Seattle Children's Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
69 Reviews

3.8
69 Reviews
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Seattle Children's CEO Thomas N. Hansen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, especially if you have children (in 6 reviews)

  • Good scientists and colleagues, excellent benefits (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Below market compensation, don't trust HR with ANYTHING sensitive, unnecessary layers of upper management (in 6 reviews)

  • Not a lot of opportunities for Growth (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    so far so good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great people who really care about what they do

    Cons

    limited opportunities for upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    actually support your teams individual goals for personal/professional growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exceptional people focused on quality care for patients. Politics, of course, but little to no mean spirited people.

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    Current Employee - Senior IS Project Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior IS Project Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, excellent benefits (even a free bike!), smart people.

    Cons

    Salaries lower than at MSFT or other high tech organizations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CNA  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - CNA in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Children's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice campus and nice managers

    Cons

    Short handed sometimes,needs to offer more training to its employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highest mission and purpose, backwards management politics

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    Former Employee - Research Manager, Project Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Research Manager, Project Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Children's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The mission is the obvious gem - it's incredibly gratifying to help kids and families. I loved telling people I worked there. There was evident enterprise-wide interest in employee engagement. The benefits were great, especially the health coverage. There were a variety of growth paths, and training opportunities.

    Cons

    Management was focused on the appearance of rather than the substance of compliance, excellence, and transparency. Clear old boys club in upper management. Definite cultural divide and power imbalance between MDs (who can be abusive and above the rules) and other caregivers or administrators.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    CPI everywhere, yet tons of waste

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good Health Insurance
    Free Bus Pass and $4/day bonus for using alternative transportation
    The company wants to be lean, but sometimes it is too lean in different departments, and too robust in others

    Cons

    Mediocre Pay
    Lack of flexibility in schedule
    Poor Leadership- Too many levels
    They don't trim the fat(non performing/poorly performing employees)
    Don't reward hard working employees appropriately (small increases in salary)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your employees get where they want to get in their careers. The atmosphere has become way too corporate. Children's wants to expand even further(build another large building), but they have not even come close to filling the one they just built.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work at!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Seattle Children's Hospital provide great healthcare benefits and a fun place to work at.

    Cons

    More room for employee advancement please!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    We are so spoiled as employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    (non-contract) Tons of paid time off, perks throughout the community, discounts for personal cell phones, education assistance, a lot of open positions internally, programs for continuing education, employee appreciation, 401a matching

    Cons

    Drama in some departments, HR reps don't 'play fair' all the time, certain office politics you have to navigate around sometimes (such as most jobs)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have enjoed working here - when it comes to moving up in yuor role it is hard to find the support needed.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company mission
    I like telling people where I work
    You know that you are a part of something bigger that is doing a lot of good for a lot of people in the community

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for Growth.
    HR is difficult and not responsive to concerns.
    Salary is not completive
    Not a lot of vacation time. PTO is calculated in a very confusing nature
    Not Many soft perks with the company – if you are not able to take a bus to work parking is very expensive.
    culture varies a lot from one department to another - it all comes back to mamagement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome research institute to work for!

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

    I have been working at Seattle Children's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love the people that I work with, and all the benefits that comes with the job. Research institute on Stewart and Ninth is very new and is very clean. They also encourage commuting via public transportation and give us monetary bonuses for using public transportation (which is paid for in the first place).

    Cons

    The management is not very structured in some labs. I also do not like the very short window for delivered package pick up.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not the greatest place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time

    Pros

    mission and purpose is great, health coverage is very comprehensive.

    Cons

    Below market compensation, don't trust HR with ANYTHING sensitive, unnecessary layers of upper management...

    Time-off policies are lacking. Reliability of computer systems and technical support is non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lumping PTO and Sick time into one pot that only gives you 10 days paid/year is ridiculous; especially considering this is a hospital and sick employees are required to stay home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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