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Akron Children's Hospital Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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Akron Children's Hospital President and CEO William H. Considine
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  • Pay, PTO, lack of advancement for mid-level employees (in 3 reviews)

  • The job requires you to sit at a desk for an 8 hour shift, unless you are the part-time person who gives breaks (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "A patient-family environment where caring and dedicated staff treat every child like their own."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, dedicated staff, generous tuition reimbursement and other professional development incentives, ample opportunities to volunteer and give back, outstanding reputation in the community.

    Cons

    No organization is perfect, but Children's is a great place to work. They understand the importance of recognizing their strengths and weaknesses.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on organizational culture and increasing partnerships with services in the community to reach more patients and families facing challenges with access to care.


  2. "Director of Development"

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    Former Employee - Director of Development in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Director of Development in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akron Children's Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Progressive organization; good mission; excellent culture and leadership

    Cons

    Healthcare is a difficult field; tough market

  3. "Great place to work if you love children"

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akron Children's Hospital (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The overall atmosphere is very welcoming. It is the best feeling to be able to assist in the care of a child. To get a smile is so rewarding. I loved working here

    Cons

    Other than a small cost of living increase each year, there were no raises in the 6 years I was there. It seemed to make people look for other positions rather than being loyal to their department.

    Advice to Management

    Pay increases would be great. Other than a small cost of living increase each year, there were no raises in the 6 years I was there. It seemed to make people look for other positions rather than being loyal to their department.


  4. "Great place to work!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Akron Children's Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Strong team players! Supports staff.

    Cons

    None they take care of their staff


  5. "RN"

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    Former Employee - RN Floor Nurse in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - RN Floor Nurse in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Met some great co-workers during my time here.

    Cons

    The management is terrible and they do not know how to take care of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing nurses to float to floors they are inexperienced on.


  6. "short review"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pediatric, able to help people, good job security, many fine people

    Cons

    lots of micro managing, parochial viewpoint on modern health care, HR does not support managers, lower level management saddled with many chores not required of managers above them.

    Advice to Management

    talk to your mangers


  7. "Professional, non-clinical employees undervalued"

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    Current Employee - Professional in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Professional in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's easy to get behind the hospital's mission.

    Cons

    Minimal opportunities for career advancement for those in non-clinical positions. Non-clinical staff are overworked and underappreciated.
    No life-work balance.
    Expectation that exempt employees will continually work excessive hours.
    Promotion is very much linked to who you know, not what you are capable of.
    Management does not inspire trust.

    Advice to Management

    While clinical personnel may make up the majority of the employee base, the hospital could not continue to operate without the devotion of the non-clinical professionals.

  8. "Hospital Good, School Health Bad"

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    Current Employee - School Health Services
    Current Employee - School Health Services
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akron Children's Hospital part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Co-Workers, Good Tuition Assistance Program

    Cons

    Low Wages, Reactionary Sr. Management, Lack of Support from Mgmt, high paperwork-load, Draconian Time off Request Policy,

    Advice to Management

    Be less reactionary, show your employees you care about their success, less throwing platitudes around like "we never set you up to fail" and more actually setting up for success. Most importantly, stop pushing of department staffing problems off on employees and line management. Having to request time off a month in advance for only one day per month because of "staffing issues" stresses your employees more. Children's is one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio. It would be the best if School Health was well-managed.


  9. "Family"

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    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akron Children's Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, supportive coworkers, positive/social work environment, great management, excellent tuition reimbursement, Ice cream socials, etc, only Akron hospital that's never had layoffs. Always learning & staying engaged

    Cons

    Pay, PTO, lack of advancement for mid-level employees.
    Offer more wellness incentives or diversity in fitness options. Otherwise, great employer

    Advice to Management

    First & foremost increase PTO! I am accruing more PTO in one year across the street than I did after 10 years at ACH!


  10. "Medical Billing Dept."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is one of the best hospitals in the country.

    Cons

    Parking is a distance away.


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