing things for children and their families.

    Cons

    - Terrible upper management. You ask your manager to do something, they either take years to get back to you or don't get back to you at all. You could even talk to them the entire week about it and when you show up next Monday to ask for a status, they'll ask you "what exactly is this about again?"

    - Make promises they can't keep. Daily necessities that you need to function and do your job will take weeks and months to get to you unless you constantly pester your manager about it.

    - Lack of organization. Departments don't know what they're specific job duties are, people are constantly passing the buck to other teams. No one wants to take ownership.

    - Full of policies, but no one adheres to them because they change every 5 minutes. There's always a special case. Imagine supporting that.

    - All about connections. Gotta know somebody from another team to get the job done in the time frame needed.

    - Stagnate Career Development. No such thing as getting promoted here unless you do some serious sucking up and wait 1-2 years for a new job description to be written and enacted.

    - Feeling unappreciated for the hard work you do. You will probably never get a thank you from anyone on your team or in upper management. If you do hear it, it's most likely from the user only.

    - Tenure. Actually fire people that are incompetent so they don't drag down the entire team. Sometimes it just has to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually do what you promised to do and treat your employees better. Do some morale building team events so people can feel appreciated sometimes for their hard work. Man up and let some people that inherently don't deserve a job here go. They're just sucking up resources that could be better used elsewhere.

    Other than the crap IT management, Seattle Children's is a great place to work as they do great things for children and their families. Wish their IT was at great as their healthcare though.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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