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3.9
76% Recommend to a Friend
79% Approve of CEO

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3.9
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79%
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  • "Low pay in relation to other local hospitals.(in 59 reviews)
  • "Bad management with no intention of listening(in 55 reviews)
  • "The commute in/out of Ucity can be difficult and parking is expensive(in 41 reviews)
  • "Salary is low but commiserate with experience for entry level job.(in 33 reviews)
  • "management is messy and with the enterprise being so large, it is easy for bad managers to coast(in 20 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    Nov 10, 2022 - Student Clinical Research Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very supportive, adaptable, and caring company. Great opportunity for advancement!

    Cons

    The work can feel slow sometimes

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place for work-life balance, but can be slow if you want to advance your career

    Nov 3, 2022 - Data Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very kind and genuine coworkers all across CHOP that truly value your wellbeing. Many coworkers have been at CHOP for years (low turnover rate). Great place for work life balance (at least on the non-clinical side). Great mission that empowers you to continue your work. You also get insight on the inside scope in regards to Philadelphia's happenings because it tends to affect healthcare. Vacation / sick days (what we lump into Paid Personal Leave) is really generous compared to other companies. I truly think this is a great place to work if you want a purposeful job that allows you time to pursue life outside of work. However, if you are determined to advance your career in the shortest time possible, this might not be the place for you.

    Cons

    Projects can move at a slow pace because there's so many factors involved. Also, recognition can be tough; often managers who oversees a project are recognized instead of the people who actually did the work. Pay is definitely 25% lower than at a private company. Promotion is often slow and not widely given.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Research Experience

    Dec 2, 2022 - Research Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - flexible - great team - amazing research being done - ample opportunity to network

    Cons

    none; experience solidified my interest in research!

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    It is a great organization, I am proud to work there

    Aug 24, 2022 - Manager in Phila, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good benefits, they promote from within, most employees honestly care about what they do. Most managers and members of leadership are fair and decent You get to help kids and their families. It is an intangible, but it means something to a lot of people.

    Cons

    Annual review process can be less than ideal. There is an approval process for reviews and as long as your boss's boss knows you and what you contribute, you will probably get a fair review. If that is not the case or if that second level approver has their own ideas, even though they barely know you, you can end up with a lower score than you or your boss think you deserve. This will impact your bonus, your merit increase, your promotion prospects, etc. And there is no recourse. There tends not to be a good work life balance. They have no problem with someone salaried working 10 and 12 hour days. But they do not factor this in when it is time for an evaluation. They will hire you at as low a salary as they can, even when they think you are worth more. I know a lot of employers do this, it is not unusual, but that does not seem to coincide with the company ICARE values.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    CHOP itself is great, but the job is not

    Nov 15, 2022 - Access Services Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Management was very good and fair. They made a great effort to train you.

    Cons

    This job requires you to deal with a lot of people who will be rude and demeaning to you over the phone for something that is not within your control. This is something you have to get used to if you wish to keep the job a long time, however, it can definitely take a toll on you.

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Too much staff turnover, no accountability for non compliance.

    Nov 29, 2022 - Grants Administrator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pay is above average. Buildings are newer. Cafeterias are decent.

    Cons

    Director will fire you rather than resolving financial misappropriation. No one speaks up to report non compliance because of fear of retaliation or being fired. Parking is expensive. Get used to doing the job of two people.

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Patient service rep

    Nov 28, 2022 - Front Desk Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent patient care services were displayed at all times

    Cons

    Can not think of any at present

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

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    Nov 27, 2022 - Research Business Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A lot opportunities to growth

    Cons

    Workload is crazy. It is impossible to achieve work life balance.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Place

    Nov 15, 2022 - Program Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits, room for growth, mission

    Cons

    Non that come to mind

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good company low pay

    Nov 12, 2022 - Clinical Research Associate in Phila, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Great company. Good culture. Good retirement

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, no overtime

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 1,364 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

76% of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

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