Texas Children's Hospital

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Texas Children's Hospital Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
76 Reviews
3.6
76 Reviews
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Texas Children's Hospital President and CEO Mark A. Wallace
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Friendly environment at work, with great benefits and facilities for employees (in 8 reviews)

  • Great mission, taking care of kids (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Commuting to the medical center is not fun (in 3 reviews)

  • Pay is below average, no opportunity for advancement (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    TCH Intern

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Texas Children's Hospital

    Pros

    Great place for interns who are interested in gaining an insight on the medical field.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Texas Children's Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The culure at this organization is based on good old school values. Employees are treated very well and are compensated acordingly. They have a cash balance pension plan in addition to matching 403b.

    Cons

    The upward mobility might be a bit slow because turn over is very small. Most leaders have been in their positons for more than 5 years and probably plan on retiring there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Texas Children's Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is focused on taking care of kids and moms. The leadership also demonstrates that they care about staff.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is constrained since turnover is very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yearly identify high performers using 365 feedback about staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best culture and coworkers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Houston, TX

    I worked at Texas Children's Hospital part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The staff was very patient focused and most RN's had the team work mentality. Most coworkers would help each other out without even having to ask. This hospital brought in happy individuals that made working there a pleasant experience.

    Cons

    Parking for the employees can be a nightmare with having to park off site and ride the metro train or take the TCH shuttle. Although, I think the higher pay in the med center is to offset these annoyances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep us the good work of recruiting such pleasant, patient-focused employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over 15 years exprience work in cardiology

    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Texas Children's Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay time off, learn a lot from work.

    Cons

    Stretch employees very thin. Leadership not care about employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know what the employees are doing and care about them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Learned alot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ambulatory Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Ambulatory Service Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I like my hours, don't work weekends, pay at this point is good, paid time off is great, I basically get whatever day I request off (because of the dept and team/manager I work with) always full stocked coffee supplies ;)

    Cons

    Very stressful, management expectations are really high but never enough in the budget to hire more staff to help with all these crazy expectations, patients complaining about wait times gets tiring. They reward us with jean day! We don't want jean day give us money or gift cards! Company is stingy considering how much profit they make. Too many employees act like they are managers, doctors think they can manage as well which confuses everyone because everyone isn't on the same page. Very inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade all computers and faster internet. It makes it hard to work with such slow running systems. Cleaning crew never cleans, place is really dirty. IS help desk is useless! They make too much money to never help resolve issues. Reward employees a lot more with free lunch, gift cards, better raises, hire more staff if you want 100% scores, expand outpatient clinics with more patient rooms. Hire better financial counslers who ACTUALLY want to do their job.

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

    Good place to work if you like change and constant growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of building and expansion. Benefits are fair. Hours are usually flexible, but expect to work hard.

    Cons

    Growth = Change, you have to be ready to do it differently tomorrow. All the growth has led to different processes across the hospital and there isn't time to fix it before moving on to the next project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow the growth and focus on standardizing.

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

    Texas Children's Hospital

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Texas Children's Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Teaching hospitals are an excellent place to work because of the mix of the old and the new, current research, passion, application and hands-on experience.
    TCH has excellent full time benefits starting at 17.5 hours a week.
    The current CEO has expanded the hospital campuses.
    Other opportunities exists outside the Med Center.

    Cons

    Parking is off site.
    Takes weeks or longer to get hired.
    Once in leadership, always in leadership.
    Culture can become stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more hands on and visible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Difficult hospital to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Texas Children's Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Benefits the health of children!

    Cons

    Upper level management does not listen to lower level employees concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to employees concerns, especially Human Resources! IF there is a manager that has a number of complaints about they need to review the manager for more in depth reason for the issues and do something about it and not just say you are going to do something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Systems analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, the salary and benefits are excellent and the people are wonderful ! Very low turnover

    Cons

    Sometimes workload can get overwhelming

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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