Nationwide Children's Hospital

www.nationwidechildrens.org
Engaged Employer

Nationwide Children's Hospital Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
60 reviews filtered by
  • Columbus, OH
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
3.7
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Nationwide Children's Hospital CEO Steven Allen
Steven Allen
31 Ratings

Pros
  • The hospital and research institute are very dynamic and expanding dramatically (in 5 reviews)

  • Good employee benefits, compensation and overall work environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No cons at this time worth mentioning (in 3 reviews)

  • Working with sick children can be depressing, especially at the holidays (in 2 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

60 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Registration specialist job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interacting with the children, and relationships built with families. Being able to help those in need to receive proper care.

    Cons

    No room for growth unless you know the manager or someone within the department. Offer more for the offsite locations

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the cost of living bonuses for all employees


  2. Helpful (3)

    Everything Matters... Except you.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with the families and their children is difficult emotionally, but the benefits are more than worth it. Some of the physicians are friendly and support the staff no matter what level of the department they are working in (housekeeping up to fellow physicians).

    Cons

    Very high turn over rate, pay is not competitive with other hospitals in the area, no holiday pay (you must use your PTO), no maternity leave (yep no maternity leave in a children's hospital), raises are of maximum 3% and that is only if you perform at what management considers above average so you can also be given less, management is unprofessional and cliquey, lateral violence is rampant among a large majority of the nurses as well as the non clinical staff, I witnessed and was the recipient of racism, sexual harassment, unethical practices, harassment, and homophobia. As a non RN in this organization you are basically treated as a disposable employee. The hospital goes above and beyond to protect it's nurses no matter what offenses they may have done, including jeopardizing patient health. Because management must hold a nursing degree, they often side with the nursing staff and consider complaints to be "making waves". Many of my legitimate concerns were not addressed and in contrast were pinned back to me. Any hard work you do will be overlooked and ideas are often accredited to management who did not originally conceive them. Make one mistake? Expect management to solely focus on your short coming instead of utilizing the moment to make these opportunities to uplift you. HR is also not going to be of any help. As mentioned in many other reviews, HR will always side with management and will not address your concerns. If you happen to have the audacity to bring things up the ladder to HR, you will be met with anger and backlash once you return to your department as there is no transparency in the process.

    Advice to Management

    Management is fully aware of the ongoing unethical and questionable practices among staff and lower management, and as far as staff are concerned it is not a problem for the higher ups. Turnover rates and employee surveys indicate how unhappy staff is and with no changes, the hospital will continue to lose good quality non RN care workers. Take a look at your upper and mid level managers and how they can improve their employee interactions appropriately. However, my outlook for this is poor and I believe management is not interested in my other any of their staffs advice.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Ok place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interaction with patients and families.

    Cons

    This is the most un family friendly place I have ever worked. They do not care what is going on in your life.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They actually do the job and they know what needs to be done. Stop micro managing people. There are too many Chiefs and not enough Indians.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Supportive environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All employees are valued. Your voice is heard, and there are plenty of opportunities to suggest improvements and see them acted upon.

    Cons

    Not much negative to say about working there, other than salaries in the non-medical fields are low.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Never going to change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very nice people and some great managers. Beautiful work environment.

    Cons

    If you have been there for 5+ years it's impossible to get fired. It's obvious because some of the rudest people are 'lifers.' There is very little room for growth within the hospital.


  7. Helpful (1)

    assistant Professor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great hospital, great community, lots of fundraising

    Cons

    Chief of neurology self serving


  8. Helpful (4)

    Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wants to be the THE ONLY place for children care in Columbus and they are proud of that distinction. The nurses really DO take care of their patients. BAR NONE. One of the best pediatric nurses program in the country.

    Cons

    Everybody else (below doctors and nurses) are treated like second class citizens.We are considered as the only supporting casts to the treatment of t he kids and most of us are afraid to speak up because they have always emphasize that kids come. NO ARGUMENT there, but it's a dog eat dog here. Even in my team is a DOG-EAT-DOG mentality. It's like being back in high school where there are "cliques" and you have to part of the "cool" guys or gals in order to be recognize or accomplish things.

    Advice to Management

    INTEGRITY. Don't just speak it. Do it. Hold middle management accountable to how they treat their associates. Get rid of "cliques" and favoritism


  9. I couldn't be more favorable of Nationwide Children's Hospital.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They care about their employees, patients, and visitors. They honestly do live up to their cliche slogan of ' Everything Matters!' Vacation and benefits couldn't be matched if there was a union. Simply put, GREAT EMPLOYER.

    Cons

    Management is typically promoted from within based on tenure rather than job performance. The shift times are a little skewed for anybody who works in a supportive department. (Cashiers, Security, Engineering, Custodial, Clerks, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Being an outstanding worker does not always mean that you possess leadership skills. Remember that you are directing a team. Use military philosophy to ensure the greatest outcomes. Don't be afraid to address poor performing employees or to praise a successful bout either.


  10. OK if you need experience, but not a place to stay long term.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff and management very friendly on a personal level, good place to gain knowledge and experience in your field. They do have genuine concern for their patient's well-being.

    Cons

    Poor benefits; few holidays (must use PTO time), high health insurance costs, and poor raises that are below the cost of living. You are constantly told that the hospital doesn't have money for raises yet spends enormous amounts of money remodeling hospital or for new flashy signs and logos.

    Advice to Management

    Telling your employees how they're doing good work because they're helping sick children but not paying them competitive wages or benefits only breeds cynicism amongst your work force. Also, your employees know what the other hospitals in the area are paying for similar positions.


  11. Good place to work, great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Neurodiagnostic Tech in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Neurodiagnostic Tech in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, okay pay, working with the kids was a blast! This is an award winning, world class hospital and most departments act like they are.

    Cons

    Management can be out of touch and make it difficult to have a voice/see results. Pay scale could be better, but the benefits are decent.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, they do the work and have ideas on how to improve the quality of the work.



Showing 60 of 96 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.