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CHOC Children's Reviews

Updated October 5, 2017
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Pros
  • They are constantly looking to improve patient care (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people believing in CHOC MISSION (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • and so many employees fearing more lay-offs (in 5 reviews)

  • Executive management team does not value employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Lots of office politics"

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    Former Employee - Data Science Intern in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Data Science Intern in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CHOC Children's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Cool monthly speaker events
    -Fulfilling work
    -Highly skilled peers

    Cons

    -Lots of department politics
    -Big egos

    Advice to Management

    -Rely less on buzzwords


  2. "Loved working at CHOC as an RN"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CHOC Children's part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The team is what I loved the best about this company! We always had each other's backs in every situation. I hated leaving my coworkers.

    Cons

    It was harder and harder for me to work with sick and injured children as time went on and after 7 years I got burned out.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Clinical RN II"

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    Current Employee - RN Clinical in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - RN Clinical in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open access to CNO, Evidence-based practices, Competetive compensation, Positive environment and team

    Cons

    Requirement for continuing one's education is not applied equally throughout the nursing staff, Educational reimbursement requires a lot of hoops to be jumped through with time constraints applied, Difficult to progress through clinical ladder due to excessive requirements/paperwork

    Advice to Management

    If you are requiring a BSN to be a new RN resident, the charge nurses should have at least the same requirement. Any manager or director should hold or be working on at least an MSN BEFORE being in the position.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great Mission but TERRIBLE EXECUTIVE leadership"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CHOC has a great mission -helping children meet their fullest potential.

    Cons

    The executive leadership is disconnected and does not have the capability to make the necessary changes CHOC needs to make. Forget about the HR team; just as inept and untalented.

    Advice to Management

    I hope the board members read this and other reviews to make changes with current leadership.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great for medical and nursing; not great for other healthcare professsionals"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist
    Former Employee - Pharmacist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CHOC Children's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Child life is the best at this hospital! There are so many activities for the kids to distract them from their health issues. This hospital is very good at media and advertising. The emergency department is a great area to work and should be the multi-disciplinary team model for the rest of the hospital.

    Cons

    There is a slight irresponsibility over documentation of activities that prevents this hospital to grow within research. There is also a political hierarchy at this hospital that prevents growth and the ability to excel in pediatric areas. As a pediatric hospital, the physicians may be "specialists" but they should be more open to discuss new, innovative ideas coming from different perspectives-- this is not to be generalized to the whole physician staff, but the majority including the medical residents, are resistant to discussion of care for our patients.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your documentation in the EMR system, both by medical residents and accessibility for other healthcare professionals to document as well. Bring in more voices (from multidisciplinary areas) outside of senior physicians and nurses into administrative meetings. The best represented emergency department multi-disciplinary team should be the multi-disciplinary team model for the rest of the hospital. Spend money in areas to invest in to lead to excellence in other areas such as increasing internship or research positions for respiratory, dietician, pharmacy, laboratory, and not in unnecessary things, such as speakers for the walkway.


  6. "Administrative Resident"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CHOC Children's full-time

    Pros

    Awesome leadership who cares about the well being of their patients more than their top and bottom lines

    Cons

    Much of the field unfortunately depends on the will of the government.


  7. "Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and very nurturing environment

    Cons

    No weekend differential and not great holiday pay

  8. "management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CHOC Children's full-time

    Pros

    Good people, desire to innovate

    Cons

    everything takes forever. Too many processes and not enough tools to be efficient

    Advice to Management

    Focus on lowering barriers to getting things done. Be more nimble. Have budget that has "special anything you want" build into it to give everyone some room to breathe


  9. "Cinical Research Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CHOC Children's full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed, laid back environment. Fun

    Cons

    Not too much clarity in promotion, etc.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Let's unionize!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CHOC Children's full-time

    Pros

    Great people believing in CHOC MISSION

    Cons

    Unfortunately higher management and HR stops the hospital from reaching it's potential. Great staff, from EVS, NURSES,LAB, to the Doctors but the lack of leadership is heart breaking. Remember Leaders are very different from Managers/bosses. We need leaders.
    This management and HR team :
    1. Ignore employee complaints (legitimate complaints that involve OSHA)
    2. LACK of respect
    3. LACK of concern about safety
    4. Non-competitive pay & benefits
    5. Favoritism

    It's time we Unionize if we are not being heard!

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate your management team. Hold them accountable. If they do not perform then out the door they go!


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