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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is undervalued (in 7 reviews)

  • They have little to no concern for their employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Best Places to work in PA,NJ and DE"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Clinical Research Financial Analyst in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Clinical Research Financial Analyst in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and family friendly environment to work in. Lots of opportunities to grow. HR bent of backwards to offer me a excellent starting salary though I didnt have the required degrees

    Cons

    Big company. Easy to get lost in the sauce.


  2. "RN"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing place with great opportunities for advancement. Excellent mentorship and training for new employees

    Cons

    There are always extra shifts available, but this is good for some employees who want the extra time.

  3. "Lots of learning for a student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Friendly coworkers
    - Everyone wants you to learn as much as you can
    - Science meetings to introduce new topics and engage in current research

    Cons

    None so far that I can see


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collection Analyst in Lansdale, PA
    Former Employee - Collection Analyst in Lansdale, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Assessable accessible to all public transportation, some of the staff are really great people to work with. Some of the management are really difficult and hard to get along with.

    Cons

    The work environment is kind of thick. Not all the staff is happy to work there however they need a job so they work there. Some of the management want you to go out of above and beyond without paying you for all your duties they talk down to you sometimes you have to be able to have thick skin

    Advice to Management

    You have to be other people before you can be over the people


  5. "Fsw"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FSC in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - FSC in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had the pleasure of meeting lots people of , great place to work love taking care the children's .

    Cons

    Nurtion Dept has the worst Mangements . Lots of unfair favotisms . Lack of leadership seems like u in jail . Everyone is lost & confusing all day !

    Advice to Management

    This Dept needs to strive on employees . Not your friendship with them . That's why nothing getting done far as work . And you have angry employees why ?


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Pharmacy Technician- decent benefits, but not a job for most people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and did not low ball entry level pay like some employers will, great benefits (7.8 hours per pay period which is equal to 5 weeks a year), friendly staff, hard working staff (one of the hardest working team I have ever worked with!), have right intentions

    Cons

    Culture of throwing people under the bus, stressful- high stakes environment that could be better mediated without the additional pressure of time and staff breathing down your back. An employee jokingly stated it was a sweat shop. Rings true. Treated like robots. Have to drink coffee to increase productivity. Do not get full 1 hr breaks. Only get 50 minutes, and at times have only had 30 minute breaks. Staff are expected to arrive early, however cannot clock in 5-10 minutes prior, so staff arrive and work, but do not get compensated for this time. Physically demanding job- on your feet for the whole shift. Intense training- more intense than needed. Little to no diversity in clinical administration. Requesting time off is a gamble. PTO not valid until after 3 months. Under stressful deadlines/runs, staff can be hostile. Look for red flags- hindsight is 20-20.

    Advice to Management

    No need to ask for names of staff that are to blame, but instead consider the fact that the way things are run are to blame. The staff need more support and resources. No need to cut corners in these areas. Do not have staff just work faster and supervisors should step in to help (two do, but the rest don't). Create more of a supportive team environment- not one focused on calling people out on their mistakes in fear of losing their jobs, but praising staff for the other 1,999 medications they did accurately and on time. Teach staff how to talk to each other nicely and professionally when irritated.


  7. "good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good good good stuff yeh

    Cons

    bad internet, so annoying bad

    Advice to Management

    good

  8. "Low Salary"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Support Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Clinical Support Associate in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    lots of growth in organization

    Cons

    salary and management dont care


  9. "Nurse Tech"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly. Being a nursing student, the nurses are willing to show me new procedures and assist me in any questions that I have.

    Cons

    I have so far not experienced any cons working at CHOP.


  10. "Post-Doctoral Researcher"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very smart people, cutting edge research, good benefits, time off

    Cons

    No room for career growth


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