Nationwide Children's Hospital

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Nationwide Children's Hospital Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Nationwide Children's Hospital CEO Steven Allen
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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)

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91 Employee Reviews

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  1. Great Organization

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

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

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

    Pros

    good work culture lots of opportunity for growth within the company

    Cons

    parking pay isn't outstanding, but is comparable


  2. children hospital is the best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Researcher in Brandon, FL

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

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

    Pros

    i had an amazing experience. the people are amazing and all the staff are extremely friendly. everyone has a purpose and they are a part of the team

    Cons

    the only con i would say is the security at the front gate. the hospital is situated in a bad area in columbus. the security is not bad just more is needed

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work. everyone feels like they have a purpose and the families get along very well.


  3. 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


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  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. Great place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work from home if needed, great benefits, great people, management are very active in decision making process. nice development opportunities

    Cons

    the raises are just the minimum 3% per year. wish they would be a little better. but, what can ya do?


  8. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, wonderful team environment, patient and family centered, good benefits, national recognition

    Cons

    Not much to complain about


  9. Customer Service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Open to continued training and shadowing

    Cons

    Policies vary from each department


  10. 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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Terrific Organization,

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

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

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

    Pros

    Job security, work/life balance, overall mission of the hospital

    Cons

    vague director-level leadership, below average pay, hard to fire slackers

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication from leadership. Share a consistent message to your staff



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