Children's Hospital Colorado Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2020

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Children's Hospital Colorado CEO    Jena Hausmann
Jena Hausmann
108 Ratings
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  1. "RN"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great working environment and amazing coworkers

    Cons

    the pay should be more for nurses and bonuses as well

  2. COVID-19

    "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great mission, good staff moral

    Cons

    Disappointing benefits cuts in response to COVID


  3. "Amazing work environment!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is a really strong team camaraderie, and the leadership supports us so well.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any true cons.

  4. "Employee and patient safety focused"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse IV in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Co-workers. Investment of leadership team in providing safe environment for staff and patients. Mission and vision based. Positive attitudes among team members. Culture of collaboration with providers. Magnet hospital.

    Cons

    Could do a better job of including frontline team members in high level decision-making. Especially making the night shift team more accommodated in decision making.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great mission, great organization, but sadly some horrible senior leadership."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The mission and front line staff.

    Cons

    Senior leadership team is not well aligned and work in silos. HR SVP is disconnected from our culture and is dishonest.

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  6. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "You are replaceable..."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Patient Family Service Specialist in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful mission. Can be very rewarding. Annual market evaluations for job titles so pay can remain competitive, but I would imagine they may pause that for 2021.

    Cons

    You are replaceable, especially if you are non-clinical. COVID-19 has made the organization show what really matters, it’s bottom line. Many benefits pulled. No tuition reimbursement after Spring semester, retirement match suspended, no raises this year, no bonuses next year. The icing on the cake: PTO accrual for non-clinical staff members suspended while Exempt staff is forced To use PTO. Non-exempt staff is being sent home, trying to force the use of PTO. Managers and HR know exactly how many of your hours to cut so that you can’t qualify for unemployment and are trying to force those that have more PTO banked to use it by targeting them for max hours reduction. All of this while not accruing PTO, adding insult to injury. Hours reductions in some areas are unsafe for patient care and highly stressful for staff.

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  7. "Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The work environment is extremely communal.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Mission, so-so employee care"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Unified Communications Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Being a part of an amazing mission that changes lives, learning opportunities are tremendous, testing with futuristic technology

    Cons

    Lots of “know it all” attitudes, opportunities for advancement often based on who you know rather than what you know or can contribute

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  9. "Engaging work but risk of stagnation"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work with some great, smart, thoughtful people in an environment that's generally respectful of your work and ideas. Director-level management is somewhat uneven, but my boss and VP are both great. Considering it's a nonprofit, the compensation and benefits are solid. And you sometimes get to do some good in the world.

    Cons

    Lots of top-down pressure to implement last-minute ideas and projects makes it hard to work strategically. Not much will from the top to prioritize work solve persistent problems, most of them created by reactive thinking, rather than proactive planning. The hierarchy is also pretty rigid, which makes it difficult to move vertically and there's the risk of career stagnation.

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "Beyond Toxic / Fake Values"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Administrator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time

    Pros

    Delivers great care for kids

    Cons

    Children's is for you if: - you want to work at a place that is entirely devoid of strategy and is entirely unable to prioritize. Instead, just do everything all at once and its all due now. - it doesn't matter if your recommended solution has been thoroughly researched and vetted, has buy-in from those impacted across the org and addresses a clear organizational need... if it wasn't put forward by the "right" person the answer is no - you have a passion for hierarchical, closed door, top-heavy organizations where you waste most of your time playing political games - white, female, straight person. Two out of three and you might as well be invisible. - an organization terrified of change. Recycling bad ideas that didn't work before or broken systems that don't work right now are the only options under consideration - a smug, paralyzed, self-congratulatory, unresponsive, inaccessible management team that thinks they know all the answers, but sadly doesn't even know the right questions to ask

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