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Children's Health Reviews

Updated February 10, 2018
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Children's Health President and CEO Christopher J. Durovich
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Pros
  • Overall mission of making life better for children (in 21 reviews)

  • Making life better for children (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Leadership is not aligned or willing to accept change (in 15 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance is unimportant to your management (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Patient Access"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Access in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Patient Access in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with the patients and families.

    Cons

    Seeing those sad hurt faces in pain.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Registered Nurse"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Health part-time

    Pros

    Great hospital to work for.

    Cons

    Politics are hard to get around.

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefits and loosen up on red tape.

  3. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary work life and providers excellent

    Cons

    Nothing have enjoyed working here


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company for employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    probably one of the best hospital for Children care

    Cons

    Bad and Ugly for employees:
    Being a hospital you would expect this to be employee friendly but it is quite the opposite
    No sick leave (They dont care for employee or employee dependent health)
    No flexibility
    No materity leave (especially being a childrens hospital)
    No paternity leave (especially being a childrens hospital)
    Yearly Bonus only reserved for management positions (manager and above)
    No yearly salary raises
    High employee insurance out of pocket costs
    Lot of micromanagement on non-management positions
    Number of duplicate management positions (this is where the money is going)
    There is standard 401k mathching but it is not vested until 3 years of service
    There are spending billions on expansion (probably lot of wastage)
    Very disorganized HR policies and guidelines (no transparency)
    9 hours work days mandatory

    Good for children needing care:
    probably one of the best hospital for Children care

    Bottomline: For employees it is one of the worst

    Advice to Management

    Care for your employees and their families too. You are taking care of children as a childrens hospital but you need to be equally take care of your employees. Otherwise it defeats the purpose of your mission statement


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Assistants"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay rate only, nothing else really.

    Cons

    You can’t express your feelings or concerns, if you do, expect to be bullied and to be retaliated . Management and your colleagues will turn against you, they will hate you for being honest and WILL push you out. So it’s No good to complain to management or to HR. If you want to last with this company, just keep everything to yourself and keep your mouth shut, also you have to be like them( 2 face) to fit in, only then you will last with this company. And they make you go through 4weeks of training before putting you out in the clinics but honestly! It’s waste of time, because everything that is shown to you is not practiced at every clinic. I did not see the point of 4 weeks of training because no one practices it in the clinics.
    Also they tell you about security information and for you to be honest but trust me! My advice to you is Just do you. Your colleagues will back stab you in a heartbeat so don’t trust them or you will be sorry.

    Advice to Management

    You really listen to your employees that are not happy and that express their concerns, because there is a reason why your employees are reaching out to upper management. Great employees are being pushed out for their honesty and it should not be like that. You should be grateful that their are innocent and honest people out there and do love what they do. Bullying should not be allowed in your clinics. If it’s not allowed in school why is it allowed at work?


  6. "Too many chefs in the kitchen"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Health full-time

    Pros

    Most employees are amazing people who sincerely care about the mission to make lives better for children

    Cons

    Too many organizational constraints to accomplish goals, too many executives

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat from the top, not the middle. The left arm needs to know what the right arm is doing.


  7. "No complaints"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff of analyst with plenty of Epic experience. The analyst are always available to assist each other.

    Cons

    Open IS positions in management never get posted for outside applicants. In which we tend to recycle the same working process by moving up unqualified staff members to management.

    Advice to Management

    1. There are more than one way to skin a cat. You way may not be wrong but there could be a better way. 2. Look external for management to stop the recycling of the same process because you are stunting the future for growth.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Children’s Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The kids! They are the only reason I still work here.

    Cons

    Upper management has changed over the years and every time there is a change, it’s a trickle down effect for unpleasantness for the subordinates... benefits use to be great, but insurance is harder to get things approved like needed surgery. We always have to appeal to get things approved.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the people who have spent years here like we matter. I’ve been here almost 15 years and it doesn’t seem to translate into or anything other than just another body.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health Unit Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Health Unit Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Health part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with a wide array of health care professionals and the amazing little heroes they treat.

    Cons

    Lots of budget cuts that affect care and employee efficiency.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Health full-time

    Pros

    Making life better for children

    Cons

    Leadership extremely heavy on top and they tend to either lay off underlings or cut their title to a lower pay grade to pay you less money

    Advice to Management

    Most of us work extremely hard to earn our pay. Loyalty and devotion diminish when you decrease our pay which affects every part of our world as we knew it. I wonder if cutting your bonuses would help the bottom line?


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