Seattle Children's Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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Seattle Children's CEO Thomas N. Hansen
Thomas N. Hansen
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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. Great organization - needs IT leadership

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    Current Employee - seattle children's hospital in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - seattle children's hospital in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Growing, fast paced, Hospital AND research. Good money flowing in.

    Cons

    Bad IT. Bad systems. Lots of outages. Slow IT growth / updates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new leadership in IT to create drive in the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great organization - needs IT revamp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seattle Children's

    Pros

    Very good hospital and research organizations. Pushing forward. New things. Lots of growth. Busy.

    Cons

    IT is failing. Outages. Slow moving - projects take forever - or most likely do not finish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT leadership is poor. No direction. No decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Research Scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Cares your kids if you have.

    Cons

    Your manger decides your promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Working at Harbor-view was a fun experience for me. I got along with the co-workers they were very supportive.

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    Former Freelancer - Volunteer in Seattle, WA
    Former Freelancer - Volunteer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Children's (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Harbor-view was an amazing experience, I met a lot of different people and I got to help them this made me very proud. I also liked the fact that there were a lot of doctors brain surgeons,cardiologist and neurosurgeons. I was very fascinated with all this doctors and their careers, that I told myself if I had a chance I would have loved to talk to all of them.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges that I had to face was seeing patients in severe conditions,some of them were in emergencies or at the ICU and this made me very sad. Sometimes I would imagine what I would do if someone close to me happened to be going through severe conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The hospital is well organized. The employees always look happy and in a good mood.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Love it here....

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    Current Employee - Grant and Contract Administrator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Grant and Contract Administrator in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    This place respects all levels of work and encourages participation by all. All ideas are considered, not just ideas from the top. Flexible work environment and schedule making work life balance flawless. Good benefits, including the commuter bonus and bike program. Flexible PTO to customize holidays meaningful to you. Free employee Shuttle system to facilitate easy access between the main hospital, UW, and the research institute in downtown.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, but the no stress environment more than makes up for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep engaging and hearing the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Cutting edge in the field of pediatric medicine and health care.

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    Former Employee - Patient Scheduler for Clinic in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Patient Scheduler for Clinic in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Children's

    Pros

    It's an amazing environment for young people who are chronically ill. Each child is treated with the highest level of care that is holistic and creative in every aspect of their visit to the hospital. No child is ever denied the quality of service that is second to none. The entire staff is held to a standard of quality that can only be described as top notch.

    Cons

    The ratio of people of color to whites, in the higher positions of authority are poorly under represented. The office culture seems more corporate rather than non-profit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Loved working here.

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at Seattle Children's

    Pros

    Great learning environment, rewarding, great benefits, good communication and teamwork

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get a day shift position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Beware of Management.

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Co workers were intelligent and willing to support you if needed. That is about it though. Otherwise, there are few things good to say about SCH.

    Cons

    I worked in a department where I watched my manager STEAL expensive equipment and sell it on eBay to pocket the money. He was a raging misogynist and had zero education, training or previous experience. He was completely incompetent and couldn't perform the most basic functions of the job. None of this was that big of an issue in my daily job functions because he NEVER CAME INTO WORK, and so he never botherd me or my team mate's. We all did our work perfectly without him. Our team would go WEEKS without hearing from him. He would tell others outside of the department he was working from home, but he didn't know how to access our online work sites remotely.

    After some time I felt compelled to bring this information to HR because it was becomming a serious ethical issue. Seeing this person steal money and time from sick and dying children. I (and others in the dept) brought this up to upper management and HR. Then our whole team (minus the manager) were investigated for things he had done wrong. We were all reprimanded while he was protected by upper management. HR even agreed that we didn't do anything wrong and that he was the one committing wrong doing, but then told us these are the consequences you face or get out.

    You will also be very under paid and there is little room for career advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Laboratory

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    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
  11. 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

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