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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated January 13, 2018
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia President and CEO Steven M. Altschuler
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  1. "Marketing Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    Inspirational environment surrounded by people who all believe in the mission of this Hospital and work however hard they need to in order to be part of something very important.

    Cons

    Depending on your proximity to clinical care can be very heart wrenching. The work load is very demanding but is balanced by how fulfilling it is.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to keep your employees happy. They are invested and likely never want to leave because of their committment to the mission. Train them, reward them, don't overwork them and all the equity you get from their experience will not be lost.


  2. "The reason to work here is to learn and the environment"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nurturing environment in terms of supporting learning new skills and about new topics.
    Coworkers are not competitive or cut-throat. They are very willing to help each other.
    Work culture of positive reinforcement. Team members feel comfortable admitting errors and helping everyone do the best work possible.
    Fairly generous and flexible paid time off.
    Honestly some of the most consistently moral and nice coworkers throughout the hospital.
    The work feels important.
    The Robert's Center really was built for the comfort of staff members. Large cubicles and huge windows!
    CHOP is here to stay. A major pro is job security.
    All the bosses are pretty much universally down-to-earth and genuinely interested in listening to and supporting their staff.
    Exposure to a variety of different projects.

    Cons

    This is not the place to make a ton of money. Pay is lower compared to other places.
    Basic health insurance can be a bit pricy when compared to other places I've worked.

    Advice to Management

    The pay is one of the only things that I hear from folks as a reason that they don't think they'll be there long-term. Folks love the culture, but after a period of time, experience gained at CHOP may fetch a higher wage elsewhere.

  3. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good place to work. Nice benefit!

    Cons

    low payment and few vacation day!

    Advice to Management

    continue to go ahead and work very well!


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    Many great opportunities and educational experiences

    Cons

    Lower salary than comparable hospitals


  5. "Love the Mission and the Work"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    First and foremost the mission; flexible working options (typically 1 day a week ability to work from home); medical benefits are amazing (especially if you have children and use the CHOP Care Network locations); plenty of vacation days even when just starting; a great working environment (great team, management truly cares about us in HR, the facilities are top notch, very well resourced); plenty of opportunity for professional development (it’s not only highly encouraged but it’s weaved into the culture); a team of high performers; HR is heavily consulted and relied upon; high levels of autonomy; growing and stable; work life balance is at the forefront

    Cons

    The equivalent of the 401k is just ok; the volume of work can feel crushing at times (mitigated by Resources and support available to us and the emphasis on unplugging and work/life balance...I love how we all are swamped with work but it’s understood and leaders understand...so while it can get overwhelming or intense there a sense of understanding since we all feel the pain); the uncertain healthcare/insurance environment leads to running leaner than the amount of work reasonably should permit (this isn’t just a CHOP thing though); each department can almost feel like it’s own business so there can at times be lack of alignment in processes or procedures that should otherwise be aligned at the enterprise level; parking can be expensive

    Advice to Management

    To the HR Management: thank you for being awesome. The culture in the department is fantastic and I am appreciate to be on the team. Keep doing what you’re doing.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked in IT and worked with a great team. Everyone really cared about their work to produce great results.

    Cons

    Limited mobility and pay raises


  7. "Business Operations"

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    Current Employee - Business Operations Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive, innovative, transformative, compassionate.

    Cons

    I wish the hospital were national and even global. CHOP has a tremendous amount to offer people everywhere.

  8. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia part-time

    Pros

    Great place, busy environment, fun

    Cons

    Long hours, can get very busy


  9. "lab manger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    meaningful projects, people, good culture, benefits

    Cons

    employee parking
    lack opportunities for advancement


  10. "Excellent Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very well managed organization with good leadership.
    Excellent organizational culture

    Cons

    Too much internal competition
    Slow decision making sometimes


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