The Children's Hospital

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Updated Jun 12, 2014

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2.6 18 reviews

64% Approve of the CEO

The Children's Hospital President, CEO, and Director James E. Shmerling

James E. Shmerling

(11 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Overall cohesive in mission, but under serve in treatment of lower level staff.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFront-line staff believe in the care of children.

    ConsLimited opportunities for advancement; no clinical ladder for areas outside of nursing. Clear that the directors and above get big bonuses while the rest just get told we're struggling financially.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so greedy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Data Warehousing

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunity to learn data warehousing concepts

    ConsBe prepared to work independently and not have much support or vision in leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Doesn't care about employees

    Middle Management (Current Employee) Aurora, CO

    ProsThe mission is great and gives staff tremendous pride. Lots of great staff. Really nice facility.

    ConsThe mission allows an attitude that it is a privilege to work here and management takes advantage of that. Senior management using resource stewardship as a strategy to take things away from staff. Senior management doesn't trust the managers so has put in place cumbersome processes to replace positions and get needed resources. Need to CFO approval for minor purchases like coffee or lunch for an all day meeting. Scaling back pay and benefits because there are lots of people that want to work here so they feel they can easily replace people if they have to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart trusting your managers and staff to make decisions. Respect the talent in the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor Management

    RN- Staff Nurse (Current Employee) Aurora, CO

    ProsGreat place to learn, great team. Many great doctors and nurses. The campus is big and growing.

    ConsPoor Management -very hostile and not family friendly. Management picks favorites as someone mentioned before.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease, people have families and children to take care of.....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's been decent so far.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazing benefits, beautiful campus, always tons of fun activities.

    ConsThe incorporation of staff from the other 2 Anschutz Campus entities (University of Colorado and University Physicians Inc) leaves much to be desired. It can be hard to work with staff from these other organizations because many of their attitudes are just not in line with the Children's Hospital goal of a positive environment. The work ethic and productivity of some 'tenured' staff does not promote team work or positive office relationships. And, unfortunately, it seems their supervisors are not very receptive to the complaints of staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to retain your employees working in office environments that incorporate staff from all 3 organizations please find a way to address the issues related to long-term staff content on filling a seat instead of working towards benefiting the hospitals and community.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst job I've ever had.

    Records (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsThe physician and nursing care staff provide miracles for many children.

    ConsA definite line between directors/managers and department staff. No team environment here. Director selected favorites. Very lonely to be the new person. Cubicle nightmare. Lots of whispers. Project management poorly handled.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should take action on concerns that employees report.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Career Move Mistake

    Assistant (Current Employee) Aurora, CO

    ProsBeing part of a community of professionals that improve the lives of children.

    ConsNon-clinical side is very toxic work environment. Management lacks integrity and lack accountibility for actions; communication is no free-flowing; respect for lower level personnel is amongst the worse I’ve expereinced. While some of our doctor’s may be among the nations best, arrogence and unacceptable teatment of others is permitted and modeled by leaders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLive out the core values you expect everyone to practice. Provide 360 evaluations on your management/directors/executatives/chairs. Hold HR accountable for turnover, for not doing their jobs to support both employees and management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I expected a better work environment from a top 10 ranked hospital

    Program Coordinator (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsProviding quality care to children.
    Employees (clinical and non clinical) dedicated to healthcare of children.
    Beautiful facilities and state of the art hospital.
    Benefits are good.

    ConsTotal lack of communication between senior management and everyone else.
    Consultants are continually brought in to review process but the results are never shared with employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with staff. Do not allow an environment of indecision and adversity to change. The national rankings may not hold overtime with the level of employee discontent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at Childrens is average

    Customer Service (Current Employee) Aurora, CO

    Proshelping families brings such satisfaction

    Conscan't please everyone all of the time

    Advice to Senior Managementbe kind and considerate of employees- they too deserve respect

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    Poor Employee Support & Ancient Management Practices

    Non-Clinical Knowledge Worker (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsYou can feel proud that you work to support the care of sick children. Pay is competitive.

    ConsBenefits are average. Management practices are old -- seem to come from the '60s or '70s. No private, quiet workspace for knowledge workers. Poor employee review system. Modern technology is used for administration, but not used well -- behind modern practices. Poor communication between management and employees, and between clinical and non-clinical staff. Lack of willingness to affect change. Very bureaucratic. Campus somewhat isolated. Lack of parking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication. Reduce bureaucracy, embrace managed change. Create modern environment conducive to productivity of modern knowledge worker. Increase respect given to non-clinical staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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