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Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland President and CEO Frank Tiedemann
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9 Ratings

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Pros
  • Great people to work with and it's a wonderful feeling knowing that you are working at an organization that is dedicated to helping children (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits (not as good recently though, I heard) and flexible working conditions (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • lack of resources and understaffed (in 2 reviews)

  • There is a constant sense of dread and impending doom that the institute will with little warning be shut down (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Hematologist Oncologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time

    Pros

    teamwork, collegial clinical environment

    Cons

    administrative and infrastructure changes with ongoing merger


  2. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, management, and overall atmosphere.

    Cons

    No cons to list here.

  3. "Credentialing Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being a Children's facility, everyones demeanor is positive, helpful and approachful.

    Cons

    At the time that I left, we were merging with UCSF and my pay raise and job title conversion (my title was not appropriately coded with my responsibilities) were placed on hold until further notice.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of all your subordinates job performance as it relates to your responsibilities.


  4. "Post Doctoral Fellow"

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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 Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time

    Pros

    Independence to work on your own project

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity. No fresh talent coming in.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more faculty level positions


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Study Coordinator in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Research Study Coordinator in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Direct access to leadership and team environment. I've known Dr. Bert Lubin since I was a high school intern and his character and integrity have remained outstanding over many years. That speaks to the character of this employer.

    Cons

    The salaries could be better.

    Advice to Management

    worked here in high school as a summer intern and years later I was able to work here full time. It was a great experience. If given the opportunity I would love to work here again


  6. "Great Place"

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

    I have been working at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time

    Pros

    People support each other-team based approach
    Community Focused Hospital-No one is turned away who needs healthcare

    Cons

    HR is understaffed and very slow

    Advice to Management

    Revamp HR


  7. "Great company, very rewarding"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great environment to work, all the work felt very rewarding.

    Cons

    In my particular case, mixed shifts made it a little hard on my "internal clock", but there is really nothing negative I can say about CHO.

    Advice to Management

    Back when I was there, you did a great job, all I can say is keep it up.

  8. "Two stars because I love the mission."

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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 Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time

    Pros

    We help kids. The benefits are good especially if you can get the pension.

    Cons

    Pay. Management. The Affiliation. Just to name a few.

    Advice to Management

    train your managers on how to work with employees


  9. "I already did this once"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a job, it is

    Cons

    Too many to name, but who is counting

    Advice to Management

    Get ears.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "md"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    clinical mission caring faculty ,depth and breath of services, research

    Cons

    underfunded , confusing merger ,

    Advice to Management

    more voice and influence of the medical leadership
    listen more,


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