Seattle Children's

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Seattle Children's Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
87 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits and work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Growth opportunities, excellent benefits (even a free bike (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Clear old boys club in upper management (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Laboratory

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

    I have been working at Seattle Children's

    Pros

    great commitment to patient care
    organization determined to patient safety
    every voice is heard

    Cons

    hard to advance in career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more opportunities to staff to excell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    love it

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seattle Children's

    Pros

    this place is really great

    Cons

    not enough free meals for lunch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thanks for keeping it real

  3.  

    Summer Intern, loved it!

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

    I have been working at Seattle Children's

    Pros

    Welcoming, creative, supportive team! Everyone was happy to help and teach me.

    Cons

    No cons to have, parking is hard if your on main campus but they do a great job of motivating alternative commute plans

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Regulatory Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seattle Children's

    Pros

    Driven organization with some great forward thinking not to mention a mission that everyone can stand behind. Great employee access to Research leadership.

    Cons

    Updating of some of the electronic tracking systems would be helpful

  6.  

    Good company that cares about its patients.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist II in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Children's

    Pros

    Work life balance is good and it's easy to see who your job helps.

    Cons

    Few options for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good mission, too much micromanagement

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

    I have been working at Seattle Children's

    Pros

    Vision and mission, benefits and access to Vera Health Clinic

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunities, micromanagers are abundant, lack of flexibility in work schedules, way too political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All employees bring something valuable to the table and should be seen as leaders even if their title doesn't say they lead people. Please stop micromanaging!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mixed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Very competitive pay
    People with whom I worked really care about the mission of the hospital - caring for sick kids
    A number of smart people in Information Systems (IS)

    Cons

    Nepotism and parochialism are rampant in IS. A wife working for her husband, a company where spouse works is hired to perform services. It's a "good old boys" network with all the consequences - incompetent are promoted to be managers and directors. A CIO who has established a faulty infrastructure that does not work and who has no ability to fix it, who promotes a culture of "do not ask do not tell" policy and who have been promoting his friends to director-level management. An ex-military who wrote an e-mail to the employees with the following: "you are not getting your bonus this year, on the other hand I just made my last alimony payment and am going to celebrate my birthday in tropics"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire? Without a warning letter?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Old boys network in IT Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Services in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Information Services in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, mission is great. The front-line workers are working really hard to make a difference to the kids who need it. There are a lot of smart, caring people working here that contribute to the mission of the organization.

    Cons

    IT is run by a former Air Force team, and the culture really changed for the worse when they came on. Old boys network at the top in IT, no room for advancement if you were not part of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have good people who are trying to make a difference. Remove the barriers so they can have a chance to do their best work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible Mangement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant
    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant

    I worked at Seattle Children's (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with kiddos.
    Working closely with world known doctors and nurses.

    Cons

    Micromanaged all the time.
    Expected to not be a part of your department, but part of the MA team. Even though you see more of your doctors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the MAs to be more involved with their work. Help them when needed and stop stretching them so far.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great organization, though certain departments need help.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Information in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Health Information in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Children's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The organization helps save children's lives and meanwhile helps nurture families going through the huge challenge of having a sick child.
    Being a part of the organization definitely gave me pride in working there.
    Cool new buildings and generally friendly staff.

    Cons

    There is not much attention payed to the back-end offices, which makes sense- they are there to serve their patients, not their employees, but that causes not the best working environments behind the scenes. Poor office space, untidy file room (with visible dust in the air) and poor management with a lot of red tape to cross to get the simplest tasks requested (like thorough dusting).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and make requests and promises come to fruition!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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