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Children's Hospital Colorado Reviews

Updated July 4, 2017
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  • Pay and benefits could be better (in 3 reviews)

  • I guess that doesn't really make us a non profit any more (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Clinical RN II"

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

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great! We uphold the mission and patients safety and experience are paramount!

    Cons

    They often don't promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the current talent you have and grow that so that you are building future leaders for your own company, not someone elses.


  2. "Excellent job"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Counselor in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Mental Health Counselor in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, awesome managers, collaborative environment

    Cons

    12-hour shifts can be rough, but you'll find these shifts at any hospital

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a non-profit children's hospital, rated in the top 10 in the nation year after year by US News and World Report. The culture there is every job is meaningful because every employee is contributing to healing kids. Good pay and benefits, in this day and age, both for full-time and 1/2 time. Many patients grow up and work there. Many former employees come back after moving to other hospitals or industry, thus the people who work there want to work there. Vitality Wellness Program give employees the opportunity to reduce their annual health insurance contribution byv $600.

    Cons

    Non-profits don't pay as much as for-profits and industry. Leadership can be slow to respond to employee's desires, but they usually do or at least find a compromise in the end.

    Advice to Management

    Good pay for Anschutz campus, but losing the competitive edge in salaries due to slow market rate adjustments, causing increased difficulty in recruiting excellent talent. Need to modernize and increase remote working options for non-clinical administrative, IT, data, and regulatory positions. Industry standards for these roles have changed and a significant amount of working remotely is now expected by many non-clinical disciplines, again making it difficult to compete with other hospitals.


  4. "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Current Employee Main Campus in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Current Employee Main Campus in Aurora, CO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a wonderful to work with children and know you are making a difference. Pay is reasonable and benefits are good. Most employees are friendly and work very hard to take care of the Patients and Family. I love being a part of what Childrens stands for.

    Cons

    Since I have worked here, I have seen ongoing communication issues between and within certain departments; there is little room for mistake and people seem quick to escalate situations up the chain of command instead of trying to problem solve or simply talk to parties involved.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage Managers to team build within departments and encourage working partnerships between employees. Weekly check ins on team morale would be very good.
    Treat employees with the same respect regardless of their role; everyone is working hard toward a common goal of helping Patients.
    QSRS feels like a weapon sometimes.
    Discourage blame culture and emphasize assuming best intent with peers.


  5. "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    plenty of lateral move options, switch departments, participate in committees, orient nursing students or new employees, attend educational workshops. CHCO has a huge volume of opportunity for those interested. For those who want to just show up do their jobs and not seek out the next level, that's ok too, just be sure to tell management.

    Cons

    It's a huge hospital system which can make you feel like a cog in a huge wheel but, for those who have ambition, it's a great organization to grow within.

    Advice to Management

    Be available to your direct reports, reserve open door hours to really hear what your frontline staff are going through, especially during respiratory season.

    Children's Hospital Colorado Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – Sr Talent Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. I think that is a great idea to reserve open door times and will suggest at future management meetings.


  6. "Sr Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-Workers really believe in the mission; developed wonderful friendship; it wasn't work, it was home.

    Cons

    Decisions are often made without thought to the downstream effect.


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time

    Pros

    Lots of positive energy and brilliant people

    Cons

    Sometimes leadership makes decisions in a vacuum with a slanted view

  8. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Helping Kids, Great management and leadership. Great and positive culture

    Cons

    Had some growing pains that some current employees are still feeling slightly negative towards

    Advice to Management

    Manage the de-railers out the door.

    Children's Hospital Colorado Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – Sr Talent Specialist

    Thank you for your comment. Always happy to receive feedback privately if you are interested?


  9. "Mental Health Counselor"

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

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

    Pros

    A wonderful hospital with very dedicated employees. The psychiatric team cares deeply for every single individual who walks through the door.

    Cons

    Very long hours with extremely tough work on the psychiatric units. Sometimes safety can be an issue with dangerous clients. Not enough break time for the amount of work.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support to your staff and more feedback for your employees on a weekly basis. That would improve morale greatly.


  10. "Operations Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for team building, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Recruitment and onboarding takes forever. Pay could also improve.


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