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Seattle Children's Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
90 Reviews
3.5
90 Reviews
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Seattle Children's CEO Thomas N. Hansen
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40 Ratings

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.  

    Cutting edge in the field of pediatric medicine and health care.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Love it here....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Loved working here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10. 4 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
  11.  

    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

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