Nationwide Children's Hospital

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Updated April 3, 2015
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Nationwide Children's Hospital CEO Steven Allen
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Pros
  • Lots of great things about the Research Institute at Childrens (in 5 reviews)

  • Good culture with a productive work environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No cons other than regular job related stress (in 3 reviews)

  • not sure I havent come across bad yet (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Great for full time nursing students

    Current Employee - Patient Care Assistant
    Current Employee - Patient Care Assistant

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I work contingent as a patient care assistant. I wanted to job for the experience, and only have to work 8 hours every 2 weeks. Very flexible if you are a full time student.

    Cons

    I am hired as a PCA, and since I am in the float pool, I always sit constant attendant for patients who are on suicide precautions.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Amazing corporate culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

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

    Pros

    -- Continuous work towards being the best
    -- Centralized focus on serving core mission and values of the hospital
    -- Value and emphasis on professional devvelopment

    Cons

    -- Very large corporate system, sometimes HR processes can be time consuming

  3. Great company to work for, no personal growth in your department unless management likes you and no holiday pay for you.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, people who work here are nice, and it is growing in size.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to transfer within the organization unless management likes you and management doesn't listen to their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to listen to their employees, start meeting with the employees to listen to their ideas and offer more perks.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  6. Information desk

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital

    Pros

    It has a Good atmosphere

    Cons

    There are sometimes Weird hours

    Advice to Management

    More hourly flexibility would help

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8. I wouldn't recommend working here to anyone

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Dental Clinic
    Former Employee - Dental Clinic

    I worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital

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

    Pros

    Set hours and no weekends

    Cons

    Very underpaid for the work and amount of stress and pay lower then most places for same position and raises are very little . You have to constantly watch your back working here.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't know how to differ from being someones manager then being a friend then don't take a management position. Make sure your employees are trained properly so incidents like entire clinic using unsterile instruments all morning doesn't happen

  9. Childcare

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital

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

    Pros

    Great company, benefits, pay, schedule, training available

    Cons

    Staff, lots of turnaround, unorganized at times, hours,

  10. Good for Reseach

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital

    Pros

    Pretty good for research, it's a research hospital. I worked in research

    Cons

    Was an intern, so pretty much minimum wage.

  11. Central Scheduling

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

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

    Pros

    Overall, it's a great hospital and they really, truly care about the patients and their families

    Cons

    Some departments make it really hard for their employees to transfer out to other departments within the hospital. HR does not nothing to help these employees. And the pay is very low compared to the industry standards

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to take a good hard look at managers who stifle employee growth

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